Entanglement entropy of two disjoint intervals in c=1 theories

Journal of Statistical Mechanics Theory and Experiment (Impact Factor: 2.06). 03/2011; 6(06). DOI: 10.1088/1742-5468/2011/06/P06012
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT We study the scaling of the Renyi entanglement entropy of two disjoint blocks
of critical lattice models described by conformal field theories with central
charge c=1. We provide the analytic conformal field theory result for the
second order Renyi entropy for a free boson compactified on an orbifold
describing the scaling limit of the Ashkin-Teller (AT) model on the self-dual
line. We have checked this prediction in cluster Monte Carlo simulations of the
classical two dimensional AT model. We have also performed extensive numerical
simulations of the anisotropic Heisenberg quantum spin-chain with tree-tensor
network techniques that allowed to obtain the reduced density matrices of
disjoint blocks of the spin-chain and to check the correctness of the
predictions for Renyi and entanglement entropies from conformal field theory.
In order to match these predictions, we have extrapolated the numerical results
by properly taking into account the corrections induced by the finite length of
the blocks to the leading scaling behavior.


Available from: Luca Tagliacozzo, May 28, 2015
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: We study the holographic mutual information in AdS4 of disjoint spatial domains in the boundary which are delimited by smooth closed curves. A numerical method which approximates a local minimum of the area functional through triangulated surfaces is employed. After some checks of the method against existing analytic results for the holographic entanglement entropy, we compute the holographic mutual information of equal domains delimited by ellipses, superellipses or the boundaries of two dimensional spherocylinders, finding also the corresponding transition curves along which the holographic mutual information vanishes.
    Journal of High Energy Physics 11/2014; 2015(2). DOI:10.1007/JHEP02(2015)005 · 6.22 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: We review recently introduced numerical methods for the unbiased detection of the order parameter and/or dominant correlations, in many-body interacting systems, by using reduced density matrices. Most of the paper is devoted to the "quasi-degenerate density matrix" (QDDM) which is rooted in Anderson's observation that the degenerate symmetry-broken states valid in the thermodynamic limit, are manifested in finite systems as a set of low-energy "quasi-degenerate" states (in addition to the ground state). This method, its original form due to Furukawa et al.[Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 047211 (2006)], is given a number of improvements here, above all the extension from two-fold symmetry breaking to arbitrary cases. This is applied to two test cases (1) interacting spinless hardcore bosons on the triangular lattice and (2) a spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic system at the percolation threshold. In addition, we survey a different method called the "correlation density matrix", which detects (possibly long-range) correlations only from the ground state, but using the reduced density matrix from a cluster consisting of two spatially separated regions.
    Journal of Statistical Mechanics Theory and Experiment 07/2014; 2014(11). DOI:10.1088/1742-5468/2014/11/P11002 · 2.06 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: We consider the logarithmic negativity of a finite interval embedded in an infinite one dimensional system at finite temperature. We focus on conformal invariant systems and we show that the naive approach based on the calculation of a two-point function of twist fields in a cylindrical geometry yields a wrong result. The correct result is obtained through a four-point function of twist fields in which two auxiliary fields are inserted far away from the interval, and they are sent to infinity only after having taken the replica limit. In this way, we find a universal scaling form for the finite temperature negativity which depends on the full operator content of the theory and not only on the central charge. In the limit of low and high temperatures, the expansion of this universal form can be obtained by means of the operator product expansion. We check our results against exact numerical computations for the critical harmonic chain.
    Journal of Physics A Mathematical and Theoretical 08/2014; 48(1). DOI:10.1088/1751-8113/48/1/015006 · 1.69 Impact Factor