BEC Seminar: Evolution of entanglement entropy in strongly correlated bosons in an optical lattice

8 febbraio 2024
Orario di inizio 
Aula seminari grande - Palazzina B - via alla Cascata 56 C
Organizzato da: 
Dr. Carlos Leonardo Benavides Riveros
Comunità universitaria
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Dr. Shunji Tsuchiya: Department of Physics, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan


We investigate the time evolution of the second-order Rényi entropy (RE) for bosons in a one-dimensional optical lattice following a sudden quench of the hopping amplitude [1]. Specifically, we examine systems that are quenched into the strongly correlated Mott-insulating (MI) regime from the MI limit. In this regime, the low-energy excited states can be effectively described by fermionic quasiparticles known as doublons and holons. They are excited in entangled pairs through the quench dynamics. By developing an effective theory, we derive a relation between the RE and correlation functions associated with doublons and holons. This relation allows us to analytically calculate the RE and obtain a physical picture for the RE in terms of doublon holon pairs. We show that RE is proportional to the population of doublon-holon pairs that span the boundary of the subsystem. Our quasiparticle picture introduces some remarkable features that are absent in previous studies on the dynamics of entanglement entropy in free-fermion models. It provides valuable insights into the dynamics of entanglement entropy in strongly-correlated systems.

[1] Phys. Rev. Research 5, 043102 (2023)



Dr. Shunji Tsuchiya: Department of Physics, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan

Comitato organizzatore

Dr. Carlos Leonardo Benavides Riveros


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This initiative is part of the European projects:


"Funded by the European Union under GA n°101065295 - RDMFTforbosons. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or The European Research Executive Agency.  Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them."


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