# Paul MenczelRIKEN | RIKEN AICS · Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory

Paul Menczel

Doctor of Science

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Introduction

Paul Menczel currently works at the Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory, RIKEN. He does research in Quantum Physics, Theoretical Physics and Thermodynamics.

Additional affiliations

September 2019 - December 2019

**RIKEN**

Position

- Researcher

August 2016 - present

Education

September 2012 - January 2016

September 2008 - August 2012

September 2008 - August 2012

## Publications

Publications (19)

We develop a discrete fermion approach for modelling the strong interaction of an arbitrary system interacting with continuum electronic reservoirs. The approach is based on a pseudo-fermion decomposition of the continuum bath correlation functions, and is only limited by the accuracy of this decomposition. We show that to obtain this decomposition...

Here we present an architecture for the implementation of cyclic quantum thermal engines using a superconducting circuit. The quantum engine consists of a gated Cooper-pair box, capacitively coupled to two superconducting coplanar waveguide resonators with different frequencies, acting as thermal baths. We experimentally demonstrate the strong coup...

In classical Markov jump processes, current fluctuations can only be reduced at the cost of increased dissipation. To explore how quantum effects influence this trade-off, we analyze the uncertainty of steady-state currents in Markovian open quantum systems. We first consider three instructive examples and then systematically minimize the product o...

In classical Markov jump processes, current fluctuations can only be reduced at the cost of increased dissipation. To explore how quantum effects influence this trade-off, we analyze the uncertainty of steady-state currents in Markovian open quantum systems. We first consider three instructive examples and then systematically minimize the product o...

Modern technologies could soon make it possible to investigate the operation cycles of quantum heat engines by counting the photons that are emitted and absorbed by their working systems. Using the quantum jump approach to open-system dynamics, we show that such experiments would give access to a set of observables that determine the trade-off betw...

Modern technologies could soon make it possible to investigate the operation cycles of quantum heat engines by counting the photons that are emitted and absorbed by their working systems. Using the quantum jump approach to open-system dynamics, we show that such experiments would give access to a set of observables that determine the trade-off betw...

We develop a generic model for a cyclic quantum heat engine that makes it possible to coherently amplify a periodically modulated input signal without the need to couple the working medium to multiple reservoirs at the same time. Instead, we suggest an operation principle that is based on the spontaneous creation of population inversion in incomple...

We investigate the long-time behavior of quantum N-level systems that are coupled to a Markovian environment and subject to periodic driving. As our main result, we obtain a general algebraic condition ensuring that all solutions of a periodic quantum master equation with Lindblad form approach a unique limit cycle. Quite intuitively, this criterio...

We develop a generic model for a cyclic quantum heat engine that makes it possible to coherently amplify a periodically modulated input signal without the need to couple the working medium to multiple reservoirs at the same time. Instead, we suggest an operation principle that is based on the spontaneous creation of population inversion in incomple...

We investigate the long-time behavior of quantum N-level systems that are coupled to a Markovian environment and subject to periodic driving. As our main result, we obtain a general algebraic condition ensuring that all solutions of a periodic quantum master equation with Lindblad form approach a unique limit cycle. Quite intuitively, this criterio...

Refrigerators use a thermodynamic cycle to move thermal energy from a cold reservoir to a hot one. Implementing this operation principle with mesoscopic components has recently emerged as a promising strategy to control heat currents in micro and nanosystems for quantum technological applications. Here we combine concepts from stochastic and quantu...

We investigate the fluctuations of the time elapsed until the electric charge transferred through a conductor reaches a given threshold value. For this purpose, we measure the distribution of the first-passage times for the net number of electrons transferred between two metallic islands in the Coulomb blockade regime. Our experimental results are...

Refrigerators use a thermodynamic cycle to move thermal energy from a cold reservoir to a hot one. Implementing this operation principle with mesoscopic components has recently emerged as a promising strategy to control heat currents in micro and nano systems for quantum technological applications. Here, we combine concepts from stochastic and quan...

The development of microwave photon detectors is paving the way for a wide range of quantum technologies and fundamental discoveries involving single photons. Here, we investigate the photon emission from a microwave cavity and find that distribution of photon waiting times contains information about few-photon processes, which cannot easily be ext...

We investigate the fluctuations of the time elapsed until the electric charge transferred through a conductor reaches a given threshold value. For this purpose, we measure the distribution of the first-passage times for the net number of electrons transferred between two metallic islands in Coulomb blockade regime. Our experimental results are in e...

We investigate the fluctuations of the time elapsed until the electric charge transferred through a conductor reaches a given threshold value. For this purpose, we measure the distribution of the first-passage times for the net number of electrons transferred between two metallic islands in the Coulomb blockade regime. Our experimental results are...

The development of microwave photon detectors is paving the way for a wide range of quantum technologies and fundamental discoveries involving single photons. Here, we investigate the photon emission statistics of a microwave cavity and show that the bunching of photons is clearly visible in the photon waiting times. The factorial cumulants are pos...

## Projects

Projects (2)

Utilizing a charge qubit to realize a Quantum Otto refrigerator in a CQED platorm.

Studying the properties of a classical 4-level system using an electronic double dot, with a single-electron transistor coupled to each dot.