We consider the non-equilibrium dynamics after a sudden quench of the magnetic field in the transverse field Ising chain starting from excited states of the pre-quench Hamiltonian. We prove that stationary values of local correlation functions can be described by the generalized Gibbs ensemble. Then we study the full time evolution of the transverse magnetization by means of stationary phase methods. The equal-time two-point longitudinal correlation function is analytically derived for a particular class of excited states for quenches within the ferromagnetic phase, and studied numerically in general. The full time dependence of the entanglement entropy of a block of spins is also obtained analytically for the same class of states and for arbitrary quenches.
|Titolo:||Quantum quenches from excited states in the Ising chain|
|Autori:||Bucciantini, L.; Kormos, M.; Calabrese, P.|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. A, MATHEMATICAL AND THEORETICAL|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/1751-8113/47/17/175002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|