Dr. Erez Boukobza


School of Chemistry, Faculty of Exact Sciences

Email: erezbou@gmail.com

Phone: 050-6238812


 Quantum thermodynamics applied to light-matter interactions

In my research I employ novel definitions for energy fluxes to study light-matter interactions in the fully quantum regime, and analyze them in the framework of the first and second laws of thermodynamics. I show how simple quantum optical systems can function as highly efficient heat engines or in reverse, as quantum refrigerators. The fact that also the electromagnetic field is quantized unveils features that are obscured in a semiclassical treatment, of which field coherence and matter-field entanglement, are the most noteworthy.

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