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Aashish Clerk (U Chicago)

Date: Mon. October 5th, 2020, 12:45 pm-1:45 pm
Location: via Zoom (ID: 98963301598; Password: 884531)

Quantum detailed balance & exact solutions of interacting driven-dissipative systems

Aashish Clerk, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago

Zoom Recording

I’ll discuss a new approach that allows one to non-perturbatively find the steady states of driven-dissipative systems described by a Lindblad master equation.  The focus will be on driven nonlinear resonator systems, a class of system that is at the forefront of research in superconducting quantum circuits and quantum optics.    I’ll discuss new phenomena revealed by these solutions, including a new kind of generalized photon blockade effect that is effective even for extremely weak system nonlinearity, and new mechanisms for quantum bistability (where there exists a manifold of possible steady states).  I will also discuss the connection between the existence of these exact solutions and an operationally-useful definition of quantum detailed balance.


Host: Harsh Mathur

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