Matteo Brunelli (Queen’s University Belfast) will be visiting us from 24 to 28 October 2016.
He will give a talk on Tuesday 25 October at 12 am in Aula Ottica Quantistica (A5/S2), 5th floor, LITA building, entitled:
Irreversibility and correlations in mesoscopic quantum systems: an optomechanical route
In this talk I will present a theoretical framework to assess the degree of irreversibility of a dissipative process acting on an interacting quantum system. In particular, the entropy production rate of coupled quantum harmonic oscillators can be expressed in a simple form. I will apply the result to the analysis of the optomechanical interaction between a nano-mechanical resonator and a cavity field, and show the agreement between the predictions of our framework and experimental data. In the second part, I will present a quantitative relation between the entropy production rate and the correlations, both total and quantum, built between the mechanical resonator and the cavity field.