The Clausius inequality has deep implications for reversibility and the arrow of time. Quantum theory is able to extend this result for closed systems by inspecting the trajectory of the density matrix on its manifold. Here we show that this approach can provide an upper and lower bound to the irreversible entropy production for open quantum systems as well. These provide insights on how the information on the initial state is forgotten through a thermalization process. Limits of the applicability of our bounds are discussed and demonstrated in a quantum photonic simulator.
|Titolo:||Geometrical Bounds on Irreversibility in Open Quantum Systems|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Parole Chiave:||Physics and Astronomy (all)|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.160602|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|