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Underdamped quantum ratchetsSergey Denisov, Sigmund Kohler, and Peter Hänggi
Europhys. Lett. 85, 40003 (2009)
We investigate the quantum ratchet effect under the influence of weak dissipation which we treat within a Floquet-Markov master equation approach. A ratchet current emerges when all relevant symmetries are violated. Using time-reversal symmetric driving we predict a purely dissipation-induced quantum ratchet current. This directed quantum transport results from bath-induced superpositions of non-transporting Floquet states.
[Condensed Matter Theory]
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