Mohammad Hamed MOHAMMADY

Thermodynamics of Quantum Measurements

  • Supervisor: Nicolas Cerf
  • Research center: Centre de recherche - Quantum Information and Communication (QuiC)
  • Research start date: 15.02.2021


Measurement is one of the central pillars of quantum theory, and its use is ubiquitous in the emerging quantum technologies. Ultimately, quantum measurements are physical processes, and are thus subject to physical laws of nature, such as the laws of thermodynamics. In this research project, I wish to determine how thermodynamic constraints on the measurement process – such as energy conservation, and thermal noise – restricts the class of observables that can be measured.


M. H. M., "Quantum measurements produce classical heat"arXiv:2103.15749

M. H. M., "Self-consistency of the two-point energy measurement protocol"Phys. Rev. A 103, 042214 (2021)

H. J. D. Miller, M. H. M., M. Perarnau-Llobet, G. Guarnieri, "Joint statistics of work and entropy production along quantum trajectories"Phys. Rev. E 103, 052138 (2021)

H. J. D. Miller, M. H. M., M. Perarnau-Llobet, G. Guarnieri, "Thermodynamic uncertainty relation in slowly driven quantum heat engines"Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 210603 (2021)

M. H. M., A. Auffèves, J. Anders, "Energetic footprints of irreversibility in the quantum regime"Communications Physics 3, 89 (2020)

M. H. M., A. Romito, "Conditional work statistics of quantum measurements"Quantum 3, 175 (2019) 

M. H. M., A. Romito, "Efficiency of a cyclic quantum heat engine with finite-size baths"Physical Review E 100, 012122 (2019)

M. H. M., A. Romito, "Symmetry constrained decoherence of conditional expectation values"Universe 5, 46 (2019) 

C. Elouard, M. H. M., "Work, Heat and Entropy Production Along Quantum Trajectories"Thermodynamics in the Quantum Regime. Fundamental Theories of Physics, pp. 363-393, (2018)

M. H. M., H. Choi, M. E. Trusheim, A. Bayat, D. Englund, Y. Omar, "Low-control and robust quantum refrigerator and applications with electronic spins in diamond"Physical Review A 97, 042124 (2018)

M. H. M., J. Anders, "A quantum Szilard engine without heat from a thermal reservoir"New Journal of Physics, 19, 113026 (2017)

M. H. M., M. Mohseni, Y. Omar, "Minimising the heat dissipation of quantum information erasure"New Journal of Physics, 18, 015011 (2016)

G. W. Morley, P. Lueders, M. H. M., S. J. Balian, G. Aeppli, C. W. M. Kay, W. M. Witzel, G. Jeschke, T. S. Monteiro, "Quantum control of hybrid nuclear-electronic qubits"Nature Materials 12, 103–107 (2013) 

S. J. Balian, M. B. A. Kunze, M. H. M., G. W. Morley, W. M. Witzel, C. W. M. Kay, T. S. Monteiro, "Measuring central-spin interaction with a spin bath by pulsed ENDOR: Towards suppression of spin diffusion decoherence"Physical Review B 86, 104428 (2012)

M. H. M., G. W. Morley, A. Nazir, T. S. Monteiro, "Analysis of quantum coherence in bismuth-doped silicon: a system of strongly coupled spin qubits"Physical Review B, 85, 094404 (2012)

M. H. M., G. W. Morley, T. S. Monteiro, "Bismuth Qubits in Silicon: The Role of EPR Cancellation Resonances", Physical Review Letters, 105, 067602 (2010)