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Entanglement production due to quench dynamics of an anisotropic XY chain in a transverse field

Sengupta, K and Sen, Diptiman (2009) Entanglement production due to quench dynamics of an anisotropic XY chain in a transverse field. In: Physical Review A, 80 (3).

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Abstract

We compute concurrence and negativity as measures of two-spin entanglement generated by a power-law quench (characterized by a rate tau(-1) and an exponent alpha) which takes an anisotropic XY chain in a transverse field through a quantum critical point (QCP). We show that only spins separated by an even number of lattice spacings get entangled in such a process. Moreover, there is a critical rate of quench, tau(-1)(c), above which no two-spin entanglement is generated; the entire entanglement is multipartite. The ratio of the entanglements between consecutive even neighbors can be tuned by changing the quench rate. We also show that for large tau, the concurrence (negativity) scales as root alpha/tau(alpha/tau), and we relate this scaling behavior to defect production by the quench through a QCP.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Physical Society, 2009.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2009 08:47
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/24521

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