Entanglement Dynamics of Disordered Quantum XY Chains

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  • We consider the dynamics of the quantum XY chain with disorder under the general assumption that the expectation of the eigenfunction correlator of the associated one-particle Hamiltonian satisfies a decay estimate typical of Anderson localization. We show that, starting from a broad class of product initial states, entanglement remains bounded for all times. For the XX chain, we also derive bounds on the particle transport which, in particular, show that the density profile of initial states that consist of fully occupied and empty intervals only have significant dynamics near the edges of those intervals, uniformly for all times.
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  • Abdul-Rahman H; Nachtergaele B; Sims R; Stolz G
  • Start Page

  • 649
  • End Page

  • 674
  • Volume

  • 106
  • Issue

  • 5