Exploiting previous results on Markovian dynamics and fluctuation theorems, we study the consequences of memory effects on single realizations of nonequilibrium processes within an open system approach. The entropy production along single trajectories for forward and backward processes is obtained with the help of a recently proposed classical-like non-Markovian stochastic unravelling, which is demonstrated to lead to a correction of the standard entropic fluctuation theorem. This correction is interpreted as resulting from the interplay between the information extracted from the system through measurements and the flow of information from the environment to the open system: Due to memory effects, single realizations of a dynamical process are no longer independent and their correlations fundamentally affect the behavior of entropy fluctuations.

Leggio, B., Napoli, A., Breuer, H.P., & Messina, A. (2013). Fluctuation theorems for non-Markovian quantum processes. PHYSICAL REVIEW E, STATISTICAL, NONLINEAR, AND SOFT MATTER PHYSICS, 87, 032113-1-032113-6.

Fluctuation theorems for non-Markovian quantum processes

LEGGIO, Bruno;NAPOLI, Anna;MESSINA, Antonino
2013

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Exploiting previous results on Markovian dynamics and fluctuation theorems, we study the consequences of memory effects on single realizations of nonequilibrium processes within an open system approach. The entropy production along single trajectories for forward and backward processes is obtained with the help of a recently proposed classical-like non-Markovian stochastic unravelling, which is demonstrated to lead to a correction of the standard entropic fluctuation theorem. This correction is interpreted as resulting from the interplay between the information extracted from the system through measurements and the flow of information from the environment to the open system: Due to memory effects, single realizations of a dynamical process are no longer independent and their correlations fundamentally affect the behavior of entropy fluctuations.
Leggio, B., Napoli, A., Breuer, H.P., & Messina, A. (2013). Fluctuation theorems for non-Markovian quantum processes. PHYSICAL REVIEW E, STATISTICAL, NONLINEAR, AND SOFT MATTER PHYSICS, 87, 032113-1-032113-6.
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