Heat cost of parametric generation of microwave squeezed states

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A. M. Zagoskin, E. Il'ichev, and Franco Nori


Phys. Rev. A 85, 063811 (2012)

In parametric systems, squeezed states of radiation can be generated via extra work done by external sources. This eventually increases the entropy of the system despite the fact that squeezing is reversible. We investigate the entropy increase due to squeezing and show that it is quadratic in the squeezing rate and may become important in the repeated operation of tunable oscillators (quantum buses) used to connect qubits in various proposed schemes for quantum computing.