Standard thermometry employs the thermalization of a probe with the system of interest. This approach can be extended by incorporating the possibility of using the nonequilibrium states of the probe and the presence of coherence. Here, we illustrate how these concepts apply to the single-qubit thermometer introduced by Jevtic et al. [Phys. Rev. A 91, 012331 (2015)PLRAAN1050-294710.1103/PhysRevA.91.012331] by performing a simulation of the qubit-environment interaction in a linear-optical device. We discuss the role of the coherence and how this affects the usefulness of nonequilibrium conditions. The origin of the observed behavior is traced back to how the coherence affects the propensity to thermalization. We discuss this aspect by considering the availability function.

Mancino, L., Sbroscia, M., Gianani, I., Roccia, E., & Barbieri, M. (2017). Quantum Simulation of Single-Qubit Thermometry Using Linear Optics. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 118(13), 130502 [10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.130502].

Quantum Simulation of Single-Qubit Thermometry Using Linear Optics

MANCINO, LUCA;SBROSCIA, MARCO;GIANANI, ILARIA;ROCCIA, EMANUELE;BARBIERI, MARCO
2017

Abstract

Standard thermometry employs the thermalization of a probe with the system of interest. This approach can be extended by incorporating the possibility of using the nonequilibrium states of the probe and the presence of coherence. Here, we illustrate how these concepts apply to the single-qubit thermometer introduced by Jevtic et al. [Phys. Rev. A 91, 012331 (2015)PLRAAN1050-294710.1103/PhysRevA.91.012331] by performing a simulation of the qubit-environment interaction in a linear-optical device. We discuss the role of the coherence and how this affects the usefulness of nonequilibrium conditions. The origin of the observed behavior is traced back to how the coherence affects the propensity to thermalization. We discuss this aspect by considering the availability function.
Mancino, L., Sbroscia, M., Gianani, I., Roccia, E., & Barbieri, M. (2017). Quantum Simulation of Single-Qubit Thermometry Using Linear Optics. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 118(13), 130502 [10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.130502].
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