Inspired by classical results in integrable boundary quantum field theory, we propose a definition of integrable initial states for quantum quenches in lattice models. They are defined as the states which are annihilated by all local conserved charges that are odd under space reflection. We show that this class includes the states which can be related to integrable boundary conditions in an appropriate rotated channel, in loose analogy with the picture in quantum field theory. Furthermore, we provide an efficient method to test integrability of given initial states. We revisit the recent literature of global quenches in several models and show that, in all of the cases where closed-form analytical results could be obtained, the initial state is integrable according to our definition. In the prototypical example of the XXZ spin-s chains we show that integrable states include two-site product states but also larger families of matrix product states with arbitrary bond dimension. We argue that our results could be practically useful for the study of quantum quenches in generic integrable models.

What is an integrable quench? / Piroli, Lorenzo; Pozsgay, Balázs; Vernier, Eric. - In: NUCLEAR PHYSICS. B. - ISSN 0550-3213. - 925:December(2017), pp. 362-402. [10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2017.10.012]

What is an integrable quench?

Piroli, Lorenzo;Vernier, Eric
2017

Abstract

Inspired by classical results in integrable boundary quantum field theory, we propose a definition of integrable initial states for quantum quenches in lattice models. They are defined as the states which are annihilated by all local conserved charges that are odd under space reflection. We show that this class includes the states which can be related to integrable boundary conditions in an appropriate rotated channel, in loose analogy with the picture in quantum field theory. Furthermore, we provide an efficient method to test integrability of given initial states. We revisit the recent literature of global quenches in several models and show that, in all of the cases where closed-form analytical results could be obtained, the initial state is integrable according to our definition. In the prototypical example of the XXZ spin-s chains we show that integrable states include two-site product states but also larger families of matrix product states with arbitrary bond dimension. We argue that our results could be practically useful for the study of quantum quenches in generic integrable models.
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December
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10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2017.10.012
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0550321317303413
https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.04796
Piroli, Lorenzo; Pozsgay, Balázs; Vernier, Eric
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