We show that the standard Lanczos algorithm can be efficiently implemented statistically and self-consistently improved, using the stochastic reconfiguration method, which has been recently introduced to stabilize the Monte Carlo sign problem instability. With this scheme a few Lanczos steps over a given variational wave function are possible even for large size as a particular case of a more general and more accurate technique that allows to obtain lower variational energies. This method has been tested extensively for a strongly correlated model like the t-J model. With the standard Lanczos technique it is possible to compute any kind of correlation functions, with no particular computational effort. By using the fact that the variance <H-2>-<H > (2) is zero for an exact eigenstate, we show that the approach to the exact solution with few Lonczos iterations is indeed possible even for similar to 100 electrons for reasonably good initial wave functions. The variational stochastic reconfiguration technique presented here allows in general a many-parameter energy optimization of any computable many-body wave function, including for instance generic long-range Jastrow factors and arbitrary site-dependent orbital determinants. This scheme improves further the accuracy of the calculation, especially for long-distance correlation functions.
|Titolo:||Generalized lanczos algorithm for variational quantum Monte Carlo|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.64.024512|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|