Using quantum erasure to exorcize Maxwell's demon: III. Implementation Conference Paper uri icon


  • We present a negentropy quantum heat engine [M.O. Scully, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 220601] which uses a Stern-Gerlach apparatus as a quantum sorter and a pair of Raman pulses in order to adiabatically transfer population from one hyperfine ground sublevel to another. Work is produced in a microwave cavity by exploiting the energy of an atom's internal degrees of freedom. Such a scheme may be possible to implement under realistic experimental conditions. 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures

author list (cited authors)

  • Sariyanni, Z., Rostovtsev, Y., Suhail Zubairy, M., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Sariyanni, Zoe-Elizabeth||Rostovtsev, Yuri||Suhail Zubairy, M||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • October 2005