Electromagnetically induced transparency and quantum heat engines

S. E. Harris
2016 Physical Review A  
We describe how electromagnetically induced transparency may be used to construct a non-traditional near-ideal quantum heat engine as constrained by the Second Law. The engine is pumped by a thermal reservoir that may be either hotter or colder than that of an exhaust reservoir, and also by a monochromatic laser. As output, it produces a bright narrow emission at line center of an otherwise absorbing transition.
doi:10.1103/physreva.94.053859 fatcat:okz3wcpfgvf7tbo5rgoe5pzviq