We analytically explore the fluctuation of the work-induced entropy production of an externally perturbed quantum harmonic oscillator interacting with several reservoirs. The quantum fluctuation of the work amounts to a non-Gaussian fluctuation of the entropy production, which interpolates the Gaussian and the Poissonian distributions at high- and low-temperature regimes. Also, it is shown that the corresponding fluctuation theorem symmetry is rigorously satisfied.
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Jan 22|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability