Entanglement continuous unitary transformations

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Autor(en): Sahin S, Schmidt KP, Orus R
Zeitschrift: EPL - Europhysics Letters
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2017
Band: 117
Heftnummer: 2
ISSN: 0295-5075


Continuous unitary transformations are a powerful tool to extract valuable information out of quantum many-body Hamiltonians, in which the so-called flow equation transforms the Hamiltonian to a diagonal or block-diagonal form in second quantization. Yet, one of their main challenges is how to approximate the infinitely-many coupled differential equations that are produced throughout this flow. Here we show that tensor networks offer a natural and non-perturbative truncation scheme in terms of entanglement. The corresponding scheme is called "entanglement-CUT" or eCUT. It can be used to extract the low-energy physics of quantum many-body Hamiltonians, including quasiparticle energy gaps. We provide the general idea behind eCUT and explain its implementation for finite 1d systems using the formalism of matrix product operators. We also present proof-of-principle results for the spin-(1/2) 1d quantum Ising model and the 3-state quantum Potts model in a transverse field. Entanglement-CUTs can also be generalized to higher dimensions and to the thermodynamic limit. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2017

FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Schmidt, Kai Phillip Prof. Dr.
Professur für Theoretische Physik

Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


Sahin, S., Schmidt, K.P., & Orus, R. (2017). Entanglement continuous unitary transformations. EPL - Europhysics Letters, 117(2). https://dx.doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/117/20002

Sahin, Serkan, Kai Phillip Schmidt, and Roman Orus. "Entanglement continuous unitary transformations." EPL - Europhysics Letters 117.2 (2017).


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