Multi-spin counter-diabatic driving in many-body quantum Otto refrigerators

Andreas Hartmann1, Victor Mukherjee2, Glen Bigan Mbeng1, Wolfgang Niedenzu1, and Wolfgang Lechner1

1Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Innsbruck, Technikerstraße 21a, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
2Department of Physical Sciences, IISER Berhampur, Berhampur 760010, India

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Quantum refrigerators pump heat from a cold to a hot reservoir. In the few-particle regime, counter-diabatic (CD) driving of, originally adiabatic, work-exchange strokes is a promising candidate to overcome the bottleneck of vanishing cooling power. Here, we present a finite-time many-body quantum refrigerator that yields finite cooling power at high coefficient of performance, that considerably outperforms its non-adiabatic counterpart. We employ multi-spin CD driving and numerically investigate the scaling behavior of the refrigeration performance with system size. We further prove that optimal refrigeration via the exact CD protocol is a catalytic process.

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