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Enhanced energy transfer to an optomechanical piston from indistinguishable photons

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Title: Enhanced energy transfer to an optomechanical piston from indistinguishable photons
Authors: Holmes, Z
Anders, J
Mintert, F
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Thought experiments involving gases and pistons, such as Maxwell’s demon and Gibbs’ mixing, are central to our understanding of thermodynamics. Here we present a quantum thermodynamic thought experiment in which the energy transfer from two photonic gases to a piston membrane grows quadratically with the number of photons for indistinguishable gases, while linearly for distinguishable gases. This signature of Bosonic bunching may be observed in optomechanical experiments, highlighting the potential of these systems for the realization of thermodynamic thought experiments in the quantum realm.
Issue Date: 27-May-2020
Date of Acceptance: 30-Apr-2020
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/79092
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.210601
ISSN: 0031-9007
Publisher: American Physical Society
Start Page: 210601-1
End Page: 210601-6
Journal / Book Title: Physical Review Letters
Volume: 124
Copyright Statement: © 2020 American Physical Society
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Physics, Multidisciplinary
Physics
BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATION
QUANTUM
CAVITY
General Physics
01 Mathematical Sciences
02 Physical Sciences
09 Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2020-05-27
Appears in Collections:Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences