The modular (or entanglement) Hamiltonian correspondent to the half-space bipartition of a quantum state uniquely characterizes its entanglement properties. However, in the context of lattice models, its explicit form is analytically known only for the two spin chains and certain free theories in one dimension. In this work, we provide a thorough investigation of entanglement Hamiltonians in lattice models obtained via the Bisognano-Wichmann theorem, which provides an explicit functional form for the entanglement Hamiltonian itself in quantum field theory. Our study encompasses a variety of one- and two-dimensional models, supporting diverse quantum phases and critical points, and, most importantly, scanning several universality classes, including Ising, Potts, and Luttinger liquids. We carry out extensive numerical simulations based on the density matrix renormalization group method, exact diagonalization, and quantum Monte Carlo. In particular, we compare the exact entanglement properties and correlation functions to those obtained applying the Bisognano-Wichmann theorem on the lattice. We carry out this comparison on both the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the entanglement Hamiltonian, and expectation values of correlation functions and order parameters. Our results evidence that as long as the low-energy description of the lattice model is well captured by a Lorentz-invariant quantum field theory, the Bisognano-Wichmann theorem provides a qualitatively and quantitatively accurate description of the lattice entanglement Hamiltonian. The resulting framework paves the way to direct studies of entanglement properties utilizing well-established statistical mechanics methods and experiments.
Entanglement Hamiltonians of lattice models via the Bisognano-Wichmann theorem / Giudici, G.; Mendes-Santos, T.; Calabrese, P.; Dalmonte, M.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. B. - ISSN 2469-9950. - 98:13(2018), pp. 1-18. [10.1103/PhysRevB.98.134403]
|Titolo:||Entanglement Hamiltonians of lattice models via the Bisognano-Wichmann theorem|
|Autori:||Giudici, G.; Mendes-Santos, T.; Calabrese, P.; Dalmonte, M.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Numero di Articolo:||134403|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.98.134403|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|