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  1. Quantum spin transistor with a Heisenberg spin chain

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    Marchukov, O. V.; Volosniev, A. G.; Valiente, M.; Petrosyan, D.; Zinner, N. T.

    2016-01-01

    Spin chains are paradigmatic systems for the studies of quantum phases and phase transitions, and for quantum information applications, including quantum computation and short-distance quantum communication. Here we propose and analyse a scheme for conditional state transfer in a Heisenberg XXZ spin chain which realizes a quantum spin transistor. In our scheme, the absence or presence of a control spin excitation in the central gate part of the spin chain results in either perfect transfer of an arbitrary state of a target spin between the weakly coupled input and output ports, or its complete blockade at the input port. We also discuss a possible proof-of-concept realization of the corresponding spin chain with a one-dimensional ensemble of cold atoms with strong contact interactions. Our scheme is generally applicable to various implementations of tunable spin chains, and it paves the way for the realization of integrated quantum logic elements. PMID:27721438

  2. Quantum Correlations and Teleportation in Heisenberg XX Spin Chain

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    Qin, Wan; Guo, Jin-Liang

    2015-07-01

    We investigate the thermal quantum correlations in the Heisenberg XX spin chain, and the teleportation of a two-qubit entangled state via the spin chain is analyzed. It is found that the effects of external magnetic field and three-site interaction on the thermal entanglement and quantum discord between the nearest or the next nearest neighbor qubits behave differently in various aspects. Special attention is paid to how to enhance the quantum correlations of the output state and the average fidelity of the teleportation. We find that quantum discord gives a better performance in the quantum correlations transmission, and the three-site interaction is necessary for a successful teleportation.

  3. Far-from-equilibrium spin transport in Heisenberg quantum magnets.

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    Hild, Sebastian; Fukuhara, Takeshi; Schauß, Peter; Zeiher, Johannes; Knap, Michael; Demler, Eugene; Bloch, Immanuel; Gross, Christian

    2014-10-03

    We study experimentally the far-from-equilibrium dynamics in ferromagnetic Heisenberg quantum magnets realized with ultracold atoms in an optical lattice. After controlled imprinting of a spin spiral pattern with an adjustable wave vector, we measure the decay of the initial spin correlations through single-site resolved detection. On the experimentally accessible time scale of several exchange times, we find a profound dependence of the decay rate on the wave vector. In one-dimensional systems, we observe diffusionlike spin transport with a dimensionless diffusion coefficient of 0.22(1). We show how this behavior emerges from the microscopic properties of the closed quantum system. In contrast to the one-dimensional case, our transport measurements for two-dimensional Heisenberg systems indicate anomalous superdiffusion.

  4. Entanglement in the quantum one-dimensional integer spin S Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Lima, L. S.

    2017-10-01

    We use the modified spin wave theory of Takahashi to study the entanglement entropy in the quantum one-dimensional integer spin Heisenberg antiferromagnet. We calculate the entanglement entropy of this spin system that is well known to be a quantum wire, in the classical limit (N → ∞). We obtain a decreasing the entanglement entropy with the temperature and we obtain none change in the entanglement in the point Δ = 1 at T = 0 where the system presents a quantum phase transition from a gapless phase in the spectrum Δ < 1 to a gapped phase Δ ≥ 1.

  5. Adiabatically modeling quantum gates with two-site Heisenberg spins chain: Noise vs interferometry

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    Jipdi, M. N.; Tchoffo, M.; Fai, L. C.

    2018-02-01

    We study the Landau Zener (LZ) dynamics of a two-site Heisenberg spin chain assisted with noise and focus on the implementation of logic gates via the resulting quantum interference. We present the evidence of the quantum interference phenomenon in triplet spin states and confirm that, three-level systems mimic Landau-Zener-Stückelberg (LZS) interferometers with occupancies dependent on the effective phase. It emerges that, the critical parameters tailoring the system are obtained for constructive interferences where the two sets of the chain are found to be maximally entangled. Our findings demonstrate that the enhancement of the magnetic field strength suppresses noise effects; consequently, the noise severely impacts the occurrence of quantum interference for weak magnetic fields while for strong fields, quantum interference subsists and allows the modeling of universal sets of quantum gates.

  6. Emergent chiral spin liquid: fractional quantum Hall effect in a kagome Heisenberg model.

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    Gong, Shou-Shu; Zhu, Wei; Sheng, D N

    2014-09-10

    The fractional quantum Hall effect (FQHE) realized in two-dimensional electron systems under a magnetic field is one of the most remarkable discoveries in condensed matter physics. Interestingly, it has been proposed that FQHE can also emerge in time-reversal invariant spin systems, known as the chiral spin liquid (CSL) characterized by the topological order and the emerging of the fractionalized quasiparticles. A CSL can naturally lead to the exotic superconductivity originating from the condense of anyonic quasiparticles. Although CSL was highly sought after for more than twenty years, it had never been found in a spin isotropic Heisenberg model or related materials. By developing a density-matrix renormalization group based method for adiabatically inserting flux, we discover a FQHE in a spin-½ isotropic kagome Heisenberg model. We identify this FQHE state as the long-sought CSL with a uniform chiral order spontaneously breaking time reversal symmetry, which is uniquely characterized by the half-integer quantized topological Chern number protected by a robust excitation gap. The CSL is found to be at the neighbor of the previously identified Z2 spin liquid, which may lead to an exotic quantum phase transition between two gapped topological spin liquids.

  7. Thermal quantum coherence and correlations in a spin-1 Heisenberg model

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    Xu, Ping; Hu, Yi-Hai; Hou, Xi-Wen

    2018-02-01

    The l1 norm and the relative entropy have been recently proposed as a information measure of quantum coherence (Baumgratz et al., 2014). Here their properties are studied for the thermal quantum state in a spin-1 Heisenberg model with various couplings, external magnetic fields, and temperatures as well. Quantum correlations quantified via quantum discord, quantum deficit, and the generalized negativity are simulated for reference. It is shown that quantum coherence, discord, and deficit are nonzero whereas the negativity is zero in some ranges of model parameters and temperature. Moreover, quantum coherence, discord, and deficit are more robust than the negativity against temperature and magnetic field. However, all those quantities at lower temperatures behave similarly. Remarkably, quantum deficit exhibits double sudden changes under suitable conditions while quantum coherence, discord, and entanglement do not display such a phenomenon. The hierarchy of two coherence measures and the hierarchy of quantum discord and deficit are discussed. Those are useful for understanding quantumness in high-dimensional mixed states and quantum tasks.

  8. Quantum transitions, magnetization and thermal entanglement of the spin-1 Ising-Heisenberg diamond chain

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    Abgaryan, V. S.; Ananikian, N. S.; Ananikyan, L. N.; Hovhannisyan, V. V.

    2015-12-01

    We consider the quasi-one dimensional spin-1 Ising-Heisenberg model with single-ion anisotropy on a diamond chain. Due to the exact solution of the model, we constructed the ground state phases which, alongside to others, have shown capability to exhibit most interesting frustrated state. The investigation of the magnetization processes showed enrichment of possibilities to form plateaus at zero, one- and two-thirds of the saturation magnetization. Negativity as a measure of the quantum entanglement is considered at low temperatures.

  9. Quantum discord in spin-1/2 Heisenberg chains with Dzyaloshinkii-Moriya interaction

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    Ma, Xiao San; Wang, An Min

    2015-12-01

    We have investigated the quantum discord (QD) of the thermal density matrix of spin-1/2 Heisenberg chains with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interaction. With fermionization technique, we study the mutual effect of DM interaction and the external magnetic field on the QD and the entanglement. Our analysis implies that the DM interaction can enhance the QD while the external magnetic field will shrink the QD. By a comparison between the entanglement and the QD, we find that the QD is more robust to the temperature and to the external magnetic field than the entanglement of formation (EoF) in the sense that the EoF takes a zero value while the QD does not for high temperature and strong external magnetic field. This point confirms the conclusion that there exist some separable states containing non-zero QD.

  10. Various quantum measures and quantum phase transition within one-dimensional anisotropic spin-1/2 Heisenberg XXZ model

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    Sun, Wen-Yang; Wang, Dong; Ye, Liu

    2017-11-01

    In this work, we investigate the dynamical properties of various quantum measures (quantum coherence and correlations) to estimate the system evolution under spin-1/2 Heisenberg XXZ model by utilizing quantum renormalization-group method. It has been shown that quantum coherence and correlations can be used to effectively detect a quantum critical point associated with a quantum phase transition (QPT) after several iterations of renormalization. Additionally, we obtain that the dynamical behavior of l1 norm of coherence is in agreement with that of concurrence and double trace distance discord. Interestingly, Bell-CHSH inequality cannot be violated with increasing of the spin system size N. That is, the block-block Bell nonlocality cannot be revealed. Moreover, we reveal some quantitative relations between quantum coherence and some quantum correlations, and thus the l1 norm of coherence is more conducive for probing the QPT at the critical point within the composite systems. Further, the scaling behaviors and nonanalytic phenomenon of the l1 norm of coherence and quantum discord are discussed in detail.

  11. Magnetic Signatures of Quantum Critical Points of the Ferrimagnetic Mixed Spin-(1/2, S) Heisenberg Chains at Finite Temperatures

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    Strečka, Jozef; Verkholyak, Taras

    2017-06-01

    Magnetic properties of the ferrimagnetic mixed spin-(1/2, S) Heisenberg chains are examined using quantum Monte Carlo simulations for two different quantum spin numbers S=1 and 3/2. The calculated magnetization curves at finite temperatures are confronted with zero-temperature magnetization data obtained within the density matrix renormalization group method, which imply an existence of two quantum critical points determining a breakdown of the gapped Lieb-Mattis ferrimagnetic phase and Tomonaga-Luttinger spin-liquid phase, respectively. While a square root behavior of the magnetization accompanying each quantum critical point is gradually smoothed upon rising temperature, the susceptibility and isothermal entropy change data at low temperatures provide a stronger evidence of the zero-temperature quantum critical points through marked local maxima and minima, respectively.

  12. Fractionalized Z_{2} Classical Heisenberg Spin Liquids.

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    Rehn, J; Sen, Arnab; Moessner, R

    2017-01-27

    Quantum spin systems are by now known to exhibit a large number of different classes of spin liquid phases. By contrast, for classical Heisenberg models, only one kind of fractionalized spin liquid phase, the so-called Coulomb or U(1) spin liquid, has until recently been identified: This exhibits algebraic spin correlations and impurity moments, "orphan spins," whose size is a fraction of that of the underlying microscopic degrees of freedom. Here, we present two Heisenberg models exhibiting fractionalization in combination with exponentially decaying correlations. These can be thought of as a classical continuous spin version of a Z_{2} spin liquid. Our work suggests a systematic search and classification of classical spin liquids as a worthwhile endeavor.

  13. The anisotropic quantum spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet in the presence of a longitudinal field on a bcc lattice

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    Neto, Minos A., E-mail: minos@pq.cnpq.br [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, 3000, Japiim, Manaus, 69077-000 AM (Brazil); Roberto Viana, J., E-mail: vianafisica@bol.com.br [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, 3000, Japiim, Manaus, 69077-000 AM (Brazil); Ricardo de Sousa, J., E-mail: jsousa@edu.ufam.br [Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, 3000, Japiim, Manaus, 69077-000 AM (Brazil); National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, 3000, Japiim, Manaus, 69077-000 AM (Brazil)

    2012-08-15

    In this work we study the critical behavior of the quantum spin-1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet in the presence of a longitudinal field on a body centered cubic (bcc) lattice as a function of temperature, anisotropy parameter ({Delta}) and magnetic field (H), where {Delta}=0 and 1 correspond the isotropic Heisenberg and Ising models, respectively. We use the framework of the differential operator technique in the effective-field theory with finite cluster of N=4 spins (EFT-4). The staggered m{sub s}=(m{sub A}-m{sub B})/2 and total m=(m{sub A}+m{sub B})/2 magnetizations are numerically calculated, where in the limit of m{sub s}{yields}0 the critical line T{sub N}(H,{Delta}) is obtained. The phase diagram in the T-H plane is discussed as a function of the parameter {Delta} for all values of H Element-Of [0,H{sub c}({Delta})], where H{sub c}({Delta}) correspond the critical field (T{sub N}=0). Special focus is given in the low temperature region, where a reentrant behavior is observed around of H=H{sub c}({Delta}){>=}H{sub c}({Delta}=1)=8J in the Ising limit, results in accordance with Monte Carlo simulation, and also was observed for all values of {Delta} Element-Of [0,1]. This reentrant behavior increases with increase of the anisotropy parameter {Delta}. In the limit of low field, our results for the Heisenberg limit are compared with series expansion values. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer In the lat decade there has been a great interest in the physics of the quantum phase transition in spins system. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Effective-field theory in cluster with N=4 spins is generalized to treat the quantum spin-1/2 Heisenberg model. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We have obtained phase diagram at finite temperature for the quantum spin-1/2 antiferromagnet Heisenberg model as a bcc lattice.

  14. Diversity of quantum ground states and quantum phase transitions of a spin-1/2 Heisenberg octahedral chain

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    Strečka, Jozef; Richter, Johannes; Derzhko, Oleg; Verkholyak, Taras; Karľová, Katarína

    2017-06-01

    The spin-1/2 Heisenberg octahedral chain with regularly alternating monomeric and square-plaquette sites is investigated using various analytical and numerical methods: variational technique, localized-magnon approach, exact diagonalization (ED), and density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) methods. The model belongs to the class of flatband systems and it has a rich ground-state phase diagram including phases with spontaneously broken translational symmetry. Moreover, it exhibits an anomalous low-temperature thermodynamics close to continuous or discontinuous field-driven quantum phase transitions between three quantum ferrimagnetic phases, tetramer-hexamer phase, monomer-tetramer phase, localized-magnon phase, and two different spin-liquid phases. If the intraplaquette coupling is at least twice as strong as the monomer-plaquette coupling, the variational method furnishes a rigorous proof of the monomer-tetramer ground state in a low-field region and the localized-magnon approach provides exact evidence of a single magnon trapped at each square plaquette in a high-field region. In the rest of the parameter space we have numerically studied the ground-state phase diagram and magnetization process using DMRG and ED methods. It is shown that the zero-temperature magnetization curve may involve up to four intermediate plateaus at zero, one-fifth, two-fifths, and three-fifths of the saturation magnetization, while the specific heat exhibits a striking low-temperature peak in the vicinity of discontinuous quantum phase transitions.

  15. Entanglement and quantum phase transition in a mixed-spin Heisenberg chain with single-ion anisotropy

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    Solano-Carrillo, E.; Franco, R.; Silva-Valencia, J.

    2011-06-01

    We study the ground-state and thermal entanglement in the mixed-spin (S,s)=(1,1/2) Heisenberg chain with single-ion anisotropy D using exact diagonalization of small clusters. In this system, a quantum phase transition is revealed to occur at the value D=0, which is the bifurcation point for the global ground state; that is, when the single-ion anisotropy energy is positive, the ground state is unique, whereas when it is negative, the ground state becomes doubly degenerate and the system has the ferrimagnetic long-range order. Using the negativity as a measure of entanglement, we find that a pronounced dip in this quantity, taking place just at the bifurcation point, serves to signal the quantum phase transition. Moreover, we show that the single-ion anisotropy helps to improve the characteristic temperatures above which the quantum behavior disappears.

  16. Critical and reentrant behavior of the spin quantum 1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet model with Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction in a longitudinal magnetic field

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    Parente, Walter E.F.; Pacobahyba, J.T.M.; Araújo, Ijanílio G. [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Roraima, BR 174, Km 12. Bairro Monte Cristo. CEP: 69300-000 Boa Vista, Roraima (Brazil); Neto, Minos A., E-mail: minos@pq.cnpq.br [Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Departamento de Física, 3000, Japiim, 69077-000, Manaus-AM (Brazil); Ricardo de Sousa, J. [Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Departamento de Física, 3000, Japiim, 69077-000, Manaus-AM (Brazil); National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, 3000, Japiim, 69077-000, Manaus-AM (Brazil); Akinci, Ümit [Department of Physics, Dokuz Eylül University, Tr-35160 Izmir (Turkey)

    2014-04-15

    In this paper we study the quantum spin-1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet model in the presence of a Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction (D) and a uniform longitudinal (H) magnetic field. Using the effective-field theory with a finite cluster N=2 spin (EFT-2) we calculate the phase diagrams in the H−T and D−T planes on a simple cubic lattice (z=6). We have only observed second order phase transitions for values between Δ∈[0,1], where the cases were analysed: Ising (Δ=1), anisotropic Heisenberg (Δ=0.6) and isotropic Heisenberg (Δ=0). - Highlights: • Anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a simple cubic lattice. • Effective-field theory. • Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interaction.

  17. Quantum features in the spin dynamics of S=1/2 and 1 Heisenberg antiferromagnets in spite of long-range ordered phases

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    Enderle, M.; Kiefer, K.; Klopperpieper, A.

    2000-01-01

    Uniform S = 1 and 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chains have a quantum singlet ground state which is an eigenstate of the total spin with S(tot) = 0. However, the 'internal' order of these ground states is quite different, and is reflected in gapless excitations in the S = 1/2 state, while the ...

  18. Classical and quantum anisotropic Heisenberg antiferromagnets

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    W. Selke

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available We study classical and quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnets with exchange anisotropy of XXZ-type and crystal field single-ion terms of quadratic and quartic form in a field. The magnets display a variety of phases, including the spin-flop (or, in the quantum case, spin-liquid and biconical (corresponding, in the quantum lattice gas description, to supersolid phases. Applying ground-state considerations, Monte Carlo and density matrix renormalization group methods, the impact of quantum effects and lattice dimension is analysed. Interesting critical and multicritical behaviour may occur at quantum and thermal phase transitions.

  19. Quantum antiferromagnetic Heisenberg half-odd integer spin model as the entanglement Hamiltonian of the Affleck-Kennedy-Lieb-Tasaki valence bond solid states

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    Zhang, Guang-Ming

    Applying a symmetric bulk bipartition to the one-dimensional Affleck-Kennedy-Lieb-Tasaki valence bond solid (VBS) states for the integer spin-S Haldane gapped phase, we can create an array of fractionalized spin-S/2 edge states with the super unit cell l in the reduced bulk system, and the topological properties encoded in the VBS wave functions can be revealed. The entanglement Hamiltonian (EH) with l = even corresponds to the quantum antiferromagnetic Heisenberg spin-S/2 model. For the even integer spins, the EH still describes the Haldane gapped phase. For the odd integer spins, however, the EH just corresponds to the quantum antiferromagnetic Heisenberg half-odd integer spin model with spinon excitations, characterizing the critical point separating the topological Haldane phase from the trivial gapped phase. Our results thus demonstrate that the topological bulk property not only determines its fractionalized edge states, but also the quantum criticality associated with the topological phase, where the elementary excitations are precisely those fractionalized edge degrees of freedom confined in the bulk of the topological phase.

  20. Heisenberg and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

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    Camilleri, Kristian

    2011-09-01

    Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. The Emergence of Quantum Mechanics: 2. Quantum mechanics and the principle of observability; 3. The problem of interpretation; Part II. The Heisenberg-Bohr Dialogue: 4. The wave-particle duality; 5. Indeterminacy and the limits of classical concepts: the turning point in Heisenberg's thought; 6. Heisenberg and Bohr: divergent viewpoints of complementarity; Part III. Heisenberg's Epistemology and Ontology of Quantum Mechanics: 7. The transformation of Kantian philosophy; 8. The linguistic turn in Heisenberg's thought; Conclusion; References; Index.

  1. Ground states, magnetization plateaus and bipartite entanglement of frustrated spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg and Heisenberg triangular tubes

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    Alécio, Raphael C.; Lyra, Marcelo L. [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, 57072–970 Maceió-AL (Brazil); Strečka, Jozef [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University, Park Angelinum 9, 040 01 Košice (Slovakia)

    2016-11-01

    The ground-state phase diagram, magnetization process and bipartite entanglement of the frustrated spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg and Heisenberg triangular tube (three-leg ladder) are investigated in a non-zero external magnetic field. The exact ground-state phase diagram of the spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg tube with Heisenberg intra-rung and Ising inter-rung couplings consists of six distinct gapped phases, which manifest themselves in a magnetization curve as intermediate plateaus at zero, one-third and two-thirds of the saturation magnetization. Four out of six available ground states exhibit quantum entanglement between two spins from the same triangular unit evidenced by a non-zero concurrence. Density-matrix renormalization group calculations are used in order to construct the ground-state phase diagram of the analogous but purely quantum spin-1/2 Heisenberg tube with Heisenberg intra- and inter-rung couplings, which consists of four gapped and three gapless phases. The Heisenberg tube shows a continuous change of the magnetization instead of a plateau at zero magnetization, while the intermediate one-third and two-thirds plateaus may be present or not in the zero-temperature magnetization curve. - Highlights: • Ground-state properties of Ising-Heisenberg and full Heisenberg spin tubes are studied. • Phases with 1/3 and 2/3 magnetization plateaus are present in both models. • We unveil the region in the parameter space on which inter-rung quantum fluctuations are relevant. • The full Heisenberg tube exhibits quantum bipartite entanglement between intra- as well as inter-rung spins.

  2. Spin diffusion in the low-dimensional molecular quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet Cu (pyz ) (NO3)2 detected with implanted muons

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    Xiao, F.; Möller, J. S.; Lancaster, T.; Williams, R. C.; Pratt, F. L.; Blundell, S. J.; Ceresoli, D.; Barton, A. M.; Manson, J. L.

    2015-04-01

    We present the results of muon-spin relaxation measurements of spin excitations in the one-dimensional quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet Cu (pyz ) (NO3)2 . Using density-functional theory we propose muon sites and assess the degree of perturbation the muon probe causes on the system. We identify a site involving the muon forming a hydroxyl-type bond with an oxygen on the nitrate group that is sensitive to the characteristic spin dynamics of the system. Our measurements of the spin dynamics show that in the temperature range TNresponse to the fluctuation spectrum, to a regime where the muon detects early-time transport with a ballistic character. This behavior is contrasted with that found for T >J and that in the related two-dimensional system Cu (pyz) 2(ClO4)2 .

  3. Multiple Quantum Coherences (MQ) NMR and Entanglement Dynamics in the Mixed-Three-Spin XXX Heisenberg Model with Single-Ion Anisotropy

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    Hamid, Arian Zad

    2016-12-01

    We analytically investigate Multiple Quantum (MQ) NMR dynamics in a mixed-three-spin (1/2,1,1/2) system with XXX Heisenberg model at the front of an external homogeneous magnetic field B. A single-ion anisotropy property ζ is considered for the spin-1. The intensities dependence of MQ NMR coherences on their orders (zeroth and second orders) for two pairs of spins (1,1/2) and (1/2,1/2) of the favorite tripartite system are obtained. It is also investigated dynamics of the pairwise quantum entanglement for the bipartite (sub)systems (1,1/2) and (1/2,1/2) permanently coupled by, respectively, coupling constants J}1 and J}2, by means of concurrence and fidelity. Then, some straightforward comparisons are done between these quantities and the intensities of MQ NMR coherences and ultimately some interesting results are reported. We also show that the time evolution of MQ coherences based on the reduced density matrix of the pair spins (1,1/2) is closely connected with the dynamics of the pairwise entanglement. Finally, we prove that one can introduce MQ coherence of the zeroth order corresponds to the pair spins (1,1/2) as an entanglement witness at some special time intervals.

  4. Thermal quantum discord in the Heisenberg chain with impurity

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    Gong, Jia-Min, E-mail: jmgong@yeah.net; Hui, Zhan-Qiang

    2014-07-01

    We study thermal quantum discord (TQD) in the Heisenberg chain with spin site or magnetic impurity. The former one of which may induce inhomogeneous exchange interactions between the neighboring spins, while the latter one may model a spin chain with nonuniform magnetic field. In contrast to one's traditional understanding, we found that the spin impurity can be used to enhance the TQD greatly for all the bipartition schemes of the chain, while the magnetic impurity located on one spin can make the TQD between the other two spins approaching its maximum 1 for the antiferromagnetic chain.

  5. Hysteresis behavior of the anisotropic quantum Heisenberg model

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    Akıncı, Ümit

    2012-01-01

    The effect of the anisotropy in the exchange interaction on the hysteresis loops within the anisotropic quantum Heisenberg model has been investigated with the effective field theory for two spin cluster. Particular attention has been devoted on the behavior of the hysteresis loop area, coercive field and remanent magnetization with the anisotropy in the exchange interaction for both ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases.

  6. Classical ground states of symmetric Heisenberg spin systems

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    Schmidt, H J

    2003-01-01

    We investigate the ground states of classical Heisenberg spin systems which have point group symmetry. Examples are the regular polygons (spin rings) and the seven quasi-regular polyhedra including the five Platonic solids. For these examples, ground states with special properties, e.g. coplanarity or symmetry, can be completely enumerated using group-theoretical methods. For systems having coplanar (anti-) ground states with vanishing total spin we also calculate the smallest and largest energies of all states having a given total spin S. We find that these extremal energies depend quadratically on S and prove that, under certain assumptions, this happens only for systems with coplanar S = 0 ground states. For general systems the corresponding parabolas represent lower and upper bounds for the energy values. This provides strong support and clarifies the conditions for the so-called rotational band structure hypothesis which has been numerically established for many quantum spin systems.

  7. XYZ Quantum Heisenberg Models with p-Orbital Bosons

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    Pinheiro, Fernanda; Bruun, Georg; Martikainen, Jani-Petri

    2013-01-01

    We demonstrate how the spin-1/2 XYZ quantum Heisenberg model can be realized with bosonic atoms loaded in the p band of an optical lattice in the Mott regime. The combination of Bose statistics and the symmetry of the p-orbital wave functions leads to a nonintegrable Heisenberg model...... with antiferromagnetic couplings. Moreover, the sign and relative strength of the couplings characterizing the model are shown to be experimentally tunable. We display the rich phase diagram in the one-dimensional case and discuss finite size effects relevant for trapped systems. Finally, experimental issues related...

  8. Entanglement in a Spin-$s$ Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Chain

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    Hao, Xiang; Zhu, Shiqun

    2006-01-01

    The entanglement in a general Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chain of arbitrary spin-$s$ is investigated. The entanglement is witnessed by the thermal energy which equals to the minimum energy of any separable state. There is a characteristic temperature below that an entangled thermal state exists. The characteristic temperature for thermal entanglement is increased with spin $s$. When the total number of lattice is increased, the characteristic temperature decreases and then approaches a cons...

  9. Quantification of quantum discord in a antiferromagnetic Heisenberg compound

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    Singh, H., E-mail: chiranjib@iiserkol.ac.in; Chakraborty, T., E-mail: chiranjib@iiserkol.ac.in; Mitra, C., E-mail: chiranjib@iiserkol.ac.in [Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata, Mohanpur Campus, Mohanpur -741252, Nadia, West Bengal (India)

    2014-04-24

    An experimental quantification of concurrence and quantum discord from heat capacity (C{sub p}) measurement performed over a solid state system has been reported. In this work, thermodynamic measurements were performed on copper nitrate (CN, Cu(NO{sub 3}){sub 2}⋅2.5H{sub 2}O) single crystals which is an alternating antiferromagnet Heisenberg spin 1/2 system. CN being a weak dimerized antiferromagnet is an ideal system to investigate correlations between spins. The theoretical expressions were used to obtain concurrence and quantum discord curves as a function of temperature from heat capacity data of a real macroscopic system, CN.

  10. Entanglement Dynamics in Heisenberg spin systems coupled to a dissipative environment

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    Sadiek, Gehad; Almalki, Samaher

    Heisenberg Spin chains and lattices have been intensively used to represent many of the physical systems that are considered as promising candidates for quantum computing and quantum information processing. The main obstacle toward realizing the ultimate goals in these fields is decoherence caused by the surrounding dissipative and thermal environments. We are studying spin relaxation and entanglement dynamics in one and two-dimensional XYZ Heisenberg spin systems under coupling with a dissipative Lindblad environment at finite temperature. We investigate the effect of the anisotropy of the coupling between the spins on the asymptotic steady state of the system and the spin relaxation rates at different temperatures of the environment. We demonstrate the role played by the initial system setup on the entanglement and spin dynamics and steady state properties. Also we examine the effect of the long range interaction between the spins on the asymptotic behavior of the system.

  11. Magnetization Process and Adiabatic Demagnetization of the Antiferromagnetic Spin-1/2 Heisenberg Cubic Cluster

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    Strecka, Jozef; Cisarova, Jana

    2013-01-01

    A full energy spectrum of the spin-1/2 Heisenberg cubic cluster is used to investigate a low-temperature magnetization process and adiabatic demagnetization of this zero-dimensional 2x2x2 quantum spin system. It is shown that the antiferromagnetic spin-1/2 Heisenberg cube exhibits at low enough temperatures a stepwise magnetization curve with four intermediate plateaux at zero, one quarter, one half, and three quarters of the saturation magnetization. We have also found the enhanced magnetoca...

  12. Spin and energy correlations in the one dimensional spin 1/2 Heisenberg model

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    Naef, F.; Zotos, X.

    1997-01-01

    In this paper, we study the spin and energy dynamic correlations of the one dimensional spin 1/2 Heisenberg model, using mostly exact diagonalization numerical techniques. In particular, observing that the uniform spin and energy currents decay to finite values at long times, we argue for the absence of spin and energy diffusion in the easy plane anisotropic Heisenberg model.

  13. Stochastic dissipative quantum spin chains (I : Quantum fluctuating discrete hydrodynamics

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    Michel Bauer, Denis Bernard, Tony Jin

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Motivated by the search for a quantum analogue of the macroscopic fluctuation theory, we study quantum spin chains dissipatively coupled to quantum noise. The dynamical processes are encoded in quantum stochastic differential equations. They induce dissipative friction on the spin chain currents. We show that, as the friction becomes stronger, the noise induced dissipative effects localize the spin chain states on a slow mode manifold, and we determine the effective stochastic quantum dynamics of these slow modes. We illustrate this approach by studying the quantum stochastic Heisenberg spin chain.

  14. Interplay between spin frustration and thermal entanglement in the exactly solved Ising-Heisenberg tetrahedral chain

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    Rojas, Onofre; Strečka, Jozef; Lyra, Marcelo L.

    2013-05-01

    The spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg tetrahedral chain is exactly solved using its local gauge symmetry (the total spin of the Heisenberg bonds is locally conserved) and the transfer-matrix approach. Exact results derived for spin-spin correlation functions are employed to obtain the frustration temperature. In addition, we have exactly calculated a concurrence quantifying thermal entanglement. It is shown that the frustration and threshold temperature coincide at sufficiently low temperatures, while they exhibit a very different behavior in the high-temperature region when tending towards completely different asymptotic limits. The threshold temperature additionally shows a notable reentrant behavior when it extends over a narrow temperature region above the classical ground state without any quantum correlations.

  15. Quantum decoration transformation for spin models

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    Braz, F.F.; Rodrigues, F.C.; Souza, S.M. de; Rojas, Onofre, E-mail: ors@dfi.ufla.br

    2016-09-15

    It is quite relevant the extension of decoration transformation for quantum spin models since most of the real materials could be well described by Heisenberg type models. Here we propose an exact quantum decoration transformation and also showing interesting properties such as the persistence of symmetry and the symmetry breaking during this transformation. Although the proposed transformation, in principle, cannot be used to map exactly a quantum spin lattice model into another quantum spin lattice model, since the operators are non-commutative. However, it is possible the mapping in the “classical” limit, establishing an equivalence between both quantum spin lattice models. To study the validity of this approach for quantum spin lattice model, we use the Zassenhaus formula, and we verify how the correction could influence the decoration transformation. But this correction could be useless to improve the quantum decoration transformation because it involves the second-nearest-neighbor and further nearest neighbor couplings, which leads into a cumbersome task to establish the equivalence between both lattice models. This correction also gives us valuable information about its contribution, for most of the Heisenberg type models, this correction could be irrelevant at least up to the third order term of Zassenhaus formula. This transformation is applied to a finite size Heisenberg chain, comparing with the exact numerical results, our result is consistent for weak xy-anisotropy coupling. We also apply to bond-alternating Ising–Heisenberg chain model, obtaining an accurate result in the limit of the quasi-Ising chain.

  16. High-field spin dynamics of antiferromagnetic quantum spin chains

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    Enderle, M.; Regnault, L.P.; Broholm, C.

    2000-01-01

    The characteristic internal order of macroscopic quantum ground states in one-dimensional spin systems is usually not directly accessible, but reflected in the spin dynamics and the field dependence of the magnetic excitations. In high magnetic fields quantum phase transitions are expected. We...... present recent work on the high-field spin dynamics of the S = I antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chains NENP (Haldane ground state) and CsNiCl3 (quasi-1D HAF close to the quantum critical point), the uniform S = 1/2 chain CTS, and the spin-Peierls system CuGeO3. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B,V. All rights...

  17. Quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chains with exchange and single-ion anisotropies

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    Peters, D; Selke, W [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, RWTH Aachen University and JARA-SIM, 52056 Aachen (Germany); McCulloch, I P, E-mail: selke@physik.rwth-aachen.d [Department of Physics, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia)

    2010-01-01

    Using density matrix renormalization group calculations, ground state properties of the spin-1 Heisenberg chain with exchange and quadratic single-ion anisotropies in an external field are studied, for special choices of the two kinds of anisotropies. In particular, the phase diagram includes antiferromagnetic, spin-liquid (or spin-flop), IS2, and supersolid (or biconical) phases. Especially, new features of the spin-liquid and supersolid phases are discussed. Properties of the quantum chains are compared to those of corresponding classical spin chains.

  18. Spin frustration of a spin-1/2 Ising–Heisenberg three-leg tube as an indispensable ground for thermal entanglement

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    Strečka, Jozef, E-mail: jozef.strecka@upjs.sk [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University, Park Angelinum 9, 040 01 Košice (Slovakia); Alécio, Raphael Cavalcante; Lyra, Marcelo L. [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, 57072-970 Maceio-AL (Brazil); Rojas, Onofre [Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Lavras, 37200-000 Lavras-MG (Brazil)

    2016-07-01

    The spin-1/2 Ising–Heisenberg three-leg tube composed of the Heisenberg spin triangles mutually coupled through the Ising inter-triangle interaction is exactly solved in a zero magnetic field. By making use of the local conservation for the total spin on each Heisenberg spin triangle the model can be rigorously mapped onto a classical composite spin-chain model, which is subsequently exactly treated through the transfer-matrix method. The ground-state phase diagram, correlation functions, concurrence, Bell function, entropy and specific heat are examined in detail. It is shown that the spin frustration represents an indispensable ground for a thermal entanglement, which is quantified by the quantum concurrence. The specific heat displays diverse temperature dependences, which may include a sharp low-temperature peak mimicking a temperature-driven first-order phase transition. It is convincingly evidenced that this anomalous peak originates from massive thermal excitations from the doubly degenerate ground state towards an excited state with a high macroscopic degeneracy due to chiral degrees of freedom of the Heisenberg spin triangles. - Highlights: • Spin-1/2 Ising–Heisenberg three-leg tube is exactly solved in a zero magnetic field. • Thermal entanglement is only present in a frustrated part of the parameter space. • Spin frustration and thermal entanglement show antagonistic reentrance. • Specific heat may display a sharp narrow peak due to massive thermal excitations.

  19. Quantum quenches in the anisotropic spin- 1/2 Heisenberg chain: different approaches to many-body dynamics far from equilibrium

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    Barmettler, Peter; Gritsev, Vladimir [Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, CH-1700 Fribourg (Switzerland); Punk, Matthias [CPHT, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau (France); Demler, Eugene [Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States); Altman, Ehud, E-mail: peter.barmettler@cpht.polytechnique.f [Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100 (Israel)

    2010-05-15

    Recent experimental achievements in controlling ultracold gases in optical lattices open a new perspective on quantum many-body physics. In these experimental setups, it is possible to study coherent time evolution of isolated quantum systems. These dynamics reveal new physics beyond the low-energy properties that are usually relevant in solid-state many-body systems. In this paper, we study the time evolution of antiferromagnetic order in the Heisenberg chain after a sudden change of the anisotropy parameter, using various numerical and analytical methods. As a generic result, we find that the order parameter, which can show oscillatory or non-oscillatory dynamics, decays exponentially except for the effectively non-interacting case of the XX limit. For weakly ordered initial states, we also find evidence for an algebraic correction to the exponential law. The study is based on numerical simulations using a numerical matrix product method for infinite system sizes (iMPS), for which we provide a detailed description and an error analysis. Additionally, we investigate in detail the exactly solvable XX limit. These results are compared to approximative analytical approaches including an effective description by the XZ model as well as by mean-field, Luttinger-liquid and sine-Gordon theories. The comparison reveals which aspects of non-equilibrium dynamics can, as in equilibrium, be described by low-energy theories and which are the novel phenomena specific to quantum quench dynamics. The relevance of the energetically high part of the spectrum is illustrated by means of a full numerical diagonalization of the Hamiltonian.

  20. A tensor product state approach to spin-1/2 square J1-J2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model: evidence for deconfined quantum criticality

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    Wang, Ling; Gu, Zheng-Cheng; Verstraete, Frank; Wen, Xiang-Gang

    We study this model using the cluster update algorithm for tensor product states (TPSs). We find that the ground state energies at finite sizes and in the thermodynamic limit are in good agreement with the exact diagonalization study. At the largest bond dimension available D = 9 and through finite size scaling of the magnetization order near the transition point, we accurately determine the critical point J2c1 = 0 . 53 (1) J1 and the critical exponents β = 0 . 50 (4) . In the intermediate region we find a paramagnetic ground state without any static valence bond solid (VBS) order, supported by an exponentially decaying spin-spin correlation while a power law decaying dimer-dimer correlation. By fitting a universal scaling function for the spin-spin correlation we find the critical exponents ν = 0 . 68 (3) and ηs = 0 . 34 (6) , which is very close to the observed critical exponents for deconfined quantum critical point (DQCP) in other systems. Thus our numerical results strongly suggest a Landau forbidden phase transition from Neel order to VBS order at J2c1 = 0 . 53 (1) J1 . This project is supported by the EU Strep project QUEVADIS, the ERC Grant QUERG, and the FWF SFB Grants FoQuS and ViCoM; and the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter.

  1. Spin-density functional for exchange anisotropic Heisenberg model

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    Prata, G.N.; Penteado, P.H.; Souza, F.C. [Departamento de Fisica e Informatica, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Universidade de Sao Paulo, CP 369, Sao Carlos - SP (Brazil); Libero, Valter L., E-mail: valter@if.sc.usp.b [Departamento de Fisica e Informatica, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Carlos, Universidade de Sao Paulo, CP 369, Sao Carlos - SP (Brazil)

    2009-10-15

    Ground-state energies for antiferromagnetic Heisenberg models with exchange anisotropy are estimated by means of a local-spin approximation made in the context of the density functional theory. Correlation energy is obtained using the non-linear spin-wave theory for homogeneous systems from which the spin functional is built. Although applicable to chains of any size, the results are shown for small number of sites, to exhibit finite-size effects and allow comparison with exact-numerical data from direct diagonalization of small chains.

  2. Interplay between spin frustration and thermal entanglement in the exactly solved Ising–Heisenberg tetrahedral chain

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    Rojas, Onofre, E-mail: ors@dex.ufla.br [Departamento de Ciencias Exatas, Universidade Federal de Lavras, 37200-000, Lavras-MG (Brazil); Strečka, Jozef [Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University, Park Angelinum 9, 040 01 Košice (Slovakia); Lyra, Marcelo L. [Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, 57072-970, Maceio-AL (Brazil)

    2013-05-03

    The spin-1/2 Ising–Heisenberg tetrahedral chain is exactly solved using its local gauge symmetry (the total spin of the Heisenberg bonds is locally conserved) and the transfer-matrix approach. Exact results derived for spin–spin correlation functions are employed to obtain the frustration temperature. In addition, we have exactly calculated a concurrence quantifying thermal entanglement. It is shown that the frustration and threshold temperature coincide at sufficiently low temperatures, while they exhibit a very different behavior in the high-temperature region when tending towards completely different asymptotic limits. The threshold temperature additionally shows a notable reentrant behavior when it extends over a narrow temperature region above the classical ground state without any quantum correlations. -- Highlights: ► Using local gauge symmetry we solved the spin-1/2 Ising–Heisenberg tetrahedral chain. ► The frustration temperature was calculated using the correlation functions. ► Thermal entanglement, concurrence and threshold temperature were analyzed. ► The zero-field specific heat was exactly calculated and discussed.

  3. Frustration-Induced Ferrimagnetism in Heisenberg Spin Chains

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    Shimokawa, Tokuro; Nakano, Hiroki

    2011-01-01

    We study ground-state properties of the Heisenberg frustrated spin chain with interactions up to fourth nearest neighbors by the exact-diagonalization method and the density matrix renormalization group method. We find that ferrimagnetism is realized not only in the case of S=1/2 but also S=1 despite that there is only a single spin site in each unit cell determined from the shape of the Hamiltonian. Our numerical results suggest that a "multi-sublattice structure" is not required for the occ...

  4. Q-operators for the open Heisenberg spin chain

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    Rouven Frassek

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available We construct Q-operators for the open spin-12 XXX Heisenberg spin chain with diagonal boundary matrices. The Q-operators are defined as traces over an infinite-dimensional auxiliary space involving novel types of reflection operators derived from the boundary Yang–Baxter equation. We argue that the Q-operators defined in this way are polynomials in the spectral parameter and show that they commute with transfer matrix. Finally, we prove that the Q-operators satisfy Baxter's TQ-equation and derive the explicit form of their eigenvalues in terms of the Bethe roots.

  5. Phase transitions and thermal entanglement of the distorted Ising-Heisenberg spin chain: topology of multiple-spin exchange interactions in spin ladders.

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    Arian Zad, Hamid; Ananikian, Nerses

    2017-11-15

    We consider a symmetric spin-1/2 Ising-XXZ double sawtooth spin ladder obtained from distorting a spin chain, with the XXZ interaction between the interstitial Heisenberg dimers (which are connected to the spins based on the legs via an Ising-type interaction), the Ising coupling between nearest-neighbor spins of the legs and rungs spins, respectively, and additional cyclic four-spin exchange (ring exchange) in the square plaquette of each block. The presented analysis supplemented by results of the exact solution of the model with infinite periodic boundary implies a rich ground state phase diagram. As well as the quantum phase transitions, the characteristics of some of the thermodynamic parameters such as heat capacity, magnetization and magnetic susceptibility are investigated. We prove here that among the considered thermodynamic and thermal parameters, solely heat capacity is sensitive versus the changes of the cyclic four-spin exchange interaction. By using the heat capacity function, we obtain a singularity relation between the cyclic four-spin exchange interaction and the exchange coupling between pair spins on each rung of the spin ladder. All thermal and thermodynamic quantities under consideration should be investigated by regarding those points which satisfy the singularity relation. The thermal entanglement within the Heisenberg spin dimers is investigated by using the concurrence, which is calculated from a relevant reduced density operator in the thermodynamic limit.

  6. Phase transitions and thermal entanglement of the distorted Ising–Heisenberg spin chain: topology of multiple-spin exchange interactions in spin ladders

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    Arian Zad, Hamid; Ananikian, Nerses

    2017-11-01

    We consider a symmetric spin-1/2 Ising-XXZ double sawtooth spin ladder obtained from distorting a spin chain, with the XXZ interaction between the interstitial Heisenberg dimers (which are connected to the spins based on the legs via an Ising-type interaction), the Ising coupling between nearest-neighbor spins of the legs and rungs spins, respectively, and additional cyclic four-spin exchange (ring exchange) in the square plaquette of each block. The presented analysis supplemented by results of the exact solution of the model with infinite periodic boundary implies a rich ground state phase diagram. As well as the quantum phase transitions, the characteristics of some of the thermodynamic parameters such as heat capacity, magnetization and magnetic susceptibility are investigated. We prove here that among the considered thermodynamic and thermal parameters, solely heat capacity is sensitive versus the changes of the cyclic four-spin exchange interaction. By using the heat capacity function, we obtain a singularity relation between the cyclic four-spin exchange interaction and the exchange coupling between pair spins on each rung of the spin ladder. All thermal and thermodynamic quantities under consideration should be investigated by regarding those points which satisfy the singularity relation. The thermal entanglement within the Heisenberg spin dimers is investigated by using the concurrence, which is calculated from a relevant reduced density operator in the thermodynamic limit.

  7. Multipartite quantum correlations in the extended J1-J2 Heisenberg model

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    Batle, J.; Tarawneh, O.; Nagata, Koji; Nakamura, Tadao; Abdalla, S.; Farouk, Ahmed

    2017-11-01

    Multipartite entanglement and the maximum violation of Bell inequalities are studied in finite clusters of spins in an extended J1-J2 Heisenberg model at zero temperature. The ensuing highly frustrated states will unveil a rich structure for different values of the corresponding spin-spin interaction strengths. The interplay between nearest-neighbors, next-nearest neighbors and further couplings will be explored using multipartite correlations. The model is relevant to certain quantum annealing computation architectures where an all-to-all connectivity is considered.

  8. Quantum teleportation in a three-qubit Heisenberg chain with Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya interaction

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    Xi, Yu-Xing; Huang, Yan-Xia

    2015-07-01

    The quantum teleportation via thermally entangled states of three-qubit Heisenberg spin chains with Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya (DM) interactions under a homogeneous magnetic field has been investigated. It is found that average fidelity and critical temperature depend on not only temperature, magnetic field, but also coupling coefficients, and DM interactions. What is more, we also find that average fidelity has little to do with entanglement.

  9. Magnetic properties of the spin S = 1/2 Heisenberg chain with hexamer modulation of exchange.

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    Naseri, M Shahri; Japaridze, G I; Mahdavifar, S; Shayesteh, S Farjami

    2012-03-21

    We consider the spin-1/2 Heisenberg chain with alternating spin exchange in the presence of additional modulation of exchange on odd bonds with period 3. We study the ground state magnetic phase diagram of this hexamer spin chain in the limit of very strong antiferromagnetic (AF) exchange on odd bonds using the numerical Lanczos method and bosonization approach. In the limit of strong magnetic field commensurate with the dominating AF exchange, the model is mapped onto an effective XXZ Heisenberg chain in the presence of uniform and spatially modulated fields, which is studied using the standard continuum-limit bosonization approach. In the absence of additional hexamer modulation, the model undergoes a quantum phase transition from a gapped phase into the only one gapless Lüttinger liquid (LL) phase by increasing the magnetic field. In the presence of hexamer modulation, two new gapped phases are identified in the ground state at magnetization equal to [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] of the saturation value. These phases reveal themselves also in the magnetization curve as plateaus at corresponding values of magnetization. As a result, the magnetic phase diagram of the hexamer chain shows seven different quantum phases, four gapped and three gapless, and the system is characterized by six critical fields which mark quantum phase transitions between the ordered gapped and the LL gapless phases. © 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd

  10. Notes on Ground-State Properties of Mixed Spin-1 and Spin-1/2 Lieb-Lattice Heisenberg Antiferromagnets

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    Hirose, Yuhei; Miura, Shoma; Yasuda, Chitoshi; Fukumoto, Yoshiyuki

    2017-08-01

    Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) simulations are performed to study ground-state properties of a mixed spin-1 and spin-1/2 Lieb-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet, in order to get further insight beyond the modified spin-wave (MSW) study reported in [https://doi.org/10.7566/JPSJ.86.014002" xlink:type="simple">J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 86, 014002 (2017)]. It is confirmed that the MSW results are in good agreement with the QMC results. In particular, the scaling relation found in the MSW study, which argues that sublattice spin reductions are inversely proportional to the sublattice sizes, is observed in our QMC simulation. We present a rigorous proof for spontaneous sublattice magnetizations induced by an infinitesimal uniform magnetic field. The calculation process in the MSW theory is reexamined to clarify the mathematical structure behind the scaling relation for sublattice long-range orders.

  11. Spin frustration of a spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg three-leg tube as an indispensable ground for thermal entanglement

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    Strečka, Jozef; Alécio, Raphael Cavalcante; Lyra, Marcelo L.; Rojas, Onofre

    2016-07-01

    The spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg three-leg tube composed of the Heisenberg spin triangles mutually coupled through the Ising inter-triangle interaction is exactly solved in a zero magnetic field. By making use of the local conservation for the total spin on each Heisenberg spin triangle the model can be rigorously mapped onto a classical composite spin-chain model, which is subsequently exactly treated through the transfer-matrix method. The ground-state phase diagram, correlation functions, concurrence, Bell function, entropy and specific heat are examined in detail. It is shown that the spin frustration represents an indispensable ground for a thermal entanglement, which is quantified by the quantum concurrence. The specific heat displays diverse temperature dependences, which may include a sharp low-temperature peak mimicking a temperature-driven first-order phase transition. It is convincingly evidenced that this anomalous peak originates from massive thermal excitations from the doubly degenerate ground state towards an excited state with a high macroscopic degeneracy due to chiral degrees of freedom of the Heisenberg spin triangles.

  12. Digital Quantum Simulation of Spin Models with Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics

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    Y. Salathé

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Systems of interacting quantum spins show a rich spectrum of quantum phases and display interesting many-body dynamics. Computing characteristics of even small systems on conventional computers poses significant challenges. A quantum simulator has the potential to outperform standard computers in calculating the evolution of complex quantum systems. Here, we perform a digital quantum simulation of the paradigmatic Heisenberg and Ising interacting spin models using a two transmon-qubit circuit quantum electrodynamics setup. We make use of the exchange interaction naturally present in the simulator to construct a digital decomposition of the model-specific evolution and extract its full dynamics. This approach is universal and efficient, employing only resources that are polynomial in the number of spins, and indicates a path towards the controlled simulation of general spin dynamics in superconducting qubit platforms.

  13. Quantum Spin Liquids

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    Savary, Lucile; Balents, Leon

    2016-01-01

    Quantum spin liquids may be considered "quantum disordered" ground states of spin systems, in which zero point fluctuations are so strong that they prevent conventional magnetic long range order. More interestingly, quantum spin liquids are prototypical examples of ground states with massive many-body entanglement, of a degree sufficient to render these states distinct phases of matter. Their highly entangled nature imbues quantum spin liquids with unique physical aspects, such as non-local e...

  14. Magnetization process, bipartite entanglement, and enhanced magnetocaloric effect of the exactly solved spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg tetrahedral chain.

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    Strečka, Jozef; Rojas, Onofre; Verkholyak, Taras; Lyra, Marcelo L

    2014-02-01

    The frustrated spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg ladder with Heisenberg intra-rung and Ising inter-rung interactions is exactly solved in a longitudinal magnetic field by taking advantage of the local conservation of the total spin on each rung and the transfer-matrix method. We have rigorously calculated the ground-state phase diagram, magnetization process, magnetocaloric effect, and basic thermodynamic quantities for the model, which can be alternatively viewed as an Ising-Heisenberg tetrahedral chain. It is demonstrated that a stepwise magnetization curve with an intermediate plateau at half of the saturation magnetization is also reflected in respective stepwise changes of the concurrence serving as a measure of bipartite entanglement. The ground-state phase diagram and zero-temperature magnetization curves of the Ising-Heisenberg tetrahedral chain are contrasted with the analogous results of the purely quantum Heisenberg tetrahedral chain, which have been obtained through density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) calculations. While both ground-state phase diagrams fully coincide in the regime of weak inter-rung interaction, the purely quantum Heisenberg tetrahedral chain develops Luttinger spin-liquid and Haldane phases for strongly coupled rungs, which are absent in the Ising-Heisenberg counterpart model.

  15. Nearly Deconfined Spinon Excitations in the Square-Lattice Spin-1/2 Heisenberg Antiferromagnet

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    Hui Shao

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available We study the spin-excitation spectrum (dynamic structure factor of the spin-1/2 square-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet and an extended model (the J-Q model including four-spin interactions Q in addition to the Heisenberg exchange J. Using an improved method for stochastic analytic continuation of imaginary-time correlation functions computed with quantum Monte Carlo simulations, we can treat the sharp (δ-function contribution to the structure factor expected from spin-wave (magnon excitations, in addition to resolving a continuum above the magnon energy. Spectra for the Heisenberg model are in excellent agreement with recent neutron-scattering experiments on Cu(DCOO_{2}·4D_{2}O, where a broad spectral-weight continuum at wave vector q=(π,0 was interpreted as deconfined spinons, i.e., fractional excitations carrying half of the spin of a magnon. Our results at (π,0 show a similar reduction of the magnon weight and a large continuum, while the continuum is much smaller at q=(π/2,π/2 (as also seen experimentally. We further investigate the reasons for the small magnon weight at (π,0 and the nature of the corresponding excitation by studying the evolution of the spectral functions in the J-Q model. Upon turning on the Q interaction, we observe a rapid reduction of the magnon weight to zero, well before the system undergoes a deconfined quantum phase transition into a nonmagnetic spontaneously dimerized state. Based on these results, we reinterpret the picture of deconfined spinons at (π,0 in the experiments as nearly deconfined spinons—a precursor to deconfined quantum criticality. To further elucidate the picture of a fragile (π,0-magnon pole in the Heisenberg model and its depletion in the J-Q model, we introduce an effective model of the excitations in which a magnon can split into two spinons that do not separate but fluctuate in and out of the magnon space (in analogy to the resonance between a photon and a particle-hole pair in

  16. Nature of the spin-liquid ground state of the S=1/2 Heisenberg model on the kagome lattice.

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    Depenbrock, Stefan; McCulloch, Ian P; Schollwöck, Ulrich

    2012-08-10

    We perform a density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) study of the S=1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the kagome lattice to identify the conjectured spin liquid ground state. Exploiting SU(2) spin symmetry, which allows us to keep up to 16,000 DMRG states, we consider cylinders with circumferences up to 17 lattice spacings and find a spin liquid ground state with an estimated per site energy of -0.4386(5), a spin gap of 0.13(1), very short-range decay in spin, dimer and chiral correlation functions, and finite topological entanglement γ consistent with γ=log(2)2, ruling out gapless, chiral, or nontopological spin liquids in favor of a topological spin liquid of quantum dimension 2, with strong evidence for a gapped topological Z(2) spin liquid.

  17. Presence or absence of order by disorder in a highly frustrated region of the spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg model on triangulated Husimi lattices.

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    Strečka, Jozef; Ekiz, Cesur

    2015-05-01

    The geometrically frustrated spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg model on triangulated Husimi lattices is exactly solved by combining the generalized star-triangle transformation with the method of exact recursion relations. The ground-state and finite-temperature phase diagrams are rigorously calculated along with both sublattice magnetizations of the Ising and Heisenberg spins. It is evidenced that the Ising-Heisenberg model on triangulated Husimi lattices with two or three interconnected triangles-in-triangles units displays in a highly frustrated region a quantum disorder irrespective of temperature, whereas the same model on triangulated Husimi lattices with a greater connectivity of triangles-in-triangles units exhibits at low enough temperatures an outstanding quantum order due to the order-by-disorder mechanism. The quantum reduction of both sublattice magnetizations in the peculiar quantum ordered state gradually diminishes upon increasing the coordination number of the underlying Husimi lattice.

  18. Quantum entanglement and quantum phase transition under dissipation in the anisoropic Heisenberg xxz model with the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction

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    R Afzali

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available   Because the key issue in quantum information and quantum computing is entanglement, the investigation of the effects of environment, as a source of quantum dissipation, and interaction between environment and system on entanglement and quantum phase transition is important. In this paper, we consider two-qubit system in the anisotropic Heisenberg XXZ model with the Dzyaloshinskii-moriya interaction, and accompanied quantum dissipation. Using Lindblad dynamics, the coupling effect and also temperature effect on concurrence, as a measure of entanglement of system, is obtained. The role of DM interaction parameters in the evolution of entanglement is investigated. Furthermore, using derivative of concurrence, the effects of dissipation and DM interaction parameter on quantum phase transition are obtained. It should be noted that spin-orbit interaction or DM parameter intensively influence the process of impressments of dissipation on entanglement measure and quantum phase transition. The current research is very important in the topics of nanometric systems.

  19. Thermal entanglement of a spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg model on a symmetrical diamond chain

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    Ananikian, N. S.; Ananikyan, L. N.; Chakhmakhchyan, L. A.; Rojas, Onofre

    2012-06-01

    The entanglement quantum properties of a spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg model on a symmetrical diamond chain were analyzed. Due to the separable nature of the Ising-type exchange interactions between neighboring Heisenberg dimers, calculation of the entanglement can be performed exactly for each individual dimer. Pairwise thermal entanglement was studied in terms of the isotropic Ising-Heisenberg model and analytical expressions for the concurrence (as a measure of bipartite entanglement) were obtained. The effects of external magnetic field H and next-nearest neighbor interaction Jm between nodal Ising sites were considered. The ground state structure and entanglement properties of the system were studied in a wide range of coupling constant values. Various regimes with different values of ground state entanglement were revealed, depending on the relation between competing interaction strengths. Finally, some novel effects, such as the two-peak behavior of concurrence versus temperature and coexistence of phases with different values of magnetic entanglement, were observed.

  20. Magnetization process in the exactly solved spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg model on decorated Bethe lattices

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    J. Strečka

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg model on diamond-like decorated Bethe lattices is exactly solved in the presence of the longitudinal magnetic field by combining the decoration-iteration mapping transformation with the method of exact recursion relations. In particular, the ground state and low-temperature magnetization process of the ferrimagnetic version of the considered model is investigated in detail. Three different magnetization scenarios with up to two consecutive fractional magnetization plateaus were found, whereas the intermediate magnetization plateau may either correspond to the classical ferrimagnetic spin arrangement and/or the field-induced quantum ferrimagnetic spin ordering without any classical counterpart.

  1. The Heisenberg representation of quantum computers

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    Gottesman, D.

    1998-06-24

    Since Shor`s discovery of an algorithm to factor numbers on a quantum computer in polynomial time, quantum computation has become a subject of immense interest. Unfortunately, one of the key features of quantum computers--the difficulty of describing them on classical computers--also makes it difficult to describe and understand precisely what can be done with them. A formalism describing the evolution of operators rather than states has proven extremely fruitful in understanding an important class of quantum operations. States used in error correction and certain communication protocols can be described by their stabilizer, a group of tensor products of Pauli matrices. Even this simple group structure is sufficient to allow a rich range of quantum effects, although it falls short of the full power of quantum computation.

  2. Improved quantum circuit modelling based on Heisenberg representation

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    Lee, Y. H.; Khalil-Hani, M.; Marsono, M. N.

    2018-02-01

    Heisenberg model allows a more compact representation of certain quantum states and enables efficient modelling of stabilizer gates operation and single-qubit measurement in computational basis on classical computers. Since generic quantum circuit modelling appears intractable on classical computers, the Heisenberg representation that makes the modelling process at least practical for certain circuits is crucial. This paper proposes efficient algorithms to facilitate accurate global phase maintenance for both stabilizer and non-stabilizer gates application that play a vital role in the stabilizer frames data structure, which is based on the Heisenberg representation. The proposed algorithms are critical as maintaining global phase involves compute-intensive operations that are necessary for the modelling of each quantum gate. In addition, the proposed work overcomes the limitations of prior work where the phase factors due to non-stabilizer gates application was not taken into consideration. The verification of the proposed algorithms is made against the golden reference model that is constructed based on the conventional state vector approach.

  3. Thermal Entanglement in XXZ Heisenberg Model for Coupled Spin-Half and Spin-One Triangular Cell

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    Najarbashi, Ghader; Balazadeh, Leila; Tavana, Ali

    2018-01-01

    In this paper, we investigate the thermal entanglement of two-spin subsystems in an ensemble of coupled spin-half and spin-one triangular cells, (1/2, 1/2, 1/2), (1/2, 1, 1/2), (1, 1/2, 1) and (1, 1, 1) with the XXZ anisotropic Heisenberg model subjected to an external homogeneous magnetic field. We adopt the generalized concurrence as the measure of entanglement which is a good indicator of the thermal entanglement and the critical points in the mixed higher dimensional spin systems. We observe that in the near vicinity of the absolute zero, the concurrence measure is symmetric with respect to zero magnetic field and changes abruptly from a non-null to null value for a critical magnetic field that can be signature of a quantum phase transition at finite temperature. The analysis of concurrence versus temperature shows that there exists a critical temperature, that depends on the type of the interaction, i.e. ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic, the anisotropy parameter and the strength of the magnetic field. Results show that the pairwise thermal entanglement depends on the third spin which affects the maximum value of the concurrence at absolute zero and at quantum critical points.

  4. Quantum Criticality of Hot Random Spin Chains

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    Vasseur, R.; Potter, A. C.; Parameswaran, S. A.

    2015-05-01

    We study the infinite-temperature properties of an infinite sequence of random quantum spin chains using a real-space renormalization group approach, and demonstrate that they exhibit nonergodic behavior at strong disorder. The analysis is conveniently implemented in terms of SU (2 )k anyon chains that include the Ising and Potts chains as notable examples. Highly excited eigenstates of these systems exhibit properties usually associated with quantum critical ground states, leading us to dub them "quantum critical glasses." We argue that random-bond Heisenberg chains self-thermalize and that the excited-state entanglement crosses over from volume-law to logarithmic scaling at a length scale that diverges in the Heisenberg limit k →∞. The excited state fixed points are generically distinct from their ground state counterparts, and represent novel nonequilibrium critical phases of matter.

  5. Magnon-induced nuclear relaxation in the quantum critical region of a Heisenberg linear chain

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    Hoch, M. J. R.

    2017-07-01

    The low-temperature properties of spin-1/2 one-dimensional (1D) Heisenberg antiferromagnetic (HAF) chains which have relatively small exchange couplings between the spins can be tuned using laboratory-scale magnetic fields. Magnetization measurements, made as a function of temperature, provide phase diagrams for these systems and establish the quantum critical point (QCP). The evolution of the spin dynamics behavior with temperature and applied field in the quantum critical (QC) region, near the QCP, is of particular interest and has been experimentally investigated in a number of 1D HAFs using neutron scattering and nuclear magnetic resonance as the preferred techniques. In the QC phase both quantum and thermal spin fluctuations are present. As a result of extended spin correlations in the chains, magnon excitations are important at finite temperatures. An expression for the NMR spin-lattice relaxation rate 1 /T1 of probe nuclei in the QC phase of 1D HAFs is obtained by considering Raman scattering processes which induce nuclear spin flips. The relaxation rate expression, which involves the temperature and the chemical potential, predicts scaling behavior of 1 /T1 consistent with recent experimental findings for quasi-1D HAF systems. A simple relationship between 1 /T1 and the deviation of the magnetization from saturation (MS-M ) is predicted for the QC region.

  6. Modified Spin-Wave Theory on Low-Dimensional Heisenberg Ferrimagnets: A New Robust Formulation

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    Noriki, Yusaku; Yamamoto, Shoji

    2017-03-01

    We propose a new scheme for modifying conventional spin waves so as to precisely describe low-dimensional Heisenberg ferrimagnets at finite temperatures. What is called the modified spin-wave theory was initiated by Takahashi, who intended to calculate the low-temperature thermodynamics of low-dimensional Heisenberg ferromagnets, where Holstein-Primakoff bosons are constrained to keep the total uniform magnetization zero in a straightforward manner. If the concept of an ideal Bose gas with a fixed density is applied to antiferromagnets and ferrimagnets, the formulation is no longer trivial, having rich variety in the way how the conventional spin waves, especially those in ferrimagnets, are constrained and brought into interaction. Which magnetization should be kept zero, uniform, staggered, or both? One or more chemical potentials can be introduced so as to satisfy the relevant constraint condition either in diagonalizing the Hamiltonian or in minimizing the free energy, making the Bogoliubov transformation dependent on temperature or leaving it free from temperature dependence. We can bring the thus-modified spin waves into interaction on the basis of the Hartree-Fock approximation or through the use of Wick's theorem in an attempt to refine their descriptions. Comparing various modification schemes both numerically and analytically in one and two dimensions, we eventually find an excellent bosonic language capable of describing heterogeneous quantum magnets on a variety of lattices over the whole temperature range — Wick's-theorem-based interacting spin waves modified so as to keep every sublattice magnetization zero via the temperature-dependent Bogoliubov transformation.

  7. Enhancing the geometric quantum discord in the Heisenberg XX chain by Dzyaloshinsky–Moriya interaction

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    Gong, Jia-Min, E-mail: jmgong@yeah.net [School of Electronic Engineering, Xi' an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi' an 710121 (China); Tang, Qi [School of Electronic Engineering, Xi' an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi' an 710121 (China); Sun, Yu-Hang [School of Science, Xi' an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi' an 710121 (China); Qiao, Lin [School of Electronic Engineering, Xi' an University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xi' an 710121 (China)

    2015-03-15

    We studied the trace distance, the Hellinger distance, and the Bures distance geometric quantum discords (GQDs) for a two-spin Heisenberg XX chain with the Dzyaloshinsky–Moriya (DM) interaction and the external magnetic fields. We found that considerable enhancement of the GQDs can be achieved by introducing the DM interaction, and their maxima were obtained when the strength of the DM interaction approaches infinity. The external magnetic fields and the increase of the temperature can also enhance the GQDs to some extent during certain specific parameter regions.

  8. The elusive Heisenberg limit in quantum-enhanced metrology

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    Demkowicz-Dobrzański, Rafał; Kołodyński, Jan; Guţă, Mădălin

    2012-01-01

    Quantum precision enhancement is of fundamental importance for the development of advanced metrological optical experiments, such as gravitational wave detection and frequency calibration with atomic clocks. Precision in these experiments is strongly limited by the 1/√N shot noise factor with N being the number of probes (photons, atoms) employed in the experiment. Quantum theory provides tools to overcome the bound by using entangled probes. In an idealized scenario this gives rise to the Heisenberg scaling of precision 1/N. Here we show that when decoherence is taken into account, the maximal possible quantum enhancement in the asymptotic limit of infinite N amounts generically to a constant factor rather than quadratic improvement. We provide efficient and intuitive tools for deriving the bounds based on the geometry of quantum channels and semi-definite programming. We apply these tools to derive bounds for models of decoherence relevant for metrological applications including: depolarization, dephasing, spontaneous emission and photon loss. PMID:22990859

  9. Achieving the Heisenberg limit in quantum metrology using quantum error correction.

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    Zhou, Sisi; Zhang, Mengzhen; Preskill, John; Jiang, Liang

    2018-01-08

    Quantum metrology has many important applications in science and technology, ranging from frequency spectroscopy to gravitational wave detection. Quantum mechanics imposes a fundamental limit on measurement precision, called the Heisenberg limit, which can be achieved for noiseless quantum systems, but is not achievable in general for systems subject to noise. Here we study how measurement precision can be enhanced through quantum error correction, a general method for protecting a quantum system from the damaging effects of noise. We find a necessary and sufficient condition for achieving the Heisenberg limit using quantum probes subject to Markovian noise, assuming that noiseless ancilla systems are available, and that fast, accurate quantum processing can be performed. When the sufficient condition is satisfied, a quantum error-correcting code can be constructed that suppresses the noise without obscuring the signal; the optimal code, achieving the best possible precision, can be found by solving a semidefinite program.

  10. Partition functions of classical Heisenberg spin chains with arbitrary and different exchange

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    Cregg, P J [Materials Characterisation and Processing Group, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford (Ireland); GarcIa-Palacios, J L [Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragon, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas-Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain); Svedlindh, P [Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Box 534, SE-751 21 Uppsala (Sweden)], E-mail: pjcregg@wit.ie

    2008-10-31

    The classical Heisenberg model has been effective in modelling exchange interactions in molecular magnets. In this model, the partition function is important as it allows the calculation of the magnetization and susceptibility. For an ensemble of N-spin sites, this typically involves integrals in 2N dimensions. Here, for two-, three- and four-spin nearest neighbour open linear Heisenberg chains these integrals are reduced to sums of known functions, using a result due to Gegenbauer. For the case of the three- and four-spin chains, the sums are equivalent in form to the results of Joyce. The general result for an N-spin chain is also obtained.

  11. Exact solution of the mixed spin-1/2 and spin-S Ising-Heisenberg diamond chain

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    L. Čanová

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The geometric frustration in a class of the mixed spin-1/2 and spin-S Ising-Heisenberg diamond chains is investigated by combining three exact analytical techniques: Kambe projection method, decoration-iteration transformation and transfer-matrix method. The ground state, the magnetization process and the specific heat as a function of the external magnetic field are particularly examined for different strengths of the geometric frustration. It is shown that the increase of the Heisenberg spin value S raises the number of intermediate magnetization plateaux, which emerge in magnetization curves provided that the ground state is highly degenerate on behalf of a sufficiently strong geometric frustration. On the other hand, all intermediate magnetization plateaux merge into a linear magnetization versus magnetic field dependence in the limit of classical Heisenberg spin S → ∞. The enhanced magnetocaloric effect with cooling rate exceeding the one of paramagnetic salts is also detected when the disordered frustrated phase constitutes the ground state and the external magnetic field is small enough.

  12. Quantum Spin Hall Effect

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    Bernevig, B.Andrei; Zhang, Shou-Cheng; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2010-01-15

    The quantum Hall liquid is a novel state of matter with profound emergent properties such as fractional charge and statistics. Existence of the quantum Hall effect requires breaking of the time reversal symmetry caused by an external magnetic field. In this work, we predict a quantized spin Hall effect in the absence of any magnetic field, where the intrinsic spin Hall conductance is quantized in units of 2 e/4{pi}. The degenerate quantum Landau levels are created by the spin-orbit coupling in conventional semiconductors in the presence of a strain gradient. This new state of matter has many profound correlated properties described by a topological field theory.

  13. The effect of four-spin exchanges on the honeycomb lattice diagram phase of S=3/2 J1-J2 Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model

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    F Keshavarz

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the effect of four-spin exchanges between the nearest and next nearest neighbor spins of honeycomb lattice on the phase diagram of S=3/2 antiferomagnetic Heisenberg model is considered with two-spin exchanges between the nearest and next nearest neighbor spins. Firstly, the method is investigated with classical phase diagram. In classical phase diagram, in addition to Neel order, classical degeneracy is also seen. The existance of this phase in diagram phase is important because of the probability of the existence of quantum spin liquid in this region for such amount of interaction. To investigate the effect of quantum fluctuation on the stability of the obtained classical phase diagram, linear spin wave theory has been used. Obtained results show that in classical degeneracy regime, the quantum fluctuations cause the order by disorder in the spin system and the ground state is ordered

  14. Quantum-memory-assisted entropic uncertainty relation in a Heisenberg XYZ chain with an inhomogeneous magnetic field

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    Wang, Dong; Huang, Aijun; Ming, Fei; Sun, Wenyang; Lu, Heping; Liu, Chengcheng; Ye, Liu

    2017-06-01

    The uncertainty principle provides a nontrivial bound to expose the precision for the outcome of the measurement on a pair of incompatible observables in a quantum system. Therefore, it is of essential importance for quantum precision measurement in the area of quantum information processing. Herein, we investigate quantum-memory-assisted entropic uncertainty relation (QMA-EUR) in a two-qubit Heisenberg \\boldsymbol{X}\\boldsymbol{Y}\\boldsymbol{Z} spin chain. Specifically, we observe the dynamics of QMA-EUR in a realistic model there are two correlated sites linked by a thermal entanglement in the spin chain with an inhomogeneous magnetic field. It turns out that the temperature, the external inhomogeneous magnetic field and the field inhomogeneity can lift the uncertainty of the measurement due to the reduction of the thermal entanglement, and explicitly higher temperature, stronger magnetic field or larger inhomogeneity of the field can result in inflation of the uncertainty. Besides, it is found that there exists distinct dynamical behaviors of the uncertainty for ferromagnetism \\boldsymbol{}≤ft(\\boldsymbol{J}\\boldsymbol{0}\\right) chains. Moreover, we also verify that the measuring uncertainty is dramatically anti-correlated with the purity of the bipartite spin system, the greater purity can result in the reduction of the measuring uncertainty, vice versa. Therefore, our observations might provide a better understanding of the dynamics of the entropic uncertainty in the Heisenberg spin chain, and thus shed light on quantum precision measurement in the framework of versatile systems, particularly solid states.

  15. Quantum Spin Gyroscope

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    2015-07-15

    Progress Report (ONR Award No. N00014-14-1-0804) Quantum Spin Gyroscope August 2014-July 2015 Report Type: Annual Report Primary Contact E-mail...Quantum Spin Gyroscope Grant/Contract Number: N00014-14-1-0804 Principal Investigator Name: Paola Cappellaro Program Manager: Richard Tommy Willis...Abstract Gyroscopes find wide application in everyday life, from navigation to rotation sensors in hand-held devices and automobiles. In addition, they can

  16. Quantum Spin Liquids in Frustrated Spin-1 Diamond Antiferromagnets

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    Buessen, Finn Lasse; Hering, Max; Reuther, Johannes; Trebst, Simon

    2018-01-01

    Motivated by the recent synthesis of the spin-1 A -site spinel NiRh2 O4 , we investigate the classical to quantum crossover of a frustrated J1-J2 Heisenberg model on the diamond lattice upon varying the spin length S . Applying a recently developed pseudospin functional renormalization group approach for arbitrary spin-S magnets, we find that systems with S ≥3 /2 reside in the classical regime, where the low-temperature physics is dominated by the formation of coplanar spirals and a thermal (order-by-disorder) transition. For smaller local moments S =1 or S =1 /2 , we find that the system evades a thermal ordering transition and forms a quantum spiral spin liquid where the fluctuations are restricted to characteristic momentum-space surfaces. For the tetragonal phase of NiRh2 O4 , a modified J1-J2--J2⊥ exchange model is found to favor a conventionally ordered Néel state (for arbitrary spin S ), even in the presence of a strong local single-ion spin anisotropy, and it requires additional sources of frustration to explain the experimentally observed absence of a thermal ordering transition.

  17. Quantum spin liquids

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    Mila, Frederic [Institut de Physique Theorique, Universite de Lausanne, BSP, Lausanne (Switzerland)

    2000-11-01

    This paper presents an overview of the properties of magnetic insulators, with emphasis on quantum effects. In particular, the consequences of strong quantum fluctuations on the low-energy properties of a number of systems are reviewed: the occurrence of a spin gap in spin-1 chains and other low-dimensional magnets; the presence of low-lying singlet excitations in several frustrated magnets; the interplay of orbital and spin fluctuations in orbitally degenerate Mott insulators. This review is intended as a pedagogical introduction to the field, and the formalism has been kept at a minimal level. (author)

  18. Indirect RIXS study of bimagnon excitations in triangular-lattice quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Datta, Trinanjan; Luo, Cheng; Huang, Zengye; Yao, Dao-Xin

    2015-03-01

    Bimagnon correlations in triangular-lattice quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet can be probed by the resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) technique. Utilizing an interacting spin wave theory within the Bethe-Salpeter approximation scheme, we compute the K-edge indirect RIXS spectra for the nearest neighbor Heisenberg model with a general S for the entire magnetic brillouin zone. The non-collinear spin arrangement in the triangular lattice geometry supports the intrinsic spontaneous single-magnon decay or recombination. Based on our calculation, we find that the RIXS spectra display a peak at the antiferromagnetic wave vector (4 π / 3 , 0) corresponding to the triangular lattice, which is in contrast to the square lattice case. The major contribution to the RIXS spectra originates from the decay vertices arising from the three-magnon interaction terms, with the quartic interaction contributions subdued. Our results indicate that the spontaneous decay and recombination of magnons inherent to the triangular lattice model can be oberved in the RIXS spectra without a disintegration. GRU Small Grants Program, NBRPC-2012CB821400,NSFC-11275279.

  19. Quantum spin liquid states

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    Zhou, Yi; Kanoda, Kazushi; Ng, Tai-Kai

    2017-04-01

    This is an introductory review of the physics of quantum spin liquid states. Quantum magnetism is a rapidly evolving field, and recent developments reveal that the ground states and low-energy physics of frustrated spin systems may develop many exotic behaviors once we leave the regime of semiclassical approaches. The purpose of this article is to introduce these developments. The article begins by explaining how semiclassical approaches fail once quantum mechanics become important and then describe the alternative approaches for addressing the problem. Mainly spin-1 /2 systems are discussed, and most of the time is spent in this article on one particular set of plausible spin liquid states in which spins are represented by fermions. These states are spin-singlet states and may be viewed as an extension of Fermi liquid states to Mott insulators, and they are usually classified in the category of so-called S U (2 ), U (1 ), or Z2 spin liquid states. A review is given of the basic theory regarding these states and the extensions of these states to include the effect of spin-orbit coupling and to higher spin (S >1 /2 ) systems. Two other important approaches with strong influences on the understanding of spin liquid states are also introduced: (i) matrix product states and projected entangled pair states and (ii) the Kitaev honeycomb model. Experimental progress concerning spin liquid states in realistic materials, including anisotropic triangular-lattice systems [κ -(ET )2Cu2(CN )3 and EtMe3Sb [Pd (dmit )2]2 ], kagome-lattice system [ZnCu3(OH )6Cl2 ], and hyperkagome lattice system (Na4 Ir3 O8 ), is reviewed and compared against the corresponding theories.

  20. NMR evidence for peculiar spin gaps in a doped S=1/2 Heisenberg spin chain

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    Utz, Yannic; Rudisch, Christian; Hammerath, Franziska; Grafe, Hans-Joachim; Mohan, Ashwin; Ribeiro, Patrick; Hess, Christian; Wolter, Anja; Kataev, Vladislav; Nishimoto, Satoshi; Drechsler, Stefan-Ludwig; Buechner, Bernd [IFW Dresden (Germany); Singh, Surjeet [Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (India); Saint-Martin, Romuald; Revcolevschi, Alexandre [Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l' Etat Solide, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay (France)

    2012-07-01

    We present {sup 63}Cu Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) measurements on undoped, Ca-doped and Ni-doped SrCuO{sub 2} single crystals. SrCuO{sub 2} is a good realization of a one-dimensional S=1/2 Heisenberg spin chain. This is manifested by the theoretically-expected temperature-independent NMR spin-lattice relaxation rate T{sub 1}{sup -1}. In Sr{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}CuO{sub 2} an exponential decrease of T{sub 1}{sup -1} below 90 K evidences the opening of a gap in the spin excitation spectrum, which amounts to {Delta}=50 K. DMRG calculations are presented to discuss the origin of this spin gap. New results on SrCu{sub 0.99}Ni{sub 0.01}O{sub 2} also indicate the presence of a spin gap, which is twice as large as in Sr{sub 0.9}Ca{sub 0.1}CuO{sub 2}, despite the minor doping level of Ni compared to Ca. We discuss different possible impacts of Ca (S=0) and Ni (S=1) doping on structural and magnetic properties of the parent compound.

  1. General formalism of local thermodynamics with an example: Quantum Otto engine with a spin-1/2 coupled to an arbitrary spin

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    Müstecaplıoğlu, Özgür Esat; Altintas, Ferdi

    2015-01-01

    We investigate a quantum heat engine with a working substance of two particles, one with a spin-1/2 and the other with an arbitrary spin (spin s), coupled by Heisenberg exchange interaction, and subject to an external magnetic field. The engine operates in a quantum Otto cycle. Work harvested in the cycle and its efficiency are calculated using quantum thermodynamical definitions. It is found that the engine has higher efficiencies at higher spins and can harvest work at higher exchange inter...

  2. Chaotic dynamics of Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin chain with bilinear and biquadratic interactions

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    Blessy, B. S. Gnana; Latha, M. M.

    2017-10-01

    We investigate the chaotic dynamics of one dimensional Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin chain by constructing the Hamiltonian equations of motion. We present the trajectory and phase plots of the system with bilinear and also biquadratic interactions. The stability of the system is analysed in both cases by constructing the Jacobian matrix and by measuring the Lyapunov exponents. The results are illustrated graphically.

  3. Thermal entanglement of a spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg model on a symmetrical diamond chain.

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    Ananikian, N S; Ananikyan, L N; Chakhmakhchyan, L A; Rojas, Onofre

    2012-06-27

    The entanglement quantum properties of a spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg model on a symmetrical diamond chain were analyzed. Due to the separable nature of the Ising-type exchange interactions between neighboring Heisenberg dimers, calculation of the entanglement can be performed exactly for each individual dimer. Pairwise thermal entanglement was studied in terms of the isotropic Ising-Heisenberg model and analytical expressions for the concurrence (as a measure of bipartite entanglement) were obtained. The effects of external magnetic field H and next-nearest neighbor interaction J(m) between nodal Ising sites were considered. The ground state structure and entanglement properties of the system were studied in a wide range of coupling constant values. Various regimes with different values of ground state entanglement were revealed, depending on the relation between competing interaction strengths. Finally, some novel effects, such as the two-peak behavior of concurrence versus temperature and coexistence of phases with different values of magnetic entanglement, were observed.

  4. How to fold a spin chain: Integrable boundaries of the Heisenberg XXX and Inozemtsev hyperbolic models

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    De La Rosa Gomez, Alejandro; MacKay, Niall; Regelskis, Vidas

    2017-04-01

    We present a general method of folding an integrable spin chain, defined on a line, to obtain an integrable open spin chain, defined on a half-line. We illustrate our method through two fundamental models with sl2 Lie algebra symmetry: the Heisenberg XXX and the Inozemtsev hyperbolic spin chains. We obtain new long-range boundary Hamiltonians and demonstrate that they exhibit Yangian symmetries, thus ensuring integrability of the models we obtain. The method presented provides a ;bottom-up; approach for constructing integrable boundaries and can be applied to any spin chain model.

  5. Generalizations of Heisenberg uncertainty relation

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    Trifonov, D.A. [Institute for Nuclear Research, Sofia (Bulgaria)

    2002-09-01

    A survey on the generalizations of Heisenberg uncertainty relation and a general scheme for their entangled extensions to several states and observables is presented. The scheme is illustrated on the examples of one and two states and canonical quantum observables, and spin and quasi-spin components. Several new uncertainty relations are displayed. (author)

  6. Quantum Computation and Quantum Spin Dynamics

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    Raedt, Hans De; Michielsen, Kristel; Hams, Anthony; Miyashita, Seiji; Saito, Keiji

    2001-01-01

    We analyze the stability of quantum computations on physically realizable quantum computers by simulating quantum spin models representing quantum computer hardware. Examples of logically identical implementations of the controlled-NOT operation are used to demonstrate that the results of a quantum

  7. High-resolution resonant inelastic extreme ultraviolet scattering from orbital and spin excitations in a Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Caretta, Antonio; Dell'Angela, Martina; Chuang, Yi-De; Kalashnikova, Alexandra M.; Pisarev, Roman V.; Bossini, Davide; Hieke, Florian; Wurth, Wilfried; Casarin, Barbara; Ciprian, Roberta; Parmigiani, Fulvio; Wexler, Surge; Wray, L. Andrew; Malvestuto, Marco

    2017-11-01

    We report a high-resolution resonant inelastic extreme ultraviolet (EUV) scattering study of the quantum Heisenberg antiferromagnet KCoF3. By tuning the EUV photon energy to the cobalt M23 edge, a complete set of low-energy 3 d spin-orbital excitations is revealed. These low-lying electronic excitations are modeled using an extended multiplet-based mean-field calculation to identify the roles of lattice and magnetic degrees of freedom in modifying the resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) spectral line shape. We have demonstrated that the temperature dependence of RIXS features upon the antiferromagnetic ordering transition enables us to probe the energetics of short-range spin correlations in this material.

  8. Entanglement Teleportation Through 1D Heisenberg Chain

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    Hao, X; Zhu, S

    2005-01-01

    Information transmission of two qubits through two independent 1D Heisenberg chains as a quantum channel is analyzed. It is found that the entanglement of two spin-$\\frac 12$ quantum systems is decreased during teleportation via the thermal mixed state in 1D Heisenberg chain. The entanglement teleportation will be realized if the minimal entanglement of the thermal mixed state is provided in such quantum channel. High average fidelity of teleportation with values larger than 2/3 is obtained w...

  9. Stapp's quantum dualism: The James and Heisenberg model of consciousness

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    Noyes, H. P.

    1994-02-01

    Henry Stapp attempts to resolve the Cartesian dilemma by introducing what the author would characterize as an ontological dualism between mind and matter. His model for mind comes from William James' description of conscious events and for matter from Werner Heisenberg's ontological model for quantum events (wave function collapse). His demonstration of the isomorphism between the two types of events is successful, but in the author's opinion fails to establish a monistic, scientific theory. The author traces Stapp's failure to his adamant rejection of arbitrariness, or 'randomness.' This makes it impossible for him (or for Bohr and Pauli before him) to understand the power of Darwin's explanation of biology, let alone the triumphs of modern 'neo-Darwinism.' The author notes that the point at issue is a modern version of the unresolved opposition between Leucippus and Democritus on one side and Epicurus on the other. Stapp's views are contrasted with recent discussions of consciousness by two eminent biologists: Crick and Edelman. They locate the problem firmly in the context of natural selection on the surface of the earth. Their approaches provide a sound basis for further scientific work. The author briefly examines the connection between this scientific (rather than ontological) framework and the new fundamental theory based on bit-strings and the combinatorial hierarchy.

  10. Field-induced magnetic order in quantum spin liquids.

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    Wessel, S; Olshanii, M; Haas, S

    2001-11-12

    We study magnetic-field-induced three-dimensional ordering transitions in low-dimensional quantum spin liquids, such as weakly coupled, antiferromagnetic spin- 1/2 Heisenberg dimers and ladders. Using stochastic series expansion quantum Monte Carlo simulations, we obtain the critical scaling exponents which dictate the power-law dependence of the transition temperature on the magnetic field. These are compared with recent experiments on candidate materials and with predictions for the Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons. The critical exponents deviate from isotropic mean-field theory and exhibit different scaling behavior at the lower and upper critical magnetic fields.

  11. Low temperature ballistic spin transport in the S=1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain compound SrCuO{sub 2}

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    Maeter, H.; Klauss, H.H. [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, TU Dresden (Germany); Zvyagin, A.A. [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, TU Dresden (Germany); Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, NAS of Ukraine, Kharkov (Ukraine); Luetkens, H.; Pascua, G.; Shermadini, Z. [Laboratory for Muon-Spin Spectroscopy, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen (Switzerland); Hess, C.; Hlubek, N.; Buechner, B. [Leibniz-Institut fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung, Dresden (Germany); Saint-Matin, R.; Revcolevschi, A. [Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de L' Etat Solide, ICMMO, UMR 8182, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay (France)

    2011-07-01

    For one-dimensional quantum spin chain systems recent experimental and theoretical studies indicate unexpectedly large, in some cases diverging spin and heat transport coefficients. Local probes, like e.g. muon spin relaxation ({mu}SR) can indirectly characterize the spin transport properties of low dimensional systems via the magnetic field dependence of the spin lattice relaxation rate {lambda}(B). For diffusive spin transport {lambda}{proportional_to}B{sup -0.5} is expected. For the ground state of the isotropic spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chain the eigenstates of the Heisenberg Hamiltonian dominate the spin transport, which is then ballistic. Using the Mueller ansatz {lambda}{proportional_to}B{sup -1} is expected in this case. For SrCuO{sub 2} we find {lambda}{proportional_to}B{sup -0.9(3)}. This result is temperature independent for 5 K{<=}T {<=}300 K. Within conformal field theory and using the Mueller ansatz we conclude ballistic spin transport in SrCuO{sub 2}.

  12. Dynamic scaling of the restoration of rotational symmetry in Heisenberg quantum antiferromagnets

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    Weinberg, Phillip; Sandvik, Anders W.

    2017-08-01

    We apply imaginary-time evolution with the operator e-τ H to study relaxation dynamics of gapless quantum antiferromagnets described by the spin-rotation-invariant Heisenberg Hamiltonian H . Using quantum Monte Carlo simulations to obtain unbiased results, we propagate an initial state with maximal order parameter msz (the staggered magnetization) in the z spin direction and monitor the expectation value 〈ms〉 as a function of imaginary time τ . Results for different system sizes (lengths) L exhibit an initial essentially size independent relaxation of 〈ms〉 toward its value in the infinite-size spontaneously symmetry broken state, followed by a strongly size dependent final decay to zero when the O (3 ) rotational symmetry of the order parameter is restored. We develop a generic finite-size scaling theory that shows the relaxation time diverges asymptotically as Lz, where z is the dynamic exponent of the low-energy excitations. We use the scaling theory to develop a practical way of extracting the dynamic exponent from the numerical finite-size data, systematically eliminating scaling corrections. We apply the method to spin-1 /2 Heisenberg antiferromagnets on two different lattice geometries: the standard two-dimensional (2D) square lattice and a site-diluted 2D square lattice at the percolation threshold. In the 2D case we obtain z =2.001 (5 ) , which is consistent with the known value z =2 , while for the site-diluted lattice we find z =3.90 (1 ) or z =2.056 (8 ) Df , where Df=91 /48 is the fractal dimensionality of the percolating system. This is an improvement on previous estimates of z ≈3.7 . The scaling results also show a fundamental difference between the two cases; for the 2D square lattice, the data can be collapsed onto a common scaling function even when 〈ms〉 is relatively large, reflecting the Anderson tower of quantum rotor states with a common dynamic exponent z =2 . For the diluted 2D square lattice, the scaling works well only for

  13. Beyond Uncertainty Heisenberg, Quantum Physics, and The Bomb

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    Cassidy, David C

    2010-01-01

    Award winning biographer revisits the controversial life of this well known German physicist to shed new light on troubling questions. What can we learn about the relationship of scientific research to state power from Heisenberg's role in Nazi Germany?

  14. Quantum spin liquids: a large-S route

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    Tchernyshyov, Oleg [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)

    2004-03-24

    This paper explores the large-S route to quantum disorder in the Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the pyrochlore lattice and its homologues in lower dimensions. It is shown that zero-point fluctuations of spins shape up a valence-bond solid at low temperatures for one two-dimensional lattice and a liquid with very short-range valence-bond correlations for another. A one-dimensional model demonstrates potential significance of quantum interference effects (as in Haldane's gap): the quantum melting of a valence-bond order yields different valence-bond liquids for integer and half-integer values of S.

  15. Heat capacity and monogamy relations in the mixed-three-spin XXX Heisenberg model at low temperatures

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    Zad, Hamid Arian; Movahhedian, Hossein

    2016-08-01

    Heat capacity of a mixed-three-spin (1/2,1,1/2) antiferromagnetic XXX Heisenberg chain is precisely investigated by use of the partition function of the system for which, spins (1,1/2) have coupling constant J1 and spins (1/2,1/2) have coupling constant J2. We verify tripartite entanglement for the model by means of the convex roof extended negativity (CREN) and concurrence as functions of temperature T, homogeneous magnetic field B and the coupling constants J1 and J2. As shown in our previous work, [H. A. Zad, Chin. Phys. B 25 (2016) 030303.] the temperature, the magnetic field and the coupling constants dependences of the heat capacity for such spin system have different behaviors for the entangled and separable states, hence, we did some useful comparisons between this quantity and negativities of its organized bipartite (sub)systems at entangled and separable states. Here, we compare the heat capacity of the mixed-three-spin (1/2,1,1/2) system with the CREN and the tripartite concurrence (as measures of the tripartite entanglement) at low temperature. Ground state phase transitions, and also, transition from ground state to some excited states are explained in detail for this system at zero temperature. Finally, we investigate the heat capacity behavior around those critical points in which these quantum phase transitions occur.

  16. Quantum annealing with manufactured spins.

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    Johnson, M W; Amin, M H S; Gildert, S; Lanting, T; Hamze, F; Dickson, N; Harris, R; Berkley, A J; Johansson, J; Bunyk, P; Chapple, E M; Enderud, C; Hilton, J P; Karimi, K; Ladizinsky, E; Ladizinsky, N; Oh, T; Perminov, I; Rich, C; Thom, M C; Tolkacheva, E; Truncik, C J S; Uchaikin, S; Wang, J; Wilson, B; Rose, G

    2011-05-12

    Many interesting but practically intractable problems can be reduced to that of finding the ground state of a system of interacting spins; however, finding such a ground state remains computationally difficult. It is believed that the ground state of some naturally occurring spin systems can be effectively attained through a process called quantum annealing. If it could be harnessed, quantum annealing might improve on known methods for solving certain types of problem. However, physical investigation of quantum annealing has been largely confined to microscopic spins in condensed-matter systems. Here we use quantum annealing to find the ground state of an artificial Ising spin system comprising an array of eight superconducting flux quantum bits with programmable spin-spin couplings. We observe a clear signature of quantum annealing, distinguishable from classical thermal annealing through the temperature dependence of the time at which the system dynamics freezes. Our implementation can be configured in situ to realize a wide variety of different spin networks, each of which can be monitored as it moves towards a low-energy configuration. This programmable artificial spin network bridges the gap between the theoretical study of ideal isolated spin networks and the experimental investigation of bulk magnetic samples. Moreover, with an increased number of spins, such a system may provide a practical physical means to implement a quantum algorithm, possibly allowing more-effective approaches to solving certain classes of hard combinatorial optimization problems.

  17. Quantum-Wave Equation and Heisenberg Inequalities of Covariant Quantum Gravity

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    Claudio Cremaschini

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Key aspects of the manifestly-covariant theory of quantum gravity (Cremaschini and Tessarotto 2015–2017 are investigated. These refer, first, to the establishment of the four-scalar, manifestly-covariant evolution quantum wave equation, denoted as covariant quantum gravity (CQG wave equation, which advances the quantum state ψ associated with a prescribed background space-time. In this paper, the CQG-wave equation is proved to follow at once by means of a Hamilton–Jacobi quantization of the classical variational tensor field g ≡ g μ ν and its conjugate momentum, referred to as (canonical g-quantization. The same equation is also shown to be variational and to follow from a synchronous variational principle identified here with the quantum Hamilton variational principle. The corresponding quantum hydrodynamic equations are then obtained upon introducing the Madelung representation for ψ , which provides an equivalent statistical interpretation of the CQG-wave equation. Finally, the quantum state ψ is proven to fulfill generalized Heisenberg inequalities, relating the statistical measurement errors of quantum observables. These are shown to be represented in terms of the standard deviations of the metric tensor g ≡ g μ ν and its quantum conjugate momentum operator.

  18. Spin Switching via Quantum Dot Spin Valves

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    Gergs, N. M.; Bender, S. A.; Duine, R. A.; Schuricht, D.

    2018-01-01

    We develop a theory for spin transport and magnetization dynamics in a quantum dot spin valve, i.e., two magnetic reservoirs coupled to a quantum dot. Our theory is able to take into account effects of strong correlations. We demonstrate that, as a result of these strong correlations, the dot gate voltage enables control over the current-induced torques on the magnets and, in particular, enables voltage-controlled magnetic switching. The electrical resistance of the structure can be used to read out the magnetic state. Our model may be realized by a number of experimental systems, including magnetic scanning-tunneling microscope tips and artificial quantum dot systems.

  19. Spin-Lattice-Coupled Order in Heisenberg Antiferromagnets on the Pyrochlore Lattice.

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    Aoyama, Kazushi; Kawamura, Hikaru

    2016-06-24

    Effects of local lattice distortions on the spin ordering are investigated for the antiferromagnetic classical Heisenberg model on the pyrochlore lattice. It is found by Monte Carlo simulations that the spin-lattice coupling (SLC) originating from site phonons induces a first-order transition into two different types of collinear magnetic ordered states. The state realized at the stronger SLC is cubic symmetric characterized by the magnetic (1/2,1/2,1/2) Bragg peaks, while that at the weaker SLC is tetragonal symmetric characterized by the (1,1,0) ones, each accompanied by the commensurate local lattice distortions. Experimental implications to chromium spinels are discussed.

  20. Quantum Spin Glasses, Annealing and Computation

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    Tanaka, Shu; Tamura, Ryo; Chakrabarti, Bikas K.

    2017-05-01

    List of tables; List of figures, Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Quantum Spin Glass, Annealing and Computation: 2. Classical spin models from ferromagnetic spin systems to spin glasses; 3. Simulated annealing; 4. Quantum spin glass; 5. Quantum dynamics; 6. Quantum annealing; Part II. Additional Notes: 7. Notes on adiabatic quantum computers; 8. Quantum information and quenching dynamics; 9. A brief historical note on the studies of quantum glass, annealing and computation.

  1. Global phase diagram and quantum spin liquids in a spin-1/2 triangular antiferromagnet

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    Gong, Shou-Shu; Zhu, W.; Zhu, J.-X.; Sheng, D. N.; Yang, Kun

    2017-08-01

    We study the spin-1 /2 Heisenberg model on the triangular lattice with the nearest-neighbor J1>0 , the next-nearest-neighobr J2>0 Heisenberg interactions, and the additional scalar chiral interaction Jχ(S⃗i×S⃗j) .S⃗k for the three spins in all the triangles using large-scale density matrix renormalization group calculation on cylinder geometry. With increasing J2 (J2/J1≤0.3 ) and Jχ (Jχ/J1≤1.0 ) interactions, we establish a quantum phase diagram with the magnetically ordered 120∘, stripe, and noncoplanar tetrahedral phase. In between these magnetic order phases, we find a chiral spin liquid (CSL) phase, which is identified as a ν =1 /2 bosonic fractional quantum Hall state with possible spontaneous rotational symmetry breaking. By switching on the chiral interaction, we find that the previously identified spin liquid in the J1-J2 triangular model (0.08 ≲J2/J1≲0.15 ) shows a phase transition to the CSL phase at very small Jχ. We also compute the spin triplet gap in both spin liquid phases, and our finite-size results suggest a large gap in the odd topological sector but a small or vanishing gap in the even sector. We discuss the implications of our results on the nature of the spin liquid phases.

  2. Decoherence in quantum spin systems

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    De Raedt, H; Dobrovitski, VV; Landau, DP; Lewis, SP; Schuttler, HB

    2003-01-01

    Computer simulations of decoherence in quantum spin systems require the solution of the time-dependent Schrodinger equation for interacting quantum spin systems over extended periods of time. We use exact diagonalization, the Chebyshev polynomial technique, four Suzuki-formula algorithms, and the

  3. Ground state of a spin-1/2 Heisenberg-Ising two-leg ladder with XYZ intra-rung coupling

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    T. Verkholyak

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The quantum spin-1/2 two-leg ladder with an anisotropic XYZ Heisenberg intra-rung interaction and Ising inter-rung interactions is treated by means of a rigorous approach based on the unitary transformation. The particular case of the considered model with X-X intra-rung interaction resembles a quantum compass ladder with additional frustrating diagonal Ising interactions. Using an appropriately chosen unitary transformation, the model under investigation may be reduced to a transverse Ising chain with composite spins, and one may subsequently find the ground state quite rigorously. We obtain a ground-state phase diagram and analyze the interplay of the competition between several factors: the XYZ anisotropy in the Heisenberg intra-rung coupling, the Ising interaction along the legs, and the frustrating diagonal Ising interaction. The investigated model shows extraordinarily diverse ground-state phase diagrams including several unusual quantum ordered phases, two different disordered quantum paramagnetic phases, as well as discontinuous or continuous quantum phase transitions between those phases.

  4. Investigation of thermodynamic properties of Cu(NH3)4SO4·H2O, a Heisenberg spin chain compound

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    Chakraborty, Tanmoy; Singh, Harkirat; Chaudhuri, Dipanjan; Jeevan, Hirale S.; Gegenwart, Philipp; Mitra, Chiranjib

    2017-10-01

    Detailed experimental investigation of thermal and magnetic properties are presented for Cu(NH3)4SO4·H2O, an ideal uniform Heisenberg spin ½ chain compound. A comparison of these properties with relevant spin models is also presented. Temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility and specific heat data have been compared with the exact solution for uniform Heisenberg chain model derived by means of Bethe ansatz technique. Magnetization isotherms measured as a function of field are analyzed using the numerical results simulated by Quantum Monte Carlo technique. Specific heat as a function of magnetic field (up to 7T) and temperature (down to 2 K) is reported. Subsequently, the data are compared with the corresponding theoretical curves for infinite Heisenberg spin ½ chain model with J = 6 K. Moreover, internal energy and entropy are calculated by analyzing the experimental specific heat data. Magnetic field and temperature dependent behavior of entropy and internal energy are in good agreement with the theoretical predictions.

  5. Quantum phase transitions in spin-lattice systems

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    Ristig, M; Farnell, D; Kuerten, K

    2002-01-01

    Classical and quantized spins on a lattice interacting via unisotropic Heisenberg forces are important and illuminating models for an understanding of magnetic properties and phase transitions in solids, of structural phase transitions in ferroelectrics, and of transitions in quasi-spin systems. Further, many-body theories of spin lattices may be fruitfully related to latticized quantum-field theories within a Hamiltonian formulation. A close formal relationship exists, for example, between an O(2) model of the XY type and the O(4) model of chiral meson-field theory. Microscopic calculations are reviewed on the ground and excited states of such systems employing the microscopic correlated basis-functions (CBF) theory that has been so successful in the theory of quantum fluids and in nuclear physics. Reported are numerical results on the order parameters, phase boundaries, and other physical quantities of interest for the transverse Ising model, the spin-half XY model, the O(2) model for Josephson junction arr...

  6. Quantum spin liquids: a review.

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    Savary, Lucile; Balents, Leon

    2017-01-01

    Quantum spin liquids may be considered 'quantum disordered' ground states of spin systems, in which zero-point fluctuations are so strong that they prevent conventional magnetic long-range order. More interestingly, quantum spin liquids are prototypical examples of ground states with massive many-body entanglement, which is of a degree sufficient to render these states distinct phases of matter. Their highly entangled nature imbues quantum spin liquids with unique physical aspects, such as non-local excitations, topological properties, and more. In this review, we discuss the nature of such phases and their properties based on paradigmatic models and general arguments, and introduce theoretical technology such as gauge theory and partons, which are conveniently used in the study of quantum spin liquids. An overview is given of the different types of quantum spin liquids and the models and theories used to describe them. We also provide a guide to the current status of experiments in relation to study quantum spin liquids, and to the diverse probes used therein.

  7. Quantum spin liquids: a review

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    Savary, Lucile; Balents, Leon

    2017-01-01

    Quantum spin liquids may be considered ‘quantum disordered’ ground states of spin systems, in which zero-point fluctuations are so strong that they prevent conventional magnetic long-range order. More interestingly, quantum spin liquids are prototypical examples of ground states with massive many-body entanglement, which is of a degree sufficient to render these states distinct phases of matter. Their highly entangled nature imbues quantum spin liquids with unique physical aspects, such as non-local excitations, topological properties, and more. In this review, we discuss the nature of such phases and their properties based on paradigmatic models and general arguments, and introduce theoretical technology such as gauge theory and partons, which are conveniently used in the study of quantum spin liquids. An overview is given of the different types of quantum spin liquids and the models and theories used to describe them. We also provide a guide to the current status of experiments in relation to study quantum spin liquids, and to the diverse probes used therein.

  8. Extended quantum critical phase in a magnetized spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic chain

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    Stone, M.B.; Reich, D.H.; Broholm, C.

    2003-01-01

    Measurements are reported of the magnetic field dependence of excitations in the quantum critical state of the spin S=1/2 linear chain Heisenberg antiferromagnet copper pyrazine dinitrate (CuPzN). The complete spectrum was measured at k(B)T/Jless than or equal to0.025 for H=0 and H=8.7 T, where...

  9. Analytic renormalized bipartite and tripartite quantum discords with quantum phase transition in XXZ spins chain

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    Joya, Wajid; Khan, Salman; Khalid Khan, M.; Alam, Sher

    2017-05-01

    The behavior of bipartite quantum discord (BQD) and tripartite quantum discord (TQD) in the Heisenberg XXZ spins chain is investigated with the increasing size of the system using the approach of the quantum renormalization group method. Analytical relations for both BQD and TQD are obtained and the results are checked through numerical optimization. In the thermodynamics limit, both types of discord exhibit quantum phase transition (QPT). The boundary of QPT links the phases of saturated discord and zero discord. The first derivative of both discords becomes discontinuous at the critical point, which corresponds to the second-order phase transition. Qualitatively identical, the amount of saturated BQD strongly depends on the relative positions of spins inside a block. TQD can be a better candidate than BQD both for analyzing QPT and implementing quantum information tasks. The scaling behavior in the vicinity of the critical point is discussed.

  10. Excitations of breathers and rogue wave in the Heisenberg spin chain

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    Qi, Jian-Wen; Duan, Liang; Yang, Zhan-Ying; Yang, Wen-Li

    2018-01-01

    We study the excitations of breathers and rogue wave in a classical Heisenberg spin chain with twist interaction, which is governed by a fourth-order integrable nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The dynamics of these waves have been extracted from an exact solution. In particular, the corresponding existence conditions based on the parameters of perturbation wave number K, magnon number N, background wave vector ks and amplitude c are presented explicitly. Furthermore, the characteristics of magnetic moment distribution corresponding to these nonlinear waves are also investigated in detail. Finally, we discussed the state transition of three types nonlinear localized waves under the different excitation conditions.

  11. Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the icosahedron: influence of connectivity and the transition from the classical to the quantum limit.

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    Konstantinidis, N P

    2015-02-25

    The antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on the icosahedron presents unconventional properties at the classical and quantum level, which originate in the frustrated nature of the interactions between the spins. Here we examine the importance of the connectivity of the icosahedron for the appearance of a magnetization discontinuity as a function of an external field which separates two families of lowest energy configurations. We also investigate the transition from the classical to the quantum limit. The influence of connectivity on the magnetic properties is revealed by considering the cluster as being made up of a closed strip of a triangular lattice with two additional spins attached. The classical magnetization discontinuity is shown to evolve continuously from the discontinuity effected by these two spins when they are uncoupled to the cluster. In the second part the transition from the classical to the quantum limit is examined by focusing on the low energy spectrum, taking fully into account the spatial and the spin symmetry of the model in the characterization of the states. A symmetry analysis of the highly degenerate lowest energy classical manifold identifies as its direct fingerprint the low energy quantum states for spin magnitude as low as s = 1, with the latter following a tower of states behavior which relates to the icosahedron having a structure reminiscent of a depleted triangular lattice. The classical character of the AHM for small s is also detected on the ground state energy and correlation functions. On the other hand the classical magnetization discontinuity in a field eventually disappears for small s, after a weak reentrant behavior.

  12. Spin wave dynamics in Heisenberg ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic single-walled nanotubes

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    Mi, Bin-Zhou, E-mail: mbzfjerry2008@126.com [Department of Basic Curriculum, North China Institute of Science and Technology, Beijing 101601 (China); Department of Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2016-09-15

    The spin wave dynamics, including the magnetization, spin wave dispersion relation, and energy level splitting, of Heisenberg ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic single-walled nanotubes are systematically calculated by use of the double-time Green’s function method within the random phase approximation. The role of temperature, diameter of the tube, and wave vector on spin wave energy spectrum and energy level splitting are carefully analyzed. There are two categories of spin wave modes, which are quantized and degenerate, and the total number of independent magnon branches is dependent on diameter of the tube, caused by the physical symmetry of nanotubes. Moreover, the number of flat spin wave modes increases with diameter of the tube rising. The spin wave energy and the energy level splitting decrease with temperature rising, and become zero as temperature reaches the critical point. At any temperature, the energy level splitting varies with wave vector, and for a larger wave vector it is smaller. When pb=π, the boundary of first Brillouin zone, spin wave energies are degenerate, and the energy level splittings are zero.

  13. Nuclear Spins in Quantum Dots

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    Erlingsson, S.I.

    2003-01-01

    The main theme of this thesis is the hyperfine interaction between the many lattice nuclear spins and electron spins localized in GaAs quantum dots. This interaction is an intrinsic property of the material. Despite the fact that this interaction is rather weak, it can, as shown in this thesis,

  14. Spin superfluid Josephson quantum devices

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    Takei, So; Tserkovnyak, Yaroslav; Mohseni, Masoud

    2017-04-01

    A macroscopic spintronic qubit based on spin superfluidity and spin Hall phenomena is proposed. This magnetic quantum information processing device realizes the spin-supercurrent analog of the superconducting phase qubit and allows for full electrical control and readout. We also show that an array of interacting magnetic phase qubits can realize a quantum annealer. These devices can be built through standard solid-state fabrication technology, allowing for scalability. However, the upper bound for the operational temperature can, in principle, be higher than the superconducting counterpart, as it is ultimately governed by the magnetic ordering temperatures, which could be much higher than the critical temperatures of the conventional superconducting devices.

  15. Dynamics of the spin-1/2 Heisenberg chain initialized in a domain-wall state

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    Misguich, Grégoire; Mallick, Kirone; Krapivsky, P. L.

    2017-11-01

    We study the dynamics of an isotropic spin-1/2 Heisenberg chain starting in a domain-wall initial condition where the spins are initially up on the left half-line and down on the right half-line. We focus on the long-time behavior of the magnetization profile. We perform extensive time-dependent density-matrix renormalization-group simulations (up to t =350 ) and find that the data are compatible with a diffusive behavior. Subleading corrections decay slowly blurring the emergence of the diffusive behavior. We also compare our results with two alternative scenarios: superdiffusive behavior and enhanced diffusion with a logarithmic correction. We finally discuss the evolution of the entanglement entropy.

  16. Theory of the orthogonal dimer Heisenberg spin model for SrCu sub 2 (BO sub 3) sub 2

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    Miyahara, S

    2003-01-01

    The magnetic properties of SrCu sub 2 (BO sub 3) sub 2 are reviewed from a theoretical point of view. SrCu sub 2 (BO sub 3) sub 2 is a new two-dimensional spin gap system and its magnetic properties are well described by a spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model of the orthogonal dimer lattice. The model has a dimer singlet ground state whose exactness was proven by Shastry and Sutherland for a topologically equivalent model more than 20 years ago. The exactness of the ground state is maintained even if interlayer couplings are introduced for SrCu sub 2 (BO sub 3) sub 2. In the two-dimensional model, quantum phase transitions take place between different ground states for which three phases are expected: a gapped dimer singlet state, a plaquette resonating valence bond state and a gapless magnetic ordered state. Analysis of the experimental data shows that the dimer singlet ground state is realized in SrCu sub 2 (BO sub 3) sub 2. The orthogonality of the dimer bonds, which is the underlying symmetry of th...

  17. First-order transition on the frustrated spin-1/2 Heisenberg ferromagnet on an anisotropic square lattice

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    Lapa, Rodrigo S.; Mendonça, Griffith [Departamento de Fi' sica, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, CP 702, 30161-970 Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Departamento de Fi' sica, 3000, Japiim, 69077-000 Manaus, AM (Brazil); Roberto Viana, J. [Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Departamento de Fi' sica, 3000, Japiim, 69077-000 Manaus, AM (Brazil); Ricardo de Sousa, J., E-mail: jsousa@ufam.edu.br [Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Departamento de Fi' sica, 3000, Japiim, 69077-000 Manaus, AM (Brazil); National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems, Universidade Federal do Amazonas, Departamento de Fisica, 3000, Japiim, 69077-000 Manaus, AM (Brazil)

    2014-11-15

    We have studied the quantum spin-1/2 frustrated Heisenberg model with two ferromagnetic interactions: nearest-neighbor (NN) with different coupling strengths J{sub 1} and J{sub 1}{sup ′} along x and y directions, respectively, competing with a next-nearest-neighbor (NNN) with coupling J{sub 2}. Using the effective-field theory we obtain the ground-state phase diagram in the (λ,α) space, where λ=J{sub 1}{sup ′}/J{sub 1} and α=J{sub 2}/J{sub 1}. Depending on the values of λ and α we observe three different states: ferromagnetic (F), collinear ferromagnetic (CF) and quantum paramagnetic (QP). We observe a QP state between the ordered F and CF phases in the region λ{sub 1}<λ<1 (λ{sub 1}≃0.62). - Highlights: • We study the ferromagnetic J{sub 1}−J{sub 1}{sup ′}−J{sub 2} model on an anisotropic square lattice by using effective-field theory. • We obtain the ground phase diagram in the λ−α plane (λ=J{sub 1}{sup ′}/J{sub 1} and α=J{sub 2}/J{sub 1}). • A comparison with the results of the antiferromagnetic J{sub 1}−J{sub 1}{sup ′}−J{sub 2} model. • We propose a functional for the free energy.

  18. Disorder and Quantum Spin Ice

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    N. Martin

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available We report on diffuse neutron scattering experiments providing evidence for the presence of random strains in the quantum spin-ice candidate Pr_{2}Zr_{2}O_{7}. Since Pr^{3+} is a non-Kramers ion, the strain deeply modifies the picture of Ising magnetic moments governing the low-temperature properties of this material. It is shown that the derived strain distribution accounts for the temperature dependence of the specific heat and of the spin-excitation spectra. Taking advantage of mean-field and spin-dynamics simulations, we argue that the randomness in Pr_{2}Zr_{2}O_{7} promotes a new state of matter, which is disordered yet characterized by short-range antiferroquadrupolar correlations, and from which emerge spin-ice-like excitations. Thus, this study gives an original research route in the field of quantum spin ice.

  19. Disorder and Quantum Spin Ice

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    Martin, N.; Bonville, P.; Lhotel, E.; Guitteny, S.; Wildes, A.; Decorse, C.; Ciomaga Hatnean, M.; Balakrishnan, G.; Mirebeau, I.; Petit, S.

    2017-10-01

    We report on diffuse neutron scattering experiments providing evidence for the presence of random strains in the quantum spin-ice candidate Pr2Zr2O7 . Since Pr3 + is a non-Kramers ion, the strain deeply modifies the picture of Ising magnetic moments governing the low-temperature properties of this material. It is shown that the derived strain distribution accounts for the temperature dependence of the specific heat and of the spin-excitation spectra. Taking advantage of mean-field and spin-dynamics simulations, we argue that the randomness in Pr2Zr2O7 promotes a new state of matter, which is disordered yet characterized by short-range antiferroquadrupolar correlations, and from which emerge spin-ice-like excitations. Thus, this study gives an original research route in the field of quantum spin ice.

  20. Ground state properties of the bond alternating spin-1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg chain

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    S. Paul

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Ground state properties, dispersion relations and scaling behaviour of spin gap of a bond alternating spin-1/2 anisotropic Heisenberg chain have been studied where the exchange interactions on alternate bonds are ferromagnetic (FM and antiferromagnetic (AFM in two separate cases. The resulting models separately represent nearest neighbour (NN AFM-AFM and AFM-FM bond alternating chains. Ground state energy has been estimated analytically by using both bond operator and Jordan-Wigner representations and numerically by using exact diagonalization. Dispersion relations, spin gap and several ground state orders have been obtained. Dimer order and string orders are found to coexist in the ground state. Spin gap is found to develop as soon as the non-uniformity in alternating bond strength is introduced in the AFM-AFM chain which further remains non-zero for the AFM-FM chain. This spin gap along with the string orders attribute to the Haldane phase. The Haldane phase is found to exist in most of the anisotropic region similar to the isotropic point.

  1. On Heisenberg Uncertainty Relationship, Its Extension, and the Quantum Issue of Wave-Particle Duality

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    Mihai V. Putz

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Within the path integral Feynman formulation of quantum mechanics, the fundamental Heisenberg Uncertainty Relationship (HUR is analyzed in terms of the quantum fluctuation influence on coordinate and momentum estimations. While introducing specific particle and wave representations, as well as their ratio, in quantifying the wave-to-particle quantum information, the basic HUR is recovered in a close analytical manner for a large range of observable particle-wave Copenhagen duality, although with the dominant wave manifestation, while registering its progressive modification with the factor √1-n2, in terms of magnitude n ε [0,1] of the quantum fluctuation, for the free quantum evolution around the exact wave-particle equivalence. The practical implications of the present particle-to-wave ratio as well as of the free-evolution quantum picture are discussed for experimental implementation, broken symmetry and the electronic localization function.

  2. Gapless Spin Excitations in the Field-Induced Quantum Spin Liquid Phase of α -RuCl3

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    Zheng, Jiacheng; Ran, Kejing; Li, Tianrun; Wang, Jinghui; Wang, Pengshuai; Liu, Bin; Liu, Zheng-Xin; Normand, B.; Wen, Jinsheng; Yu, Weiqiang

    2017-12-01

    α -RuCl3 is a leading candidate material for the observation of physics related to the Kitaev quantum spin liquid (QSL). By combined susceptibility, specific-heat, and nuclear-magnetic-resonance measurements, we demonstrate that α -RuCl3 undergoes a quantum phase transition to a QSL in a magnetic field of 7.5 T applied in the a b plane. We show further that this high-field QSL phase has gapless spin excitations over a field range up to 16 T. This highly unconventional result, unknown in either Heisenberg or Kitaev magnets, offers insight essential to establishing the physics of α -RuCl3 .

  3. Conditions for the appearance of boundary modes in topological phases of Heisenberg spin ladders

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    Robinson, Neil; Atland, Alexander; Egger, Reinhold; Gergs, Nkilas; Konik, Robert; Li, Wei; Schuricht, Dirk; Tsvelik, Alexei; Weichselbaum, Andreas

    We consider the problem of delineating the necessary conditions for the appearance of boundary modes in extended SU (2) Heisenberg spin ladders. Specifically, we study Heisenberg ladders with rung exchange, J⊥, and ring exchange, JX, that admit a field theoretic description in terms of Majorana fermions in the continuum limit. In this description there are four Majorana fermions, arranged in a triplet and a singlet. This suggests there are four distinct phases, corresponding to the configurations of the signs of the triplet mt and singlet ms masses. We label these phases as: Haldane (mt > 0 ,ms 0), VBS+ (mt ,ms > 0) and VBS- (mt ,ms VBS+ phase, where all the Majorana fermions have gapless boundary modes. The absence of a gapless boundary mode in the rung singlet phase is surprising; we find that the singlet mode can become gapless if open boundary conditions are replaced with a continuous change in lattice parameters. We suggest a symmetry-allowed modification to the low-energy effective theory which may be responsible for this behavior.

  4. Emergence of a Dimer-Dimer Interaction in the Low-Energy Effective Quantum-Dimer Model of a Diamond-Like-Decorated Square-Lattice Heisenberg Antiferromagnets with Further Neighbor Couplings

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    Hirose, Yuhei; Oguchi, Akihide; Fukumoto, Yoshiyuki

    2017-12-01

    We study spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnets on a diamond-like-decorated square lattice perturbed by two kinds of further neighbor couplings. In our previous study [https://doi.org/10.7566/JPSJ.85.094002" xlink:type="simple">J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 85, 094002 (2016)], the second-order effective Hamiltonian for the Heisenberg model perturbed by a further neighbor coupling was found to be a square-lattice quantum-dimer model with a finite hopping amplitude, t > 0, and no dimer-dimer interaction, v = 0. In this study, we introduce another kind of further neighbor coupling and show that it leads to an attractive interaction between dimers, which suggests the stabilization of the columnar phase of the square-lattice quantum-dimer model. The calculated v/t is presented as a function of the ratio of the two exchange parameters in the Heisenberg model.

  5. Chaos and correspondence in classical and quantum Hamiltonian ratchets: a Heisenberg approach.

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    Pelc, Jordan; Gong, Jiangbin; Brumer, Paul

    2009-06-01

    Previous work [Gong and Brumer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 240602 (2006)] motivates this study as to how asymmetry-driven quantum ratchet effects can persist despite a corresponding fully chaotic classical phase space. A simple perspective of ratchet dynamics, based on the Heisenberg picture, is introduced. We show that ratchet effects are in principle of common origin in classical and quantum mechanics, although full chaos suppresses these effects in the former but not necessarily the latter. The relationship between ratchet effects and coherent dynamical control is noted.

  6. Quantum phase transition in the one-dimensional quantum Heisenberg XYZ model with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction

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    Su, Yao Heng; Chen, Ai Min; Wang, Honglei; Xiang, Chunhuan

    2017-10-01

    We investigated the quantum phase transition occurred in one-dimensional quantum Heisenberg XYZ model with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction via the infinite matrix product state representation with the infinite time evolving block decimation method. Entanglement entropy and local order parameter in and near the transition point are given. Scaling relation plays crucial roles on identifying a quantum system with a physically different phase. The scaling relation of the entanglement entropy, local order parameter and finite correlation length with the truncation dimension are also obtained. All the interesting results give a theoretical justification for the high accuracy of infinite time evolved block decimation algorithm which works in the thermodynamical limit.

  7. Spin-orbit-coupled quantum gases

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    Radic, Juraj

    The dissertation explores the effects of synthetic spin-orbit coupling on the behaviour of quantum gases in several different contexts. We first study realistic methods to create vortices in spin-orbit-coupled (SOC) Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC). We propose two different methods to induce thermodynamically stable static vortex configurations: (1) to rotate both the Raman lasers and the anisotropic trap; and (2) to impose a synthetic Abelian field on top of synthetic spin-orbit interactions. We solve the Gross-Pitaevskii equation for several experimentally relevant regimes and find new interesting effects such as spatial separation of left- and right-moving spin-orbit-coupled condensates, and the appearance of unusual vortex arrangements. Next we consider cold atoms in an optical lattice with synthetic SOC in the Mott-insulator regime. We calculate the parameters of the corresponding tight-binding model and derive the low-energy spin Hamiltonian which is a combination of Heisenberg model, quantum compass model and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. We find that the Hamiltonian supports a rich classical phase diagram with collinear, spiral and vortex phases. Next we study the time evolution of the magnetization in a Rashba spin-orbit-coupled Fermi gas, starting from a fully-polarized initial state. We model the dynamics using a Boltzmann equation, which we solve in the Hartree-Fock approximation. The resulting non-linear system of equations gives rise to three distinct dynamical regimes controlled by the ratio of interaction and spin-orbit-coupling strength lambda: for small lambda, the magnetization decays to zero. For intermediate lambda, it displays undamped oscillations about zero and for large lambda, a partially magnetized state is dynamically stabilized. Motivated by an interesting stripe phase which appears in BEC with SOC [Li et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 225301 (2011)], we study the finite-temperature phase diagram of a pseudospin-1/2 Bose gas with

  8. Thermal entanglement and sharp specific-heat peak in an exactly solved spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg ladder with alternating Ising and Heisenberg inter-leg couplings

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    Rojas, Onofre; Strečka, J.; de Souza, S. M.

    2016-11-01

    The spin-1/2 Ising-Heisenberg two-leg ladder accounting for alternating Ising and Heisenberg inter-leg couplings in addition to the Ising intra-leg coupling is rigorously mapped onto to a mixed spin-(3/2,1/2) Ising-Heisenberg diamond chain with the nodal Ising spins S = 3 / 2 and the interstitial spin-1/2 Heisenberg dimers. The latter effective model with higher-order interactions between the nodal and interstitial spins is subsequently exactly solved within the transfer-matrix method. The model under investigation exhibits five different ground states: ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic, superantiferromagnetic and two types of frustrated ground states with a non-zero residual entropy. A detailed study of thermodynamic properties reveals an anomalous specific-heat peak at low enough temperatures, which is strongly reminiscent because of its extraordinary height and sharpness to an anomaly accompanying a phase transition. It is convincingly evidenced, however, that the anomalous peak in the specific heat is finite and it comes from vigorous thermal excitations from a two-fold degenerate ground state towards a macroscopically degenerate excited state. Thermal entanglement between the nearest-neighbor Heisenberg spins is also comprehensively explored by taking advantage of the concurrence. The threshold temperature delimiting a boundary between the entangled and disentangled parameter space may show presence of a peculiar temperature reentrance.

  9. Quantum Spin Stabilized Magnetic Levitation

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    Rusconi, C. C.; Pöchhacker, V.; Kustura, K.; Cirac, J. I.; Romero-Isart, O.

    2017-10-01

    We theoretically show that, despite Earnshaw's theorem, a nonrotating single magnetic domain nanoparticle can be stably levitated in an external static magnetic field. The stabilization relies on the quantum spin origin of magnetization, namely, the gyromagnetic effect. We predict the existence of two stable phases related to the Einstein-de Haas effect and the Larmor precession. At a stable point, we derive a quadratic Hamiltonian that describes the quantum fluctuations of the degrees of freedom of the system. We show that, in the absence of thermal fluctuations, the quantum state of the nanomagnet at the equilibrium point contains entanglement and squeezing.

  10. Tunable self-assembled spin chains of strongly interacting cold atoms for demonstration of reliable quantum state transfer

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    Loft, N. J. S.; Marchukov, O. V.; Petrosyan, D.

    2016-01-01

    We have developed an efficient computational method to treat long, one-dimensional systems of strongly-interacting atoms forming self-assembled spin chains. Such systems can be used to realize many spin chain model Hamiltonians tunable by the external confining potential. As a concrete demonstrat...... demonstration, we consider quantum state transfer in a Heisenberg spin chain and we show how to determine the confining potential in order to obtain nearly-perfect state transfer....

  11. Spin squeezing and quantum correlations

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    Spin squeezing and quantum correlations. K S MALLESH1, SWARNAMALA SIRSI2, MAHMOUD A A SBAIH1, P N DEEPAK1 and G RAMACHANDRAN3. 1Department of Studies in Physics, University of Mysore, Mysore 570 006, India. 2 Department of Physics, Yuvaraja's College, University of Mysore, Mysore 570 005, ...

  12. Ising and Heisenberg models on ferrimagnetic AB sub 2 chains

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    Vitoriano, C; Raposo, E P

    2002-01-01

    We study the Ising and Heisenberg models on one-dimensional ferrimagnetic bipartite chains with the special AB sub 2 unit-cell topology and experimental motivation in inorganic and organic magnetic polymers. The spin-1/2 AB sub 2 Ising case is exactly solved in the presence of an external magnetic field. We also derive asymptotical low- and high-temperature limits of several thermodynamical quantities of the zero-field classical AB sub 2 Heisenberg model. Further, the quantum spin-1/2 AB sub 2 Heisenberg model in a field is studied using a mean-field approach.

  13. Competition between spin liquids and valence-bond order in the frustrated spin-1/2 Heisenberg model on the honeycomb lattice

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    Ferrari, Francesco; Bieri, Samuel; Becca, Federico

    2017-09-01

    Using variational wave functions and Monte Carlo techniques, we study the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model with first-neighbor J1 and second-neighbor J2 antiferromagnetic couplings on the honeycomb lattice. We perform a systematic comparison of magnetically ordered and nonmagnetic states (spin liquids and valence-bond solids) to obtain the ground-state phase diagram. Néel order is stabilized for small values of the frustrating second-neighbor coupling. Increasing the ratio J2/J1 , we find strong evidence for a continuous transition to a nonmagnetic phase at J2/J1≈0.23 . Close to the transition point, the Gutzwiller-projected uniform resonating valence-bond state gives an excellent approximation to the exact ground-state energy. For 0.23 ≲J2/J1≲0.36 , a gapless Z2 spin liquid with Dirac nodes competes with a plaquette valence-bond solid. In contrast, the gapped spin liquid considered in previous works has significantly higher variational energy. Although the plaquette valence-bond order is expected to be present as soon as the Néel order melts, this ordered state becomes clearly favored only for J2/J1≳0.3 . Finally, for 0.36 ≲J2/J1≤0.5 , a valence-bond solid with columnar order takes over as the ground state, being also lower in energy than the magnetic state with collinear order. We perform a detailed finite-size scaling and standard data collapse analysis, and we discuss the possibility of a deconfined quantum critical point separating the Néel antiferromagnet from the plaquette valence-bond solid.

  14. Experimental Realization of a Quantum Spin Pump

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    Watson, Susan; Potok, R.; M. Marcus, C.

    2003-01-01

    We demonstrate the operation of a quantum spin pump based on cyclic radio-frequency excitation of a GaAs quantum dot, including the ability to pump pure spin without pumping charge. The device takes advantage of bidirectional mesoscopic fluctuations of pumped current, made spin......-dependent by the application of an in-plane Zeeman field. Spin currents are measured by placing the pump in a focusing geometry with a spin-selective collector....

  15. The quasiparticle spectrum termination in a quantum spin liquid

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    Zaliznyak, Igor

    2005-03-01

    The crossover from a single quasi-particle to a spin-continuum response was recently observed in the spin dynamics of the Haldane-chain antiferromagnet CsNiCl3 [1,2]. It can be understood as a manifestation, in the particular case of the quantum spin liquid, of the peculiar property of the quantum Bose liquids, the quasiparticle spectrum termination point. The spectrum termination was first predicted for the superfluid helium-4 [3], where it was extensively studied both theoretically and experimentally. The quantum-spin-liquid (QSL) state of the two-dimensional (2D) S=1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet (HAFM) is of particular interest, as it may be relevant to the type of high-temperature superconductivity found in the cuprates. An organo-metallic material piperazinium hexachlorodicuprate (PHCC) is among the best known examples of the 2D QSL [4]. The spin excitations in this material have spectral gap of about 1 meV above which they follow a nearly 2D- isotropic dispersion with a bandwidth slightly larger than the gap. Recent experiments indicate that a quasiparticle spectrum termination point also exists in the excitation spectrum of the 2D quantum spin liquid existing in PHCC [5]. It signals the failure of the Bose-quasiparticle description in an extended region of the system's phase space. REFERENCES [1] I. A. Zaliznyak, S.-H. Lee, in Y. Zhu (Ed.), Modern Techniques for Characterizing Magnetic Materials, Kluwer Academic, New York (2005). [2] I. A. Zaliznyak, S.-H. Lee and S. V. Petrov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 017202 (2001); Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 039902 (2003). [3] Landau & Lifshitz, Course of Theoretical Physics (Statistical Physics, Part 2, by Lifshitz, E. M. & Pitaevskii, L. P.) Vol. 9, 125-139 (Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1981). [4] Stone, M. B., Zaliznyak, I., Reich, D. H., and Broholm, C., Phys. Rev. B 64, 144405 (2001). [5] M. Stone, I. A. Zaliznyak, et. al., in preparation (2004).

  16. Spin photocurrents in quantum wells

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    Ganichev, S D

    2003-01-01

    Spin photocurrents generated by homogeneous optical excitation with circularly polarized radiation in quantum wells (QWs) are reviewed. The absorption of circularly polarized light results in optical spin orientation due to the transfer of the angular momentum of photons to electrons of a two-dimensional electron gas. It is shown that in QWs belonging to one of the gyrotropic crystal classes a non-equilibrium spin polarization of uniformly distributed electrons causes a directed motion of electrons in the plane of the QW. A characteristic feature of this electric current, which occurs in unbiased samples, is that it reverses its direction upon changing the radiation helicity from left-handed to right-handed and vice versa. Two microscopic mechanisms are responsible for the occurrence of an electric current linked to a uniform spin polarization in a QW: the spin polarization-induced circular photogalvanic effect and the spin-galvanic effect. In both effects the current flow is driven by an asymmetric distribut...

  17. Quantum Spin Lenses in Atomic Arrays

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    A. W. Glaetzle

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available We propose and discuss quantum spin lenses, where quantum states of delocalized spin excitations in an atomic medium are focused in space in a coherent quantum process down to (essentially single atoms. These can be employed to create controlled interactions in a quantum light-matter interface, where photonic qubits stored in an atomic ensemble are mapped to a quantum register represented by single atoms. We propose Hamiltonians for quantum spin lenses as inhomogeneous spin models on lattices, which can be realized with Rydberg atoms in 1D, 2D, and 3D, and with strings of trapped ions. We discuss both linear and nonlinear quantum spin lenses: in a nonlinear lens, repulsive spin-spin interactions lead to focusing dynamics conditional to the number of spin excitations. This allows the mapping of quantum superpositions of delocalized spin excitations to superpositions of spatial spin patterns, which can be addressed by light fields and manipulated. Finally, we propose multifocal quantum spin lenses as a way to generate and distribute entanglement between distant atoms in an atomic lattice array.

  18. Quantum phase transition in a far-from-equilibrium steady state of an XY spin chain.

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    Prosen, Tomaz; Pizorn, Iztok

    2008-09-05

    Using quantization in the Fock space of operators, we compute the nonequilibrium steady state in an open Heisenberg XY spin 1/2 chain of a finite but large size coupled to Markovian baths at its ends. Numerical and theoretical evidence is given for a far-from-equilibrium quantum phase transition with the spontaneous emergence of long-range order in spin-spin correlation functions, characterized by a transition from saturation to linear growth with the size of the entanglement entropy in operator space.

  19. Quantum spin transport in semiconductor nanostructures

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    Schindler, Christoph

    2012-05-15

    In this work, we study and quantitatively predict the quantum spin Hall effect, the spin-orbit interaction induced intrinsic spin-Hall effect, spin-orbit induced magnetizations, and spin-polarized electric currents in nanostructured two-dimensional electron or hole gases with and without the presence of magnetic fields. We propose concrete device geometries for the generation, detection, and manipulation of spin polarization and spin-polarized currents. To this end a novel multi-band quantum transport theory, that we termed the multi-scattering Buettiker probe model, is developed. The method treats quantum interference and coherence in open quantum devices on the same footing as incoherent scattering and incorporates inhomogeneous magnetic fields in a gauge-invariant and nonperturbative manner. The spin-orbit interaction parameters that control effects such as band energy spin splittings, g-factors, and spin relaxations are calculated microscopically in terms of an atomistic relativistic tight-binding model. We calculate the transverse electron focusing in external magnetic and electric fields. We have performed detailed studies of the intrinsic spin-Hall effect and its inverse effect in various material systems and geometries. We find a geometry dependent threshold value for the spin-orbit interaction for the inverse intrinsic spin-Hall effect that cannot be met by n-type GaAs structures. We propose geometries that spin polarize electric current in zero magnetic field and analyze the out-of-plane spin polarization by all electrical means. We predict unexpectedly large spin-orbit induced spin-polarization effects in zero magnetic fields that are caused by resonant enhancements of the spin-orbit interaction in specially band engineered and geometrically designed p-type nanostructures. We propose a concrete realization of a spin transistor in HgTe quantum wells, that employs the helical edge channel in the quantum spin Hall effect.

  20. Symmetry enriched U(1) quantum spin liquids

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    Zou, Liujun; Wang, Chong; Senthil, T.

    2017-01-01

    We classify and characterize three dimensional $U(1)$ quantum spin liquids (deconfined $U(1)$ gauge theories) with global symmetries. These spin liquids have an emergent gapless photon and emergent electric/magnetic excitations (which we assume are gapped). We first discuss in great detail the case with time reversal and $SO(3)$ spin rotational symmetries. We find there are 15 distinct such quantum spin liquids based on the properties of bulk excitations. We show how to interpret them as gaug...

  1. Impurity effects in a S=1/2 Heisenberg spin chain probed by {sup 63}Cu NMR

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    Utz, Yannic; Bruening, Eva Maria; Hammerath, Franziska; Rudisch, Christian; Grafe, Hans-Joachim; Mohan, Ashwin; Hess, Christian; Nishimoto, Satoshi; Drechsler, Stefan-Ludwig; Buechner, Bernd [IFW Dresden (Germany); Saint-Martin, Romuald; Revcolevschi, Alexandre [LPCES, Orsay (France)

    2013-07-01

    We present {sup 63}Cu NMR measurements on undoped, Ni doped and Mg doped SrCuO{sub 2} single crystals. SrCuO{sub 2} is a good realization of a one-dimensional S=1/2 Heisenberg spin chain. This is confirmed by the theoretically-expected temperature independent NMR spin-lattice relaxation rate T{sup -1}{sub 1}. Doping with Ni, which can be regarded as a S=1 impurity, has a major impact on the magnetic properties of the spin chains. On the one hand, this is manifested by unusual features in the NMR spectra below 100 K, revealing the existence of an impurity-induced local alternating magnetisation. On the other hand, exponentially decaying spin lattice relaxation rates towards low temperatures indicate the opening of a spin gap similar to Ca doped SrCuO{sub 2}. Mg doping (S=0) has, however, no influence on the magnetic properties of the spin chains. Neither the NMR spectra nor the spin lattice relaxation rates differ from those measured on pure SrCuO{sub 2}. While the different impact of Ni and Mg doping on the spin chains could be explained by their different impurity spins, the opening of a spin gap in case of Ni doping is totally unexpected and not yet understood.

  2. Thermal entangled quantum Otto engine based on the two qubits Heisenberg model with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in an external magnetic field

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    Wang, Hao; Wu, Guoxing; Chen, Daojiong

    2012-07-01

    Based on the isotropic two spin-1/2 qubits Heisenberg model with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in a constant external magnetic field, we have constructed the entangled quantum Otto engine. Expressions for the basic thermodynamic quantities, i.e. the amount of heat exchange, the net work output and the efficiency, are derived. The influence of thermal entanglement on these basic thermodynamic quantities is investigated. Moreover, some intriguing features and their qualitative explanations in zero and finite magnetic field are given. The validity of the second law of thermodynamics is confirmed in the system. The results obtained here have general significance and will be useful in increasing understanding of the performance of an entangled quantum engine.

  3. Algebraic Bethe ansatz for the XXZ Heisenberg spin chain with triangular boundaries and the corresponding Gaudin model

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    N. Manojlović

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available The implementation of the algebraic Bethe ansatz for the XXZ Heisenberg spin chain in the case, when both reflection matrices have the upper-triangular form is analyzed. The general form of the Bethe vectors is studied. In the particular form, Bethe vectors admit the recurrent procedure, with an appropriate modification, used previously in the case of the XXX Heisenberg chain. As expected, these Bethe vectors yield the strikingly simple expression for the off-shell action of the transfer matrix of the chain as well as the spectrum of the transfer matrix and the corresponding Bethe equations. As in the XXX case, the so-called quasi-classical limit gives the off-shell action of the generating function of the corresponding trigonometric Gaudin Hamiltonians with boundary terms.

  4. Stapp`s quantum dualism: The James/Heisenberg model of consciousness

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    Noyes, H.P.

    1994-02-18

    Henry Stapp attempts to resolve the Cartesian dilemma by introducing what the author would characterize as an ontological dualism between mind and matter. His model for mind comes from William James` description of conscious events and for matter from Werner Heisenberg`s ontological model for quantum events (wave function collapse). His demonstration of the isomorphism between the two types of events is successful, but in the author`s opinion fails to establish a monistic, scientific theory. The author traces Stapp`s failure to his adamant rejection of arbitrariness, or `randomness`. This makes it impossible for him (or for Bohr and Pauli before him) to understand the power of Darwin`s explanation of biology, let along the triumphs of modern `neo-Darwinism`. The author notes that the point at issue is a modern version of the unresolved opposition between Leucippus and Democritus on one side and Epicurus on the other. Stapp`s views are contrasted with recent discussions of consciousness by two eminent biologists: Crick and Edelman. They locate the problem firmly in the context of natural selection on the surface of the earth. Their approaches provide a sound basis for further scientific work. The author briefly examines the connection between this scientific (rather than ontological) framework and the new fundamental theory based on bit-strings and the combinatorial hierarchy.

  5. Quantum Spin Transport in Mesoscopic Interferometer

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    Zein W. A.

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Spin-dependent conductance of ballistic mesoscopic interferometer is investigated. The quantum interferometer is in the form of ring, in which a quantum dot is embedded in one arm. This quantum dot is connected to one lead via tunnel barrier. Both Aharonov- Casher and Aharonov-Bohm e ects are studied. Our results confirm the interplay of spin-orbit coupling and quantum interference e ects in such confined quantum systems. This investigation is valuable for spintronics application, for example, quantum information processing.

  6. Electron Spins in Semiconductor Quantum Dots

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    Hanson, R.

    2005-01-01

    This thesis describes a series of experiments aimed at understanding and controlling the behavior of the spin degree of freedom of single electrons, confined in semiconductor quantum dots. This research work is motivated by the prospects of using the electron spin as a quantum bit (qubit), the basic

  7. A high-temperature quantum spin liquid with polaron spins

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    Klanjšek, Martin; Zorko, Andrej; Žitko, Rok; Mravlje, Jernej; Jagličić, Zvonko; Biswas, Pabitra Kumar; Prelovšek, Peter; Mihailovic, Dragan; Arčon, Denis

    2017-11-01

    The existence of a quantum spin liquid (QSL) in which quantum fluctuations of spins are sufficiently strong to preclude spin ordering down to zero temperature was originally proposed theoretically more than 40 years ago, but its experimental realization turned out to be very elusive. Here we report on an almost ideal spin liquid state that appears to be realized by atomic-cluster spins on the triangular lattice of a charge-density wave state of 1T-TaS2. In this system, the charge excitations have a well-defined gap of ~0.3 eV, while nuclear quadrupole resonance and muon-spin-relaxation experiments reveal that the spins show gapless QSL dynamics and no long-range magnetic order at least down to 70 mK. Canonical T2 power-law temperature dependence of the spin relaxation dynamics characteristic of a QSL is observed from 200 K to Tf = 55 K. Below this temperature, we observe a new gapless state with reduced density of spin excitations and high degree of local disorder signifying new quantum spin order emerging from the QSL.

  8. Quantum entanglement and criticality of the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model in an external field

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    Liu, Guang-Hua; Li, Ruo-Yan; Tian, Guang-Shan

    2012-06-01

    By Lanczos exact diagonalization and the infinite time-evolving block decimation (iTEBD) technique, the two-site entanglement as well as the bipartite entanglement, the ground state energy, the nearest-neighbor correlations, and the magnetization in the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg (AFH) model under an external field are investigated. With increasing external field, the small size system shows some distinct upward magnetization stairsteps, accompanied synchronously with some downward two-site entanglement stairsteps. In the thermodynamic limit, the two-site entanglement, as well as the bipartite entanglement, the ground state energy, the nearest-neighbor correlations, and the magnetization are calculated, and the critical magnetic field hc = 2.0 is determined exactly. Our numerical results show that the quantum entanglement is sensitive to the subtle changing of the ground state, and can be used to describe the magnetization and quantum phase transition. Based on the discontinuous behavior of the first-order derivative of the entanglement entropy and fidelity per site, we think that the quantum phase transition in this model should belong to the second-order category. Furthermore, in the magnon existence region (h behavior of block entanglement which can be described by a free bosonic field theory is observed, and the central charge c is determined to be 1.

  9. Quantum entanglement and criticality of the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model in an external field.

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    Liu, Guang-Hua; Li, Ruo-Yan; Tian, Guang-Shan

    2012-06-27

    By Lanczos exact diagonalization and the infinite time-evolving block decimation (iTEBD) technique, the two-site entanglement as well as the bipartite entanglement, the ground state energy, the nearest-neighbor correlations, and the magnetization in the antiferromagnetic Heisenberg (AFH) model under an external field are investigated. With increasing external field, the small size system shows some distinct upward magnetization stairsteps, accompanied synchronously with some downward two-site entanglement stairsteps. In the thermodynamic limit, the two-site entanglement, as well as the bipartite entanglement, the ground state energy, the nearest-neighbor correlations, and the magnetization are calculated, and the critical magnetic field h(c) = 2.0 is determined exactly. Our numerical results show that the quantum entanglement is sensitive to the subtle changing of the ground state, and can be used to describe the magnetization and quantum phase transition. Based on the discontinuous behavior of the first-order derivative of the entanglement entropy and fidelity per site, we think that the quantum phase transition in this model should belong to the second-order category. Furthermore, in the magnon existence region (h entanglement which can be described by a free bosonic field theory is observed, and the central charge c is determined to be 1.

  10. Transverse dipole spin modes in quantum dots

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    Lipparini, E.; Barranco, M.; Emperador, A.; Pi, M.; Serra, Ll.

    1999-09-01

    We have carried out a systematic analysis of the transverse dipole spin response of a large-size quantum dot within time-dependent current density functional theory. Results for magnetic fields corresponding to integer filling factors are reported, as well as a comparison with the longitudinal dipole spin response. As in the two-dimensional electron gas, the spin response at high-spin magnetization is dominated by a low-energy transverse mode.

  11. Spin response of unpolarized quantum dots

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    Serra, L.; Lipparini, E.

    1997-12-01

    The spin response function for electrons confined in a quantum dot is studied within the time-dependent local spin density approximation (TDLSDA) of density functional theory. In the long-wavelength regime we predict the existence of a low-energy collective dipole (ell = 1) spin mode. The evolution with electron number of the spin response is studied and compared with that of the density response. Predictions for the static dipole polarizability are given.

  12. Spin-orbital quantum liquid on the honeycomb lattice

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    Corboz, Philippe

    2013-03-01

    The symmetric Kugel-Khomskii can be seen as a minimal model describing the interactions between spin and orbital degrees of freedom in transition-metal oxides with orbital degeneracy, and it is equivalent to the SU(4) Heisenberg model of four-color fermionic atoms. We present simulation results for this model on various two-dimensional lattices obtained with infinite projected-entangled pair states (iPEPS), an efficient variational tensor-network ansatz for two dimensional wave functions in the thermodynamic limit. This approach can be seen as a two-dimensional generalization of matrix product states - the underlying ansatz of the density matrix renormalization group method. We find a rich variety of exotic phases: while on the square and checkerboard lattices the ground state exhibits dimer-Néel order and plaquette order, respectively, quantum fluctuations on the honeycomb lattice destroy any order, giving rise to a spin-orbital liquid. Our results are supported from flavor-wave theory and exact diagonalization. Furthermore, the properties of the spin-orbital liquid state on the honeycomb lattice are accurately accounted for by a projected variational wave-function based on the pi-flux state of fermions on the honeycomb lattice at 1/4-filling. In that state, correlations are algebraic because of the presence of a Dirac point at the Fermi level, suggesting that the ground state is an algebraic spin-orbital liquid. This model provides a good starting point to understand the recently discovered spin-orbital liquid behavior of Ba3CuSb2O9. The present results also suggest to choose optical lattices with honeycomb geometry in the search for quantum liquids in ultra-cold four-color fermionic atoms. We acknowledge the financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

  13. Spin order and dynamics in the diamond-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnets CuRh2O4 and CoRh2O4

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    Ge, L.; Flynn, J.; Paddison, J. A. M.; Stone, M. B.; Calder, S.; Subramanian, M. A.; Ramirez, A. P.; Mourigal, M.

    2017-08-01

    Antiferromagnetic insulators on a diamond lattice are candidate materials to host exotic magnetic phenomena ranging from spin-orbital entanglement to degenerate spiral ground states and topological paramagnetism. Compared to other three-dimensional networks of magnetic ions, such as the geometrically frustrated pyrochlore lattice, the investigation of diamond-lattice magnetism in real materials is less mature. In this work, we characterize the magnetic properties of model A -site spinels CoRh2O4 (cobalt rhodite) and CuRh2O4 (copper rhodite) by means of thermomagnetic and neutron-scattering measurements, and we perform group theory analysis, Rietveld refinement, mean-field theory, and spin-wave theory calculations to analyze the experimental results. Our investigation reveals that cubic CoRh2O4 is a canonical S =3 /2 diamond-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet with a nearest-neighbor exchange J =0.63 meV and a Néel ordered ground state below a temperature of 25 K. In tetragonally distorted CuRh2O4 , competing exchange interactions between up to third-nearest-neighbor spins lead to the development of an incommensurate spin helix at 24 K with a magnetic propagation vector km=(0 ,0 ,0.79 ) . Strong reduction of the ordered moment is observed for the S =1 /2 spins in CuRh2O4 and captured by our 1 /S corrections to the staggered magnetization. Our work identifies CoRh2O4 and CuRh2O4 as reference materials to guide future work searching for exotic quantum behavior in diamond-lattice antiferromagnets.

  14. Spin sensitive bleaching and monopolar spin orientation in quantum wells

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    Ganichev, Sergey; Danilov, Sergey; Belkov, Vassilij; Ivchenko, Eougenious; Bichler, Max; Wegscheider, Werner; Weiss, Dieter; Prettl, Wilhelm

    2001-01-01

    Spin sensitive bleaching of the absorption of far-infrared radiation has been observed in $p$-type GaAs/AlGaAs quantum well structures. The absorption of circularly polarized radiation saturates at lower intensities than that of linearly polarized light due to monopolar spin orientation in the first heavy hole subband. Spin relaxation times of holes in $p$-type material in the range of tens of ps were derived from the intensity dependence of the absorption.

  15. Heisenberg and Ferromagnetism

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    Heisenberg's contributions to the understanding of ferromagnetism are reviewed. The special fea- tures of ferrolnagnetism, vis-a-vis dia and para magnetism, are introduced and the necessity of a Weiss molecular field is explained. It is shown how Heisenberg identified the quantum mechan- ical exchange interaction, which ...

  16. Optical solitons and modulation instability analysis of an integrable model of (2+1)-Dimensional Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin chain equation

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    Inc, Mustafa; Aliyu, Aliyu Isa; Yusuf, Abdullahi; Baleanu, Dumitru

    2017-12-01

    This paper addresses the nonlinear Schrödinger type equation (NLSE) in (2+1)-dimensions which describes the nonlinear spin dynamics of Heisenberg ferromagnetic spin chains (HFSC) with anisotropic and bilinear interactions in the semiclassical limit. Two integration schemes are employed to study the equation. These are the complex envelope function ansatz and the generalized tanh methods. Dark, dark-bright or combined optical and singular soliton solutions of the equation are derived. Furthermore, the modulational instability (MI) is studied based on the standard linear-stability analysis and the MI gain is got. Numerical simulation of the obtained results are analyzed with interesting figures showing the physical meaning of the solutions.

  17. Colloquium: Herbertsmithite and the search for the quantum spin liquid

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    Norman, M. R.

    2016-10-01

    Quantum spin liquids form a novel class of matter where, despite the existence of strong exchange interactions, spins do not order down to the lowest measured temperature. Typically, these occur in lattices that act to frustrate the appearance of magnetism. In two dimensions, the classic example is the kagome lattice composed of corner sharing triangles. There are a variety of minerals whose transition metal ions form such a lattice. Hence, a number of them have been studied and were then subsequently synthesized in order to obtain more pristine samples. Of particular note was the report in 2005 by Dan Nocera's group of the synthesis of herbertsmithite, composed of a lattice of copper ions sitting on a kagome lattice, which indeed does not order down to the lowest measured temperature despite the existence of a large exchange interaction of 17 meV. Over the past decade, this material has been extensively studied, yielding a number of intriguing surprises that have in turn motivated a resurgence of interest in the theoretical study of the spin 1 /2 Heisenberg model on a kagome lattice. This Colloquium reviews these developments and then discusses potential future directions, both experimental and theoretical, as well as the challenge of doping these materials with the hope that this could lead to the discovery of novel topological and superconducting phases.

  18. Quantum dots and spin qubits in graphene

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    Recher, Patrik; Trauzettel, Bjoern, E-mail: precher@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de, E-mail: trauzettel@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, University of Wuerzburg, 97074 Wuerzburg (Germany)

    2010-07-30

    This is a review on graphene quantum dots and their use as a host for spin qubits. We discuss the advantages but also the challenges to use graphene quantum dots for spin qubits as compared to the more standard materials like GaAs. We start with an overview of this young and fascinating field and then discuss gate-tunable quantum dots in detail. We calculate the bound states for three different quantum dot architectures where a bulk gap allows for confinement via electrostatic fields: (i) graphene nanoribbons with armchair boundaries, (ii) a disc in single-layer graphene, and (iii) a disc in bilayer graphene. In order for graphene quantum dots to be useful in the context of spin qubits, one needs to find reliable ways to break the valley degeneracy. This is achieved here, either by a specific termination of graphene in (i) or in (ii) and (iii) by a magnetic field, without the need of a specific boundary. We further discuss how to manipulate spin in these quantum dots and explain the mechanism of spin decoherence and relaxation caused by spin-orbit interaction in combination with electron-phonon coupling, and by hyperfine interaction with the nuclear-spin system. (topical review)

  19. Quantum correlated heat engine with spin squeezing.

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    Altintas, Ferdi; Hardal, Ali Ü C; Müstecaplıoglu, Özgür E

    2014-09-01

    We propose a four-level quantum heat engine in an Otto cycle with a working substance of two spins subject to an external magnetic field and coupled to each other by a one-axis twisting spin squeezing nonlinear interaction. We calculate the positive work and the efficiency of the engine for different parameter regimes. In particular, we investigate the effects of quantum correlations at the end of the two isochoric processes of the Otto cycle, as measured by the entanglement of formation and quantum discord, on the work extraction and efficiency. The regimes where the quantum correlations could enhance the efficiency and work extraction are characterized.

  20. Exact Results for Spin-Wave Renormalisation in Heisenberg and Planar Ferromagnets

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    Rastelli, E.; Lindgård, Per-Anker

    1979-01-01

    An exact perturbation expansion, to the order 1/S2, is derived for the Heisenberg ferromagnet. The equivalence of the Dyson-Maleev (DM), Holstein-Primakoff (HP) and matching-of-matrix-element (MME) transformations is proven. They give identical T5/2 and T4 coefficients. For the planar ferromagnet...

  1. Equilibrium properties of quantum spin systems with nonadditive long-range interactions.

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    Mori, Takashi

    2012-08-01

    We study equilibrium states of quantum spin systems with nonadditive long-range interactions by adopting an appropriate scaling of the interaction strength, i.e., the so-called Kac prescription. In classical spin systems, it is known that the equilibrium free energy is obtained by minimizing the free-energy functional over the coarse-grained magnetization. Here we show that it is also true for quantum spin systems. From this observation, it is found that when the canonical ensemble and the microcanonical ensemble are not equivalent in some parameter region, it is not necessarily justified to replace the actual long-range interaction by the infinite-range interaction (Curie-Weiss-type interaction). On the other hand, in the parameter region where the two ensembles are equivalent, this replacement is always justified. We examine the Heisenberg XXZ model as an illustrative example and discuss the relation to experiments.

  2. Evolution of spin excitations in a gapped antiferromagnet from the quantum to the high-temperature limit

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    Kenzelmann, M.; Cowley, R.A.; Buyers, W.J.L.

    2002-01-01

    We have mapped from the quantum to the classical limit the spin excitation spectrum of the antiferromagnetic spin-1 Heisenberg chain system CsNiCl3 in its paramagnetic phase from T=5 to 200 K. Neutron scattering shows that the excitations are resonant and dispersive up to at least T=70 Ksimilar o...... and the experiment is not consistent with the random phase approximation for coupled quantum chains. At T=200 K, the structure factor and second energy moment of the excitation spectrum are in excellent agreement with the high-temperature series expansion.......We have mapped from the quantum to the classical limit the spin excitation spectrum of the antiferromagnetic spin-1 Heisenberg chain system CsNiCl3 in its paramagnetic phase from T=5 to 200 K. Neutron scattering shows that the excitations are resonant and dispersive up to at least T=70 Ksimilar...... is in agreement with quantum Monte Carlo calculations for the spin-1 chain. xi is also consistent with the single mode approximation, suggesting that the excitations are short-lived single particle excitations. Below T=12 K where three-dimensional spin correlations are important, xi is shorter than predicted...

  3. Hole spin relaxation in quantum dots

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    Woods, L. M.; Reinecke, T. L.; Kotlyar, R.

    2004-03-01

    We present results for relaxation of the spin of a hole in a cylindrical quantum dot due to acoustic phonon assisted spin flips at low temperatures with an applied magnetic field. The hole dispersion is calculated by numerical diagonalization of the Luttinger Hamiltonian and applying perturbation theory with respect to the magnetic field, and the hole-phonon coupling is described by the Bir-Pikus Hamiltonian. We find that the decoherence time for hole spins for dots ≲20 nm is on the order of 10-8 s. This is several orders smaller than the decoherence time due to phonon assisted processes for electron spins in similar dots and is comparable to the total decoherence time of an electron spin in a quantum dot, which is controlled by the hyperfine interaction with nuclei. We obtain the dependence of the relaxation rate of the hole spin on dot size and hole mass.

  4. Properties of the two-dimensional spin-1/2 Heisenberg model on a honeycomb lattice with interlayer coupling

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The magnetic properties of the two-dimensional S=1/2 (quantum antiferromagnetic Heisenberg model on a honeycomb lattice with and without interlayer coupling are studied by means of a continuous Euclidean time Quantum Monte-Carlo algorithm. The internal energy, the magnetic susceptibility and the staggered magnetization are determined in the full temperature range. For the two-dimensional system the ground-state energy/bond is found to be E0hc=-0.36303(13, and the zero temperature staggered magnetization mst=0.2681(8. For coupled planes of honeycomb systems a phase transition from an ordered phase to a disordered phase is found at T/J=0.695(10.

  5. Quantum spin Hall phase in multilayer graphene

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    García-Martínez, N. A.; Lado, Jose L.; Fernández Rossier, Joaquín

    2015-01-01

    The so-called quantum spin Hall phase is a topologically nontrivial insulating phase that is predicted to appear in graphene and graphenelike systems. In this paper we address the question of whether this topological property persists in multilayered systems. We consider two situations: purely multilayer graphene and heterostructures where graphene is encapsulated by trivial insulators with a strong spin-orbit coupling. We use a four-orbital tight-binding model that includes full atomic spin-...

  6. Rise of pairwise thermal entanglement for an alternating Ising and Heisenberg spin chain in an arbitrarily oriented magnetic field

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    Rojas, M.; de Souza, S. M.; Rojas, Onofre

    2014-03-01

    Typically two particles (spins) could be maximally entangled at zero temperature, and for a certain temperature the phenomenon of entanglement vanishes at the threshold temperature. For the Heisenberg coupled model or even the Ising model with a transverse magnetic field, one can observe some rise of entanglement even for a disentangled region at zero temperature. So we can understand this emergence of entanglement at finite temperature as being due to the mixing of some maximally entangled states with some other untangled states. Here, we present a simple one-dimensional Ising model with alternating Ising and Heisenberg spins in an arbitrarily oriented magnetic field, which can be mapped onto the classical Ising model with a magnetic field. This model does not show any evidence of entanglement at zero temperature, but surprisingly at finite temperature rise a pairwise thermal entanglement between two untangled spins at zero temperature when an arbitrarily oriented magnetic field is applied. This effect is a purely magnetic field, and the temperature dependence, as soon as the temperature increases, causes a small increase in concurrence, achieving its maximum at around 0.1. Even for long-range entanglement, a weak concurrence still survives. There are also some real materials that could serve as candidates that would exhibit this effect, such as Dy(NO3)(DMSO)2Cu(opba)(DMSO)2 [DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide; opba = o-phenylenebis(oxamoto)] [J. Strečka, M. Hagiwara, Y. Han, T. Kida, Z. Honda, and M. Ikeda, Condens. Matter Phys. 15, 43002 (2012), 10.5488/CMP.15.43002].

  7. Characterisation of spin-waves in copper(II) deuteroformate tetradeuterate: A square ¤S¤=1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet

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    Clarke, S.J.; Harrison, A.; Mason, T.E.

    1999-01-01

    Copper(II) formate tetrahydrate (CFTH) is a model square S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet with T-N = 16.54 +/- 0.05 K. The dispersion of spin-waves in the magnetic layers of a fully deuterated sample of this material has been mapped at 4.3 K by inelastic neutron scattering from the zone centre ...

  8. Quantum computation with nuclear spins in quantum dots

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    Christ, H.

    2008-01-24

    The role of nuclear spins for quantum information processing in quantum dots is theoretically investigated in this thesis. Building on the established fact that the most strongly coupled environment for the potential electron spin quantum bit are the surrounding lattice nuclear spins interacting via the hyperfine interaction, we turn this vice into a virtue by designing schemes for harnessing this strong coupling. In this perspective, the ensemble of nuclear spins can be considered an asset, suitable for an active role in quantum information processing due to its intrinsic long coherence times. We present experimentally feasible protocols for the polarization, i.e. initialization, of the nuclear spins and a quantitative solution to our derived master equation. The polarization limiting destructive interference effects, caused by the collective nature of the nuclear coupling to the electron spin, are studied in detail. Efficient ways of mitigating these constraints are presented, demonstrating that highly polarized nuclear ensembles in quantum dots are feasible. At high, but not perfect, polarization of the nuclei the evolution of an electron spin in contact with the spin bath can be efficiently studied by means of a truncation of the Hilbert space. It is shown that the electron spin can function as a mediator of universal quantum gates for collective nuclear spin qubits, yielding a promising architecture for quantum information processing. Furthermore, we show that at high polarization the hyperfine interaction of electron and nuclear spins resembles the celebrated Jaynes-Cummings model of quantum optics. This result opens the door for transfer of knowledge from the mature field of quantum computation with atoms and photons. Additionally, tailored specifically for the quantum dot environment, we propose a novel scheme for the generation of highly squeezed collective nuclear states. Finally we demonstrate that even an unprepared completely mixed nuclear spin

  9. Facilitated spin models of dissipative quantum glasses.

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    Olmos, Beatriz; Lesanovsky, Igor; Garrahan, Juan P

    2012-07-13

    We introduce a class of dissipative quantum spin models with local interactions and without quenched disorder that show glassy behavior. These models are the quantum analogs of the classical facilitated spin models. Just like their classical counterparts, quantum facilitated models display complex glassy dynamics despite the fact that their stationary state is essentially trivial. In these systems, dynamical arrest is a consequence of kinetic constraints and not of static ordering. These models display a quantum version of dynamic heterogeneity: the dynamics toward relaxation is spatially correlated despite the absence of static correlations. Associated dynamical fluctuation phenomena such as decoupling of time scales is also observed. Moreover, we find that close to the classical limit, quantum fluctuations can enhance glassiness, as recently reported for quantum liquids.

  10. The Heisenberg-Weyl algebra on the circle and a related quantum mechanical model for hindered rotation.

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    Kouri, Donald J; Markovich, Thomas; Maxwell, Nicholas; Bodmann, Bernhard G

    2009-07-02

    We discuss a periodic variant of the Heisenberg-Weyl algebra, associated with the group of translations and modulations on the circle. Our study of uncertainty minimizers leads to a periodic version of canonical coherent states. Unlike the canonical, Cartesian case, there are states for which the uncertainty product associated with the generators of the algebra vanishes. Next, we explore the supersymmetric (SUSY) quantum mechanical setting for the uncertainty-minimizing states and interpret them as leading to a family of "hindered rotors". Finally, we present a standard quantum mechanical treatment of one of these hindered rotor systems, including numerically generated eigenstates and energies.

  11. Semiclassical initial value representation for the quantum propagator in the Heisenberg interaction representation.

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    Petersen, Jakob; Pollak, Eli

    2015-12-14

    One of the challenges facing on-the-fly ab initio semiclassical time evolution is the large expense needed to converge the computation. In this paper, we suggest that a significant saving in computational effort may be achieved by employing a semiclassical initial value representation (SCIVR) of the quantum propagator based on the Heisenberg interaction representation. We formulate and test numerically a modification and simplification of the previous semiclassical interaction representation of Shao and Makri [J. Chem. Phys. 113, 3681 (2000)]. The formulation is based on the wavefunction form of the semiclassical propagation instead of the operator form, and so is simpler and cheaper to implement. The semiclassical interaction representation has the advantage that the phase and prefactor vary relatively slowly as compared to the "standard" SCIVR methods. This improves its convergence properties significantly. Using a one-dimensional model system, the approximation is compared with Herman-Kluk's frozen Gaussian and Heller's thawed Gaussian approximations. The convergence properties of the interaction representation approach are shown to be favorable and indicate that the interaction representation is a viable way of incorporating on-the-fly force field information within a semiclassical framework.

  12. Quantum spin chains with multiple dynamics

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    Chen, Xiao; Fradkin, Eduardo; Witczak-Krempa, William

    2017-11-01

    Many-body systems with multiple emergent time scales arise in various contexts, including classical critical systems, correlated quantum materials, and ultracold atoms. We investigate such nontrivial quantum dynamics in a different setting: a spin-1 bilinear-biquadratic chain. It has a solvable entangled ground state, but a gapless excitation spectrum that is poorly understood. By using large-scale density matrix renormalization group simulations, we find that the lowest excitations have a dynamical exponent z that varies from 2 to 3.2 as we vary a coupling in the Hamiltonian. We find an additional gapless mode with a continuously varying exponent 2 ≤z capture the excitations of the chain. By using an exact mapping to the nonequilibrium dynamics of a classical spin chain, we find that the large dynamical exponent is due to subdiffusive spin motion. Finally, we discuss the connections to other spin chains and to a family of quantum critical models in two dimensions.

  13. Majorana-Fermions, Their-Own Antiparticles, Following Non-Abelian Anyon/Semion Quantum-Statistics : Solid-State MEETS Particle Physics Neutrinos: Spin-Orbit-Coupled Superconductors and/or Superfluids to Neutrinos; Insulator-Heisenberg-Antiferromagnet MnF2 Majorana-Siegel-Birgenau-Keimer - Effect

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    Majorana-Fermi-Segre, E.-L.; Antonoff-Overhauser-Salam, Marvin-Albert-Abdus; Siegel, Edward Carl-Ludwig

    2013-03-01

    Majorana-fermions, being their own antiparticles, following non-Abelian anyon/semion quantum-statistics: in Zhang et.al.-...-Detwiler et.al.-...``Worlds-in-Collision'': solid-state/condensed-matter - physics spin-orbit - coupled topological-excitations in superconductors and/or superfluids -to- particle-physics neutrinos: ``When `Worlds' Collide'', analysis via Siegel[Schrodinger Centenary Symp., Imperial College, London (1987); in The Copenhagen-Interpretation Fifty-Years After the Como-Lecture, Symp. Fdns. Mod.-Phys., Joensu(1987); Symp. on Fractals, MRS Fall-Mtg., Boston(1989)-5-papers!!!] ``complex quantum-statistics in fractal-dimensions'', which explains hidden-dark-matter(HDM) IN Siegel ``Sephirot'' scenario for The Creation, uses Takagi[Prog.Theo.Phys. Suppl.88,1(86)]-Ooguri[PR D33,357(85)] - Picard-Lefschetz-Arnol'd-Vassil'ev[``Principia Read After 300 Years'', Not.AMS(1989); quantum-theory caveats comment-letters(1990); Applied Picard-Lefschetz Theory, AMS(2006)] - theorem quantum-statistics, which via Euler- formula becomes which via de Moivre- -formula further becomes which on unit-circle is only real for only, i.e, for, versus complex with imaginary-damping denominator for, i.e, for, such that Fermi-Dirac quantum-statistics for

  14. Spin storage in quantum dot ensembles and single quantum dots

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    Heiss, Dominik

    2009-10-15

    This thesis deals with the investigation of spin relaxation of electrons and holes in small ensembles of self-assembled quantum dots using optical techniques. Furthermore, a method to detect the spin orientation in a single quantum dot was developed in the framework of this thesis. A spin storage device was used to optically generate oriented electron spins in small frequency selected quantum dot ensembles using circularly polarized optical excitation. The spin orientation can be determined by the polarization of the time delayed electroluminescence signal generated by the device after a continuously variable storage time. The degree of spin polarized initialization was found to be limited to 0.6 at high magnetic fields, where anisotropic effects are compensated. The spin relaxation was directly measured as a function of magnetic field, lattice temperature and s-shell transition energy of the quantum dot by varying the spin storage time up to 30 ms. Very long spin lifetimes are obtained with a lower limit of T{sub 1}=20 ms at B=4 T and T=1 K. A strong magnetic field dependence T{sub 1}{proportional_to}B{sup -5} has been observed for low temperatures of T=1 K which weakens as the temperature is increased. In addition, the temperature dependence has been determined with T{sub 1}{proportional_to}T{sup -1}. The characteristic dependencies on magnetic field and temperature lead to the identification of the spin relaxation mechanism, which is governed by spin-orbit coupling and mediated by single phonon scattering. This finding is qualitatively supported by the energy dependent measurements. The investigations were extended to a modified device design that enabled studying the spin relaxation dynamics of heavy holes in self-assembled quantum dots. The measurements show a polarization memory effect for holes with up to 0.1 degree of polarization. Furthermore, investigations of the time dynamics of the hole spin relaxation reveal surprisingly long lifetimes T{sub 1}{sup h

  15. Molecular spin qudits for quantum algorithms.

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    Moreno-Pineda, Eufemio; Godfrin, Clément; Balestro, Franck; Wernsdorfer, Wolfgang; Ruben, Mario

    2018-01-22

    Presently, one of the most ambitious technological goals is the development of devices working under the laws of quantum mechanics. One prominent target is the quantum computer, which would allow the processing of information at quantum level for purposes not achievable with even the most powerful computer resources. The large-scale implementation of quantum information would be a game changer for current technology, because it would allow unprecedented parallelised computation and secure encryption based on the principles of quantum superposition and entanglement. Currently, there are several physical platforms racing to achieve the level of performance required for the quantum hardware to step into the realm of practical quantum information applications. Several materials have been proposed to fulfil this task, ranging from quantum dots, Bose-Einstein condensates, spin impurities, superconducting circuits, molecules, amongst others. Magnetic molecules are among the list of promising building blocks, due to (i) their intrinsic monodispersity, (ii) discrete energy levels (iii) the possibility of chemical quantum state engineering, and (iv) their multilevel characteristics that lead to Qudits, where the dimension of the Hilbert space is d > 2. Herein we review how a molecular nuclear spin qudit, (d = 4), known as TbPc 2 , gathers all the necessary requirements to perform as a molecular hardware platform with a first generation of molecular devices enabling even quantum algorithm operations.

  16. NMR studies of spin dynamics in the quasi-2D square-lattice heisenberg antiferromagnet Sr sub 2 CuO sub 2 Cl sub 2

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    Suh, B J

    2000-01-01

    A comprehensive analysis of the sup 3 sup 5 Cl nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxation data in Sr sub 2 CuO sub 2 Cl sub 2 single crystals is presented. Both the spin-lattice relaxation rate, T sub 1 sup - sup 1 (=2W), and the spin-spin relaxation rate, T sub 2 sup - sup 1 , show a crossover of the spin dimensionality well above the Neel temperature T sub N. The crossover is due to easy-plane anisotropy and is apparently signaled by the partial suppression of the Cu sup 2 sup + spin fluctuations along the tetragonal c-axis. By analyzing 2W for H ll c in terms of the critical behavior of the spin correlation length, we estimate the temperature for the crossover of the Cu sup 2 sup + spin correlations from Heisenberg to XY-like behavior to be T approx =290 K.

  17. Spin-orbit excitations of quantum wells

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    Ambrosetti, A.; Escartín, J. M.; Lipparini, E.; Pederiva, F.

    2011-04-01

    Spin-orbit effects on the photoabsorption of a quantum well are discussed by means of a sum rules approach. We show that while the strength of the excitation is zero when the spin-orbit coupling is neglected, the inclusion of the spin-orbit interaction gives rise to a nonzero strength and mean excitation energy in the far-infrared region. A simple expression for these quantities up to the second order in the Rashba interaction is derived. Modifications of the results due to the Dresselhaus spin-orbit term are discussed. The effect of two-body Coulomb interaction is then studied by means of a Quantum Monte Carlo calculation, showing that electron-electron correlations induce only a small deviation from the independent particle model result.

  18. Spin qubits in graphene quantum dots

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    Trauzettel, Björn; Bulaev, Denis V.; Loss, Daniel; Burkard, Guido

    2006-01-01

    We propose how to form spin qubits in graphene. A crucial requirement to achieve this goal is to find quantum dot states where the usual valley degeneracy in bulk graphene is lifted. We show that this problem can be avoided in quantum dots based on ribbons of graphene with semiconducting armchair boundaries. For such a setup, we find the energies and the exact wave functions of bound states, which are required for localized qubits. Additionally, we show that spin qubits in graphene can not on...

  19. Quantum Spin Liquid Emerging from Antiferromagnetic Order by Introducing Disorder.

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    Furukawa, T; Miyagawa, K; Itou, T; Ito, M; Taniguchi, H; Saito, M; Iguchi, S; Sasaki, T; Kanoda, K

    2015-08-14

    Quantum spin liquids, which are spin versions of quantum matter, have been sought after in systems with geometrical frustration. We show that disorder drives a classical magnet into a quantum spin liquid through conducting NMR experiments on an organic Mott insulator, κ-(ET)_{2}Cu[N(CN)_{2}]Cl. Antiferromagnetic ordering in the pristine crystal, when irradiated by x rays, disappears. Spin freezing, spin gap, and critical slowing down are not observed, but gapless spin excitations emerge, suggesting a novel role of disorder that brings forth a quantum spin liquid from a classical ordered state.

  20. Spin Entanglement Witness for Quantum Gravity

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    Bose, Sougato; Mazumdar, Anupam; Morley, Gavin W.; Ulbricht, Hendrik; Toroš, Marko; Paternostro, Mauro; Geraci, Andrew A.; Barker, Peter F.; Kim, M. S.; Milburn, Gerard

    2017-12-01

    Understanding gravity in the framework of quantum mechanics is one of the great challenges in modern physics. However, the lack of empirical evidence has lead to a debate on whether gravity is a quantum entity. Despite varied proposed probes for quantum gravity, it is fair to say that there are no feasible ideas yet to test its quantum coherent behavior directly in a laboratory experiment. Here, we introduce an idea for such a test based on the principle that two objects cannot be entangled without a quantum mediator. We show that despite the weakness of gravity, the phase evolution induced by the gravitational interaction of two micron size test masses in adjacent matter-wave interferometers can detectably entangle them even when they are placed far apart enough to keep Casimir-Polder forces at bay. We provide a prescription for witnessing this entanglement, which certifies gravity as a quantum coherent mediator, through simple spin correlation measurements.

  1. Applying classical geometry intuition to quantum spin

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    Durfee, Dallin S.; Archibald, James L.

    2016-09-01

    Using concepts of geometric orthogonality and linear independence, we logically deduce the form of the Pauli spin matrices and the relationships between the three spatially orthogonal basis sets of the spin-1/2 system. Rather than a mathematically rigorous derivation, the relationships are found by forcing expectation values of the different basis states to have the properties we expect of a classical, geometric coordinate system. The process highlights the correspondence of quantum angular momentum with classical notions of geometric orthogonality, even for the inherently non-classical spin-1/2 system. In the process, differences in and connections between geometrical space and Hilbert space are illustrated.

  2. Quantum Computing with an Electron Spin Ensemble

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    Wesenberg, Janus; Ardavan, A.; Briggs, G.A.D.

    2009-01-01

    We propose to encode a register of quantum bits in different collective electron spin wave excitations in a solid medium. Coupling to spins is enabled by locating them in the vicinity of a superconducting transmission line cavity, and making use of their strong collective coupling to the quantized...... radiation field. The transformation between different spin waves is achieved by applying gradient magnetic fields across the sample, while a Cooper pair box, resonant with the cavity field, may be used to carry out one- and two-qubit gate operations....

  3. Quantum interference effects in molecular spin hybrids

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    Esat, Taner; Friedrich, Rico; Matthes, Frank; Caciuc, Vasile; Atodiresei, Nicolae; Blügel, Stefan; Bürgler, Daniel E.; Tautz, F. Stefan; Schneider, Claus M.

    2017-03-01

    We have studied by means of low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS) single molecular spin hybrids formed upon chemisorbing a polycyclic aromatic, threefold symmetric hydrocarbon molecule on Co(111) nanoislands. The spin-dependent hybridization between the Co d states and the π orbitals of the molecule leads to a spin-imbalanced electronic structure of the chemisorbed organic molecule. Spin-sensitive measurements reveal that the spin polarization shows intramolecular variations among the different aromatic rings in spite of the highly symmetric adsorption geometry promoted by symmetry matching of the threefold symmetric molecule and the sixfold symmetric Co(111) lattice. Hence the varying degree of spin polarization on the organic molecule does not stem from a different hybridization of the aromatic rings with the Co atoms, but is proposed to be a consequence of the superposition of the spin polarization of the molecule and the spatially modulated spin polarization of the spin-dependent quantum interference pattern of the Co(111) surface state.

  4. Detection and characterization of symmetry-broken long-range orders in the spin-1/2 triangular Heisenberg model

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    Saadatmand, S. N.; McCulloch, I. P.

    2017-08-01

    We present new numerical tools to analyze symmetry-broken phases in the context of SU (2 ) -symmetric translation-invariant matrix product states (MPS) and density-matrix renormalization-group (DMRG) methods for infinite cylinders, and determine the phase diagram of the geometrically frustrated triangular Heisenberg model with nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor (NN and NNN) interactions. The appearance of Nambu-Goldstone modes in the excitation spectrum is characterized by "tower of states" levels in the momentum-resolved entanglement spectrum. Symmetry-breaking phase transitions are detected by a combination of the correlation lengths and second and fourth cumulants of the magnetic order parameters (which we call the Binder ratio), even though symmetry implies that the order parameter itself is strictly zero. Using this approach, we have identified a 120∘ order, a columnar order, and an algebraic spin liquid (specific to width-6 systems), alongside the previously studied topological spin liquid phase. For the latter, we also demonstrate robustness against chiral perturbations.

  5. Pairwise correlations via quantum discord and its geometric measure in a four-qubit spin chain

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    Abdel-Baset A. Mohamed

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The dynamic of pairwise correlations, including quantum entanglement (QE and discord (QD with geometric measure of quantum discord (GMQD, are shown in the four-qubit Heisenberg XX spin chain. The results show that the effect of the entanglement degree of the initial state on the pairwise correlations is stronger for alternate qubits than it is for nearest-neighbor qubits. This parameter results in sudden death for QE, but it cannot do so for QD and GMQD. With different values for this entanglement parameter of the initial state, QD and GMQD differ and are sensitive for any change in this parameter. It is found that GMQD is more robust than both QD and QE to describe correlations with nonzero values, which offers a valuable resource for quantum computation.

  6. Quantum spin ice: a search for gapless quantum spin liquids in pyrochlore magnets.

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    Gingras, M J P; McClarty, P A

    2014-05-01

    The spin ice materials, including Ho2Ti2O7 and Dy2Ti2O7, are rare-earth pyrochlore magnets which, at low temperatures, enter a constrained paramagnetic state with an emergent gauge freedom. Spin ices provide one of very few experimentally realized examples of fractionalization because their elementary excitations can be regarded as magnetic monopoles and, over some temperature range, spin ice materials are best described as liquids of these emergent charges. In the presence of quantum fluctuations, one can obtain, in principle, a quantum spin liquid descended from the classical spin ice state characterized by emergent photon-like excitations. Whereas in classical spin ices the excitations are akin to electrostatic charges with a mutual Coulomb interaction, in the quantum spin liquid these charges interact through a dynamic and emergent electromagnetic field. In this review, we describe the latest developments in the study of such a quantum spin ice, focusing on the spin liquid phenomenology and the kinds of materials where such a phase might be found.

  7. Spin-wave excitations in quantum dots

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    Lipparini, Enrico; Serra, Llorenç

    1998-03-01

    The transverse response function for a quantum dot in a uniform magnetic field B is calculated using current-density-functional theory. The poles corresponding to the ΔLz=+/-1 and ΔSz=+/-1 spin waves are investigated as a function of B.

  8. General formalism of local thermodynamics with an example: Quantum Otto engine with a spin-1 /2 coupled to an arbitrary spin

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    Altintas, Ferdi; Müstecaplıoǧlu, Ã.-zgür E.

    2015-08-01

    We investigate a quantum heat engine with a working substance of two particles, one with a spin-1 /2 and the other with an arbitrary spin (spin s ), coupled by Heisenberg exchange interaction, and subject to an external magnetic field. The engine operates in a quantum Otto cycle. Work harvested in the cycle and its efficiency are calculated using quantum thermodynamical definitions. It is found that the engine has higher efficiencies at higher spins and can harvest work at higher exchange interaction strengths. The role of exchange coupling and spin s on the work output and the thermal efficiency is studied in detail. In addition, the engine operation is analyzed from the perspective of local work and efficiency. We develop a general formalism to explore local thermodynamics applicable to any coupled bipartite system. Our general framework allows for examination of local thermodynamics even when global parameters of the system are varied in thermodynamic cycles. The generalized definitions of local and cooperative work are introduced by using mean field Hamiltonians. The general conditions for which the global work is not equal to the sum of the local works are given in terms of the covariance of the subsystems. Our coupled spin quantum Otto engine is used as an example of the general formalism.

  9. Quantum computing with acceptor spins in silicon.

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    Salfi, Joe; Tong, Mengyang; Rogge, Sven; Culcer, Dimitrie

    2016-06-17

    The states of a boron acceptor near a Si/SiO2 interface, which bind two low-energy Kramers pairs, have exceptional properties for encoding quantum information and, with the aid of strain, both heavy hole and light hole-based spin qubits can be designed. Whereas a light-hole spin qubit was introduced recently (arXiv:1508.04259), here we present analytical and numerical results proving that a heavy-hole spin qubit can be reliably initialised, rotated and entangled by electrical means alone. This is due to strong Rashba-like spin-orbit interaction terms enabled by the interface inversion asymmetry. Single qubit rotations rely on electric-dipole spin resonance (EDSR), which is strongly enhanced by interface-induced spin-orbit terms. Entanglement can be accomplished by Coulomb exchange, coupling to a resonator, or spin-orbit induced dipole-dipole interactions. By analysing the qubit sensitivity to charge noise, we demonstrate that interface-induced spin-orbit terms are responsible for sweet spots in the dephasing time [Formula: see text] as a function of the top gate electric field, which are close to maxima in the EDSR strength, where the EDSR gate has high fidelity. We show that both qubits can be described using the same starting Hamiltonian, and by comparing their properties we show that the complex interplay of bulk and interface-induced spin-orbit terms allows a high degree of electrical control and makes acceptors potential candidates for scalable quantum computation in Si.

  10. Quantum spin Hall phase in multilayer graphene

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    García-Martínez, N. A.; Lado, J. L.; Fernández-Rossier, J.

    2015-06-01

    The so-called quantum spin Hall phase is a topologically nontrivial insulating phase that is predicted to appear in graphene and graphenelike systems. In this paper we address the question of whether this topological property persists in multilayered systems. We consider two situations: purely multilayer graphene and heterostructures where graphene is encapsulated by trivial insulators with a strong spin-orbit coupling. We use a four-orbital tight-binding model that includes full atomic spin-orbit coupling and we calculate the Z2 topological invariant of the bulk states as well as the edge states of semi-infinite crystals with armchair termination. For homogeneous multilayers we find that even when the spin-orbit interaction opens a gap for all possible stackings, only those with an odd number of layers host gapless edge states while those with an even number of layers are trivial insulators. For heterostructures where graphene is encapsulated by trivial insulators, it turns out that interlayer coupling is able to induce a topological gap whose size is controlled by the spin-orbit coupling of the encapsulating materials, indicating that the quantum spin Hall phase can be induced by proximity to trivial insulators.

  11. Spin switching in semiconductor quantum dots through spin-orbit coupling

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    Valín-Rodríguez, Manuel; Puente, Antonio; Serra, Llorenç; Lipparini, Enrico

    2002-10-01

    The spin-orbit coupling influences the total spin of semiconductor quantum dots. We analyze the theoretical prediction for the combined effects of spin-orbit coupling, weak vertical magnetic fields and deformation of the dot. Our results allow the characterization of the quantum dots as the spin switches, controllable with electric gates.

  12. Quantum pump in quantum spin Hall edge states

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    Cheng, Fang

    2016-09-01

    We present a theory for quantum pump in a quantum spin Hall bar with two quantum point contacts (QPCs). The pump currents can be generated by applying harmonically modulating gate voltages at QPCs. The phase difference between the gate voltages introduces an effective gauge field, which breaks the time-reversal symmetry and generates pump currents. The pump currents display very different pump frequency dependence for weak and strong e-e interaction. These unique properties are induced by the helical feature of the edge states, and therefore can be used to detect and control edge state transport.

  13. Charge and spin quantum fluctuations in the doped strongly coupled Hubbard model on the honeycomb lattice

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    Ribeiro, F. G.; Coutinho-Filho, M. D.

    2015-07-01

    Field-theoretic methods are used to investigate the large-U Hubbard model on the honeycomb lattice at half-filling and in the hole-doped regime. Within the framework of a functional-integral approach, we obtain the Lagrangian density associated with the charge and spin degrees of freedom. The Hamiltonian related to the charge degrees of freedom is exactly diagonalized. In the strong-coupling regime, we derive a perturbative low-energy theory suitable to describe the quantum antiferromagnetic phase (AF) as a function of hole doping. At half-filling, we deal with the underlying spin degrees of freedom of the quantum AF Heisenberg model by employing a second-order spin-wave analysis, in which case we have calculated the ground-state energy and the staggered magnetization; the results are in very good agreement with previous studies. Further, in the continuum, we derive a nonlinear σ model with a topological Hopf term that describes the AF-VBS (valence bond solid) competition. Lastly, in the challenging doped regime, our approach allows the derivation of a t -J Hamiltonian, and the analysis of the role played by charge and spin quantum fluctuations on the ground-state energy and, particularly, on the breakdown of the AF order at a critical hole doping; the results are benchmarked against recent Grassmann tensor product state simulations.

  14. Spin squeezing and quantum correlations

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    Taking the case of = 1, we show that the `non-oriented' nature and hence squeezing arise from the intrinsic quantum correlations that exist among the ... Department of Studies in Physics, University of Mysore, Mysore 570 006, India; Department of Physics, Yuvaraja's College, University of Mysore, Mysore 570 005, India ...

  15. Quantum Spin Hall phase in multilayer graphene

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    Garcia, Noel; Lado, Jose Luis; Fernandez-Rossier, Joaquin; Theory of Nanostructures Team

    2015-03-01

    We address the question of whether multilayer graphene systems are Quantum Spin Hall (QSH) insulators. Since interlayer coupling coples pz orbitals to s orbitals of different layers and Spin-Orbit (SO) couples pz orbitals with px and py of opposite spins, new spins mixing channels appear in the multilayer scenario that were not present in the monolayer. These new spin-mixing channels cast a doubt on the validity of the spin-conserving Kane-Mele model for multilayers and motivates our choice of a four orbital tight-binding model in the Slater-Koster approximation with intrinsic Spin-Orbit interaction. To completely determine if the QSH phase is present we calculate for different number of layers both the Z2 invariant for different stackings (only for inversion symmetric systems), and the density of states at the edge of semi-infinite graphene ribbon with armchair termination. We find that systems with even number of layers are normal insulators while systems with odd number of layers are QSH insulators, regardless of the stacking. We acknowledge financial support by Marie-Curie-ITN 607904-SPINOGRAPH.

  16. Using random boundary conditions to simulate disordered quantum spin models in two-dimensional systems

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    Yuste, A.; Moreno-Cardoner, M.; Sanpera, A.

    2017-05-01

    Disordered quantum antiferromagnets in two-dimensional compounds have been a focus of interest in the last years due to their exotic properties. However, with very few exceptions, the ground states of the corresponding Hamiltonians are notoriously difficult to simulate making their characterization and detection very elusive, both theoretically and experimentally. Here we propose a method to signal quantum disordered antiferromagnets by doing exact diagonalization in small lattices using random boundary conditions and averaging the observables of interest over the different disorder realizations. We apply our method to study the Heisenberg spin-1/2 model in an anisotropic triangular lattice. In this model, the competition between frustration and quantum fluctuations might lead to some spin-liquid phases as predicted from different methods ranging from spin-wave mean-field theory to 2D-DMRG or PEPS. Our method accurately reproduces the ordered phases expected of the model and signals quantum disordered phases by the presence of a large number of quasidegenerate ground states together with an undefined local order parameter. The method presents a weak dependence on finite-size effects.

  17. Generating quantum states through spin chain dynamics

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    Kay, Alastair

    2017-04-01

    The spin chain is a theoretical work-horse of the physicist, providing a convenient, tractable model that yields insight into a host of physical phenomena including conduction, frustration, superconductivity, topological phases, localisation, phase transitions, quantum chaos and even string theory. Our ultimate aim, however, is not just to understand the properties of a physical system, but to harness it for our own ends. We therefore study the possibilities for engineering a special class of spin chain, envisaging the potential for this to feedback into the original physical systems. We pay particular attention to the generation of multipartite entangled states such as the W (Dicke) state, superposed over multiple sites of the chain.

  18. Love triangles, quantum fluctuations and spin jam

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    Lee, Seung-Hun

    When magnetic moments are interacting with each other in a situation resembling that of complex love triangles, called frustration, a large set of states that are energetically equivalent emerge. This leads to exotic spin states such as spin liquid and spin ice. Recently, we presented evidence for the existence of a topological glassy state, that we call spin jam, induced by quantum fluctuations. The case in point is SrCr9pGa12-9pO19 (SCGO(p)), a highly frustrated magnet, in which the magnetic Cr ions form a quasi-two-dimensional triangular system of bi-pyramids. This system has been an archetype in search for exotic spin states. Understanding the nature of the state has been a great intellectual challenge. Our new experimental data and theoretical spin jam model provide for the first time a coherent understanding of the phenomenon. Furthermore, the findings strongly support the possible existence of purely topological glassy states. Reference:

  19. Onset of incommensurability in quantum spin chains

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    Nomura, Kiyohide

    2002-01-01

    In quantum spin chains, it has been observed that the incommensurability occurs near valence-bond-solid (VBS)-type solvable points, and the correlation length becomes shortest at VBS-type points. Besides, the correlation function decays purely exponentially at VBS-type points, in contrast with the two-dimensional (2D) Ornstein-Zernicke type behavior in the other region with an excitation gap. We propose a mechanism to explain the onset of the incommensurability and the shortest correlation le...

  20. Effect of three-spin interaction on thermal entanglement in Heisenberg XXZ model

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    Fu, Jing-Heng; Zhang, Guo-Feng

    2017-11-01

    The effect of three-spin interaction k on thermal entanglement between alternate qubits is studied using pairwise concurrence C and energy-level diagram. It is found that k breaks the symmetry about the effect of magnetic field h on C. It shifts a dip structure and gradually effaces a boot structure when | k | | J | . A sudden change in the concurrence occurs around | k | =| J | , h=-k. Similar conclusions about nearest-neighbor qubits are directly given.

  1. Intrinsic spin lifetimes in GaAs (110) quantum wells

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    Mueller, Georg; Roemer, Michael; Huebner, Jens; Oestreich, Michael [Institut fuer Festkoerperphysik, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Hannover (Germany); Schuh, Dieter; Wegscheider, Werner [Institut fuer Experimentelle und Angewandte Physik, Universitaet Regensburg (Germany)

    2009-07-01

    GaAs(110) quantum wells attract great attention due to the long spin lifetime for electron spins along the growth axis and are, therefore, of interest for future spin based optoelectronic devices. At low temperatures, optical injection of a finite spin polarization yields strongly enhanced spin dephasing due to the Bir Aronov Pikus mechanism that arises from the exchange interaction between electrons and holes. Thus, the intrinsic spin lifetime in GaAs(110) quantum wells has been unknown. In this work, the non-demolition technique of spin noise spectroscopy, which only relies on statistical spin fluctuations, is applied to GaAs(110) quantum wells in order to measure the intrinsic spin lifetimes. Furthermore, the Brownian motion of the electrons modifies the linewidth of the measured spin noise spectra due to time of flight broadening. This effect uniquely allows to study electronic motion at thermal equilibrium.

  2. Adiabatic quantum computing with spin qubits hosted by molecules.

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    Yamamoto, Satoru; Nakazawa, Shigeaki; Sugisaki, Kenji; Sato, Kazunobu; Toyota, Kazuo; Shiomi, Daisuke; Takui, Takeji

    2015-01-28

    A molecular spin quantum computer (MSQC) requires electron spin qubits, which pulse-based electron spin/magnetic resonance (ESR/MR) techniques can afford to manipulate for implementing quantum gate operations in open shell molecular entities. Importantly, nuclear spins, which are topologically connected, particularly in organic molecular spin systems, are client qubits, while electron spins play a role of bus qubits. Here, we introduce the implementation for an adiabatic quantum algorithm, suggesting the possible utilization of molecular spins with optimized spin structures for MSQCs. We exemplify the utilization of an adiabatic factorization problem of 21, compared with the corresponding nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) case. Two molecular spins are selected: one is a molecular spin composed of three exchange-coupled electrons as electron-only qubits and the other an electron-bus qubit with two client nuclear spin qubits. Their electronic spin structures are well characterized in terms of the quantum mechanical behaviour in the spin Hamiltonian. The implementation of adiabatic quantum computing/computation (AQC) has, for the first time, been achieved by establishing ESR/MR pulse sequences for effective spin Hamiltonians in a fully controlled manner of spin manipulation. The conquered pulse sequences have been compared with the NMR experiments and shown much faster CPU times corresponding to the interaction strength between the spins. Significant differences are shown in rotational operations and pulse intervals for ESR/MR operations. As a result, we suggest the advantages and possible utilization of the time-evolution based AQC approach for molecular spin quantum computers and molecular spin quantum simulators underlain by sophisticated ESR/MR pulsed spin technology.

  3. Entanglement in Nonunitary Quantum Critical Spin Chains

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    Couvreur, Romain; Jacobsen, Jesper Lykke; Saleur, Hubert

    2017-07-01

    Entanglement entropy has proven invaluable to our understanding of quantum criticality. It is natural to try to extend the concept to "nonunitary quantum mechanics," which has seen growing interest from areas as diverse as open quantum systems, noninteracting electronic disordered systems, or nonunitary conformal field theory (CFT). We propose and investigate such an extension here, by focusing on the case of one-dimensional quantum group symmetric or supergroup symmetric spin chains. We show that the consideration of left and right eigenstates combined with appropriate definitions of the trace leads to a natural definition of Rényi entropies in a large variety of models. We interpret this definition geometrically in terms of related loop models and calculate the corresponding scaling in the conformal case. This allows us to distinguish the role of the central charge and effective central charge in rational minimal models of CFT, and to define an effective central charge in other, less well-understood cases. The example of the s l (2 |1 ) alternating spin chain for percolation is discussed in detail.

  4. Spin transport properties in a double quantum ring with Rashba spin-orbit interaction

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    Naeimi, Azadeh S.; Eslami, Leila; Esmaeilzadeh, Mahdi; Abolhassani, Mohammad Reza

    2013-01-01

    We study spin-resolved electron transport in a double quantum ring in the presence of Rashba spin-orbit interaction and a magnetic flux using quantum waveguide theory. We show that, at the proper values of the system parameters such as the Rashba coupling constant, the radius of the rings, and the angle between the leads, the double quantum ring can act as a perfect electron spin-inverter with very high efficiency. Also, the double quantum ring can work as a spin switch. The spin polarization of transmitted electrons can be controlled and changed from -1 to +1 by using a magnetic flux.

  5. Manipulation and Read-out of Spins in Quantum Dots

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    Vink, I.T.

    2008-01-01

    Besides an electric charge, electrons also have a tiny magnetic moment, called spin. In a magnetic field, the spin has two possible orientations: 'spin-up' (parallel to the field) and 'spin-down' (anti-parallel to the field) and can therefore be used as a quantum bit, the computational unit of a

  6. Influence of the spin quantum number $s$ on the zero-temperature phase transition in the square lattice $J$-$J'$ model

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    Darradi, R.; Richter, J.; Farnell, D. J. J.

    2004-01-01

    We investigate the phase diagram of the Heisenberg antiferromagnet on the square lattice with two different nearest-neighbor bonds $J$ and $J'$ ($J$-$J'$ model) at zero temperature. The model exhibits a quantum phase transition at a critical value $J'_c > J$ between a semi-classically ordered N\\'eel and a magnetically disordered quantum paramagnetic phase of valence-bond type, which is driven by local singlet formation on $J'$ bonds. We study the influence of spin quantum number $s$ on this p...

  7. Quantum Optimization of Fully Connected Spin Glasses

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    Davide Venturelli

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Many NP-hard problems can be seen as the task of finding a ground state of a disordered highly connected Ising spin glass. If solutions are sought by means of quantum annealing, it is often necessary to represent those graphs in the annealer’s hardware by means of the graph-minor embedding technique, generating a final Hamiltonian consisting of coupled chains of ferromagnetically bound spins, whose binding energy is a free parameter. In order to investigate the effect of embedding on problems of interest, the fully connected Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model with random ±1 couplings is programmed on the D-Wave Two^{TM} annealer using up to 270 qubits interacting on a Chimera-type graph. We present the best embedding prescriptions for encoding the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick problem in the Chimera graph. The results indicate that the optimal choice of embedding parameters could be associated with the emergence of the spin-glass phase of the embedded problem, whose presence was previously uncertain. This optimal parameter setting allows the performance of the quantum annealer to compete with (and potentially outperform, in the absence of analog control errors optimized simulated annealing algorithms.

  8. Condensed-matter physics: Quantum mechanics in a spin

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    Balents, Leon

    2016-12-01

    Quantum spin liquids are exotic states of matter first predicted more than 40 years ago. An inorganic material has properties consistent with these predictions, revealing details about the nature of quantum matter. See Letter p.559

  9. Topological quantum paramagnet in a quantum spin ladder

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    Joshi, Darshan G.; Schnyder, Andreas P.

    2017-12-01

    It has recently been found that bosonic excitations of ordered media, such as phonons or spinons, can exhibit topologically nontrivial band structures. Of particular interest are magnon and triplon excitations in quantum magnets, as they can easily be manipulated by an applied field. Here, we study triplon excitations in an S =1 /2 quantum spin ladder and show that they exhibit nontrivial topology, even in the quantum-disordered paramagnetic phase. Our analysis reveals that the paramagnetic phase actually consists of two separate regions with topologically distinct triplon excitations. We demonstrate that the topological transition between these two regions can be tuned by an external magnetic field. The winding number that characterizes the topology of the triplons is derived and evaluated. By bulk-boundary correspondence, we find that the nonzero winding number implies the presence of localized triplon end states. Experimental signatures and possible physical realizations of the topological paramagnetic phase are discussed.

  10. Quantum many-body theory for electron spin decoherence in nanoscale nuclear spin baths.

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    Yang, Wen; Ma, Wen-Long; Liu, Ren-Bao

    2017-01-01

    Decoherence of electron spins in nanoscale systems is important to quantum technologies such as quantum information processing and magnetometry. It is also an ideal model problem for studying the crossover between quantum and classical phenomena. At low temperatures or in light-element materials where the spin-orbit coupling is weak, the phonon scattering in nanostructures is less important and the fluctuations of nuclear spins become the dominant decoherence mechanism for electron spins. Since the 1950s, semi-classical noise theories have been developed for understanding electron spin decoherence. In spin-based solid-state quantum technologies, the relevant systems are in the nanometer scale and nuclear spin baths are quantum objects which require a quantum description. Recently, quantum pictures have been established to understand the decoherence and quantum many-body theories have been developed to quantitatively describe this phenomenon. Anomalous quantum effects have been predicted and some have been experimentally confirmed. A systematically truncated cluster-correlation expansion theory has been developed to account for the many-body correlations in nanoscale nuclear spin baths that are built up during electron spin decoherence. The theory has successfully predicted and explained a number of experimental results in a wide range of physical systems. In this review, we will cover this recent progress. The limitations of the present quantum many-body theories and possible directions for future development will also be discussed.

  11. Spin Echo of a Single Electron Spin in a Quantum Dot

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    Koppens, F.H.L.; Nowack, K.C.; Vandersypen, L.M.K.

    2008-01-01

    We report a measurement of the spin-echo decay of a single electron spin confined in a semiconductor quantum dot. When we tip the spin in the transverse plane via a magnetic field burst, it dephases in 37 ns due to the Larmor precession around a random effective field from the nuclear spins in the

  12. Exact diagonalization study of the spin-1 two-dimensional J{sub 1}–J{sub 3} Heisenberg model on a triangular lattice

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    Rubin, P., E-mail: rubin@fi.tartu.ee; Sherman, A.

    2014-11-07

    The spin-1 Heisenberg model on a triangular lattice with the ferromagnetic nearest-neighbor and antiferromagnetic third-nearest-neighbor exchange interactions, J{sub 1}=−(1−p)J and J{sub 2}=pJ, J>0(0≤p≤1), is studied with the use of the SPINPACK code. This model is applicable for the description of the magnetic properties of NiGa{sub 2}S{sub 4}. The ground, low-lying excited state energies and spin-spin correlation functions have been found for lattices with N=16 and N=20 sites with the periodic boundary conditions. These results are in qualitative agreement with earlier authors' results obtained with Mori's projection operator technique. - Highlights: • The S=1J{sub 1}–J{sub 3} Heisenberg model on a triangular lattice is studied. • The ferromagnetic nearest and AF 3rd-nearest-neighbor couplings are considered. • The exact diagonalization study of finite lattices was done. • The SPINPACK code using Lanczos' method is used for calculations. • The obtained results are in agreement with those obtained by Mori's approach.

  13. Strongly correlated quantum spin liquid in herbertsmithite

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    Shaginyan, V. R., E-mail: vrshag@thd.pnpi.spb.ru [Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (Russian Federation); Popov, K. G. [Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Komi Science Center (Russian Federation); Khodel, V. A. [Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)

    2013-05-15

    Strongly correlated Fermi systems are among the most intriguing and fundamental systems in physics. We show that the herbertsmithite ZnCu{sub 3}(OH){sub 6}Cl{sub 2} can be regarded as a new type of strongly correlated electrical insulator that possesses properties of heavy-fermion metals with one exception: it resists the flow of electric charge. We demonstrate that herbertsmithite's low-temperature properties are defined by a strongly correlated quantum spin liquid made with hypothetic particles such as fermionic spinons that carry spin 1/2 and no charge. Our calculations of its thermodynamic and relaxation properties are in good agreement with recent experimental facts and allow us to reveal their scaling behavior, which strongly resembles that observed in heavy-fermion metals. Analysis of the dynamic magnetic susceptibility of strongly correlated Fermi systems suggests that there exist at least two types of its scaling.

  14. Current correlations in quantum spin Hall insulators.

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    Schmidt, Thomas L

    2011-08-26

    We consider a four-terminal setup of a two-dimensional topological insulator (quantum spin Hall insulator) with local tunneling between the upper and lower edges. The edge modes are modeled as helical Luttinger liquids and the electron-electron interactions are taken into account exactly. Using perturbation theory in the tunneling, we derive the cumulant generating function for the interedge current. We show that different possible transport channels give rise to different signatures in the current noise and current cross correlations, which could be exploited in experiments to elucidate the interplay between electron-electron interactions and the helical nature of the edge states. © 2011 American Physical Society

  15. Coherent electron-spin-resonance manipulation of three individual spins in a triple quantum dot

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    Noiri, A. [Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); Yoneda, J.; Nakajima, T.; Otsuka, T.; Delbecq, M. R.; Takeda, K.; Tarucha, S. [Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan); RIKEN, Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Amaha, S.; Allison, G. [RIKEN, Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Wako-shi, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Ludwig, A.; Wieck, A. D. [Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Festkörperphysik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (Germany)

    2016-04-11

    Quantum dot arrays provide a promising platform for quantum information processing. For universal quantum simulation and computation, one central issue is to demonstrate the exhaustive controllability of quantum states. Here, we report the addressable manipulation of three single electron spins in a triple quantum dot using a technique combining electron-spin-resonance and a micro-magnet. The micro-magnet makes the local Zeeman field difference between neighboring spins much larger than the nuclear field fluctuation, which ensures the addressable driving of electron-spin-resonance by shifting the resonance condition for each spin. We observe distinct coherent Rabi oscillations for three spins in a semiconductor triple quantum dot with up to 25 MHz spin rotation frequencies. This individual manipulation over three spins enables us to arbitrarily change the magnetic spin quantum number of the three spin system, and thus to operate a triple-dot device as a three-qubit system in combination with the existing technique of exchange operations among three spins.

  16. Non-Abelian spin liquid in a spin-one quantum magnet.

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    Grover, Tarun; Senthil, T

    2011-08-12

    We study a time-reversal invariant non-Abelian spin-liquid state in an SU(2) symmetric spin S=1 quantum magnet on a triangular lattice. The spin liquid is obtained by quantum disordering a noncollinear nematic state. We show that such a spin liquid cannot be obtained by the standard projective construction for spin liquids. We also study the phase transition between the spin liquid and the noncollinear nematic state and show that it cannot be described within the Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigm.

  17. Storing quantum information in spins and high-sensitivity ESR.

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    Morton, John J L; Bertet, Patrice

    2018-02-01

    Quantum information, encoded within the states of quantum systems, represents a novel and rich form of information which has inspired new types of computers and communications systems. Many diverse electron spin systems have been studied with a view to storing quantum information, including molecular radicals, point defects and impurities in inorganic systems, and quantum dots in semiconductor devices. In these systems, spin coherence times can exceed seconds, single spins can be addressed through electrical and optical methods, and new spin systems with advantageous properties continue to be identified. Spin ensembles strongly coupled to microwave resonators can, in principle, be used to store the coherent states of single microwave photons, enabling so-called microwave quantum memories. We discuss key requirements in realising such memories, including considerations for superconducting resonators whose frequency can be tuned onto resonance with the spins. Finally, progress towards microwave quantum memories and other developments in the field of superconducting quantum devices are being used to push the limits of sensitivity of inductively-detected electron spin resonance. The state-of-the-art currently stands at around 65 spins per Hz, with prospects to scale down to even fewer spins. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  18. Quantum-limited measurement of space-time curvature with scaling beyond the conventional Heisenberg limit

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    Kish, S. P.; Ralph, T. C.

    2017-10-01

    We study the problem of estimating the phase shift due to the general relativistic time dilation in the interference of photons using a nonlinear Mach-Zender interferometer setup. By introducing two nonlinear Kerr materials, one in the bottom and one in the top arm, we can measure the nonlinear phase ϕNL produced by the space-time curvature and achieve a scaling of the standard deviation with photon number (N ) of 1 /Nβ where β >1 , which exceeds the conventional Heisenberg limit of a linear interferometer (1 /N ). The nonlinear phase shift is an effect that is amplified by the intensity of the probe field. In a regime of high photon number, this effect can dominate over the linear phase shift.

  19. Undoped strained germanium quantum wells towards spin qubits

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    Scappucci, Giordano; Sammak, Amir; Yeoh, Lareine; Sabbagh, Diego; Conesa-Boj, Sonia; Kolling, Sebastian; Zaumseil, Peter; Capellini, Giovanni

    Germanium is emerging as a promising material to implement spin qubits because of the key properties of high carrier mobility, strong spin-orbit coupling, long spin coherence times and compatibility with silicon technology. We report the deposition of undoped strained Ge/SiGe quantum wells of high structural quality in a reduced pressure chemical vapor deposition tool. Structural analysis of the Ge/SiGe heterostructures confirm sharp interfaces, full relaxation of the virtual substrate, and coherent deposition of the strained quantum well. Furthermore, we will discuss architectures towards the development of CMOS compatible spin qubits in laterally defined Ge quantum dots. .

  20. Spectral periodicity of the spinon continuum in quantum spin ice

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    Chen, Gang

    2017-08-01

    Motivated by the rapid experimental progress of quantum spin ice materials, we study the dynamical properties of pyrochlore spin ice in the U(1) spin liquid phases. In particular, we focus on the spinon excitations that appear at high energies and show up as an excitation continuum in the dynamic spin structure factor. The keen connection between the crystal symmetry fractionalization of the spinons and the spectral periodicity of the spinon continuum is emphasized and explicitly demonstrated. When the spinon experiences a background π flux and the spinon continuum exhibits an enhanced spectral periodicity with a folded Brillouin zone, this spectral property can then be used to detect the spin quantum number fractionalization and U(1) spin liquid. Our prediction can be immediately examined by inelastic neutron-scattering experiments among quantum spin ice materials with Kramers' doublets. Further application to the non-Kramers' doublets is discussed.

  1. Theory of Spin Seebeck Effects in a Quantum Wire

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    Ogata, Masao; Fukuyama, Hidetoshi

    2017-09-01

    Spin Seebeck coefficient in a quantum wire is microscopically derived using the Kubo formula and thermal Green’s functions, taking account of the effects of disorder in a self-consistent t-matrix approximation. It is found that the induced spin current to be detected through the inverse spin Hall effect will be in the range of experimental detectability when the chemical potential for electrons in the quantum wire is close to the band edge.

  2. Electric field control of emergent electrodynamics in quantum spin ice

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    Lantagne-Hurtubise, Étienne; Bhattacharjee, Subhro; Moessner, R.

    2017-09-01

    We study the coupling between conventional (Maxwell) and emergent electrodynamics in quantum spin ice, a 3+1-dimensional U (1 ) quantum spin liquid. We find that a uniform electric field can be used to tune the properties of both the ground state and excitations of the spin liquid. In particular, it induces emergent birefringence, rendering the speed of the emergent light anisotropic and polarization-dependent. A sufficiently strong electric field triggers a quantum phase transition into new U (1 ) quantum spin liquid phases, which trap emergent electric π fluxes. The flux patterns of these new phases depend on the direction of the electric field. Strikingly, some of the canonical pinch points in the spin structure factor, characteristic of classical spin ice, emerge near the phase transition, while they are absent in the quantum spin liquid phases. Estimating the electric field strength required, we find that this transition is potentially accessible experimentally. Finally, we propose a minimal mechanism by which an oscillating electric field can generate emergent radiation inside a quantum spin ice material with non-Kramers spin doublets.

  3. Far-from-Equilibrium Field Theory of Many-Body Quantum Spin Systems: Prethermalization and Relaxation of Spin Spiral States in Three Dimensions

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    Mehrtash Babadi

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available We study theoretically the far-from-equilibrium relaxation dynamics of spin spiral states in the three-dimensional isotropic Heisenberg model. The investigated problem serves as an archetype for understanding quantum dynamics of isolated many-body systems in the vicinity of a spontaneously broken continuous symmetry. We present a field-theoretical formalism that systematically improves on the mean field for describing the real-time quantum dynamics of generic spin-1/2 systems. This is achieved by mapping spins to Majorana fermions followed by a 1/N expansion of the resulting two-particle-irreducible effective action. Our analysis reveals rich fluctuation-induced relaxation dynamics in the unitary evolution of spin spiral states. In particular, we find the sudden appearance of long-lived prethermalized plateaus with diverging lifetimes as the spiral winding is tuned toward the thermodynamically stable ferro- or antiferromagnetic phases. The emerging prethermalized states are characterized by different bosonic modes being thermally populated at different effective temperatures and by a hierarchical relaxation process reminiscent of glassy systems. Spin-spin correlators found by solving the nonequilibrium Bethe-Salpeter equation provide further insight into the dynamic formation of correlations, the fate of unstable collective modes, and the emergence of fluctuation-dissipation relations. Our predictions can be verified experimentally using recent realizations of spin spiral states with ultracold atoms in a quantum gas microscope [S. Hild et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 147205 (2014PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.113.147205].

  4. Spin-Seebeck effect and spin polarization in a multiple quantum dot molecule

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    Ramos-Andrade, J. P.; Peña, F. J.; González, A.; Ávalos-Ovando, O.; Orellana, P. A.

    2017-10-01

    In this work, we study the conductance and the thermoelectric properties of a quantum dot embedded between two metallic leads with a side-coupled triple quantum dot molecule under a magnetic field. We focus on the spin polarization and thermoelectric quantities. Our results show the possibility of designing an efficient spin-filter device in addition to a noticeable enhancement of the Seebeck coefficient driven by the asymmetry in the quantum dot energy levels, and a tunable pure spin-Seebeck effect is obtained. This behavior also holds in the interacting case, where a pure spin-Seebeck effect can be obtained for fixed values of the embedded quantum dot energy level. Our findings could lead to the implementation of a new pure spin energy conversion and capable spin-filter devices working with weak magnetic fields.

  5. Quantum correlations in a long range interaction spin chain

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    Li, Bo; Wang, Yan-Shen

    2012-01-01

    We propose a new type of long range interaction spin chain. The quantum correlations such as quantum discord, entanglement, and structure factor are investigated in the thermal state with considering them both in zero temperature and finite temperature. Based on our results, we compare the differences and show the relations between the three types of quantum correlations in this long range interaction model.

  6. Time-Reversal Symmetric U(1) Quantum Spin Liquids

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    Chong Wang; Senthil, T.

    2016-01-01

    We study possible quantum U(1) spin liquids in three dimensions with time-reversal symmetry. We find a total of seven families of such U(1) spin liquids, distinguished by the properties of their emergent electric or magnetic charges. We show how these spin liquids are related to each other. Two of these classes admit nontrivial protected surface states which we describe. We show how to access all of the seven spin liquids through slave particle (parton) constructions. We also provide intuitiv...

  7. Complementary spin transistor using a quantum well channel

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    Youn Ho Park; Jun Woo Choi; Hyung-jun Kim; Joonyeon Chang; Suk Hee Han; Heon-Jin Choi; Hyun Cheol Koo

    2017-01-01

    In order to utilize the spin field effect transistor in logic applications, the development of two types of complementary transistors, which play roles of the n- and p-type conventional charge transistors, is an essential prerequisite. In this research, we demonstrate complementary spin transistors consisting of two types of devices, namely parallel and antiparallel spin transistors using InAs based quantum well channels and exchange-biased ferromagnetic electrodes. In these spin transistors,...

  8. Electron spin resonance and spin-valley physics in a silicon double quantum dot.

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    Hao, Xiaojie; Ruskov, Rusko; Xiao, Ming; Tahan, Charles; Jiang, HongWen

    2014-05-14

    Silicon quantum dots are a leading approach for solid-state quantum bits. However, developing this technology is complicated by the multi-valley nature of silicon. Here we observe transport of individual electrons in a silicon CMOS-based double quantum dot under electron spin resonance. An anticrossing of the driven dot energy levels is observed when the Zeeman and valley splittings coincide. A detected anticrossing splitting of 60 MHz is interpreted as a direct measure of spin and valley mixing, facilitated by spin-orbit interaction in the presence of non-ideal interfaces. A lower bound of spin dephasing time of 63 ns is extracted. We also describe a possible experimental evidence of an unconventional spin-valley blockade, despite the assumption of non-ideal interfaces. This understanding of silicon spin-valley physics should enable better control and read-out techniques for the spin qubits in an all CMOS silicon approach.

  9. Fractional quantization of charge and spin in topological quantum pumps

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    Marra, Pasquale; Citro, Roberta

    2017-07-01

    Topological quantum pumps are topologically equivalent to the quantum Hall state: In these systems, the charge pumped during each pumping cycle is quantized and coincides with the Chern invariant. However, differently from quantum Hall insulators, quantum pumps can exhibit novel phenomena such as the fractional quantization of the charge transport, as a consequence of their distinctive symmetries in parameter space. Here, we report the analogous fractional quantization of the spin transport in a topological spin pump realized in a one-dimensional lattice via a periodically modulated Zeeman field. In the proposed model, which is a spinfull generalization of the Harper-Hofstadter model, the amount of spin current pumped during well-defined fractions of the pumping cycle is quantized as fractions of the spin Chern number. This fractional quantization of spin is topological, and is a direct consequence of the additional symmetries ensuing from the commensuration of the periodic field with the underlying lattice.

  10. A two-dimensional spin liquid in quantum kagome ice.

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    Carrasquilla, Juan; Hao, Zhihao; Melko, Roger G

    2015-06-22

    Actively sought since the turn of the century, two-dimensional quantum spin liquids (QSLs) are exotic phases of matter where magnetic moments remain disordered even at zero temperature. Despite ongoing searches, QSLs remain elusive, due to a lack of concrete knowledge of the microscopic mechanisms that inhibit magnetic order in materials. Here we study a model for a broad class of frustrated magnetic rare-earth pyrochlore materials called quantum spin ices. When subject to an external magnetic field along the [111] crystallographic direction, the resulting interactions contain a mix of geometric frustration and quantum fluctuations in decoupled two-dimensional kagome planes. Using quantum Monte Carlo simulations, we identify a set of interactions sufficient to promote a groundstate with no magnetic long-range order, and a gap to excitations, consistent with a Z2 spin liquid phase. This suggests an experimental procedure to search for two-dimensional QSLs within a class of pyrochlore quantum spin ice materials.

  11. Identifying a correlated spin fluctuation in an entangled spin chain subject to a quantum phase transition.

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    Shimizu, Kaoru; Tokura, Yasuhiro

    2015-12-01

    This paper presents a theoretical framework for analyzing the quantum fluctuation properties of a quantum spin chain subject to a quantum phase transition. We can quantify the fluctuation properties by examining the correlation between the fluctuations of two neighboring spins subject to the quantum uncertainty. To do this, we first compute the reduced density matrix ρ of the spin pair from the ground state |Ψ⟩ of a spin chain, and then identify the quantum correlation part ρ(q) embedded in ρ. If the spin chain is translationally symmetric and characterized by a nearest-neighbor two-body spin interaction, we can determine uniquely the form of ρ(q) as W|Φ〉〈Φ| with the weight W ≤1, and quantify the fluctuation properties using the two-spin entangled state |Φ〉. We demonstrate the framework for a transverse-field quantum Ising spin chain and indicate its validity for more general spin chain models.

  12. The "Proton Spin Crisis" — a Quantum Query

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    Hansson J.

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available The “proton spin crisis” was introduced in the late 1980s, when the EMC-experiment revealed that little or nothing of a proton’s spin seemed to be carried by its quarks. The main objective of this paper is to point out that it is wrong to assume that the proton spin, as measured by completely different experimental setups, should be the same in all circumstances, an assumption explicitly made in all present theoretical treatments of the “crisis”. As spin is a genuine quantum property, without any objective existence outside its measuring apparatus context, proper account of quantum mechanical measurement theory must be taken.

  13. Non-local ground-state functional for quantum spin chains with translational broken symmetry

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    Libero, Valter L.; Penteado, Poliana H.; Veiga, Rodrigo S. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (IFSC/USP), Sao Carlos, SP (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica

    2011-07-01

    Full text. Thanks to the development and use of new materials with special doping, it becomes relevant the study of Heisenberg spin-chains with broken translational symmetry, induced for instance by finite-size effects, bond defects or by impurity spin in the chain. The exact numerical results demands huge computational efforts, due to the size of the Hilbert space involved and the lack of symmetry to exploit. Density Functional Theory (DFT) has been considered a simple alternative to obtain ground-state properties for such systems. Usually, DFT starts with a uniform system to build the correlation energy and after implement a local approximation to construct local functionals. Based on our prove of the Hohenberg-Kohn theorem for Heisenberg models, and in order to describe more realistic models, we have recently developed a non-local exchange functional for the ground-state energy of quantum-spin chains. A alternating-bond chain is used to obtain the correlation energy and a local unit-cell approximation - LUCA, is defined in the context of DFT. The alternating chain is a good starting point to construct functionals since it is intrinsically non-homogeneous, therefore instead of the usual local approximation (like LDA for electronic systems) we need to introduce an approximation based upon a unit cell concept, that renders a non-local functional in the bond exchange interaction. The agreement with exact numerical data (obtained only for small chains, although the functional can be applied for chains with arbitrary size) is significantly better than in our previous local formulation, even for chains with several ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic bond defects. These results encourage us to extend the concept of LUCA for chains with alternating-spin magnitudes. We also have constructed a non-local functional based on an alternating-spin chain, instead of a local alternating-bond, using spin-wave-theory. Because of its non-local nature, this functional is expected to

  14. Scaling of quantum Fisher information close to the quantum phase transition in the XY spin chain

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    Ye, En-Jia, E-mail: yeenjia@jiangnan.edu.cn [Jiangsu Provincial Research Center of Light Industrial Optoelectronic Engineering and Technology, School of Science, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122 (China); Hu, Zheng-Da [Jiangsu Provincial Research Center of Light Industrial Optoelectronic Engineering and Technology, School of Science, Jiangnan University, Wuxi 214122 (China); Wu, Wei [Zhejiang Institute of Modern Physics and Physics Department, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

    2016-12-01

    The quantum phase transition of an XY spin chain is investigated by employing the quantum Fisher information encoded in the ground state. It is shown that the quantum Fisher information is an effective tool for characterizing the quantum criticality. The quantum Fisher information, its first and second derivatives versus the transverse field display the phenomena of sudden transition, sudden jump and divergence, respectively. Besides, the analysis of finite size scaling for the second derivative of quantum Fisher information is performed.

  15. Spin and tunneling dynamics in an asymmetrical double quantum dot with spin-orbit coupling: Selective spin transport device

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    Singh, Madhav K.; Jha, Pradeep K.; Bhattacherjee, Aranya B.

    2017-09-01

    In this article, we study the spin and tunneling dynamics as a function of magnetic field in a one-dimensional GaAs double quantum dot with both the Dresselhaus and Rashba spin-orbit coupling. In particular, we consider different spatial widths for the spin-up and spin-down electronic states. We find that the spin dynamics is a superposition of slow as well as fast Rabi oscillations. It is found that the Rashba interaction strength as well as the external magnetic field strongly modifies the slow Rabi oscillations which is particularly useful for implementing solid state selective spin transport device.

  16. Efficient spin filter using multi-terminal quantum dot with spin-orbit interaction

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    Yokoyama Tomohiro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We propose a multi-terminal spin filter using a quantum dot with spin-orbit interaction. First, we formulate the spin Hall effect (SHE in a quantum dot connected to three leads. We show that the SHE is significantly enhanced by the resonant tunneling if the level spacing in the quantum dot is smaller than the level broadening. We stress that the SHE is tunable by changing the tunnel coupling to the third lead. Next, we perform a numerical simulation for a multi-terminal spin filter using a quantum dot fabricated on semiconductor heterostructures. The spin filter shows an efficiency of more than 50% when the conditions for the enhanced SHE are satisfied. PACS numbers: 72.25.Dc,71.70.Ej,73.63.Kv,85.75.-d

  17. Kitaev exchange and field-induced quantum spin-liquid states in honeycomb α-RuCl3.

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    Yadav, Ravi; Bogdanov, Nikolay A; Katukuri, Vamshi M; Nishimoto, Satoshi; van den Brink, Jeroen; Hozoi, Liviu

    2016-11-30

    Large anisotropic exchange in 5d and 4d oxides and halides open the door to new types of magnetic ground states and excitations, inconceivable a decade ago. A prominent case is the Kitaev spin liquid, host of remarkable properties such as protection of quantum information and the emergence of Majorana fermions. Here we discuss the promise for spin-liquid behavior in the 4d(5) honeycomb halide α-RuCl3. From advanced electronic-structure calculations, we find that the Kitaev interaction is ferromagnetic, as in 5d(5) iridium honeycomb oxides, and indeed defines the largest superexchange energy scale. A ferromagnetic Kitaev coupling is also supported by a detailed analysis of the field-dependent magnetization. Using exact diagonalization and density-matrix renormalization group techniques for extended Kitaev-Heisenberg spin Hamiltonians, we find indications for a transition from zigzag order to a gapped spin liquid when applying magnetic field. Our results offer a unified picture on recent magnetic and spectroscopic measurements on this material and open new perspectives on the prospect of realizing quantum spin liquids in d(5) halides and oxides in general.

  18. Kitaev exchange and field-induced quantum spin-liquid states in honeycomb α-RuCl3

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    Yadav, Ravi; Bogdanov, Nikolay A.; Katukuri, Vamshi M.; Nishimoto, Satoshi; van den Brink, Jeroen; Hozoi, Liviu

    2016-11-01

    Large anisotropic exchange in 5d and 4d oxides and halides open the door to new types of magnetic ground states and excitations, inconceivable a decade ago. A prominent case is the Kitaev spin liquid, host of remarkable properties such as protection of quantum information and the emergence of Majorana fermions. Here we discuss the promise for spin-liquid behavior in the 4d5 honeycomb halide α-RuCl3. From advanced electronic-structure calculations, we find that the Kitaev interaction is ferromagnetic, as in 5d5 iridium honeycomb oxides, and indeed defines the largest superexchange energy scale. A ferromagnetic Kitaev coupling is also supported by a detailed analysis of the field-dependent magnetization. Using exact diagonalization and density-matrix renormalization group techniques for extended Kitaev-Heisenberg spin Hamiltonians, we find indications for a transition from zigzag order to a gapped spin liquid when applying magnetic field. Our results offer a unified picture on recent magnetic and spectroscopic measurements on this material and open new perspectives on the prospect of realizing quantum spin liquids in d5 halides and oxides in general.

  19. Quantum entanglement and spin control in silicon nanocrystal.

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    Vesna Berec

    Full Text Available Selective coherence control and electrically mediated exchange coupling of single electron spin between triplet and singlet states using numerically derived optimal control of proton pulses is demonstrated. We obtained spatial confinement below size of the Bohr radius for proton spin chain FWHM. Precise manipulation of individual spins and polarization of electron spin states are analyzed via proton induced emission and controlled population of energy shells in pure (29Si nanocrystal. Entangled quantum states of channeled proton trajectories are mapped in transverse and angular phase space of (29Si axial channel alignment in order to avoid transversal excitations. Proton density and proton energy as impact parameter functions are characterized in single particle density matrix via discretization of diagonal and nearest off-diagonal elements. We combined high field and low densities (1 MeV/92 nm to create inseparable quantum state by superimposing the hyperpolarizationed proton spin chain with electron spin of (29Si. Quantum discretization of density of states (DOS was performed by the Monte Carlo simulation method using numerical solutions of proton equations of motion. Distribution of gaussian coherent states is obtained by continuous modulation of individual spin phase and amplitude. Obtained results allow precise engineering and faithful mapping of spin states. This would provide the effective quantum key distribution (QKD and transmission of quantum information over remote distances between quantum memory centers for scalable quantum communication network. Furthermore, obtained results give insights in application of channeled protons subatomic microscopy as a complete versatile scanning-probe system capable of both quantum engineering of charged particle states and characterization of quantum states below diffraction limit linear and in-depth resolution.PACS NUMBERS: 03.65.Ud, 03.67.Bg, 61.85.+p, 67.30.hj.

  20. Equilibrium spin current induced by spin-orbital interaction in a quantum dot system

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    Liang Feng [Department of Physics, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China)], E-mail: lf_125s@sohu.com; Shen Yaoguo; Yang Yonghong [Department of Physics, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China)

    2008-06-16

    We report a theoretical study of the equilibrium spin current flowing in a quantum dot system. Two electrodes are the two-dimensional electron gas with Rashba or Dresselhaus spin-orbital interaction. By using the Keldysh Green's function technique, we demonstrated that a nonzero spin current can flow in the system without bias. At the weak coupling between electrodes and the quantum dot, the spin current is approximately proportional to the cross product of two average pseudo-magnetizations in two electrodes, which agrees with the result of the linear response theory; whereas at the opposite case, the strong coupling between the quantum dot and electrodes can lead to a non-sinusoidal behavior of the equilibrium spin current. These behaviors of the equilibrium spin current are similar to the Josephson current.

  1. Time-Reversal Symmetric U(1 Quantum Spin Liquids

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    Chong Wang

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available We study possible quantum U(1 spin liquids in three dimensions with time-reversal symmetry. We find a total of seven families of such U(1 spin liquids, distinguished by the properties of their emergent electric or magnetic charges. We show how these spin liquids are related to each other. Two of these classes admit nontrivial protected surface states which we describe. We show how to access all of the seven spin liquids through slave particle (parton constructions. We also provide intuitive loop gas descriptions of their ground-state wave functions. One of these phases is the “topological Mott insulator,” conventionally described as a topological insulator of an emergent fermionic “spinon.” We show that this phase admits a remarkable dual description as a topological insulator of emergent fermionic magnetic monopoles. This results in a new (possibly natural surface phase for the topological Mott insulator and a new slave particle construction. We describe some of the continuous quantum phase transitions between the different U(1 spin liquids. Each of these seven families of states admits a finer distinction in terms of their surface properties, which we determine by combining these spin liquids with symmetry-protected topological phases. We discuss lessons for materials such as pyrochlore quantum spin ices which may harbor a U(1 spin liquid. We suggest the topological Mott insulator as a possible ground state in some range of parameters for the quantum spin ice Hamiltonian.

  2. Quantum renormalization group approach to quantum coherence and multipartite entanglement in an XXZ spin chain

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    Wu, Wei [Zhejiang Institute of Modern Physics and Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China); Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing 100193 (China); Xu, Jing-Bo, E-mail: xujb@zju.edu.cn [Zhejiang Institute of Modern Physics and Department of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027 (China)

    2017-01-30

    We investigate the performances of quantum coherence and multipartite entanglement close to the quantum critical point of a one-dimensional anisotropic spin-1/2 XXZ spin chain by employing the real-space quantum renormalization group approach. It is shown that the quantum criticality of XXZ spin chain can be revealed by the singular behaviors of the first derivatives of renormalized quantum coherence and multipartite entanglement in the thermodynamics limit. Moreover, we find the renormalized quantum coherence and multipartite entanglement obey certain universal exponential-type scaling laws in the vicinity of the quantum critical point of XXZ spin chain. - Highlights: • The QPT of XXZ chain is studied by renormalization group. • The renormalized coherence and multiparticle entanglement is investigated. • Scaling laws of renormalized coherence and multiparticle entanglement are revealed.

  3. Resonance fluorescence and electron spin in semiconductor quantum dots

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    Zhao, Yong

    2009-11-18

    The work presented in this dissertation contains the first observation of spin-resolved resonance fluorescence from a single quantum dot and its application of direct measurement of electron spin dynamics. The Mollow triplet and the Mollow quintuplet, which are the hallmarks of resonance fluorescence, are presented as the non-spin-resolved and spin-resolved resonance fluorescence spectrum, respectively. The negligible laser background contribution, the near pure radiative broadened spectrum and the anti-bunching photon statistics imply the sideband photons are background-free and near transform-limited single photons. This demonstration is a promising step towards the heralded single photon generation and electron spin readout. Instead of resolving spectrum, an alternative spin-readout scheme by counting resonance fluorescence photons under moderate laser power is demonstrated. The measurements of n-shot time-resolved resonance fluorescence readout are carried out to reveal electron spin dynamics of the measurement induced back action and the spin relaxation. Hyperfine interaction and heavy-light hole mixing are identified as the relevant mechanisms for the back action and phonon-assistant spin-orbit interaction dominates the spin relaxation. After a detailed discussion on charge-spin configurations in coupled quantum dots system, the single-shot readout on electron spin are proposed. (orig.)

  4. Magnetization Plateaus and Thermal Entanglement of Spin Systems

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    Ananikian, N.; Burdík, Č.; Ananikyan, L.; Poghosyan, H.

    2017-01-01

    The geometrically magnetic frustrations and quantum thermal entanglement of antiferromagnetic metal-containing compounds are considered on a diamond chain. We researched the magnetic and thermal properties of the symmetric Hubbard dimers with delocalized interstitial spins and the quantum entanglement states. It is presented magnetization plateaus and negativity in spin-1 Ising-Heisenberg model using transfer matrix technique. Applying the dynamic system approach we study the magnetic curves, Lyapunov exponents and superstable point in the two-dimensional mapping for the partition function of spin-1 classical and Ising-Heisenberg models at T → 0 on a diamond chain.

  5. Spin-polarized spin-orbit-split quantum-well states in a metal film

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    Varykhalov, Andrei; Sanchez-Barriga, Jaime; Gudat, Wolfgang; Eberhardt, Wolfgang; Rader, Oliver [BESSY Berlin (Germany); Shikin, Alexander M. [St. Petersburg State University (Russian Federation)

    2008-07-01

    Elements with high atomic number Z lead to a large spin-orbit coupling. Such materials can be used to create spin-polarized electronic states without the presence of a ferromagnet or an external magnetic field if the solid exhibits an inversion asymmetry. We create large spin-orbit splittings using a tungsten crystal as substrate and break the structural inversion symmetry through deposition of a gold quantum film. Using spin- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, it is demonstrated that quantum-well states forming in the gold film are spin-orbit split and spin polarized up to a thickness of at least 10 atomic layers. This is a considerable progress as compared to the current literature which reports spin-orbit split states at metal surfaces which are either pure or covered by at most a monoatomic layer of adsorbates.

  6. Spin quantum plasmas - new aspects of collective dynamics

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    2008-01-01

    Quantum plasmas is a rapidly expanding field of research, with applications ranging from nanoelectronics, nanoscale devices and ultracold plasmas, to inertial confinement fusion and astrophysics. Here we give a short systematic overview of quantum plasmas. In particular, we analyze the collective effects due to spin using fluid models. The introduction of an intrinsic magnetization due to the plasma electron (or positron) spin properties in the magnetohydrodynamic limit is discussed. Finally, a discussion of the theory and examples of applications is given.

  7. Non magnetic neutron spin quantum precession using multilayer spin splitter and a phase-spin echo interferometer

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    Ebisawa, T.; Tasaki, S.; Kawai, T.; Akiyoshi, T. [Kyoto Univ., Kumatori, Osaka (Japan). Research Reactor Inst.; Achiwa, N.; Hino, M.; Otake, Y.; Funahashi, H.

    1996-08-01

    The authors have developed cold neutron optics and interferometry using multilayer mirrors. The advantages of the multilayer mirrors are their applicability to long wavelength neutrons and a great variety of the mirror performance. The idea of the present spin interferometry is based on nonmagnetic neutron spin quantum precession using multilayer spin splitters. The equation for polarized neutrons means that the polarized neutrons are equivalent to the coherent superposition of two parallel spin eigenstates. The structure and principle of a multilayer spin splitter are explained, and the nonmagnetic gap layer of the multilayer spin splitter gives rise to neutron spin quantum precession. The performance test of the multilayer spin splitter were made with a new spin interferometer, which is analogous optically to a spin echo system with vertical precession field. The spin interferometers were installed at Kyoto University research reactor and the JRR-3. The testing method and the results are reported. The performance tests on a new phase-spin echo interferometer are described, and its applications to the development of a high resolution spin echo system and a Jamin type cold neutron interferometer are proposed. (K.I.)

  8. High Spin Baryons in Quantum Mechanical Chromodynamics

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    Kirchbach, M.; Compean, C. B.

    2009-04-01

    A framework of quantum mechanical chromodynamics (QMCD) is developed with the aim to place the description of the nucleon on a comparable footing with Schrödinger's quantum mechanical treatment of the hydrogen atom. Such indeed turns out to be possible upon replacing the (e--p) by a (q-qq) system, on the one hand, and the Coulomb potential by the recently reported by us exactly solvable trigonometric extension of the Cornell (TEC) potential, on the other. The TEC potential translates the inverse distance potential in ordinary flat space to a space of constant positive curvature, the 3D hypersphere, a reason for which both potentials have the SO(4) and SO(2, 1) symmetries in common. In effect, the nucleon spectrum, inclusive its Δ branch, acquire the degeneracy patterns of the electron excitations with spin in 1H without copying them, however. There are two essential differences between the N(Δ) and H atom spectra. The first concerns the parity of the states which can be unnatural for the N and Δ excitations due to compositeness of the diquark, the second refers to the level splittings in the baryon spectra which contain besides the Balmer term also its inverse of opposite sign. Our scheme reproduces the complete number of states (except the hybrid Δ(1600)), predicts a total of 33 new resonances, and explains the splittings of the N and Δ levels containing high-spin resonances. It also describes accurately the proton electric charge form factor. We here calculate the potential in momentum space (instantaneous effective gluon propagator) as a Fourier transform of the TEC potential and show that the concept of curvature allows to avoid the integral divergences suffered by schemes based on power potentials. We find a propagator that is finite at origin, likely to produce confinement. The advocated new potential picture allows for deconfinement too as effect of space flattening in the limit of infinite radius of the 3D hypersphere. The potential's SO(4)/SO(2, 1

  9. Phonon mediated spin relaxation in a moving quantum dot

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    Zhao, Xinyu; Huang, Peihao; Hu, Xuedong

    2015-03-01

    We study decoherence of an electron spin qubit that is being transported in a moving quantum dot. Our focus is on spin relaxation due to phonon noise through the spin-orbit interaction. We find that the effective magnetic field caused by the motion of the electron can either enhance or suppress spin relaxation depending on the angle between the moving direction and the external magnetic field. At low external magnetic field (BAlt 0 . 5 T), the suppression effect can be significant, which indicates that a moving quantum dot can maintain spin coherence better than a static dot. We also find that the spin relaxation rate is not a monotonically increasing function of the applied magnetic field when the motion of the electron is taken into account. We thank financial support by US ARO and NSF PIF.

  10. Generation of heralded entanglement between distant quantum dot hole spins

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    Delteil, Aymeric

    Entanglement plays a central role in fundamental tests of quantum mechanics as well as in the burgeoning field of quantum information processing. Particularly in the context of quantum networks and communication, some of the major challenges are the efficient generation of entanglement between stationary (spin) and propagating (photon) qubits, the transfer of information from flying to stationary qubits, and the efficient generation of entanglement between distant stationary (spin) qubits. In this talk, I will present such experimental implementations achieved in our team with semiconductor self-assembled quantum dots.Not only are self-assembled quantum dots good single-photon emitters, but they can host an electron or a hole whose spin serves as a quantum memory, and then present spin-dependent optical selection rules leading to an efficient spin-photon quantum interface. Moreover InGaAs quantum dots grown on GaAs substrate can profit from the maturity of III-V semiconductor technology and can be embedded in semiconductor structures like photonic cavities and Schottky diodes.I will report on the realization of heralded quantum entanglement between two semiconductor quantum dot hole spins separated by more than five meters. The entanglement generation scheme relies on single photon interference of Raman scattered light from both dots. A single photon detection projects the system into a maximally entangled state. We developed a delayed two-photon interference scheme that allows for efficient verification of quantum correlations. Moreover the efficient spin-photon interface provided by self-assembled quantum dots allows us to reach an unprecedented rate of 2300 entangled spin pairs per second, which represents an improvement of four orders of magnitude as compared to prior experiments carried out in other systems.Our results extend previous demonstrations in single trapped ions or neutral atoms, in atom ensembles and nitrogen vacancy centers to the domain of

  11. Controlling electron quantum dot qubits by spin-orbit interactions

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    Stano, P.

    2007-01-15

    Single electron confined in a quantum dot is studied. A special emphasis is laid on the spin properties and the influence of spin-orbit interactions on the system. The study is motivated by a perspective exploitation of the spin of the confined electron as a qubit, a basic building block of in a foreseen quantum computer. The electron is described using the single band effective mass approximation, with parameters typical for a lateral electrostatically defined quantum dot in a GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure. The stemming data for the analysis are obtained by numerical methods of exact diagonalization, however, all important conclusions are explained analytically. The work focuses on three main areas -- electron spectrum, phonon induced relaxation and electrically and magnetically induced Rabi oscillations. It is shown, how spin-orbit interactions influence the energy spectrum, cause finite spin relaxation and allow for all-electrical manipulation of the spin qubit. Among the main results is the discovery of easy passages, where the spin relaxation is unusually slow and the qubit is protected against parasitic electrical fields connected with manipulation by resonant electromagnetic fields. The results provide direct guide for manufacturing quantum dots with much improved properties, suitable for realizing single electron spin qubits. (orig.)

  12. Anisotropic Pauli spin blockade in hole quantum dots

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    Brauns, M.; Ridderbos, Joost; Ridderbos, Joost; Li, Ang; Bakkers, Erik P.A.M.; van der Wiel, Wilfred Gerard; Zwanenburg, Floris Arnoud

    2016-01-01

    We present measurements on gate-defined double quantum dots in Ge-Si core-shell nanowires, which we tune to a regime with visible shell filling in both dots. We observe a Pauli spin blockade and can assign the measured leakage current at low magnetic fields to spin-flip cotunneling, for which we

  13. NMR on the antiferromagnetic S=1/2 Heisenberg spin chain Sr{sub 2}CuO{sub 3} under the impact of Ni impurities

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    Utz, Yannic; Hammerath, Franziska; Nishimoto, Satoshi; Drechsler, Stefan-Ludwig; Hess, Christian; Buechner, Bernd; Grafe, Hans-Joachim [IFW Dresden (Germany); Beesetty, Neela Sekhar; Saint-Martin, Romuald; Revcolevschi, Alexandre [SP2M-ICMMO UMR-CNRS, Universite Paris-Sud (France)

    2015-07-01

    We present {sup 63}Cu NMR measurements on single crystals of Sr{sub 2}CuO{sub 3} doped with different amounts of nickel and compare them to numerical DMRG results. The parent compound contains copper-oxygen chains with S=1/2 on the copper site coupled by a large antiferromagnetic exchange coupling J ∼ 2000 K and is known to be a good realization of the 1D Heisenberg model. The measurements show that replacing only a few of the S=1/2 Cu ions with S=1 Ni has a major impact on the magnetic properties of the spin chain system. An unusual line broadening in the low temperature NMR spectra reveals the existence of an impurity-induced local alternating magnetization (LAM), and exponentially decaying spin-lattice relaxation rates T{sup -1}{sub 1} towards low temperatures indicate the opening of a spin gap similar to Ca-doped Sr{sub 2}CuO{sub 3}. While the T{sup -1}{sub 1} measurements could be explained by pure chain segmentation, as expected for a S=0 impurity, the spectra can only be understood by taking the nickel.

  14. Universal spin dynamics in quantum wires

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    Fajardo, E. A.; Zülicke, U.; Winkler, R.

    2017-10-01

    We discuss the universal spin dynamics in quasi-one-dimensional systems including the real spin in narrow-gap semiconductors like InAs and InSb, the valley pseudospin in staggered single-layer graphene, and the combination of real spin and valley pseudospin characterizing single-layer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) such as MoS2, WS2, MoS2, and WSe2. All these systems can be described by the same Dirac-like Hamiltonian. Spin-dependent observable effects in one of these systems thus have counterparts in each of the other systems. Effects discussed in more detail include equilibrium spin currents, current-induced spin polarization (Edelstein effect), and spin currents generated via adiabatic spin pumping. Our work also suggests that a long-debated spin-dependent correction to the position operator in single-band models should be absent.

  15. Topological Phases in Graphene Nanoribbons: Junction States, Spin Centers, and Quantum Spin Chains

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    Cao, Ting; Zhao, Fangzhou; Louie, Steven G.

    2017-08-01

    We show that semiconducting graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) of different width, edge, and end termination (synthesizable from molecular precursors with atomic precision) belong to different electronic topological classes. The topological phase of GNRs is protected by spatial symmetries and dictated by the terminating unit cell. We have derived explicit formulas for their topological invariants and shown that localized junction states developed between two GNRs of distinct topology may be tuned by lateral junction geometry. The topology of a GNR can be further modified by dopants, such as a periodic array of boron atoms. In a superlattice consisting of segments of doped and pristine GNRs, the junction states are stable spin centers, forming a Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin 1 /2 chain with tunable exchange interaction. The discoveries here not only are of scientific interest for studies of quasi-one-dimensional systems, but also open a new path for design principles of future GNR-based devices through their topological characters.

  16. Electron spin and charge in semiconductor quantum dots

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    Elzerman, J.M.

    2004-01-01

    In this thesis, the spin and charge degree of freedom of electrons in semiconductor lateral and vertical quantum dots are experimentally investigated. The lateral quantum dot devices are defined in a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) below the surface of a GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure, by metallic

  17. Open quantum spin systems in semiconductor quantum dots and atoms in optical lattices

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    Schwager, Heike

    2012-07-04

    In this Thesis, we study open quantum spin systems from different perspectives. The first part is motivated by technological challenges of quantum computation. An important building block for quantum computation and quantum communication networks is an interface between material qubits for storage and data processing and travelling photonic qubits for communication. We propose the realisation of a quantum interface between a travelling-wave light field and the nuclear spins in a quantum dot strongly coupled to a cavity. Our scheme is robust against cavity decay as it uses the decay of the cavity to achieve the coupling between nuclear spins and the travelling-wave light fields. A prerequiste for such a quantum interface is a highly polarized ensemble of nuclear spins. High polarization of the nuclear spin ensemble is moreover highly desirable as it protects the potential electron spin qubit from decoherence. Here we present the theoretical description of an experiment in which highly asymmetric dynamic nuclear spin pumping is observed in a single self-assembled InGaAs quantum dot. The second part of this Thesis is devoted to fundamental studies of dissipative spin systems. We study general one-dimensional spin chains under dissipation and propose a scheme to realize a quantum spin system using ultracold atoms in an optical lattice in which both coherent interaction and dissipation can be engineered and controlled. This system enables the study of non-equilibrium and steady state physics of open and driven spin systems. We find, that the steady state expectation values of different spin models exhibit discontinuous behaviour at degeneracy points of the Hamiltonian in the limit of weak dissipation. This effect can be used to dissipatively probe the spectrum of the Hamiltonian. We moreover study spin models under the aspect of state preparation and show that dissipation drives certain spin models into highly entangled state. Finally, we study a spin chain with

  18. Unveiling magnetic interactions of ruthenium trichloride via constraining direction of orbital moments: Potential routes to realize a quantum spin liquid

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    Hou, Y. S.; Xiang, H. J.; Gong, X. G.

    2017-08-01

    Recent experiments reveal that the honeycomb ruthenium trichloride α -RuC l3 is a prime candidate of the Kitaev quantum spin liquid (QSL). However, there is no theoretical model which can properly describe its experimental dynamical response due to the lack of a full understanding of its magnetic interactions. Here, we propose a general scheme to calculate the magnetic interactions in systems (e.g., α -RuC l3 ) with nonnegligible orbital moments by constraining the directions of orbital moments. With this scheme, we put forward a minimal J1-K1-Γ1-J3-K3 model for α -RuC l3 and find that: (I) The third nearest neighbor (NN) antiferromagnetic Heisenberg interaction J3 stabilizes the zigzag antiferromagnetic order; (II) The NN symmetric off-diagonal exchange Γ1 plays a pivotal role in determining the preferred direction of magnetic moments and generating the spin wave gap. An exact diagonalization study on this model shows that the Kitaev QSL can be realized by suppressing the NN symmetric off-diagonal exchange Γ1 and the third NN Heisenberg interaction J3. Thus, we not only propose a powerful general scheme for investigating the intriguing magnetism of Jeff=1 /2 magnets, but also point out future directions for realizing the Kitaev QSL in the honeycomb ruthenium trichloride α -RuC l3 .

  19. Quantum dynamics and entanglement of spins on a square lattice

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    Christensen, Niels Bech; Rønnow, Henrik Moodysson; McMorrow, Desmond Francis

    2007-01-01

    this intuition generally holds for ferromagnets, even as the size of the magnetic moment is reduced to that of a single electron spin (the quantum limit), it breaks down spectacularly for antiferromagnets, particularly in low dimensions. Considerable theoretical and experimental progress has been made......Bulk magnetism in solids is fundamentally quantum mechanical in nature. Yet in many situations, including our everyday encounters with magnetic materials, quantum effects are masked, and it often suffices to think of magnetism in terms of the interaction between classical dipole moments. Whereas...... in understanding quantum effects in one-dimensional quantum antiferromagnets, but a complete experimental description of even simple two-dimensional antiferromagnets is lacking. Here we describe a comprehensive set of neutron scattering measurements that reveal a non-spin-wave continuum and strong quantum effects...

  20. Coulombic quantum liquids in spin-1/2 pyrochlores.

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    Savary, Lucile; Balents, Leon

    2012-01-20

    We develop a nonperturbative gauge mean field theory (gMFT) method to study a general effective spin-1/2 model for magnetism in rare earth pyrochlores. gMFT is based on a novel exact slave-particle formulation, and matches both the perturbative regime near the classical spin ice limit and the semiclassical approximation far from it. We show that the full phase diagram contains two exotic phases: a quantum spin liquid and a Coulombic ferromagnet, both of which support deconfined spinon excitations and emergent quantum electrodynamics. Phenomenological properties of these phases are discussed. © 2012 American Physical Society

  1. Controlling frustrated liquids and solids with an applied field in a kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet.

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    Nishimoto, Satoshi; Shibata, Naokazu; Hotta, Chisa

    2013-01-01

    Quantum spin-1/2 kagome Heisenberg antiferromagnet is the representative frustrated system possibly hosting a spin liquid. Clarifying the nature of this elusive topological phase is a key challenge in condensed matter; however, even identifying it still remains unsettled. Here we apply a magnetic field and discover a series of spin-gapped phases appearing at five different fractions of magnetization by means of a grand canonical density matrix renormalization group, an unbiased state-of-the-art numerical technique. The magnetic field dopes magnons and first gives rise to a possible Z₃ spin liquid plateau at 1/9 magnetization. Higher field induces a self-organized super-lattice unit, a six-membered ring of quantum spins, resembling an atomic orbital structure. Putting magnons into this unit one by one yields three quantum solid plateaus. We thus find that the magnetic field could control the transition between various emergent phases by continuously releasing the frustration.

  2. Computer studies of multiple-quantum spin dynamics

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    Murdoch, J.B.

    1982-11-01

    The excitation and detection of multiple-quantum (MQ) transitions in Fourier transform NMR spectroscopy is an interesting problem in the quantum mechanical dynamics of spin systems as well as an important new technique for investigation of molecular structure. In particular, multiple-quantum spectroscopy can be used to simplify overly complex spectra or to separate the various interactions between a nucleus and its environment. The emphasis of this work is on computer simulation of spin-system evolution to better relate theory and experiment.

  3. Designing Quantum Spin-Orbital Liquids in Artificial Mott Insulators.

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    Dou, Xu; Kotov, Valeri N; Uchoa, Bruno

    2016-08-24

    Quantum spin-orbital liquids are elusive strongly correlated states of matter that emerge from quantum frustration between spin and orbital degrees of freedom. A promising route towards the observation of those states is the creation of artificial Mott insulators where antiferromagnetic correlations between spins and orbitals can be designed. We show that Coulomb impurity lattices on the surface of gapped honeycomb substrates, such as graphene on SiC, can be used to simulate SU(4) symmetric spin-orbital lattice models. We exploit the property that massive Dirac fermions form mid-gap bound states with spin and valley degeneracies in the vicinity of a Coulomb impurity. Due to electronic repulsion, the antiferromagnetic correlations of the impurity lattice are driven by a super-exchange interaction with SU(4) symmetry, which emerges from the bound states degeneracy at quarter filling. We propose that quantum spin-orbital liquids can be engineered in artificially designed solid-state systems at vastly higher temperatures than achievable in optical lattices with cold atoms. We discuss the experimental setup and possible scenarios for candidate quantum spin-liquids in Coulomb impurity lattices of various geometries.

  4. Quantum spin systems on infinite lattices a concise introduction

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    Naaijkens, Pieter

    2017-01-01

    This course-based primer offers readers a concise introduction to the description of quantum mechanical systems with infinitely many degrees of freedom – and quantum spin systems in particular – using the operator algebraic approach. Here, the observables are modeled using elements of some operator algebra, usually a C*-algebra. This text introduces readers to the framework and the necessary mathematical tools without assuming much mathematical background, making it more accessible than advanced monographs. The book also highlights the usefulness of the so-called thermodynamic limit of quantum spin systems, which is the limit of infinite system size. For example, this makes it possible to clearly distinguish between local and global properties, without having to keep track of the system size. Together with Lieb-Robinson bounds, which play a similar role in quantum spin systems to that of the speed of light in relativistic theories, this approach allows ideas from relativistic field theories to be implemen...

  5. Quantum metrology with spin cat states under dissipation

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    Huang, Jiahao; Qin, Xizhou; Zhong, Honghua; Ke, Yongguan; Lee, Chaohong

    2015-12-01

    Quantum metrology aims to yield higher measurement precisions via quantum techniques such as entanglement. It is of great importance for both fundamental sciences and practical technologies, from testing equivalence principle to designing high-precision atomic clocks. However, due to environment effects, highly entangled states become fragile and the achieved precisions may even be worse than the standard quantum limit (SQL). Here we present a high-precision measurement scheme via spin cat states (a kind of non-Gaussian entangled states in superposition of two quasi-orthogonal spin coherent states) under dissipation. In comparison to maximally entangled states, spin cat states with modest entanglement are more robust against losses and their achievable precisions may still beat the SQL. Even if the detector is imperfect, the achieved precisions of the parity measurement are higher than the ones of the population measurement. Our scheme provides a realizable way to achieve high-precision measurements via dissipative quantum systems of Bose atoms.

  6. Simulating electron spin entanglement in a double quantum dot

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    Rodriguez-Moreno, M. A.; Hernandez de La Luz, A. D.; Meza-Montes, Lilia

    2011-03-01

    One of the biggest advantages of having a working quantum-computing device when compared with a classical one, is the exponential speedup of calculations. This exponential increase is based on the ability of a quantum system to create and operate on entangled states. In order to study theoretically the entanglement between two electron spins, we simulate the dynamics of two electron spins in an electrostatically-defined double quantum dot with a finite barrier height between the dots. Electrons are initially confined to separated quantum dots. Barrier height is varied and the spin entanglement as a function of this variation is investigated. The evolution of the system is simulated by using a numerical approach for solving the time-dependent Schrödinger equation for two particles. Partially supported by VIEP-BUAP.

  7. Signatures of Majorana zero-modes in nanowires, quantum spin Hall edges, and quantum dots

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    Mi, Shuo

    2015-01-01

    This thesis focuses on the investigation of Majorana zero-modes and their quantum transport properties of topological insulators and topological superconductors in several low-dimensional systems, i.e. 1D nanowire system (Chapter 2), 2D quantum spin Hall system (Chapter 3, 4) and 0D quantum dot

  8. Electron spin dynamics due to hyperfine coupling in quantum dots

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    Woods, L. M.; Reinecke, T. L.; Rajagopal, A. K.

    2008-02-01

    The dynamics of spins in semiconductor quantum dots often is controlled by their hyperfine coupling to nuclear spins. We develop a straightforward and efficient approach to describe the dynamics and the effective decoherence of the electron spins due to hyperfine coupling in realistic quantum dots. Systems with a large number of nuclei and an arbitrary initial nuclear polarization for which the number of nuclei initially flipped over is much less than the total number of nuclei are treated. This treatment employs a pole approximation within a Schrödinger equation of motion for the state of the coupled electron and nuclear spin system, and it allows us to treat systems with arbitrary initial conditions. We find that typical time scales for the effective spin decoherence are on the order of tens of microseconds.

  9. Negative Spin Exchange in a Multielectron Quantum Dot

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    Martins, Frederico; Malinowski, Filip K.; Nissen, Peter D.; Fallahi, Saeed; Gardner, Geoffrey C.; Manfra, Michael J.; Marcus, Charles M.; Kuemmeth, Ferdinand

    2017-12-01

    We use a one-electron quantum dot as a spectroscopic probe to study the spin properties of a gate-controlled multielectron GaAs quantum dot at the transition between odd and even occupation numbers. We observe that the multielectron ground-state transitions from spin-1 /2 -like to singletlike to tripletlike as we increase the detuning towards the next higher charge state. The sign reversal in the inferred exchange energy persists at zero magnetic field, and the exchange strength is tunable by gate voltages and in-plane magnetic fields. Complementing spin leakage spectroscopy data, the inspection of coherent multielectron spin exchange oscillations provides further evidence for the sign reversal and, inferentially, for the importance of nontrivial multielectron spin exchange correlations.

  10. Relaxation of a Hole Spin in a Quantum Dot.

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    Woods, L. M.; Reinecke, T. L.; Kotlyar, R.

    2004-03-01

    Theoretical results for relaxation of the spin of a hole in cylindrical quantum dots due to acoustic phonon assisted flips at low temperatures with an applied magnetic field are presented. The hole dispersion is calculated by numerical diagonalization of the Luttinger Hamiltonian and applying perturbation theory with respect to the magnetic field,and the hole-phonon coupling is described by the Bir-Pikus Hamiltonian. We find that the decoherence time for hole spins for dots < ˜ 20 nm is on the order of 10-8 s. This is several orders smaller than the decoherence time due to phonon assisted processes for electron spins in similar dots and is comparable to the total decoherence time of an electron spin in a quantum dot, which is controlled by the hyperfine interaction with nuclei. We obtain the dependence of the relaxation rate of the hole spin on dot size, hole mass.

  11. An equilibrium for frustrated quantum spin systems in the stochastic state selection method

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    Munehisa, Tomo; Munehisa, Yasuko [Faculty of Engineering, University of Yamanashi, Kofu 400-8511 (Japan)

    2007-05-16

    We develop a new method to calculate eigenvalues in frustrated quantum spin models. It is based on the stochastic state selection (SSS) method, which is an unconventional Monte Carlo technique that we have investigated in recent years. We observe that a kind of equilibrium is realized under some conditions when we repeatedly operate a Hamiltonian and a random choice operator, which is defined by stochastic variables in the SSS method, to a trial state. In this equilibrium, which we call the SSS equilibrium, we can evaluate the lowest eigenvalue of the Hamiltonian using the statistical average of the normalization factor of the generated state. The SSS equilibrium itself has already been observed in unfrustrated models. Our study in this paper shows that we can also see the equilibrium in frustrated models, with some restriction on values of a parameter introduced in the SSS method. As a concrete example, we employ the spin-1/2 frustrated J{sub 1}-J{sub 2} Heisenberg model on the square lattice. We present numerical results on the 20-, 32-, and 36-site systems, which demonstrate that statistical averages of the normalization factors reproduce the known exact eigenvalue to good precision. Finally, we apply the method to the 40-site system. Then we obtain the value of the lowest energy eigenvalue with an error of less than 0.2%.

  12. Macroscopic quantum properties of spin polarized 3He

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    Lhuillier, C.

    1987-07-01

    At low temperature the polarization of the nuclear spins of an assembly of 3He atoms is a very sensitive probe of their quantum collective behaviour. Via the Pauli principle nuclear polarization strongly affects collision processes and macroscopic transport properties. Theoretical predictions relative to these transport properties (heat conduction, spin diffusion, spin waves) are confronted to recent experimental results. At low temperature the phase diagramm of 3He may be strongly altered by nuclear polarization. A brief overview of the experimental efforts directed towards this problem is given. Optical pumping by I.R. lasers appears to be a good candidate for obtaining spin polarized liquid at saturated vapour pressure.

  13. Thermodynamics of disordered Heisenberg model

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    Mulanix, Michael; Khatami, Ehsan

    Using numerical linked-cluster expansions, we study the thermodynamic properties of the disordered Heisenberg model on the square lattice. We implement a new technique for treating continuous disorder within the NLCE and obtain results for the energy, entropy, specific heat, and spin correlations in the thermodynamic limit.

  14. Spin Nematics, Valence-Bond Solids, and Spin Liquids in SO(N) Quantum Spin Models on the Triangular Lattice.

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    Kaul, Ribhu K

    2015-10-09

    We introduce a simple model of SO(N) spins with two-site interactions which is amenable to quantum Monte Carlo studies without a sign problem on nonbipartite lattices. We present numerical results for this model on the two-dimensional triangular lattice where we find evidence for a spin nematic at small N, a valence-bond solid at large N, and a quantum spin liquid at intermediate N. By the introduction of a sign-free four-site interaction, we uncover a rich phase diagram with evidence for both first-order and exotic continuous phase transitions.

  15. Spin manipulation and spin-lattice interaction in magnetic colloidal quantum dots

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    Moro, Fabrizio; Turyanska, Lyudmila; Granwehr, Josef; Patanè, Amalia

    2014-11-01

    We report on the spin-lattice interaction and coherent manipulation of electron spins in Mn-doped colloidal PbS quantum dots (QDs) by electron spin resonance. We show that the phase memory time,TM , is limited by Mn-Mn dipolar interactions, hyperfine interactions of the protons (1H) on the QD capping ligands with Mn ions in their proximity (Rabi oscillations. Our findings suggest routes to the rational design of magnetic colloidal QDs with phase memory times exceeding the current limits of relevance for the implementation of QDs as qubits in quantum information processing.

  16. Criticality-Enhanced Magnetocaloric Effect in Quantum Spin Chain Material Copper Nitrate.

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    Xiang, Jun-Sen; Chen, Cong; Li, Wei; Sheng, Xian-Lei; Su, Na; Cheng, Zhao-Hua; Chen, Qiang; Chen, Zi-Yu

    2017-03-15

    In this work, a systematic study of Cu(NO3)2·2.5 H2O (copper nitrate hemipentahydrate, CN), an alternating Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chain model material, is performed with multi-technique approach including thermal tensor network (TTN) simulations, first-principles calculations, as well as magnetization measurements. Employing a cutting-edge TTN method developed in the present work, we verify the couplings J = 5.13 K, α = 0.23(1) and Landé factors g∥= 2.31, g⊥ = 2.14 in CN, with which the magnetothermal properties have been fitted strikingly well. Based on first-principles calculations, we reveal explicitly the spin chain scenario in CN by displaying the calculated electron density distributions, from which the distinct superexchange paths are visualized. On top of that, we investigated the magnetocaloric effect (MCE) in CN by calculating its isentropes and magnetic Grüneisen parameter. Prominent quantum criticality-enhanced MCE was uncovered near both critical fields of intermediate strengths as 2.87 and 4.08 T, respectively. We propose that CN is potentially a very promising quantum critical coolant.

  17. Curie and Neel Temperatures of Quantum Magnets

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    Oitmaa, J.; Zheng, Weihong

    2004-01-01

    We estimate, using high-temperature series expansions, the transition temperatures of the spin 1/2, 1 and 3/2 Heisenberg ferromagnet and antiferromagnet in 3-dimensions. The manner in which the difference between Curie and Neel temperatures vanishes with increasing spin quantum number is investigated.

  18. Quantum information processing with electronic and nuclear spins in semiconductors

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    Klimov, Paul Victor

    Traditional electronic and communication devices operate by processing binary information encoded as bits. Such digital devices have led to the most advanced technologies that we encounter in our everyday lives and they influence virtually every aspect of our society. Nonetheless, there exists a much richer way to encode and process information. By encoding information in quantum mechanical states as qubits, phenomena such as coherence and entanglement can be harnessed to execute tasks that are intractable to digital devices. Under this paradigm, it should be possible to realize quantum computers, quantum communication networks and quantum sensors that outperform their classical counterparts. The electronic spin states of color-center defects in the semiconductor silicon carbide have recently emerged as promising qubit candidates. They have long-lived quantum coherence up to room temperature, they can be controlled with mature magnetic resonance techniques, and they have a built-in optical interface operating near the telecommunication bands. In this thesis I will present two of our contributions to this field. The first is the electric-field control of electron spin qubits. This development lays foundation for quantum electronics that operate via electrical gating, much like traditional electronics. The second is the universal control and entanglement of electron and nuclear spin qubits in an ensemble under ambient conditions. This development lays foundation for quantum devices that have a built-in redundancy and can operate in real-world conditions. Both developments represent important steps towards practical quantum devices in an electronic grade material.

  19. Manipulating single electron spins and coherence in quantum dots

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    Awschalom, David

    2008-05-01

    The non-destructive detection of a single electron spin in a quantum dot (QD) is demonstrated using a time- averaged magneto-optical Kerr rotation measurementootnotetextJ. Berezovsky, M. H. Mikkelsen, O. Gywat, N. G. Stoltz, L. A. Coldren, and D. D. Awschalom, Science 314, 1916 (2006).. This technique provides a means to directly probe the spin off- resonance, thus minimally disturbing the system. Furthermore, the ability to sequentially initialize, manipulate, and read out the state of a qubit, such as an electron spin in a quantum dot, is necessary for virtually any scheme for quantum information processing. In addition to the time-averaged measurements, we have extended the single dot KR technique into the time domain with pulsed pump and probe lasers, allowing the observation of the coherent evolution of an electron spin stateootnotetextM. H. Mikkelsen, J. Berezovsky, N. G. Stoltz, L. A. Coldren, and D. D. Awschalom, Nature Physics 3, 770 (2007).. The dot is formed by interface fluctuations of a GaAs quantum well and embedded in a diode structure to allow controllable gating/charging of the QD. To enhance the small single spin signal, the QD is positioned within a vertical optical cavity. Observations of coherent single spin precession in an applied magnetic field allow a direct measurement of the electron g-factor and transverse spin lifetime. These measurements reveal information about the relevant spin decoherence mechanisms, while also providing a sensitive probe of the local nuclear spin environment. Finally, we have recently eveloped a scheme for high speed all-optical manipulation of the spin state that enables multiple operations within the coherence timeootnotetextJ. Berezovsky, M. H. Mikkelsen, N. G. Stoltz, L. A. Coldren, and D. D. Awschalom, accepted for publication (2008).. The results represent progress toward the control and coupling of single spins and photons for quantum information processingootnotetextS. Ghosh, W.H. Wang, F. M. Mendoza, R. C

  20. Quantum and classical correlations in electron-nuclear spin echo

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    Zobov, V. E., E-mail: rsa@iph.krasn.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirensky Institute of Physics, Siberian Branch (Russian Federation)

    2014-11-15

    The quantum properties of dynamic correlations in a system of an electron spin surrounded by nuclear spins under the conditions of free induction decay and electron spin echo have been studied. Analytical results for the time evolution of mutual information, classical part of correlations, and quantum part characterized by quantum discord have been obtained within the central-spin model in the high-temperature approximation. The same formulas describe discord in both free induction decay and spin echo although the time and magnetic field dependences are different because of difference in the parameters entering into the formulas. Changes in discord in the presence of the nuclear polarization β{sub I} in addition to the electron polarization β{sub S} have been calculated. It has been shown that the method of reduction of the density matrix to a two-spin electron-nuclear system provides a qualitatively correct description of pair correlations playing the main role at β{sub S} ≈ β{sub I} and small times. At large times, such correlations decay and multispin correlations ensuring nonzero mutual information and zero quantum discord become dominant.

  1. Quantum dust magnetosonic waves with spin and exchange correlation effects

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    Maroof, R.; Qamar, A. [Department of Physics, University of Peshawar, Peshawar 25000 (Pakistan); Mushtaq, A. [Department of Physics, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan 23200 (Pakistan); National Center for Physics, Shahdra Valley Road, Islamabad 44000 (Pakistan)

    2016-01-15

    Dust magnetosonic waves are studied in degenerate dusty plasmas with spin and exchange correlation effects. Using the fluid equations of magnetoplasma with quantum corrections due to the Bohm potential, temperature degeneracy, spin magnetization energy, and exchange correlation, a generalized dispersion relation is derived. Spin effects are incorporated via spin force and macroscopic spin magnetization current. The exchange-correlation potentials are used, based on the adiabatic local-density approximation, and can be described as a function of the electron density. For three different values of angle, the dispersion relation is reduced to three different modes under the low frequency magnetohydrodynamic assumptions. It is found that the effects of quantum corrections in the presence of dust concentration significantly modify the dispersive properties of these modes. The results are useful for understanding numerous collective phenomena in quantum plasmas, such as those in compact astrophysical objects (e.g., the cores of white dwarf stars and giant planets) and in plasma-assisted nanotechnology (e.g., quantum diodes, quantum free-electron lasers, etc.)

  2. Quantum measurement and entanglement of spin quantum bits in diamond

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    Pfaff, W.

    2013-01-01

    This thesis presents a set of experiments that explore the possible realisation of a macroscopic quantum network based on solid-state quantum bits. Such a quantum network would allow for studying quantum mechanics on large scales (meters, or even kilometers), and can open new possibilities for

  3. Physical optimization of quantum error correction circuits with spatially separated quantum dot spins.

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    Wang, Hong-Fu; Zhu, Ai-Dong; Zhang, Shou

    2013-05-20

    We propose an efficient protocol for optimizing the physical implementation of three-qubit quantum error correction with spatially separated quantum dot spins via virtual-photon-induced process. In the protocol, each quantum dot is trapped in an individual cavity and each two cavities are connected by an optical fiber. We propose the optimal quantum circuits and describe the physical implementation for correcting both the bit flip and phase flip errors by applying a series of one-bit unitary rotation gates and two-bit quantum iSWAP gates that are produced by the long-range interaction between two distributed quantum dot spins mediated by the vacuum fields of the fiber and cavity. The protocol opens promising perspectives for long distance quantum communication and distributed quantum computation networks.

  4. Quantum error correction with spins in diamond

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    Cramer, J.

    2016-01-01

    Digital information based on the laws of quantum mechanics promisses powerful new ways of computation and communication. However, quantum information is very fragile; inevitable errors continuously build up and eventually all information is lost. Therefore, realistic large-scale quantum information

  5. Chaos And Quantum-classical Correspondence For Two- Coupled Spins

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    Emerson, J V

    2001-01-01

    Two approaches to quantum-classical correspondence are distinguished according to the classical dynamical theory with which quantum theory is compared. The first of these, Ehrenfest correspondence, defines a dynamical regime in which the quantum expectation values follow approximately a classical trajectory. The second of these, Liouville correspondence, applies when the quantum probability distributions remain well approximated by a density in the classical phase space. The former applies only for narrow states, whereas the latter may remain valid even for quantum states that have spread to the system size. A spin model is adopted for this correspondence study because the quantum state is discrete and finite- dimensional, and thus no artificial truncation of the Hilbert space is required. The quantum time-evolution is given by a discrete unitary mapping. The corresponding classical model is volume-preserving (non-dissipative) and the time-evolution is given by a symplectic map. In classically chaotic regimes...

  6. Fractional Spin Fluctuations as a Precursor of Quantum Spin Liquids: Majorana Dynamical Mean-Field Study for the Kitaev Model.

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    Yoshitake, Junki; Nasu, Joji; Motome, Yukitoshi

    2016-10-07

    Experimental identification of quantum spin liquids remains a challenge, as the pristine nature is to be seen in asymptotically low temperatures. We here theoretically show that the precursor of quantum spin liquids appears in the spin dynamics in the paramagnetic state over a wide temperature range. Using the cluster dynamical mean-field theory and the continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo method, which are newly developed in the Majorana fermion representation, we calculate the dynamical spin structure factor, relaxation rate in nuclear magnetic resonance, and magnetic susceptibility for the honeycomb Kitaev model whose ground state is a canonical example of the quantum spin liquid. We find that dynamical spin correlations show peculiar temperature and frequency dependence even below the temperature where static correlations saturate. The results provide the experimentally accessible symptoms of the fluctuating fractionalized spins evincing the quantum spin liquids.

  7. Fractional Spin Fluctuations as a Precursor of Quantum Spin Liquids: Majorana Dynamical Mean-Field Study for the Kitaev Model

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    Yoshitake, Junki; Nasu, Joji; Motome, Yukitoshi

    2016-10-01

    Experimental identification of quantum spin liquids remains a challenge, as the pristine nature is to be seen in asymptotically low temperatures. We here theoretically show that the precursor of quantum spin liquids appears in the spin dynamics in the paramagnetic state over a wide temperature range. Using the cluster dynamical mean-field theory and the continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo method, which are newly developed in the Majorana fermion representation, we calculate the dynamical spin structure factor, relaxation rate in nuclear magnetic resonance, and magnetic susceptibility for the honeycomb Kitaev model whose ground state is a canonical example of the quantum spin liquid. We find that dynamical spin correlations show peculiar temperature and frequency dependence even below the temperature where static correlations saturate. The results provide the experimentally accessible symptoms of the fluctuating fractionalized spins evincing the quantum spin liquids.

  8. New Hamiltonians for loop quantum cosmology with arbitrary spin representations

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    Ben Achour, Jibril; Brahma, Suddhasattwa; Geiller, Marc

    2017-04-01

    In loop quantum cosmology, one has to make a choice of SU(2) irreducible representation in which to compute holonomies and regularize the curvature of the connection. The systematic choice made in the literature is to work in the fundamental representation, and very little is known about the physics associated with higher spin labels. This constitutes an ambiguity of which the understanding, we believe, is fundamental for connecting loop quantum cosmology to full theories of quantum gravity like loop quantum gravity, its spin foam formulation, or cosmological group field theory. We take a step in this direction by providing here a new closed formula for the Hamiltonian of flat Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker models regularized in a representation of arbitrary spin. This expression is furthermore polynomial in the basic variables which correspond to well-defined operators in the quantum theory, takes into account the so-called inverse-volume corrections, and treats in a unified way two different regularization schemes for the curvature. After studying the effective classical dynamics corresponding to single and multiple-spin Hamiltonians, we study the behavior of the critical density when the number of representations is increased and the stability of the difference equations in the quantum theory.

  9. Spin effects in perturbative quantum chromodynamics

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    Brodsky, S.J.; Lepage, G.P.

    1980-12-01

    The spin dependence of large momentum transfer exclusive and inclusive reactions can be used to test the gluon spin and other basic elements of QCD. In particular, exclusive processes including hadronic decays of heavy quark resonances have the potential of isolating QCD hard scattering subprocesses in situations where the helicities of all the interacting constituents are controlled. The predictions can be summarized in terms of QCD spin selection rules. The calculation of magnetic moment and other hadronic properties in QCD are mentioned.

  10. Carrier spin relaxation in diluted magnetic quantum wells: Effect of Mn spin correlations

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    Krainov, I. V.; Vladimirova, M.; Scalbert, D.; Lähderanta, E.; Dmitriev, A. P.; Averkiev, N. S.

    2017-10-01

    We demonstrate theoretically that the presence of holes, either resident or photocreated, in diluted magnetic quantum wells accelerates the spin relaxation of electrons via a mechanism which has been previously overlooked. This effect is due to the spin correlations, which establish between magnetic ions coupled via hole-mediated Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yoshida interactions in the paramagnetic phase. As a consequence, the electron spin relaxation becomes temperature and hole density dependent, in contrast to existing theories. Our theory qualitatively reproduces the increase of the electron spin relaxation rate with pump power observed in n -doped CdMnTe magnetic quantum wells [Ben Cheikh et al., Phys. Rev. B 88, 201306 (2013), 10.1103/PhysRevB.88.201306]. It also predicts a decrease of the spin relaxation rate with temperature, as observed, although not in the same temperature range.

  11. Control and manipulation of quantum spin switching and spin correlations in [Tb2] molecular magnet under a pulse magnetic field

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    Farberovich, Oleg V.; Bazhanov, Dmitry I.

    2017-10-01

    A general study of [Tb2] molecular magnet is presented using the general spin Hamiltonian formalism. A spin-spin correlators determined for a spin wave functions in [Tb2] are analyzed numerically and compared in details with the results obtained by means of conventional quantum mechanics. It is shown that the various expectation values of the spin operators and a study of their corresponding probability distributions allow to have a novel understanding in spin dynamics of entangled qubits in quantum [Tb2] system. The obtained results reveal that the properties of spin-spin correlators are responsible for the entanglement of the spin qubit under a pulse magnetic field. It allows us to present some quantum circuits determined for quantum computing within SSNQ based on [Tb2] molecule, including the CNOT and SWAP gates.

  12. Parity Anomaly and Spin Transmutation in Quantum Spin Hall Josephson Junctions

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    Peng, Yang; Vinkler-Aviv, Yuval; Brouwer, Piet W.; Glazman, Leonid I.; von Oppen, Felix

    2016-12-01

    We study the Josephson effect in a quantum spin Hall system coupled to a localized magnetic impurity. As a consequence of the fermion parity anomaly, the spin of the combined system of impurity and spin-Hall edge alternates between half-integer and integer values when the superconducting phase difference across the junction advances by 2 π . This leads to characteristic differences in the splittings of the spin multiplets by exchange coupling and single-ion anisotropy at phase differences, for which time-reversal symmetry is preserved. We discuss the resulting 8 π -periodic (or Z4) fractional Josephson effect in the context of recent experiments.

  13. Thermal entanglement in an orthogonal dimer-plaquette chain with alternating Ising-Heisenberg coupling

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    Paulinelli, H. G.; SOUZA, S.M. de; Rojas, Onofre

    2013-01-01

    In this paper we explore the entanglement in orthogonal dimer-plaquette Ising-Heisenberg chain, assembled between plaquette edges, also known as orthogonal dimer plaquettes. The quantum entanglement properties involving an infinite chain structure are quite important, not only because the mathematical calculation is cumbersome but also because real materials are well represented by infinite chain. Using the local gauge symmetry of this model, we are able to map onto a simple spin-1 like Ising...

  14. Propagation of nonclassical correlations across a quantum spin chain

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    Campbell, S. [Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen' s University, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom); Physics Department, University College Cork, Cork (Ireland); Quantum Systems Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Okinawa (Japan); Apollaro, T. J. G. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universita di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, IT-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Di Franco, C. [Physics Department, University College Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland (Ireland); Banchi, L.; Cuccoli, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universita di Firenze, Via G. Sansone 1, IT-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); INFN Sezione di Firenze, via G.Sansone 1, IT-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Vaia, R. [Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Madonna del Piano 10, IT-50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Italy); Plastina, F. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita della Calabria, IT-87036 Arcavacata di Rende (Italy); INFN Gruppo collegato di Cosenza, Universita della Calabria, IT-87036, Arcavacata di Rende (Italy); Paternostro, M. [Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen' s University, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)

    2011-11-15

    We study the transport of quantum correlations across a chain of interacting spin-1/2 particles. As a quantitative figure of merit, we choose a symmetric version of quantum discord and compare it with the transported entanglement, addressing various operating regimes of the spin medium. Discord turns out to be better transported for a wide range of working points and initial conditions of the system. We relate this behavior to the efficiency of propagation of a single excitation across the spin chain. Moreover, we point out the role played by a magnetic field in the dynamics of discord in the effective channel embodied by the chain. Our analysis can be interestingly extended to transport processes in more complex networks and the study of nonclassical correlations under general quantum channels.

  15. Field induced quantum phase transition in the anisotropic spin ladder

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    Rezania, Hamed, E-mail: rezania.hamed@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Razi University, Kermanshah (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Jesri, Sounya [Department of Physics, Razi University, Kermanshah (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2013-02-15

    We have studied the quantum phase transition between antiferromagnetic and spin liquid phases for field induced quasi-one dimensional spin ladder model Hamiltonian. Using bond operator formalism, the original spin Hamiltonian is mapped to bosonic one. Green's function approach has been implemented to get the low energy spectrum and the corresponding structure factor. The critical field (B{sub c}) for a fixed coupling exchange between two rungs is found based on the Bose-Einstein condensation of quasi-particles (triplons) which takes place when the spin excitation spectrum vanishes at the antiferromagnetic wave vector. We have investigated the effect of both intersite ({delta}) and local ({Delta}) anisotropy on the critical field, critical coupling exchange and transverse static structure factor of the field induced quasi-one dimensional antiferromagnetic anisotropic spin ladder model at zero temperature. We have also studied the divergent behavior of static spin structure factor when magnetic field approaches the critical point. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The calculation of quantum critical field of spin ladder Hamiltonian by Green's function approach. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The study of behavior of energy gap of spin excitation spectrum versus field and anisotropies. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The investigation of behavior of transverse structure factor in terms of magnetic field.

  16. Parametric pumping of the two-dimensional quantum spin liquid

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    Zvyagin, A. A.

    2017-02-01

    With the help of the exact solution of the Kitaev model the parametric pumping of the two-dimensional quantum spin liquid under the action of the ac magnetic field is studied. In the dynamical regime the field produces oscillations of the magnetization with the field's frequency, modulated by the Rabi-like oscillations. In the steady-state regime, the Rabi-like oscillations are damped. The absorption of the ac field by the Kitaev spin model is finite and manifests resonance features. Such a behavior is generic for quantum spin liquids with fermionic excitations, and it is different from the linear spin-wave response of magnetically ordered systems to such a parametric pumping.

  17. Simulation of time-dependent Heisenberg models in one dimension

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    Volosniev, A. G.; Hammer, H. -W.; Zinner, N. T.

    2016-01-01

    In this Letter, we provide a theoretical analysis of strongly interacting quantum systems confined by a time-dependent external potential in one spatial dimension. We show that such systems can be used to simulate spin chains described by Heisenberg Hamiltonians in which the exchange coupling...... constants can be manipulated by time-dependent driving of the shape of the external confinement. As illustrative examples, we consider a harmonic trapping potential with a variable frequency and an infinite square well potential with a time-dependent barrier in the middle....

  18. π-electron S = ½ quantum spin-liquid state in an ionic polyaromatic hydrocarbon.

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    Takabayashi, Yasuhiro; Menelaou, Melita; Tamura, Hiroyuki; Takemori, Nayuta; Koretsune, Takashi; Štefančič, Aleš; Klupp, Gyöngyi; Buurma, A Johan C; Nomura, Yusuke; Arita, Ryotaro; Arčon, Denis; Rosseinsky, Matthew J; Prassides, Kosmas

    2017-07-01

    Molecular solids with cooperative electronic properties based purely on π electrons from carbon atoms offer a fertile ground in the search for exotic states of matter, including unconventional superconductivity and quantum magnetism. The field was ignited by reports of high-temperature superconductivity in materials obtained by the reaction of alkali metals with polyaromatic hydrocarbons, such as phenanthrene and picene, but the composition and structure of any compound in this family remained unknown. Here we isolate the binary caesium salts of phenanthrene, Cs(C14H10) and Cs2(C14H10), to show that they are multiorbital strongly correlated Mott insulators. Whereas Cs2(C14H10) is diamagnetic because of orbital polarization, Cs(C14H10) is a Heisenberg antiferromagnet with a gapped spin-liquid state that emerges from the coupled highly frustrated Δ-chain magnetic topology of the alternating-exchange spiral tubes of S = ½ (C14H10)•- radical anions. The absence of long-range magnetic order down to 1.8 K (T/J ≈ 0.02; J is the dominant exchange constant) renders the compound an excellent candidate for a spinquantum-spin liquid (QSL) that arises purely from carbon π electrons.

  19. π-electron S = ½ quantum spin-liquid state in an ionic polyaromatic hydrocarbon

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    Takabayashi, Yasuhiro; Menelaou, Melita; Tamura, Hiroyuki; Takemori, Nayuta; Koretsune, Takashi; Štefančič, Aleš; Klupp, Gyöngyi; Buurma, A. Johan C.; Nomura, Yusuke; Arita, Ryotaro; Arčon, Denis; Rosseinsky, Matthew J.; Prassides, Kosmas

    2017-07-01

    Molecular solids with cooperative electronic properties based purely on π electrons from carbon atoms offer a fertile ground in the search for exotic states of matter, including unconventional superconductivity and quantum magnetism. The field was ignited by reports of high-temperature superconductivity in materials obtained by the reaction of alkali metals with polyaromatic hydrocarbons, such as phenanthrene and picene, but the composition and structure of any compound in this family remained unknown. Here we isolate the binary caesium salts of phenanthrene, Cs(C14H10) and Cs2(C14H10), to show that they are multiorbital strongly correlated Mott insulators. Whereas Cs2(C14H10) is diamagnetic because of orbital polarization, Cs(C14H10) is a Heisenberg antiferromagnet with a gapped spin-liquid state that emerges from the coupled highly frustrated Δ-chain magnetic topology of the alternating-exchange spiral tubes of S = ½ (C14H10)•- radical anions. The absence of long-range magnetic order down to 1.8 K (T/J ≈ 0.02 J is the dominant exchange constant) renders the compound an excellent candidate for a spinquantum-spin liquid (QSL) that arises purely from carbon π electrons.

  20. Control of entanglement transitions in quantum spin clusters

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    Irons, Hannah R.; Quintanilla, Jorge; Perring, Toby G.; Amico, Luigi; Aeppli, Gabriel

    2017-12-01

    Quantum spin clusters provide a platform for the experimental study of many-body entanglement. Here we address a simple model of a single-molecule nanomagnet featuring N interacting spins in a transverse field. The field can control an entanglement transition (ET). We calculate the magnetization, low-energy gap, and neutron-scattering cross section and find that the ET has distinct signatures, detectable at temperatures as high as 5% of the interaction strength. The signatures are stronger for smaller clusters.

  1. Certified quantum non-demolition measurement of atomic spins

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    Sewell, Robert; Napolitano, Mario; Behbood, Naeimeh; Colangelo, Giorgio; Martin Ciurana, Ferran; Mitchell, Morgan

    2014-05-01

    We report certified quantum non-demolition (QND) measurement of atomic spins via paramagnetic Faraday rotation, recently used to demonstrate spin squeezing in an optical magnetometer [Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 253605 (2012)]. We apply rigorous criteria, originally developed for continuous variable experiments in optics [Nature 396, 537 (1998)] and which we have extended to describe measurements of material systems [New J. Phys. 14, 085021 (2012)], to distinguish QND from similar non-classical measurements. We observe quantum state preparation (QSP) and information-damage trade-off (IDT) beyond their classical limits by seven and twelve standard deviations, respectively [Nat. Phot. 7, 517 (2013)].

  2. A quantum spin-liquid in correlated relativistic electrons

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    Meng, Z.Y. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (United States); Institut fuer Theoretische Physik III, Universitaet Stuttgart (Germany); Lang, T.C.; Wessel, S. [Institute for Theoretical Solid State Physics, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen (Germany); Assaad, F.F. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Universitaet Wuerzburg (Germany); Muramatsu, A. [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik III, Universitaet Stuttgart (Germany)

    2012-04-02

    In recent years, an increasing number of systems displaying exotic quantum states like unconventional superconductivity, quantum spin-liquids, or topological states were experimentally found. Here we summarize findings in quantum Monte Carlo simulations of correlated electrons on a honeycomb lattice, the structure of graphene, that revealed an unexpected spin-liquid emerging between a state described by massless Dirac fermions and an antiferromagnetically ordered Mott insulator. Moreover, we found that this quantum-disordered state is a resonating valence-bond (RVB) liquid, akin to the one proposed for high temperature superconductors. This was the first unbiased determination of a RVB-liquid in an electronic system. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  3. Work exchange between quantum systems: the spin-oscillator model.

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    Schröder, Heiko; Mahler, Günter

    2010-02-01

    With the development of quantum thermodynamics it has been shown that relaxation to thermal equilibrium and with it the concept of heat flux may emerge directly from quantum mechanics. This happens for a large class of quantum systems if embedded into another quantum environment. In this paper, we discuss the complementary question of the emergence of work flux from quantum mechanics. We introduce and discuss two different methods to assess the work source quality of a system, one based on the generalized factorization approximation, the other based on generalized definitions of work and heat. By means of those methods, we show that small quantum systems can, indeed, act as work reservoirs. We illustrate this behavior for a simple system consisting of a spin coupled to an oscillator and investigate the effects of two different interactions on the work source quality. One case will be shown to allow for a work source functionality of arbitrarily high quality.

  4. Observation of the ground-state geometric phase in a Heisenberg XY model.

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    Peng, Xinhua; Wu, Sanfeng; Li, Jun; Suter, Dieter; Du, Jiangfeng

    2010-12-10

    Geometric phases play a central role in a variety of quantum phenomena, especially in condensed matter physics. Recently, it was shown that this fundamental concept exhibits a connection to quantum phase transitions where the system undergoes a qualitative change in the ground state when a control parameter in its Hamiltonian is varied. Here we report the first experimental study using the geometric phase as a topological test of quantum transitions of the ground state in a Heisenberg XY spin model. Using NMR interferometry, we measure the geometric phase for different adiabatic circuits that do not pass through points of degeneracy.

  5. Spin-orbit-enhanced Wigner localization in quantum dots

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    Cavalli, Andrea; Malet, F.; Cremon, J. C.

    2011-01-01

    We investigate quantum dots with Rashba spin-orbit coupling in the strongly-correlated regime. We show that the presence of the Rashba interaction enhances the Wigner localization in these systems, making it achievable for higher densities than those at which it is observed in Rashba-free quantum...... dots. Recurring shapes in the pair distribution functions of the yrast spectrum, which might be associated with rotational and vibrational modes, are also reported....

  6. QUANTUM EFFECTS ON SOLITON PROPERTIES IN FERROMAGNETIC SPIN CHAINS

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    Fogedby, H.; Elstner, N.; Mikeska, H.

    1988-01-01

    Quantum effects on soliton-like excitations are investigated for the easy-plane ferromagnetic chain and for the anisotropic xy-chain. Our results for the soliton energy to order 1/S2 and for the soliton contribution to the specific heat indicate that the semiclassical approach reasonably describes quantum effects on solitons properties (in particular the strong reduction of the specific heat) for realistic spin chains.

  7. Prospect of quantum anomalous Hall and quantum spin Hall effect in doped kagome lattice Mott insulators.

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    Guterding, Daniel; Jeschke, Harald O; Valentí, Roser

    2016-05-17

    Electronic states with non-trivial topology host a number of novel phenomena with potential for revolutionizing information technology. The quantum anomalous Hall effect provides spin-polarized dissipation-free transport of electrons, while the quantum spin Hall effect in combination with superconductivity has been proposed as the basis for realizing decoherence-free quantum computing. We introduce a new strategy for realizing these effects, namely by hole and electron doping kagome lattice Mott insulators through, for instance, chemical substitution. As an example, we apply this new approach to the natural mineral herbertsmithite. We prove the feasibility of the proposed modifications by performing ab-initio density functional theory calculations and demonstrate the occurrence of the predicted effects using realistic models. Our results herald a new family of quantum anomalous Hall and quantum spin Hall insulators at affordable energy/temperature scales based on kagome lattices of transition metal ions.

  8. Spin dynamics in a two-dimensional quantum gas

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    Pedersen, Poul Lindholm; Gajdacz, Miroslav; Deuretzbacher, Frank

    2014-01-01

    We have investigated spin dynamics in a two-dimensional quantum gas. Through spin-changing collisions, two clouds with opposite spin orientations are spontaneously created in a Bose-Einstein condensate. After ballistic expansion, both clouds acquire ring-shaped density distributions...... with superimposed angular density modulations. The density distributions depend on the applied magnetic field and are well explained by a simple Bogoliubov model. We show that the two clouds are anticorrelated in momentum space. The observed momentum correlations pave the way towards the creation of an atom source...

  9. Silicon CMOS architecture for a spin-based quantum computer.

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    Veldhorst, M; Eenink, H G J; Yang, C H; Dzurak, A S

    2017-12-15

    Recent advances in quantum error correction codes for fault-tolerant quantum computing and physical realizations of high-fidelity qubits in multiple platforms give promise for the construction of a quantum computer based on millions of interacting qubits. However, the classical-quantum interface remains a nascent field of exploration. Here, we propose an architecture for a silicon-based quantum computer processor based on complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology. We show how a transistor-based control circuit together with charge-storage electrodes can be used to operate a dense and scalable two-dimensional qubit system. The qubits are defined by the spin state of a single electron confined in quantum dots, coupled via exchange interactions, controlled using a microwave cavity, and measured via gate-based dispersive readout. We implement a spin qubit surface code, showing the prospects for universal quantum computation. We discuss the challenges and focus areas that need to be addressed, providing a path for large-scale quantum computing.

  10. Thermal Entanglement in a Three-Qubit Quantum System with DM Interaction

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    Li, Jianping

    2017-03-01

    Entanglement properties of Heisenberg spin chain has received much attention in the context of quantum information. The generation and the manipulation of entangled states especially thermal entanglement have been extensively studied in the Heisenberg models. In this article, we studied the thermal entanglement in a three-qubit spin system. It is found that the DM interaction along the Z axis can give rise to a thermal entanglement.

  11. Complementary spin transistor using a quantum well channel

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    Park, Youn Ho; Choi, Jun Woo; Kim, Hyung-jun; Chang, Joonyeon; Han, Suk Hee; Choi, Heon-Jin; Koo, Hyun Cheol

    2017-01-01

    In order to utilize the spin field effect transistor in logic applications, the development of two types of complementary transistors, which play roles of the n- and p-type conventional charge transistors, is an essential prerequisite. In this research, we demonstrate complementary spin transistors consisting of two types of devices, namely parallel and antiparallel spin transistors using InAs based quantum well channels and exchange-biased ferromagnetic electrodes. In these spin transistors, the magnetization directions of the source and drain electrodes are parallel or antiparallel, respectively, depending on the exchange bias field direction. Using this scheme, we also realize a complementary logic operation purely with spin transistors controlled by the gate voltage, without any additional n- or p-channel transistor. PMID:28425459

  12. Complementary spin transistor using a quantum well channel.

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    Park, Youn Ho; Choi, Jun Woo; Kim, Hyung-Jun; Chang, Joonyeon; Han, Suk Hee; Choi, Heon-Jin; Koo, Hyun Cheol

    2017-04-20

    In order to utilize the spin field effect transistor in logic applications, the development of two types of complementary transistors, which play roles of the n- and p-type conventional charge transistors, is an essential prerequisite. In this research, we demonstrate complementary spin transistors consisting of two types of devices, namely parallel and antiparallel spin transistors using InAs based quantum well channels and exchange-biased ferromagnetic electrodes. In these spin transistors, the magnetization directions of the source and drain electrodes are parallel or antiparallel, respectively, depending on the exchange bias field direction. Using this scheme, we also realize a complementary logic operation purely with spin transistors controlled by the gate voltage, without any additional n- or p-channel transistor.

  13. Quantum Nonlocality with Spins in Diamond

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    Hensen, B.J.

    2016-01-01

    In this thesis we experimentally investigate quantum nonlocality: entangled states of spatially separated objects. Entanglement is one of the most striking consequences of the quantum formalism developed in the 1920's; the predicted outcomes of independent measurements on entangled objects reveal

  14. A molecular quantum spin network controlled by a single qubit.

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    Schlipf, Lukas; Oeckinghaus, Thomas; Xu, Kebiao; Dasari, Durga Bhaktavatsala Rao; Zappe, Andrea; de Oliveira, Felipe Fávaro; Kern, Bastian; Azarkh, Mykhailo; Drescher, Malte; Ternes, Markus; Kern, Klaus; Wrachtrup, Jörg; Finkler, Amit

    2017-08-01

    Scalable quantum technologies require an unprecedented combination of precision and complexity for designing stable structures of well-controllable quantum systems on the nanoscale. It is a challenging task to find a suitable elementary building block, of which a quantum network can be comprised in a scalable way. We present the working principle of such a basic unit, engineered using molecular chemistry, whose collective control and readout are executed using a nitrogen vacancy (NV) center in diamond. The basic unit we investigate is a synthetic polyproline with electron spins localized on attached molecular side groups separated by a few nanometers. We demonstrate the collective readout and coherent manipulation of very few (≤ 6) of these S = 1/2 electronic spin systems and access their direct dipolar coupling tensor. Our results show that it is feasible to use spin-labeled peptides as a resource for a molecular qubit-based network, while at the same time providing simple optical readout of single quantum states through NV magnetometry. This work lays the foundation for building arbitrary quantum networks using well-established chemistry methods, which has many applications ranging from mapping distances in single molecules to quantum information processing.

  15. Higher spin de Sitter quantum gravity

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    Basu, Rudranil [Physique Théorique et Mathématique,Université Libre de Bruxelles and International Solvay Institutes,Campus Plaine C.P. 231, B-1050 Bruxelles (Belgium); Indian Institute of Science Education and Research,Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune 411008 (India)

    2015-10-23

    We consider Einstein gravity with positive cosmological constant coupled with higher spin interactions and calculate Euclidean path integral perturbatively. We confine ourselves to the static patch of the 3 dimensional de Sitter space. This geometry, when Euclideanlized is equivalent to 3-sphere. However, infinite number of topological quotients of this space by discrete subgroups of the isometry group are valid Euclidean saddles as well. The case of pure Einstein gravity is known to give a diverging answer, when all saddles are included as contribution to the thermal partition functions (also interpreted as the Hartle Hawking state in the cosmological scenario). We show how higher spins, described by metric-Fronsdal fields help making the partition function finite. We find a curious fact that this convergence is not achieved by mere inclusion of spin-3, but requires spin-4 interactions.

  16. All-electrical generation of spin-polarized currents in quantum spin Hall insulators

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    Tao, L. L.; Cheung, K. T.; Zhang, L.; Wang, J.

    2017-03-01

    The control and generation of spin-polarized current (SPC) without magnetic materials and an external magnetic field is a big challenge in spintronics and normally requires a spin-flip mechanism. In this Rapid Communication, we show the theoretical discovery of all-electrical generation of SPC without relying on spin-flip spin-orbit coupling (SOC). We find that the SPC can be produced as long as an energy-dependent phase difference between the spin up and down electrons can be established. We verify this through quantum transport calculations on a gated stanene zigzag nanoribbon, which is a quantum spin Hall (QSH) insulator. Our calculations indicate that the transient current as well as ac conductance are significantly spin polarized, which results from the genetic phase difference between spin up and down electrons after traversing the system. Our results are robust against edge imperfections and generally valid for other QSH insulators, such as silicene and germanene, etc. These findings establish a different route for generating SPCs by purely electrical means and open the door for interesting applications of semiconductor spintronics.

  17. Cosmological implications of Heisenberg's principle

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    Gonzalo, Julio A

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this book is to analyze the all important implications of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle for a finite universe with very large mass-energy content such as ours. The earlier and main contributors to the formulation of Quantum Mechanics are briefly reviewed regarding the formulation of Heisenberg's Principle. After discussing “indeterminacy” versus ”uncertainty”, the universal constants of physics are reviewed and Planck's units are given. Next, a novel set of units, Heisenberg–Lemaitre units, are defined in terms of the large finite mass of the universe. With the help of Heisenberg's principle, the time evolution of the finite zero-point energy for the universe is investigated quantitatively. Next, taking advantage of the rigorous solutions of Einstein's cosmological equation for a flat, open and mixed universe of finite mass, the most recent and accurate data on the “age” (to) and the expansion rate (Ho) of the universe and their implications are reconsidered.

  18. Eigenstate thermalization hypothesis and integrability in quantum spin chains

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    Alba, Vincenzo

    2015-04-01

    We investigate the eigenstate thermalization hypothesis (ETH) in integrable models, focusing on the spin-1/2 isotropic Heisenberg (X X X ) chain. We provide numerical evidence that the ETH holds for typical eigenstates (weak ETH scenario). Specifically, using a numerical implementation of state-of-the-art Bethe ansatz results, we study the finite-size scaling of the eigenstate-to-eigenstate fluctuations of the reduced density matrix. We find that fluctuations are normally distributed, and their standard deviation decays in the thermodynamic limit as L-1 /2, with L the size of the chain. This is in contrast with the exponential decay that is found in generic nonintegrable systems. Based on our results, it is natural to expect that this scenario holds in other integrable spin models and for typical local observables. Finally, we investigate the entanglement properties of the excited states of the X X X chain. We numerically verify that typical midspectrum eigenstates exhibit extensive entanglement entropy (i.e., volume-law scaling).

  19. Random matrix theory and critical phenomena in quantum spin chains

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    Hutchinson, J.; Keating, J. P.; Mezzadri, F.

    2015-09-01

    We compute critical properties of a general class of quantum spin chains which are quadratic in the Fermi operators and can be solved exactly under certain symmetry constraints related to the classical compact groups $U(N)$, $O(N)$ and $Sp(2N)$. In particular we calculate critical exponents $s$, $\

  20. Topological Spin Currents due to Nonadiabatic Quantum Pumping

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    Yakubo, K.; Morikawa, M.

    2007-07-01

    Studying quantum pumping in a one-dimensional electron system with a time-varying double δ potential, it has been clarified that nonadiabatic pumping currents are qualitatively different from adiabatic ones. We also elucidate that a finite pure spin current can be expected in a nonadiabatically driven system under a magnetic field, in which no chaotic character is exhibited.

  1. Versatile microwave-driven trapped ion spin system for quantum information processing.

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    Piltz, Christian; Sriarunothai, Theeraphot; Ivanov, Svetoslav S; Wölk, Sabine; Wunderlich, Christof

    2016-07-01

    Using trapped atomic ions, we demonstrate a tailored and versatile effective spin system suitable for quantum simulations and universal quantum computation. By simply applying microwave pulses, selected spins can be decoupled from the remaining system and, thus, can serve as a quantum memory, while simultaneously, other coupled spins perform conditional quantum dynamics. Also, microwave pulses can change the sign of spin-spin couplings, as well as their effective strength, even during the course of a quantum algorithm. Taking advantage of the simultaneous long-range coupling between three spins, a coherent quantum Fourier transform-an essential building block for many quantum algorithms-is efficiently realized. This approach, which is based on microwave-driven trapped ions and is complementary to laser-based methods, opens a new route to overcoming technical and physical challenges in the quest for a quantum simulator and a quantum computer.

  2. Equal-Spin Andreev Reflection on Junctions of Spin-Resolved Quantum Hall Bulk State and Spin-Singlet Superconductor.

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    Matsuo, Sadashige; Ueda, Kento; Baba, Shoji; Kamata, Hiroshi; Tateno, Mizuki; Shabani, Javad; Palmstrøm, Christopher J; Tarucha, Seigo

    2018-02-22

    The recent development of superconducting spintronics has revealed the spin-triplet superconducting proximity effect from a spin-singlet superconductor into a spin-polarized normal metal. In addition recently superconducting junctions using semiconductors are in demand for highly controlled experiments to engineer topological superconductivity. Here we report experimental observation of Andreev reflection in junctions of spin-resolved quantum Hall (QH) states in an InAs quantum well and the spin-singlet superconductor NbTi. The measured conductance indicates a sub-gap feature and two peaks on the outer side of the sub-gap feature in the QH plateau-transition regime increases. The observed structures can be explained by considering transport with Andreev reflection from two channels, one originating from equal-spin Andreev reflection intermediated by spin-flip processes and second arising from normal Andreev reflection. This result indicates the possibility to induce the superconducting proximity gap in the the QH bulk state, and the possibility for the development of superconducting spintronics in semiconductor devices.

  3. Spin-Orbital Quantum Liquid on the Honeycomb Lattice

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    Philippe Corboz

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The main characteristic of Mott insulators, as compared to band insulators, is to host low-energy spin fluctuations. In addition, Mott insulators often possess orbital degrees of freedom when crystal-field levels are partially filled. While in the majority of Mott insulators, spins and orbitals develop long-range order, the possibility for the ground state to be a quantum liquid opens new perspectives. In this paper, we provide clear evidence that the spin-orbital SU(4 symmetric Kugel-Khomskii model of Mott insulators on the honeycomb lattice is a quantum spin-orbital liquid. The absence of any form of symmetry breaking—lattice or SU(N—is supported by a combination of semiclassical and numerical approaches: flavor-wave theory, tensor network algorithm, and exact diagonalizations. In addition, all properties revealed by these methods are very accurately accounted for by a projected variational wave function based on the π-flux state of fermions on the honeycomb lattice at 1/4 filling. In that state, correlations are algebraic because of the presence of a Dirac point at the Fermi level, suggesting that the symmetric Kugel-Khomskii model on the honeycomb lattice is an algebraic quantum spin-orbital liquid. This model provides an interesting starting point to understanding the recently discovered spin-orbital-liquid behavior of Ba_{3}CuSb_{2}O_{9}. The present results also suggest the choice of optical lattices with honeycomb geometry in the search for quantum liquids in ultracold four-color fermionic atoms.

  4. Edge physics of the quantum spin Hall insulator from a quantum dot excited by optical absorption.

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    Vasseur, Romain; Moore, Joel E

    2014-04-11

    The gapless edge modes of the quantum spin Hall insulator form a helical liquid in which the direction of motion along the edge is determined by the spin orientation of the electrons. In order to probe the Luttinger liquid physics of these edge states and their interaction with a magnetic (Kondo) impurity, we consider a setup where the helical liquid is tunnel coupled to a semiconductor quantum dot that is excited by optical absorption, thereby inducing an effective quantum quench of the tunneling. At low energy, the absorption spectrum is dominated by a power-law singularity. The corresponding exponent is directly related to the interaction strength (Luttinger parameter) and can be computed exactly using boundary conformal field theory thanks to the unique nature of the quantum spin Hall edge.

  5. Operating Spin Echo in the Quantum Regime for an Atomic-Ensemble Quantum Memory

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    Rui, Jun; Jiang, Yan; Yang, Sheng-Jun; Zhao, Bo; Bao, Xiao-Hui; Pan, Jian-Wei

    2015-09-01

    Spin echo is a powerful technique to extend atomic or nuclear coherence times by overcoming the dephasing due to inhomogeneous broadenings. However, there are disputes about the feasibility of applying this technique to an ensemble-based quantum memory at the single-quanta level. In this experimental study, we find that noise due to imperfections of the rephasing pulses has both intense superradiant and weak isotropic parts. By properly arranging the beam directions and optimizing the pulse fidelities, we successfully manage to operate the spin echo technique in the quantum regime by observing nonclassical photon-photon correlations as well as the quantum behavior of retrieved photons. Our work for the first time demonstrates the feasibility of harnessing the spin echo method to extend the lifetime of ensemble-based quantum memories at the single-quanta level.

  6. Transverse spin and momentum correlations in quantum ...

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    tic scattering (SIDIS) for a transversely polarized proton target by the HERMES. Collaboration [2] describes correlations of the intrinsic quark transverse momen- tum and the transverse nucleon spin. The corresponding SSA on a deuteron target measured by COMPASS [3] vanishes, indicating a flavour dependence of the ...

  7. Memory-built-in quantum cloning in a hybrid solid-state spin register.

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    Wang, W-B; Zu, C; He, L; Zhang, W-G; Duan, L-M

    2015-07-16

    As a way to circumvent the quantum no-cloning theorem, approximate quantum cloning protocols have received wide attention with remarkable applications. Copying of quantum states to memory qubits provides an important strategy for eavesdropping in quantum cryptography. We report an experiment that realizes cloning of quantum states from an electron spin to a nuclear spin in a hybrid solid-state spin register with near-optimal fidelity. The nuclear spin provides an ideal memory qubit at room temperature, which stores the cloned quantum states for a millisecond under ambient conditions, exceeding the lifetime of the original quantum state carried by the electron spin by orders of magnitude. The realization of a cloning machine with built-in quantum memory provides a key step for application of quantum cloning in quantum information science.

  8. Hexagonal plaquette spin-spin interactions and quantum magnetism in a two-dimensional ion crystal

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    Nath, R.; Dalmonte, M.; Glaetzle, A. W.; Zoller, P.; Schmidt-Kaler, F.; Gerritsma, R.

    2015-06-01

    We propose a trapped ion scheme en route to realize spin Hamiltonians on a Kagome lattice which, at low energies, are described by emergent {{{Z}}}2 gauge fields, and support a topological quantum spin liquid ground state. The enabling element in our scheme is the hexagonal plaquette spin-spin interactions in a two-dimensional ion crystal. For this, the phonon-mode spectrum of the crystal is engineered by standing-wave optical potentials or by using Rydberg excited ions, thus generating localized phonon-modes around a hexagon of ions selected out of the entire two-dimensional crystal. These tailored modes can mediate spin-spin interactions between ion-qubits on a hexagonal plaquette when subject to state-dependent optical dipole forces. We discuss how these interactions can be employed to emulate a generalized Balents-Fisher-Girvin model in minimal instances of one and two plaquettes. This model is an archetypical Hamiltonian in which gauge fields are the emergent degrees of freedom on top of the classical ground state manifold. Under realistic situations, we show the emergence of a discrete Gauss’s law as well as the dynamics of a deconfined charge excitation on a gauge-invariant background using the two-plaquettes trapped ions spin-system. The proposed scheme in principle allows further scaling in a future trapped ion quantum simulator, and we conclude that our work will pave the way towards the simulation of emergent gauge theories and quantum spin liquids in trapped ion systems.

  9. Quantum spins on star graphs and the Kondo model

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    Crampé, N., E-mail: nicolas.crampe@univ-montp2.fr [CNRS, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb UMR 5221, Place Eugène Bataillon, CC070, F-34095 Montpellier (France); Université Montpellier II, Laboratoire Charles Coulomb UMR 5221, F-34095 Montpellier (France); Trombettoni, A., E-mail: andreatr@sissa.it [CNR-IOM DEMOCRITOS Simulation Center and SISSA, Via Bonomea 265, I-34136 Trieste (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Trieste, I-34127 Trieste (Italy)

    2013-06-21

    We study the XX model for quantum spins on the star graph with three legs (i.e., on a Y-junction). By performing a Jordan–Wigner transformation supplemented by the introduction of an auxiliary space we find a Kondo Hamiltonian of fermions, in the spin 1 representation of su(2), locally coupled with a magnetic impurity. In the continuum limit our model is shown to be equivalent to the 4-channel Kondo model coupling spin-1/2 fermions with a spin-1/2 impurity and exhibiting a non-Fermi liquid behavior. We also show that it is possible to find an XY model such that – after the Jordan–Wigner transformation – one obtains a quadratic fermionic Hamiltonian directly diagonalizable.

  10. Spin Relaxation in InAs Columnar Quantum Dots

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    Umi, Takehiko; Nosho, Hidetaka; Lu, Shulong; Li, Lianhe; Fiore, Andrea; Tackeuchi, Atsushi

    2009-04-01

    We have investigated carrier spin dynamics in InAs columnar quantum dots (CQDs) by time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) measurement. The CQDs were formed by depositing a 1.8 monolayer InAs seed dot layer and a short-period GaAs/InAs superlattice (SL). The spin relaxation time was found to be prolonged from 1.6 to 5.3 ns by increasing the number of SL periods from 3 to 35. The PL decay time also increased from 0.93 to 1.9 ns, indicating a decrease in the spatial overlap of electron and hole wave functions. The changes in both the spin relaxation time and the PL decay time suggest that the Bir-Aronov-Pikus process is the main spin relaxation mechanism.

  11. Epidemic Dynamics in Open Quantum Spin Systems

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    Pérez-Espigares, Carlos; Marcuzzi, Matteo; Gutiérrez, Ricardo; Lesanovsky, Igor

    2017-10-01

    We explore the nonequilibrium evolution and stationary states of an open many-body system that displays epidemic spreading dynamics in a classical and a quantum regime. Our study is motivated by recent experiments conducted in strongly interacting gases of highly excited Rydberg atoms where the facilitated excitation of Rydberg states competes with radiative decay. These systems approximately implement open quantum versions of models for population dynamics or disease spreading where species can be in a healthy, infected or immune state. We show that in a two-dimensional lattice, depending on the dominance of either classical or quantum effects, the system may display a different kind of nonequilibrium phase transition. We moreover discuss the observability of our findings in laser driven Rydberg gases with particular focus on the role of long-range interactions.

  12. Coherence and control of a single electron spin in a quantum dot

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    Koppens, F.H.L.

    2007-01-01

    An electron does not only have an electric charge, but also a small magnetic moment, called spin. In a magnetic field, the spin can point in the same direction as the field (spin-up) or in the opposite direction (spin-down). However, the laws of quantum mechanics also allow the spin to exist in both

  13. Stretchable Persistent Spin Helices in GaAs Quantum Wells

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    Dettwiler, Florian; Fu, Jiyong; Mack, Shawn; Weigele, Pirmin J.; Egues, J. Carlos; Awschalom, David D.; Zumbühl, Dominik M.

    2017-07-01

    the extracted spin-diffusion lengths and decay times show a significant enhancement near α =β . Since within the continuous-locking regime quantum transport is diffusive (2D) for charge while ballistic (1D) for spin and thus amenable to coherent spin control, stretchable PSHs could provide the platform for the much heralded long-distance communication ˜8 - 25 μ m between solid-state spin qubits, where the spin diffusion length for α ≠β is an order of magnitude smaller.

  14. Stretchable Persistent Spin Helices in GaAs Quantum Wells

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    Florian Dettwiler

    2017-07-01

    sufficiently weak so that the extracted spin-diffusion lengths and decay times show a significant enhancement near α=β. Since within the continuous-locking regime quantum transport is diffusive (2D for charge while ballistic (1D for spin and thus amenable to coherent spin control, stretchable PSHs could provide the platform for the much heralded long-distance communication ∼8–25  μm between solid-state spin qubits, where the spin diffusion length for α≠β is an order of magnitude smaller.

  15. Spin dynamics of the 2D spin ½ quantum antiferromagnet copper deuteroformate tetradeuterate (CFTD)

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    Rønnow, H.M.; McMorrow, D.F.; Coldea, R.

    2001-01-01

    energy is observed, which is attributed to a wave vector dependent quantum renormalization. At higher temperatures, spin-wavelike excitations persist, but are found to broaden and soften. By combining our data with numerical calculations, and with existing theoretical work, a consistent description...

  16. Quantum simulation of frustrated Ising spins with trapped ions.

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    Kim, K; Chang, M-S; Korenblit, S; Islam, R; Edwards, E E; Freericks, J K; Lin, G-D; Duan, L-M; Monroe, C

    2010-06-03

    A network is frustrated when competing interactions between nodes prevent each bond from being satisfied. This compromise is central to the behaviour of many complex systems, from social and neural networks to protein folding and magnetism. Frustrated networks have highly degenerate ground states, with excess entropy and disorder even at zero temperature. In the case of quantum networks, frustration can lead to massively entangled ground states, underpinning exotic materials such as quantum spin liquids and spin glasses. Here we realize a quantum simulation of frustrated Ising spins in a system of three trapped atomic ions, whose interactions are precisely controlled using optical forces. We study the ground state of this system as it adiabatically evolves from a transverse polarized state, and observe that frustration induces extra degeneracy. We also measure the entanglement in the system, finding a link between frustration and ground-state entanglement. This experimental system can be scaled to simulate larger numbers of spins, the ground states of which (for frustrated interactions) cannot be simulated on a classical computer.

  17. Dynamics of a j =3/2 quantum spin liquid

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    Natori, W. M. H.; Daghofer, M.; Pereira, R. G.

    2017-09-01

    We study a spin-orbital model for 4 d1 or 5 d1 Mott insulators in ordered double perovskites with strong spin-orbit coupling. This model is conveniently written in terms of pseudospin and pseudo-orbital operators representing multipoles of the effective j =3/2 angular momentum. Similarities between this model and the effective theories of Kitaev materials motivate the proposal of a chiral spin-orbital liquid with Majorana fermion excitations. The thermodynamic and spectroscopic properties of this quantum spin liquid are characterized using parton mean-field theory. The heat capacity, spin-lattice relaxation rate, and dynamic structure factor for inelastic neutron scattering are calculated and compared with the experimental data for the spin liquid candidate Ba2YMoO6 . Moreover, based on a symmetry analysis, we discuss the operators involved in resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) amplitudes for double-perovskite compounds. In general, the RIXS cross sections allow one to selectively probe pseudospin and pseudo-orbital degrees of freedom. For the chiral spin-orbital liquid in particular, these cross sections provide information about the spectrum for different flavors of Majorana fermions.

  18. Domain-wall dynamics near a quantum critical point

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    Yuan, Shengjun; De Raedt, Hans; Miyashita, Seiji

    We study the real-time domain-wall dynamics near a quantum critical point of the one-dimensional anisotropic ferromagnetic spin 1/2 chain. By numerical simulation, we find that the domain wall is dynamically stable in the Heisenberg-Ising model. Near the quantum critical point, the width of the

  19. Near-Heisenberg-limited parameter estimation precision by a dipolar-Bose-gas reservoir engineering

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    Tan, Qing-Shou; Yuan, Ji-Bing; Jin, Guang-Ri; Kuang, Le-Man

    2017-12-01

    We propose a scheme to obtain the Heisenberg-limited parameter estimation precision by immersing atoms in a thermally equilibrated quasi-one-dimensional dipolar Bose-Einstein condensate reservoir. We show that the collisions between the dipolar atoms and the immersed atoms can result in a controllable nonlinear interaction through tuning the relative strength and the sign of the dipolar and contact interaction. We find that the repulsive dipolar interaction reservoir is preferential for the spin squeezing and the appearance of an entangled non-Gaussian state. As a useful resource for quantum metrology, we also show that the non-Gaussian state results in the phase estimation precision in the Heisenberg scaling, outperforming that of the spin-squeezed state.

  20. Topological spinon bands and vison excitations in spin-orbit coupled quantum spin liquids

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    Sonnenschein, Jonas; Reuther, Johannes

    2017-12-01

    Spin liquids are exotic quantum states characterized by the existence of fractional and deconfined quasiparticle excitations, referred to as spinons and visons. Their fractional nature establishes topological properties such as a protected ground-state degeneracy. This work investigates spin-orbit coupled spin liquids where, additionally, topology enters via nontrivial band structures of the spinons. We revisit the Z2 spin-liquid phases that have recently been identified in a projective symmetry-group analysis on the square lattice when spin-rotation symmetry is maximally lifted [J. Reuther et al., Phys. Rev. B 90, 174417 (2014), 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.174417]. We find that in the case of nearest-neighbor couplings only, Z2 spin liquids on the square lattice always exhibit trivial spinon bands. Adding second-neighbor terms, the simplest projective symmetry-group solution closely resembles the Bernevig-Hughes-Zhang model for topological insulators. Assuming that the emergent gauge fields are static, we investigate vison excitations, which we confirm to be deconfined in all investigated spin phases. Particularly, if the spinon bands are topological, the spinons and visons form bound states consisting of several spinon-Majorana zero modes coupling to one vison. The existence of such zero modes follows from an exact mapping between these spin phases and topological p +i p superconductors with vortices. We propose experimental probes to detect such states in real materials.

  1. Quantum Spin Hall Effect in Inverted Type II Semiconductors

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    Liu, Chaoxing; /Tsinghua U., Beijing /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Hughes, Taylor L.; Qi, Xiao-Liang; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.; Wang, Kang; /UCLA; Zhang, Shou-Cheng; /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2010-03-19

    The quantum spin Hall (QSH) state is a topologically non-trivial state of quantum matter which preserves time-reversal symmetry; it has an energy gap in the bulk, but topologically robust gapless states at the edge. Recently, this novel effect has been predicted and observed in HgTe quantum wells. In this work we predict a similar effect arising in Type-II semiconductor quantum wells made from InAs/GaSb/AlSb. Because of a rare band alignment the quantum well band structure exhibits an 'inverted' phase similar to CdTe/HgTe quantum wells, which is a QSH state when the Fermi level lies inside the gap. Due to the asymmetric structure of this quantum well, the effects of inversion symmetry breaking and inter-layer charge transfer are essential. By standard self-consistent calculations, we show that the QSH state persists when these corrections are included, and a quantum phase transition between the normal insulator and the QSH phase can be electrically tuned by the gate voltage.

  2. Scalable quantum computer architecture with coupled donor-quantum dot qubits

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    Schenkel, Thomas; Lo, Cheuk Chi; Weis, Christoph; Lyon, Stephen; Tyryshkin, Alexei; Bokor, Jeffrey

    2014-08-26

    A quantum bit computing architecture includes a plurality of single spin memory donor atoms embedded in a semiconductor layer, a plurality of quantum dots arranged with the semiconductor layer and aligned with the donor atoms, wherein a first voltage applied across at least one pair of the aligned quantum dot and donor atom controls a donor-quantum dot coupling. A method of performing quantum computing in a scalable architecture quantum computing apparatus includes arranging a pattern of single spin memory donor atoms in a semiconductor layer, forming a plurality of quantum dots arranged with the semiconductor layer and aligned with the donor atoms, applying a first voltage across at least one aligned pair of a quantum dot and donor atom to control a donor-quantum dot coupling, and applying a second voltage between one or more quantum dots to control a Heisenberg exchange J coupling between quantum dots and to cause transport of a single spin polarized electron between quantum dots.

  3. Spin Polarization and Quantum Spins in Au Nanoparticles

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    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available The present study focuses on investigating the magnetic properties and the critical particle size for developing sizable spontaneous magnetic moment of bare Au nanoparticles. Seven sets of bare Au nanoparticle assemblies, with diameters from 3.5 to 17.5 nm, were fabricated with the gas condensation method. Line profiles of the X-ray diffraction peaks were used to determine the mean particle diameters and size distributions of the nanoparticle assemblies. The magnetization curves M(Ha reveal Langevin field profiles. Magnetic hysteresis was clearly revealed in the low field regime even at 300 K. Contributions to the magnetization from different size particles in the nanoparticle assemblies were considered when analyzing the M(Ha curves. The results show that the maximum particle moment will appear in 2.4 nm Au particles. A similar result of the maximum saturation magnetization appearing in 2.3 nm Au particles is also concluded through analysis of the dependency of the saturation magnetization MP on particle size. The MP(d curve departs significantly from the 1/d dependence, but can be described by a log-normal function. Magnetization can be barely detected for Au particles larger than 27 nm. Magnetic field induced Zeeman magnetization from the quantum confined Kubo gap opening appears in Au nanoparticles smaller than 9.5 nm in diameter.

  4. Quantum coherence of an XY spin chain with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction and quantum phase transition

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    Zhang, Guo-Qing; Xu, Jing-Bo

    2017-06-01

    We investigate the quantum coherence of an XY spin chain with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction using a quantum renormalization group-based method, and show that the relative entropy of coherence increases with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction strength at zero temperature, as well as at finite temperature. We also study the quantum criticality of the system by making use of the relative entropy of coherence and violation of Bell inequality, and find that the first derivatives of the renormalized quantum coherence exhibit singularity near the critical point of the quantum phase transition. Finally, we explore the finite-size scaling behaviors of the derivatives of the quantum coherence at the critical point of the quantum phase transition, and obtain several universal finite-size scaling laws.

  5. Quantum State Transfer from a Single Photon to a Distant Quantum-Dot Electron Spin.

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    He, Yu; He, Yu-Ming; Wei, Yu-Jia; Jiang, Xiao; Chen, Kai; Lu, Chao-Yang; Pan, Jian-Wei; Schneider, Christian; Kamp, Martin; Höfling, Sven

    2017-08-11

    Quantum state transfer from flying photons to stationary matter qubits is an important element in the realization of quantum networks. Self-assembled semiconductor quantum dots provide a promising solid-state platform hosting both single photon and spin, with an inherent light-matter interface. Here, we develop a method to coherently and actively control the single-photon frequency bins in superposition using electro-optic modulators, and measure the spin-photon entanglement with a fidelity of 0.796±0.020. Further, by Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger-type state projection on the frequency, path, and polarization degrees of freedom of a single photon, we demonstrate quantum state transfer from a single photon to a single electron spin confined in an InGaAs quantum dot, separated by 5 m. The quantum state mapping from the photon's polarization to the electron's spin is demonstrated along three different axes on the Bloch sphere, with an average fidelity of 78.5%.

  6. Quantum State Transfer from a Single Photon to a Distant Quantum-Dot Electron Spin

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    He, Yu; He, Yu-Ming; Wei, Yu-Jia; Jiang, Xiao; Chen, Kai; Lu, Chao-Yang; Pan, Jian-Wei; Schneider, Christian; Kamp, Martin; Höfling, Sven

    2017-08-01

    Quantum state transfer from flying photons to stationary matter qubits is an important element in the realization of quantum networks. Self-assembled semiconductor quantum dots provide a promising solid-state platform hosting both single photon and spin, with an inherent light-matter interface. Here, we develop a method to coherently and actively control the single-photon frequency bins in superposition using electro-optic modulators, and measure the spin-photon entanglement with a fidelity of 0.796 ±0.020 . Further, by Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger-type state projection on the frequency, path, and polarization degrees of freedom of a single photon, we demonstrate quantum state transfer from a single photon to a single electron spin confined in an InGaAs quantum dot, separated by 5 m. The quantum state mapping from the photon's polarization to the electron's spin is demonstrated along three different axes on the Bloch sphere, with an average fidelity of 78.5%.

  7. Exchange cotunneling through quantum dots with spin-orbit coupling

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    Paaske, Jens; Andersen, Andreas; Flensberg, Karsten

    2010-01-01

    We investigate the effects of spin-orbit interaction (SOI) on the exchange cotunneling through a spinful Coulomb blockaded quantum dot. In the case of zero magnetic field, Kondo effect is shown to take place via a Kramers doublet and the SOI will merely affect the Kondo temperature. In contrast, we...... find that the breaking of time-reversal symmetry in a finite field has a marked influence on the effective Anderson and Kondo models for a single level. The nonlinear conductance can now be asymmetric in bias voltage and may depend strongly on the direction of the magnetic field. A measurement...

  8. Quantum Critical Spin-2 Chain with Emergent SU(3) Symmetry

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    Chen, Pochung; Xue, Zhi-Long; McCulloch, I. P.; Chung, Ming-Chiang; Huang, Chao-Chun; Yip, S.-K.

    2015-04-01

    We study the quantum critical phase of an SU(2) symmetric spin-2 chain obtained from spin-2 bosons in a one-dimensional lattice. We obtain the scaling of the finite-size energies and entanglement entropy by exact diagonalization and density-matrix renormalization group methods. From the numerical results of the energy spectra, central charge, and scaling dimension we identify the conformal field theory describing the whole critical phase to be the SU (3 )1 Wess-Zumino-Witten model. We find that, while the Hamiltonian is only SU(2) invariant, in this critical phase there is an emergent SU(3) symmetry in the thermodynamic limit.

  9. Cooper-pair injection into quantum spin Hall insulators.

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    Sato, Koji; Loss, Daniel; Tserkovnyak, Yaroslav

    2010-11-26

    We theoretically study tunneling of Cooper pairs from a superconductor spanning a two-dimensional topological insulator strip into its helical edge states. The coherent low-energy electron-pair tunneling sets off positive current cross correlations along the edges, which reflect an interplay of two quantum-entanglement processes. Most importantly, superconducting spin pairing dictates a Cooper pair partitioning into the helical edge liquids, which transport electrons in opposite directions for opposite spin orientations. At the same time, Luttinger-liquid correlations fractionalize electrons injected at a given edge into counterpropagating charge pulses carrying definite fractions of the elementary electron charge.

  10. Quantum critical spin-2 chain with emergent SU(3) symmetry.

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    Chen, Pochung; Xue, Zhi-Long; McCulloch, I P; Chung, Ming-Chiang; Huang, Chao-Chun; Yip, S-K

    2015-04-10

    We study the quantum critical phase of an SU(2) symmetric spin-2 chain obtained from spin-2 bosons in a one-dimensional lattice. We obtain the scaling of the finite-size energies and entanglement entropy by exact diagonalization and density-matrix renormalization group methods. From the numerical results of the energy spectra, central charge, and scaling dimension we identify the conformal field theory describing the whole critical phase to be the SU(3)_{1} Wess-Zumino-Witten model. We find that, while the Hamiltonian is only SU(2) invariant, in this critical phase there is an emergent SU(3) symmetry in the thermodynamic limit.

  11. Nonequilibrium Transport through a Spinful Quantum Dot with Superconducting Leads

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    Andersen, Brian Møller; Flensberg, Karsten; Koerting, Verena

    2011-01-01

    We study the nonlinear cotunneling current through a spinful quantum dot contacted by two superconducting leads. Applying a general nonequilibrium Green function formalism to an effective Kondo model, we study the rich variation in the IV characteristics with varying asymmetry in the tunnel...... coupling to source and drain electrodes. The current is found to be carried, respectively, by multiple Andreev reflections in the symmetric limit, and by spin-induced Yu-Shiba-Rusinov bound states in the strongly asymmetric limit. The interplay between these two mechanisms leads to qualitatively different...

  12. A topological Dirac insulator in a quantum spin Hall phase.

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    Hsieh, D; Qian, D; Wray, L; Xia, Y; Hor, Y S; Cava, R J; Hasan, M Z

    2008-04-24

    When electrons are subject to a large external magnetic field, the conventional charge quantum Hall effect dictates that an electronic excitation gap is generated in the sample bulk, but metallic conduction is permitted at the boundary. Recent theoretical models suggest that certain bulk insulators with large spin-orbit interactions may also naturally support conducting topological boundary states in the quantum limit, which opens up the possibility for studying unusual quantum Hall-like phenomena in zero external magnetic fields. Bulk Bi(1-x)Sb(x) single crystals are predicted to be prime candidates for one such unusual Hall phase of matter known as the topological insulator. The hallmark of a topological insulator is the existence of metallic surface states that are higher-dimensional analogues of the edge states that characterize a quantum spin Hall insulator. In addition to its interesting boundary states, the bulk of Bi(1-x)Sb(x) is predicted to exhibit three-dimensional Dirac particles, another topic of heightened current interest following the new findings in two-dimensional graphene and charge quantum Hall fractionalization observed in pure bismuth. However, despite numerous transport and magnetic measurements on the Bi(1-x)Sb(x) family since the 1960s, no direct evidence of either topological Hall states or bulk Dirac particles has been found. Here, using incident-photon-energy-modulated angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (IPEM-ARPES), we report the direct observation of massive Dirac particles in the bulk of Bi(0.9)Sb(0.1), locate the Kramers points at the sample's boundary and provide a comprehensive mapping of the Dirac insulator's gapless surface electron bands. These findings taken together suggest that the observed surface state on the boundary of the bulk insulator is a realization of the 'topological metal'. They also suggest that this material has potential application in developing next-generation quantum computing devices that may

  13. Pairwise thermal entanglement and quantum discord in a three-ligand spin-star structure

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    Motamedifar, Mostafa

    2017-06-01

    In this work, we perform a comparative study between the pairwise thermal entanglement (PWTE) and thermal quantum discord (TQD) to detect quantum phase transitions (QPT)s in a three-ligand spin-star structure whose magnetic interactions are described by different model Hamiltonians such as pure Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interaction, anisotropic Heisenberg model (XXZ), and XXZ model with the different components of the DM interaction. Representing the system's energy spectrum, we also focus on the critical points of QPTs where the ground-state level crossing happens in such models. Taking advantage of the concurrence as a measure of the PWTE, we found that while the ligand-ligand concurrence in all models is sensitive to the ground-state level crossing, the concurrence between the central qubit and a ligand cannot exhibit a QPT. In contrast, the TQD between any two arbitrary qubits can be a signature of a QPT in a large range of temperature. However, depending on the model studied, the behavior of the TQD at the critical point will be different. In addition, the TQD behaves quite differently than the concurrence. Moreover, in order to confirm the numerical results, we analytically study the entanglement behavior at the low-temperature limit as well as the high-temperature regime. We realized that, at the low-temperature limit, the maximum value of the concurrence is approximately equal to 0.33, independent of the model studied. On the other hand, at high-temperature regime, the concurrence is suppressed down to zero rapidly beyond a critical value of temperature. The dependence of the critical temperature on the DM interaction and the anisotropy parameter is obtained explicitly. Finally we show that there is a perfect agreement between the analytical results and the numerical predictions.

  14. About the velocity operator for spinning particles in quantum mechanics

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    Salesi, Giovanni [Universita Statale di Catania (Italy). Dipt. di Fisica]|[Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Catania (Italy); Recami, Erasmo; Rodrigues Junior, Waldyr A. [Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Matematica Aplicada

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    Starting from the formal expressions of the hydrodynamical (or local) quantities employed in the applications of Clifford Algebras to quantum mechanics, we introduce - in terms of the ordinary tensorial framework - a new definition for the field of a generic quantity. By translating from Clifford into sensor algebra, we also propose a new (non-relativistic) velocity operator for a spin 1/2 particle. This operator is the sum of the ordinary part p/m describing the mean motion (the motion of the center-of-mass), and of a second part associated with the so-called Zitterbewegung, which is the spin internal motion observed in the center-of-mass frame. This spin component of the velocity operator is non-zero not only in the Pauli theoretical framework in presence of external magnetic fields and spin precession, but also in the Schroedinger case, when the wave-function is a spin eigenstate. In the latter case, one gets a decomposition of the velocity field for the Madelueng fluid into two distinct parts: which constitutes the non-relativistic analogue of the Gordon decomposition for the Dirac current. We find furthermore that the Zitterbewegung motion involves a velocity field which is solenoidal, and that the local angular velocity is parallel to the spin vector. In presence of a non-constant spin vector (Pauli case) we have, besides the component normal to spin present even in the Schroedinger theory, also a component of the local velocity which is parallel to the rotor of the spin vector. (author). 19 refs.

  15. Towards Spin Squeezing via Collective Quantum Non-Demolition Measurements

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    Chen, Zilong; Dai; Bohnet, Justin G.; Thompson, James K.

    2009-10-01

    Current state-of-the-art microwave atomic clocks are limited by quantum projection noise associated with uncorrelated atoms. The current generation of neutral atom optical atomic clocks have already reached a frequency stability very close to the projection noise limit. By using entangled atoms, precision better than the projection noise limit can be obtained, so generating significant amounts of squeezing is of practical interest to the current generation of atomic clocks and precision measurement experiments. We will report experimental progress on generating spin squeezing via optical resonator-enhanced, collective Quantum Non-Demolition measurements on large ensembles of Rubidium 87 atoms.

  16. Holon Wigner Crystal in a Lightly Doped Kagome Quantum Spin Liquid

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    Jiang, Hong-Chen; Devereaux, T.; Kivelson, S. A.

    2017-08-01

    We address the problem of a lightly doped spin liquid through a large-scale density-matrix renormalization group study of the t -J model on a kagome lattice with a small but nonzero concentration δ of doped holes. It is now widely accepted that the undoped (δ =0 ) spin-1 /2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet has a spin-liquid ground state. Theoretical arguments have been presented that light doping of such a spin liquid could give rise to a high temperature superconductor or an exotic topological Fermi liquid metal. Instead, we infer that the doped holes form an insulating charge-density wave state with one doped hole per unit cell, i.e., a Wigner crystal. Spin correlations remain short ranged, as in the spin-liquid parent state, from which we infer that the state is a crystal of spinless holons, rather than of holes. Our results may be relevant to kagome lattice herbertsmithite upon doping.

  17. Scalable quantum computing based on stationary spin qubits in coupled quantum dots inside double-sided optical microcavities.

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    Wei, Hai-Rui; Deng, Fu-Guo

    2014-12-18

    Quantum logic gates are the key elements in quantum computing. Here we investigate the possibility of achieving a scalable and compact quantum computing based on stationary electron-spin qubits, by using the giant optical circular birefringence induced by quantum-dot spins in double-sided optical microcavities as a result of cavity quantum electrodynamics. We design the compact quantum circuits for implementing universal and deterministic quantum gates for electron-spin systems, including the two-qubit CNOT gate and the three-qubit Toffoli gate. They are compact and economic, and they do not require additional electron-spin qubits. Moreover, our devices have good scalability and are attractive as they both are based on solid-state quantum systems and the qubits are stationary. They are feasible with the current experimental technology, and both high fidelity and high efficiency can be achieved when the ratio of the side leakage to the cavity decay is low.

  18. Higher-order spin and charge dynamics in a quantum dot-lead hybrid system.

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    Otsuka, Tomohiro; Nakajima, Takashi; Delbecq, Matthieu R; Amaha, Shinichi; Yoneda, Jun; Takeda, Kenta; Allison, Giles; Stano, Peter; Noiri, Akito; Ito, Takumi; Loss, Daniel; Ludwig, Arne; Wieck, Andreas D; Tarucha, Seigo

    2017-09-22

    Understanding the dynamics of open quantum systems is important and challenging in basic physics and applications for quantum devices and quantum computing. Semiconductor quantum dots offer a good platform to explore the physics of open quantum systems because we can tune parameters including the coupling to the environment or leads. Here, we apply the fast single-shot measurement techniques from spin qubit experiments to explore the spin and charge dynamics due to tunnel coupling to a lead in a quantum dot-lead hybrid system. We experimentally observe both spin and charge time evolution via first- and second-order tunneling processes, and reveal the dynamics of the spin-flip through the intermediate state. These results enable and stimulate the exploration of spin dynamics in dot-lead hybrid systems, and may offer useful resources for spin manipulation and simulation of open quantum systems.

  19. Spin jam induced by quantum fluctuations in a frustrated magnet.

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    Yang, Junjie; Samarakoon, Anjana; Dissanayake, Sachith; Ueda, Hiroaki; Klich, Israel; Iida, Kazuki; Pajerowski, Daniel; Butch, Nicholas P; Huang, Q; Copley, John R D; Lee, Seung-Hun

    2015-09-15

    Since the discovery of spin glasses in dilute magnetic systems, their study has been largely focused on understanding randomness and defects as the driving mechanism. The same paradigm has also been applied to explain glassy states found in dense frustrated systems. Recently, however, it has been theoretically suggested that different mechanisms, such as quantum fluctuations and topological features, may induce glassy states in defect-free spin systems, far from the conventional dilute limit. Here we report experimental evidence for existence of a glassy state, which we call a spin jam, in the vicinity of the clean limit of a frustrated magnet, which is insensitive to a low concentration of defects. We have studied the effect of impurities on SrCr9pGa12-9pO19 [SCGO(p)], a highly frustrated magnet, in which the magnetic Cr(3+) (s = 3/2) ions form a quasi-2D triangular system of bipyramids. Our experimental data show that as the nonmagnetic Ga(3+) impurity concentration is changed, there are two distinct phases of glassiness: an exotic glassy state, which we call a spin jam, for the high magnetic concentration region (p > 0.8) and a cluster spin glass for lower magnetic concentration (p < 0.8). This observation indicates that a spin jam is a unique vantage point from which the class of glassy states of dense frustrated magnets can be understood.

  20. Control of the spin geometric phase in semiconductor quantum rings.

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    Nagasawa, Fumiya; Frustaglia, Diego; Saarikoski, Henri; Richter, Klaus; Nitta, Junsaku

    2013-01-01

    Since the formulation of the geometric phase by Berry, its relevance has been demonstrated in a large variety of physical systems. However, a geometric phase of the most fundamental spin-1/2 system, the electron spin, has not been observed directly and controlled independently from dynamical phases. Here we report experimental evidence on the manipulation of an electron spin through a purely geometric effect in an InGaAs-based quantum ring with Rashba spin-orbit coupling. By applying an in-plane magnetic field, a phase shift of the Aharonov-Casher interference pattern towards the small spin-orbit-coupling regions is observed. A perturbation theory for a one-dimensional Rashba ring under small in-plane fields reveals that the phase shift originates exclusively from the modulation of a pure geometric-phase component of the electron spin beyond the adiabatic limit, independently from dynamical phases. The phase shift is well reproduced by implementing two independent approaches, that is, perturbation theory and non-perturbative transport simulations.

  1. Spin-flip transitions in self-assembled quantum dots

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    Stavrou, V. N.

    2017-12-01

    Detailed realistic calculations of the spin-flip time (T 1) for an electron in a self-assembled quantum dot (SAQD) due to emission of an acoustic phonon, using only bulk properties with no fitting parameters, are presented. Ellipsoidal lens shaped Inx Ga1-x As quantum dots, with electronic states calculated using 8-band strain dependent {k \\cdot p} theory, are considered. The phonons are treated as bulk acoustic phonons coupled to the electron by both deformation potential and piezoelectric interactions. The dependence of T 1 on the geometry of SAQD, on the applied external magnetic field and on the lattice temperature is highlighted. The theoretical results are close to the experimental measurements on the spin-flip times for a single electron in QD.

  2. Invited review: The new spin foam models and quantum gravity

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In this article, we give a systematic definition of the recently introduced spin foam models for four-dimensional quantum gravity, reviewing the main results on their semiclassical limit on fixed discretizations.Received: 17 October 2011, Accepted: 18 March 2012; Edited by: J. Pullin; Reviewed by: L. Freidel, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4279/PIP.040004Cite as: A. Perez, Papers in Physics 4, 040004 (2012

  3. What can Ising Spins Teach us about Quantum Gravity?

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    Holm, C.

    We investigate numerically an Ising spin model coupled to two-dimensional Euclidean quantum gravity. We employ Regge calculus to discretize the gravitational interaction. We study this system on a toroidal and a spherical manifold, with two different local path integral measures, and an added R2 interaction term. We find in all cases that the critical exponents of the Ising transition are consistent with the Onsager values, and that the KPZ exponents are definitely excluded.

  4. Finite temperature spin-dynamics and phase transitions in spin-orbital models

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    Chen, C.-C.

    2010-04-29

    We study finite temperature properties of a generic spin-orbital model relevant to transition metal compounds, having coupled quantum Heisenberg-spin and Ising-orbital degrees of freedom. The model system undergoes a phase transition, consistent with that of a 2D Ising model, to an orbitally ordered state at a temperature set by short-range magnetic order. At low temperatures the orbital degrees of freedom freeze-out and the model maps onto a quantum Heisenberg model. The onset of orbital excitations causes a rapid scrambling of the spin spectral weight away from coherent spin-waves, which leads to a sharp increase in uniform magnetic susceptibility just below the phase transition, reminiscent of the observed behavior in the Fe-pnictide materials.

  5. Quantum mechanics in matrix form

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    Ludyk, Günter

    2018-01-01

    This book gives an introduction to quantum mechanics with the matrix method. Heisenberg's matrix mechanics is described in detail. The fundamental equations are derived by algebraic methods using matrix calculus. Only a brief description of Schrödinger's wave mechanics is given (in most books exclusively treated), to show their equivalence to Heisenberg's matrix  method. In the first part the historical development of Quantum theory by Planck, Bohr and Sommerfeld is sketched, followed by the ideas and methods of Heisenberg, Born and Jordan. Then Pauli's spin and exclusion principles are treated. Pauli's exclusion principle leads to the structure of atoms. Finally, Dirac´s relativistic quantum mechanics is shortly presented. Matrices and matrix equations are today easy to handle when implementing numerical algorithms using standard software as MAPLE and Mathematica.

  6. Scalable photonic quantum computing assisted by quantum-dot spin in double-sided optical microcavity.

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    Wei, Hai-Rui; Deng, Fu-Guo

    2013-07-29

    We investigate the possibility of achieving scalable photonic quantum computing by the giant optical circular birefringence induced by a quantum-dot spin in a double-sided optical microcavity as a result of cavity quantum electrodynamics. We construct a deterministic controlled-not gate on two photonic qubits by two single-photon input-output processes and the readout on an electron-medium spin confined in an optical resonant microcavity. This idea could be applied to multi-qubit gates on photonic qubits and we give the quantum circuit for a three-photon Toffoli gate. High fidelities and high efficiencies could be achieved when the side leakage to the cavity loss rate is low. It is worth pointing out that our devices work in both the strong and the weak coupling regimes.

  7. Fingerprints of quantum spin ice in Raman scattering

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    Fu, Jianlong; Rau, Jeffrey G.; Gingras, Michel J. P.; Perkins, Natalia B.

    2017-07-01

    We develop a theory of the dynamical response of a minimal model of quantum spin ice (QSI) by means of inelastic light scattering. In particular, we are interested in the Raman response of the fractionalized U(1) spin liquid realized in the XXZ QSI. We show that the low-energy Raman intensity is dominated by spinon and gauge fluctuations. We find that the Raman response in the QSI state of that model appears only in the T2 g polarization channel. We show that the Raman intensity profile displays a broad continuum from the spinons and coupled spinon and gauge fluctuations, and a low-energy peak arising entirely from gauge fluctuations. Both features originate from the exotic interaction between photon and the fractionalized excitations of QSI. Our theoretical results suggest that inelastic Raman scattering can in principle serve as a promising experimental probe of the nature of a U(1) spin liquid in QSI.

  8. Topological superconductivity in metal/quantum-spin-ice heterostructures

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    She, Jian-Huang; Kim, Choong H.; Fennie, Craig J.; Lawler, Michael J.; Kim, Eun-Ah

    2017-11-01

    We propose a strategy to achieve an unconventional superconductor in a heterostructure: use a quantum paramagnet (QPM) as a substrate for heterostructure growth of metallic films to design exotic superconductors. The proposed setup allows us to "customize" electron-electron interaction imprinted on the metallic layer. The QPM material of our choice is quantum spin ice. Assuming the metallic layer forms a single isotropic Fermi pocket, we predict its coupling to spin fluctuations in quantum spin ice will drive topological odd-parity pairing. We further present guiding principles for materializing the suitable heterostructure using ab initio calculations and describe the band structure we predict for the case of Y2Sn2-xSbxO7 grown on the (111) surface of Pr2Zr2O7. Using this microscopic information, we predict topological odd-parity superconductivity at a few Kelvin in this heterostructure, which is comparable to the Tc of the only other confirmed odd-parity superconductor Sr2RuO4.

  9. Continuously observing a dynamically decoupled spin-1 quantum gas

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    Anderson, R. P.; Kewming, M. J.; Turner, L. D.

    2018-01-01

    We continuously observe dynamical decoupling in a spin-1 quantum gas using a weak optical measurement of spin precession. Continuous dynamical decoupling modifies the character and energy spectrum of spin states to render them insensitive to parasitic fluctuations. Continuous observation measures this new spectrum in a single preparation of the quantum gas. The measured time series contains seven tones, which spectrogram analysis parses as splittings, coherences, and coupling strengths between the decoupled states in real time. With this we locate a regime where a transition between two states is decoupled from magnetic-field instabilities up to fourth order, complementary to a parallel work at higher fields [D. Trypogeorgos et al., preceding paper, Phys. Rev. A 97, 013407 (2018), 10.1103/PhysRevA.97.013407]. The decoupled microscale quantum gas offers magnetic sensitivity in a tunable band, persistent over many milliseconds: the length scales, frequencies, and durations relevant to many applications, including sensing biomagnetic phenomena such as neural spike trains.

  10. Quantum Spin Dynamics with Pairwise-Tunable, Long-Range Interactions

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    1988) Exact Jastrow-Gutzwiller resonating -valence-bond ground state of the spin-(1/2 antiferromagnetic Heisenberg chainwith 1/r2 exchange. Phys Rev...coefficients at arbitrary atom–atom separa- tions, ground -state energy shifts are introduced as a function of distance across the PCW. In conjunction with...atoms strongly coupled to microwave photons propa- gating in a network formed by superconducting resonators and transmission lines (33–35). Here, we

  11. Werner Heisenberg - Life and Work

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    Werner Heisenberg (centre) with Wolfgang Pauli (left) and Enrico Fermi on Lake Como, September 1927. An exhibition on the life and work of Werner Heisenberg will be on display in the Main Building (Mezzanine) at CERN from 1 - 23 July. The exhibition was produced by the University Archive of Leipzig University (Gerald Wiemers) and the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik in Munich (Helmut Rechenberg) to mark the centenary of Heisenberg's birth in 1901. German theoretical physicist Werner Karl Heisenberg (5 December 1901 - 1 February 1976) was one of the leading scientists of the 20th century. He carried out important work in nuclear and particle physics, but his most significant contribution was to the development of quantum mechanics. He is best known for his uncertainty principle, which restricts the accuracy with which some properties of atoms and particles - such as position and linear momentum - can be determined simultaneously. In 1932 he was awarded the Noble Prize in Physics 'for the creation of q...

  12. Werner Heisenberg - Life and Work

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    Werner Heisenberg (centre) with Wolfgang Pauli and Enrico Fermi, 1927. An exhibition on the life and work of Werner Heisenberg will be on display in the Main Building (Mezzanine) at CERN from 1 - 30 July*. German theoretical physicist Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901 - 1976) was one of the leading scientists of the 20th century. Nobel Prize in Physics in 1932, his most significant contribution was to the development of quantum mechanics. He is best known for his uncertainty principle, which restricts the accuracy with which some properties of atoms and particles can be determined simultaneously. Heisenberg was a keen supporter of CERN, and was as the first chairman of CERN's Scientific Policy Committee in October 1954. A related celebration will take place in the TH Amphitheatre (4/3-006), on Thursday 18 July at 16:00. After an introduction from the Director-General Luciano Maiani, his daughter, Barbara Blum, his last postgraduate, Helmut Rechenberg and Valentin Telegdi will evoke memories of the life and work ...

  13. Quantum Spin-Ice and Dimer Models with Rydberg Atoms

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    A. W. Glaetzle

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Quantum spin-ice represents a paradigmatic example of how the physics of frustrated magnets is related to gauge theories. In the present work, we address the problem of approximately realizing quantum spin ice in two dimensions with cold atoms in optical lattices. The relevant interactions are obtained by weakly laser-admixing Rydberg states to the atomic ground-states, exploiting the strong angular dependence of van der Waals interactions between Rydberg p states together with the possibility of designing steplike potentials. This allows us to implement Abelian gauge theories in a series of geometries, which could be demonstrated within state-of-the-art atomic Rydberg experiments. We numerically analyze the family of resulting microscopic Hamiltonians and find that they exhibit both classical and quantum order by disorder, the latter yielding a quantum plaquette valence bond solid. We also present strategies to implement Abelian gauge theories using both s- and p-Rydberg states in exotic geometries, e.g., on a 4–8 lattice.

  14. Quantum Spin-Ice and Dimer Models with Rydberg Atoms

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    Glaetzle, A. W.; Dalmonte, M.; Nath, R.; Rousochatzakis, I.; Moessner, R.; Zoller, P.

    2014-10-01

    Quantum spin-ice represents a paradigmatic example of how the physics of frustrated magnets is related to gauge theories. In the present work, we address the problem of approximately realizing quantum spin ice in two dimensions with cold atoms in optical lattices. The relevant interactions are obtained by weakly laser-admixing Rydberg states to the atomic ground-states, exploiting the strong angular dependence of van der Waals interactions between Rydberg p states together with the possibility of designing steplike potentials. This allows us to implement Abelian gauge theories in a series of geometries, which could be demonstrated within state-of-the-art atomic Rydberg experiments. We numerically analyze the family of resulting microscopic Hamiltonians and find that they exhibit both classical and quantum order by disorder, the latter yielding a quantum plaquette valence bond solid. We also present strategies to implement Abelian gauge theories using both s - and p -Rydberg states in exotic geometries, e.g., on a 4-8 lattice.

  15. Evidence for a spinon Fermi surface in a triangular-lattice quantum-spin-liquid candidate.

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    Shen, Yao; Li, Yao-Dong; Wo, Hongliang; Li, Yuesheng; Shen, Shoudong; Pan, Bingying; Wang, Qisi; Walker, H C; Steffens, P; Boehm, M; Hao, Yiqing; Quintero-Castro, D L; Harriger, L W; Frontzek, M D; Hao, Lijie; Meng, Siqin; Zhang, Qingming; Chen, Gang; Zhao, Jun

    2016-12-05

    A quantum spin liquid is an exotic quantum state of matter in which spins are highly entangled and remain disordered down to zero temperature. Such a state of matter is potentially relevant to high-temperature superconductivity and quantum-information applications, and experimental identification of a quantum spin liquid state is of fundamental importance for our understanding of quantum matter. Theoretical studies have proposed various quantum-spin-liquid ground states, most of which are characterized by exotic spin excitations with fractional quantum numbers (termed 'spinons'). Here we report neutron scattering measurements of the triangular-lattice antiferromagnet YbMgGaO4 that reveal broad spin excitations covering a wide region of the Brillouin zone. The observed diffusive spin excitation persists at the lowest measured energy and shows a clear upper excitation edge, consistent with the particle-hole excitation of a spinon Fermi surface. Our results therefore point to the existence of a quantum spin liquid state with a spinon Fermi surface in YbMgGaO4, which has a perfect spin-1/2 triangular lattice as in the original proposal of quantum spin liquids.

  16. Evidence for a spinon Fermi surface in a triangular-lattice quantum-spin-liquid candidate

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    Shen, Yao; Li, Yao-Dong; Wo, Hongliang; Li, Yuesheng; Shen, Shoudong; Pan, Bingying; Wang, Qisi; Walker, H. C.; Steffens, P.; Boehm, M.; Hao, Yiqing; Quintero-Castro, D. L.; Harriger, L. W.; Frontzek, M. D.; Hao, Lijie; Meng, Siqin; Zhang, Qingming; Chen, Gang; Zhao, Jun

    2016-12-01

    A quantum spin liquid is an exotic quantum state of matter in which spins are highly entangled and remain disordered down to zero temperature. Such a state of matter is potentially relevant to high-temperature superconductivity and quantum-information applications, and experimental identification of a quantum spin liquid state is of fundamental importance for our understanding of quantum matter. Theoretical studies have proposed various quantum-spin-liquid ground states, most of which are characterized by exotic spin excitations with fractional quantum numbers (termed ‘spinons’). Here we report neutron scattering measurements of the triangular-lattice antiferromagnet YbMgGaO4 that reveal broad spin excitations covering a wide region of the Brillouin zone. The observed diffusive spin excitation persists at the lowest measured energy and shows a clear upper excitation edge, consistent with the particle-hole excitation of a spinon Fermi surface. Our results therefore point to the existence of a quantum spin liquid state with a spinon Fermi surface in YbMgGaO4, which has a perfect spin-1/2 triangular lattice as in the original proposal of quantum spin liquids.

  17. Spin noise spectroscopy in GaAs (110) quantum wells: access to intrinsic spin lifetimes and equilibrium electron dynamics.

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    Müller, Georg M; Römer, Michael; Schuh, Dieter; Wegscheider, Werner; Hübner, Jens; Oestreich, Michael

    2008-11-14

    In this Letter, the first spin noise spectroscopy measurements in semiconductor systems of reduced effective dimensionality are reported. The nondemolition measurement technique gives access to the otherwise concealed intrinsic, low temperature electron spin relaxation time of n-doped GaAs (110) quantum wells and to the corresponding low temperature anisotropic spin relaxation. The Brownian motion of the electrons within the spin noise probe laser spot becomes manifest in a modification of the spin noise line width. Thereby, the spatially resolved observation of the stochastic spin polarization uniquely allows to study electron dynamics at equilibrium conditions with a vanishing total momentum of the electron system.

  18. Quantum spin models with mesoscopic Bose-Einstein condensates

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    Gallemí, A.; Queraltó, G.; Guilleumas, M.; Mayol, R.; Sanpera, A.

    2016-12-01

    Ultracold gases in the strongly correlated regime have been proven to simulate quantum magnetic models under certain conditions: the mapping of the double-well system onto the Lipkin-Meshkov-Glick spin model is a paradigmatic case. A suitable definition of the length in the Hilbert space of the system leads to the concept of a correlation length, whose divergence is a characteristic property of continuous quantum phase transitions. We calculate the finite-size scaling of some observables like the magnetization or the population imbalance, as well as of the Schmidt gap, obtaining in this way the critical exponents associated with such transitions. The systematic definition of the Schmidt gap in extended Hamiltonians provides a good tool to analyze the set of critical exponents associated with transitions in systems formed by a larger number of traps. This demonstrates, thus, the potential use of mesoscopic Bose-Einstein condensates as quantum simulators of condensed matter systems.

  19. Fully Automated Quantum-Chemistry-Based Computation of Spin-Spin-Coupled Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectra.

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    Grimme, Stefan; Bannwarth, Christoph; Dohm, Sebastian; Hansen, Andreas; Pisarek, Jana; Pracht, Philipp; Seibert, Jakob; Neese, Frank

    2017-11-13

    We present a composite procedure for the quantum-chemical computation of spin-spin-coupled 1 H NMR spectra for general, flexible molecules in solution that is based on four main steps, namely conformer/rotamer ensemble (CRE) generation by the fast tight-binding method GFN-xTB and a newly developed search algorithm, computation of the relative free energies and NMR parameters, and solving the spin Hamiltonian. In this way the NMR-specific nuclear permutation problem is solved, and the correct spin symmetries are obtained. Energies, shielding constants, and spin-spin couplings are computed at state-of-the-art DFT levels with continuum solvation. A few (in)organic and transition-metal complexes are presented, and very good, unprecedented agreement between the theoretical and experimental spectra was achieved. The approach is routinely applicable to systems with up to 100-150 atoms and may open new avenues for the detailed (conformational) structure elucidation of, for example, natural products or drug molecules. © 2017 The Authors. Published by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

  20. Generating Entanglement and Squeezed States of Nuclear Spins in Quantum Dots

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    Rudner, M.S.; Vandersypen, L.M.K.; Vuletic, V.; Levitov, L.S.

    2011-01-01

    We present a scheme for achieving coherent spin squeezing of nuclear spin states in semiconductor quantum dots. The nuclear polarization dependence of the electron spin resonance generates a unitary evolution that drives nuclear spins into a collective entangled state. The polarization dependence of

  1. Electron spin relaxation in graphene nanoribbon quantum dots

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    Droth, Matthias; Burkard, Guido

    2013-05-01

    Graphene is promising as a host material for electron spin qubits because of its predicted potential for long coherence times. In armchair graphene nanoribbons (aGNRs) a small band gap is opened, allowing for electrically gated quantum dots, and furthermore the valley degeneracy is lifted. The spin lifetime T1 is limited by spin relaxation, where the Zeeman energy is absorbed by lattice vibrations, mediated by spin-orbit and electron-phonon coupling. We have calculated T1 by treating all couplings analytically and find that T1 can be in the range of seconds for several reasons: (i) low phonon density of states away from Van Hove singularities; (ii) destructive interference between two relaxation mechanisms; (iii) Van Vleck cancellation at low magnetic fields; (iv) vanishing coupling to out-of-plane modes in lowest order due to the electronic structure of aGNRs. Owing to the vanishing nuclear spin of 12C, T1 may be a good measure for overall coherence. These results and recent advances in the controlled production of graphene nanoribbons make this system interesting for spintronics applications.

  2. Optical quantum memory made from single nuclear spin in nitrogen vacancy in diamond

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    Yang, Sen; Wang, Ya; Tran, Thai Hien; Momenzadeh, S. Ali; Stoehr, Rainer; Neumann, Philipp; Kosaka, Hideo; Wrachtrup, Joerg

    2015-03-01

    Quantum repeater is one of the key elements to realize long distance quantum communication. In the heart of a quantum repeater is quantum memory. There are a few requirements for this memory: it needs to couple to flying qubits: photon; it needs to have long coherence time, so quantum error correction algorithm can be performed in the quantum repeater nods; it needs to be stable under optical illuminations. Nitrogen nuclear spin is available for every nitrogen vacancy center(NV) in diamond. Besides it can be a robust quantum memory for spin qubit operations, nitrogen nuclear spin can couple to photon by taking advantage of optically resonant excitation of spin-selective transitions in low temperature. Here we demonstrate the coherent storage of quantum information from photon into nuclear spin. We show this quantum memory fulfils requirements as quantum memory for quantum repeater. Coherent time beyond 5 seconds is measured in 13 C natural abundant sample. Under resonant laser excitations, the excited state quadruple and hyperfine interaction could lead to decoherence of nuclear spin. We show those interactions are low and nuclear spin can keep its coherence over 1000 times resonant laser excitation of electron spin.

  3. Combined study of Schwinger-boson mean-field theory and linearized tensor renormalization group on Heisenberg ferromagnetic mixed spin (S, σ chains

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    Xin Yan

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The Schwinger-boson mean-field theory (SBMFT and the linearized tensor renormalization group (LTRG methods are complementarily applied to explore the thermodynamics of the quantum ferromagnetic mixed spin (S, σ chains. It is found that the system has double excitations, i.e. a gapless and a gapped excitation; the low-lying spectrum can be approximated by ω k ∼ S σ 2 ( S + σ J k 2 with J the ferromagnetic coupling; and the gap between the two branches is estimated to be △ ∼ J. The Bose-Einstein condensation indicates a ferromagnetic ground state with magnetization m tot z = N ( S + σ . At low temperature, the spin correlation length is inversely proportional to temperature (T, the susceptibility behaviors as χ = a 1 ∗ 1 T 2 + a 2 ∗ 1 T , and the specific heat has the form of C = c 1 ∗ T − c 2 ∗ T + c 3 ∗ T 3 2 , with ai (i = 1, 2 and ci (i = 1, 2, 3 the temperature independent constants. The SBMFT results are shown to be in qualitatively agreement with those by the LTRG numerical calculations for S = 1 and σ = 1/2. A comparison of the LTRG results with the experimental data of the model material MnIINiII(NO24(en2(en = ethylenediamine, is made, in which the coupling parameters of the compound are obtained. This study provides useful information for deeply understanding the physical properties of quantum ferromagnetic mixed spin chain materials.

  4. Electric field dependence of spin coherence in (001) GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells

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    Lau, Wayne H.; Flatté, Michael E.

    2005-01-01

    Conduction electron spin lifetimes ($T_1$) and spin coherence times ($T_2$) are strongly modified in semiconductor quantum wells by electric fields. Quantitative calculations in GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells at room temperature show roughly a factor of four enhancement in the spin lifetimes at optimal values of the electric fields. The much smaller enhancement compared to previous calculations is due to overestimates of the zero-field spin lifetime and the importance of nonlinear effects.

  5. A spin-coherent semiconductor photo-detector for quantum communication

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    Vrijen, Rutger; Yablonovitch, Eli

    2000-01-01

    We describe how quantum information may be transferred from photon polarization to electron spin in a semiconductor device. The transfer of quantum information relies on selection rules for optical transitions, such that two superposed photon polarizations excite two superposed spin states. Entanglement of the electron spin state with the spin state of the remaining hole is prevented by using a single, non-degenerate initial valence band. The degeneracy of the valence band is lifted by the co...

  6. Relaxation of antiferromagnetic order in spin-1/2 chains following a quantum quench.

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    Barmettler, Peter; Punk, Matthias; Gritsev, Vladimir; Demler, Eugene; Altman, Ehud

    2009-04-03

    We study the unitary time evolution of antiferromagnetic order in anisotropic Heisenberg chains that are initially prepared in a pure quantum state far from equilibrium. Our analysis indicates that the antiferromagnetic order imprinted in the initial state vanishes exponentially. Depending on the anisotropy parameter, oscillatory or nonoscillatory relaxation dynamics is observed. Furthermore, the corresponding relaxation time exhibits a minimum at the critical point, in contrast to the usual notion of critical slowing down, from which a maximum is expected.

  7. Quantum interference effect in electron tunneling through a quantum-dot-ring spin valve

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    Ma Jing-Min

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Spin-dependent transport through a quantum-dot (QD ring coupled to ferromagnetic leads with noncollinear magnetizations is studied theoretically. Tunneling current, current spin polarization and tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR as functions of the bias voltage and the direct coupling strength between the two leads are analyzed by the nonequilibrium Green's function technique. It is shown that the magnitudes of these quantities are sensitive to the relative angle between the leads' magnetic moments and the quantum interference effect originated from the inter-lead coupling. We pay particular attention on the Coulomb blockade regime and find the relative current magnitudes of different magnetization angles can be reversed by tuning the inter-lead coupling strength, resulting in sign change of the TMR. For large enough inter-lead coupling strength, the current spin polarizations for parallel and antiparallel magnetic configurations will approach to unit and zero, respectively. PACS numbers:

  8. Controllable effects of quantum fluctuations on spin free-induction decay at room temperature

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    Liu, Gang-Qin; Pan, Xin-Yu; Jiang, Zhan-Feng; Zhao, Nan; Liu, Ren-Bao

    2012-01-01

    Fluctuations of local fields cause decoherence of quantum objects. Usually at high temperatures, thermal noises are much stronger than quantum fluctuations unless the thermal effects are suppressed by certain techniques such as spin echo. Here we report the discovery of strong quantum-fluctuation effects of nuclear spin baths on free-induction decay of single electron spins in solids at room temperature. We find that the competition between the quantum and thermal fluctuations is controllable by an external magnetic field. These findings are based on Ramsey interference measurement of single nitrogen-vacancy center spins in diamond and numerical simulation of the decoherence, which are in excellent agreement. PMID:22666535

  9. Towards a cosmological subsector of spin foam quantum gravity

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    Bahr, Benjamin; Klöser, Sebastian; Rabuffo, Giovanni

    2017-10-01

    We examine the four-dimensional path integral for Euclidean quantum gravity in the context of the EPRL-FK spin foam model. The state sum is restricted to certain symmetric configurations which resemble the geometry of a flat homogeneous and isotropic universe. The vertex structure is specially chosen so that a basic concept of expansion and contraction of the lattice universe is allowed. We compute the asymptotic form of the spin foam state sum in the symmetry restricted setting and recover a Regge-type action, as well as an explicit form of the Hessian matrix, which captures quantum corrections. We investigate the action in the three cases of vacuum, a cosmological constant, and coupled to dust, and find that in all cases, the corresponding FLRW dynamics is recovered in the limit of large lattices. While this work demonstrates a large intersection with computations done in the context of cosmological modeling with Regge calculus, it is ultimately a setup for treating curved geometries in the renormalization of the EPRL-FK spin foam model.

  10. Single photon response in GaAs quantum transport devices for photon-spin quantum state transfer

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    Kutsuwa, T. [CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama, 332-0012 (Japan); Arai, K. [CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama, 332-0012 (Japan); ERATO-JST, Semiconductor Spintronics, Project, JST (Japan); Shigyo, H.; Kinjo, H.; Edamatsu, K. [Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan); Ono, K. [CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama, 332-0012 (Japan); Low Temperature Physics Laboratory, RIKEN, Saitama (Japan); Mitsumori, Y.; Kosaka, H. [CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama, 332-0012 (Japan); Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)

    2006-07-01

    Quantum information can be stored and manipulated by an electron spin if its state was faithfully transferred from messenger photon qubit. Such a quantum state transfer needs to have a function of conversion from photon polarization to electron spin state and flagging the safe conversion without destroying the spin state. We have achieved single photon response by using a quantum dot as an electron trap and a quantum point contact as a charge sensor on GaAs/AlGaAs-based modulation doped structure. (copyright 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim) (orig.)

  11. A Quantum Dot with Spin-Orbit Interaction--Analytical Solution

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    Basu, B.; Roy, B.

    2009-01-01

    The practical applicability of a semiconductor quantum dot with spin-orbit interaction gives an impetus to study analytical solutions to one- and two-electron quantum dots with or without a magnetic field.

  12. High-dimensional quantum state transfer through a quantum spin chain

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    Qin, Wei; Wang, Chuan; Long, Gui Lu

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we investigate a high-dimensional quantum state transfer protocol. An arbitrary unknown high-dimensional state can be transferred with high fidelity between two remote registers through an XX coupling spin chain of arbitrary length. The evolution of the state transfer is determined by the natural dynamics of the chain without external modulation and coupling strength engineering. As a consequence, entanglement distribution with a high efficiency can be achieved. Also the strong field and high spin quantum number can partly counteract the effect of finite temperature to ensure the high fidelity of the protocol when the quantum data bus is in the thermal equilibrium state under an external magnetic field.

  13. Spin-dependent coupling between quantum dots and topological quantum wires

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    Hoffman, Silas; Chevallier, Denis; Loss, Daniel; Klinovaja, Jelena

    2017-07-01

    Considering Rashba quantum wires with a proximity-induced superconducting gap as physical realizations of Majorana bound states and quantum dots, we calculate the overlap of the Majorana wave functions with the local wave functions on the dot. We determine the spin-dependent tunneling amplitudes between these two localized states and show that we can tune into a fully spin polarized tunneling regime by changing the distance between dot and Majorana bound state. Upon directly applying this to the tunneling model Hamiltonian, we calculate the effective magnetic field on the quantum dot flanked by two Majorana bound states. The direction of the induced magnetic field on the dot depends on the occupation of the nonlocal fermion formed from the two Majorana end states which can be used as a readout for such a Majorana qubit.

  14. Logical spin-filtering in a triangular network of quantum nanorings with a Rashba spin-orbit interaction

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    Dehghan, E.; Sanavi Khoshnoud, D.; Naeimi, A. S.

    2018-01-01

    The spin-resolved electron transport through a triangular network of quantum nanorings is studied in the presence of Rashba spin-orbit interaction (RSOI) and a magnetic flux using quantum waveguide theory. This study illustrates that, by tuning Rashba constant, magnetic flux and incoming electron energy, the triangular network of quantum rings can act as a perfect logical spin-filtering with high efficiency. By changing in the energy of incoming electron, at a proper value of the Rashba constant and magnetic flux, a reverse in the direction of spin can take place in the triangular network of quantum nanorings. Furthermore, the triangular network of quantum nanorings can be designed as a device and shows several simultaneous spintronic properties such as spin-splitter and spin-inverter. This spin-splitting is dependent on the energy of the incoming electron. Additionally, different polarizations can be achieved in the two outgoing leads from an originally incoming spin state that simulates a Stern-Gerlach apparatus.

  15. Numerical analysis of magnetic states mixing in the Heisenberg model with the dihedral symmetry

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    Jaśniewicz-Pacer K.

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The total spin number S is not a ‘good quantum number for’ the Heisenberg model with singleion anisotropy, so the Hamiltonian eigenstates with different S may form linear combinations. Sometimes it is assumed that S can be used as an ‘approximate quantum number’, though some results show that mixing of S-states is important in investigations of magnetic molecules. Some small spin systems with the dihedral symmetry are analyzed to investigate different schemes of mixing and its dependence on the anisotropy parameter. The results show various behavior of the magnetic state mixing. The mean (over a state value of total spin is quite stable for the ground state, but in other cases this dependence is nonlinear and sometimes non-monotonic.

  16. Heisenberg and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions controlled by molecular packing in trinuclear organometallic clusters

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    Powell, B. J.; Merino, J.; Khosla, A. L.; Jacko, A. C.

    2017-03-01

    Motivated by recent synthetic and theoretical progress we consider magnetism in crystals of multinuclear organometallic complexes. We calculate the Heisenberg symmetric exchange and the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya antisymmetric exchange. We show how, in the absence of spin-orbit coupling, the interplay of electronic correlations and quantum interference leads to a quasi-one-dimensional effective spin model in a typical trinuclear complex, Mo3S7 (dmit)3, despite its underlying three-dimensional band structure. We show that both intra- and intermolecular spin-orbit coupling can cause an effective Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. Furthermore, we show that even for an isolated pair of molecules the relative orientation of the molecules controls the nature of the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya coupling. We show that interference effects also play a crucial role in determining the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction. Thus, we argue that multinuclear organometallic complexes represent an ideal platform to investigate the effects of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions on quantum magnets.

  17. Quantum-ring spin interference device tuned by quantum point contacts

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    Diago-Cisneros, Leo [Facultad de Física, Universidad de La Habana, C.P.10400, La Habana (Cuba); Mireles, Francisco [Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, C.P. 22800 Ensenada, Baja California, México (Mexico)

    2013-11-21

    We introduce a spin-interference device that comprises a quantum ring (QR) with three embedded quantum point contacts (QPCs) and study theoretically its spin transport properties in the presence of Rashba spin-orbit interaction. Two of the QPCs conform the lead-to-ring junctions while a third one is placed symmetrically in the upper arm of the QR. Using an appropriate scattering model for the QPCs and the S-matrix scattering approach, we analyze the role of the QPCs on the Aharonov-Bohm (AB) and Aharonov-Casher (AC) conductance oscillations of the QR-device. Exact formulas are obtained for the spin-resolved conductances of the QR-device as a function of the confinement of the QPCs and the AB/AC phases. Conditions for the appearance of resonances and anti-resonances in the spin-conductance are derived and discussed. We predict very distinctive variations of the QR-conductance oscillations not seen in previous QR proposals. In particular, we find that the interference pattern in the QR can be manipulated to a large extend by varying electrically the lead-to-ring topological parameters. The latter can be used to modulate the AB and AC phases by applying gate voltage only. We have shown also that the conductance oscillations exhibits a crossover to well-defined resonances as the lateral QPC confinement strength is increased, mapping the eigenenergies of the QR. In addition, unique features of the conductance arise by varying the aperture of the upper-arm QPC and the Rashba spin-orbit coupling. Our results may be of relevance for promising spin-orbitronics devices based on quantum interference mechanisms.

  18. Quantum corrections for spinning particles in de Sitter

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    Fröb, Markus B.; Verdaguer, Enric

    2017-04-01

    We compute the one-loop quantum corrections to the gravitational potentials of a spinning point particle in a de Sitter background, due to the vacuum polarisation induced by conformal fields in an effective field theory approach. We consider arbitrary conformal field theories, assuming only that the theory contains a large number N of fields in order to separate their contribution from the one induced by virtual gravitons. The corrections are described in a gauge-invariant way, classifying the induced metric perturbations around the de Sitter background according to their behaviour under transformations on equal-time hypersurfaces. There are six gauge-invariant modes: two scalar Bardeen potentials, one transverse vector and one transverse traceless tensor, of which one scalar and the vector couple to the spinning particle. The quantum corrections consist of three different parts: a generalisation of the flat-space correction, which is only significant at distances of the order of the Planck length; a constant correction depending on the undetermined parameters of the renormalised effective action; and a term which grows logarithmically with the distance from the particle. This last term is the most interesting, and when resummed gives a modified power law, enhancing the gravitational force at large distances. As a check on the accuracy of our calculation, we recover the linearised Kerr-de Sitter metric in the classical limit and the flat-space quantum correction in the limit of vanishing Hubble constant.

  19. Quantum Discord and Information Deficit in Spin Chains

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    Norma Canosa

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available We examine the behavior of quantum correlations of spin pairs in a finite anisotropic XY spin chain immersed in a transverse magnetic field, through the analysis of the quantum discord and the conventional and quadratic one-way information deficits. We first provide a brief review of these measures, showing that the last ones can be obtained as particular cases of a generalized information deficit based on general entropic forms. All of these measures coincide with an entanglement entropy in the case of pure states, but can be non-zero in separable mixed states, vanishing just for classically correlated states. It is then shown that their behavior in the exact ground state of the chain exhibits similar features, deviating significantly from that of the pair entanglement below the critical field. In contrast with entanglement, they reach full range in this region, becoming independent of the pair separation and coupling range in the immediate vicinity of the factorizing field. It is also shown, however, that significant differences between the quantum discord and the information deficits arise in the local minimizing measurement that defines them. Both analytical and numerical results are provided.

  20. Quantum Orders and Spin Liquids in Cs$_2$CuCl$_4$

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    Zhou, Yi; Wen, Xiao-Gang

    2002-01-01

    Motivated by experiments on Cs$_2$CuCl$_4$ samples, we studied and classified the symmetric spin liquids on triangular lattice. We identified 63 $Z_2$ spin liquids, 30 U(1) spin liquids and 2 SU(2) spin liquids. All those spin liquids have the same symmetry but different quantum orders. We calculated the spin spectral functions in some simple spin liquids and compared them to the one measured by experiments on Cs$_2$CuCl$_4$. We find that the $U1C\\tau _{+}^0\\tau_{-}^0\\tau^1$ spin liquid or on...

  1. Quantum spin/valley Hall effect and topological insulator phase transitions in silicene

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    Tahir, M.

    2013-04-26

    We present a theoretical realization of quantum spin and quantum valley Hall effects in silicene. We show that combination of an electric field and intrinsic spin-orbit interaction leads to quantum phase transitions at the charge neutrality point. This phase transition from a two dimensional topological insulator to a trivial insulating state is accompanied by a quenching of the quantum spin Hall effect and the onset of a quantum valley Hall effect, providing a tool to experimentally tune the topological state of silicene. In contrast to graphene and other conventional topological insulators, the proposed effects in silicene are accessible to experiments.

  2. Unambiguous nuclear spin detection using an engineered quantum sensing sequence

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    Shu, Zijun; Zhang, Zhendong; Cao, Qingyun; Yang, Pengcheng; Plenio, Martin B.; Müller, Christoph; Lang, Johannes; Tomek, Nikolas; Naydenov, Boris; McGuinness, Liam P.; Jelezko, Fedor; Cai, Jianming

    2017-11-01

    Sensing, localizing, and identifying individual nuclear spins or frequency components of a signal in the presence of a noisy environment requires the development of robust and selective methods of dynamical decoupling. An important challenge that remains to be addressed in this context are spurious higher-order resonances in current dynamical decoupling sequences as they can lead to the misidentification of nuclei or of different frequency components of external signals. Here we overcome this challenge with engineered quantum sensing sequences that achieve both enhanced robustness and the simultaneous suppression of higher-order-harmonic resonances. We experimentally demonstrate the principle using a single nitrogen-vacancy center spin sensor which we apply to the unambiguous detection of external protons.

  3. Helical liquid and the edge of quantum spin Hall systems.

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    Wu, Congjun; Bernevig, B Andrei; Zhang, Shou-Cheng

    2006-03-17

    The edge states of the recently proposed quantum spin Hall systems constitute a new symmetry class of one-dimensional liquids dubbed the "helical liquid," where the spin orientation is determined by the direction of electron motion. We prove a no-go theorem which states that a helical liquid with an odd number of components cannot be constructed in a purely 1D lattice system. In a helical liquid with an odd number of components, a uniform gap in the ground state can appear when the time-reversal symmetry is spontaneously broken by interactions. On the other hand, a correlated two-particle backscattering term by an impurity can become relevant while keeping the time-reversal invariance.

  4. Nanosecond-timescale spin transfer using individual electrons in a quadruple-quantum-dot device

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    Baart, T. A.; Jovanovic, N.; Vandersypen, L. M. K. [QuTech and Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5046, 2600 GA Delft (Netherlands); Reichl, C.; Wegscheider, W. [Solid State Physics Laboratory, ETH Zürich, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland)

    2016-07-25

    The ability to coherently transport electron-spin states between different sites of gate-defined semiconductor quantum dots is an essential ingredient for a quantum-dot-based quantum computer. Previous shuttles using electrostatic gating were too slow to move an electron within the spin dephasing time across an array. Here, we report a nanosecond-timescale spin transfer of individual electrons across a quadruple-quantum-dot device. Utilizing enhanced relaxation rates at a so-called hot spot, we can upper bound the shuttle time to at most 150 ns. While actual shuttle times are likely shorter, 150 ns is already fast enough to preserve spin coherence in, e.g., silicon based quantum dots. This work therefore realizes an important prerequisite for coherent spin transfer in quantum dot arrays.

  5. Entanglement and quantum teleportation in a nonlinear spin channel

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    Cheng, W. W.; Zeng, X. H.; Chen, X. B.

    2011-10-01

    The ground state and thermal entanglement of a two-qubit spin system in the presence of the nonlinear coupling interaction is investigated. It is found that the nonlinear coupling interaction can excite and enhance the entanglement both for ferromagnetic chain and anti-ferromagnetic ones even at the higher temperature. The entanglement teleportation via the quantum channel constructed by this system is also discussed, and the influence of the nonlinear coupling interaction on the fidelity of the teleportation is studied. The results show that both the entanglement of the output state and the fidelity can be increased by inducing a proper nonlinear coupling interaction.

  6. The Spin-Foam Approach to Quantum Gravity

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    Alejandro Perez

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available This article reviews the present status of the spin-foam approach to the quantization of gravity. Special attention is payed to the pedagogical presentation of the recently-introduced new models for four-dimensional quantum gravity. The models are motivated by a suitable implementation of the path integral quantization of the Plebanski formulation of gravity on a simplicial regularization. The article also includes a self contained treatment of 2+1 gravity. The simple nature of the latter provides the basis and a perspective for the analysis of both conceptual and technical issues that remain open in four dimensions.

  7. Classical evolution of quantum fluctuations in spin-like systems: squeezing and entanglement

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    Klimov, A B [Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Guadalajara, Revolucion 1500, 44410, Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico); Espinoza, P [Departamento de Ciencias Basicas, Universidad de Guadalajara, Enrique Diaz de Leon 1, 47460, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco (Mexico)

    2005-06-01

    It is shown that the quantum dynamics of spin coherent states governed by quadratic spin-like Hamiltonians, in the large spin limit, is well described in terms of evolution along classical trajectories on the two-dimensional sphere. Two non-linear effects: (a) spin squeezing and (b) spin entanglement are analysed using the Wigner function approach in the quasiclassical limit and numerically compared with the exact solution.

  8. Generation and detection of spin polarization in parallel coupled double quantum dots connected to four terminals

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    An, Xing-Tao, E-mail: anxt2005@163.com [School of Sciences, Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050018 (China); Mu, Hui-Ying [Department of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Hebei Chemical and Pharmaceutical Vocational Technology College, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050026 (China); Li, Yu-Xian [College of Physical Science and Information Engineering, Hebei Normal University, and Hebei Advanced Thin Films Laboratory, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050016 (China); Liu, Jian-Jun [College of Physical Science and Information Engineering, Hebei Normal University, and Hebei Advanced Thin Films Laboratory, Shijiazhuang, Hebei 050016 (China); Physics Department, Shijiazhuang University, Shijiazhuang 050035 (China)

    2011-10-31

    A four-terminal parallel double quantum dots (QDs) device is proposed to generate and detect the spin polarization in QDs. It is found that the spin accumulation in QDs and the spin-polarized currents in the upper and down leads can be generated when a bias voltage is applied between the left and right leads. It is more interesting that the spin polarization in the QDs can be detected using the upper and down leads. Moreover, the direction and magnitude of the spin polarization in the QDs, and in the upper and down leads can be tuned by the energy levels of QDs and the bias. -- Highlights: → The spin polarization in the quantum dots can be generated and controlled. → The spin polarization in quantum dots can be detected by the nonferromagnetic leads. → The system our studied is a discrete level spin Hall system.

  9. Coherent coupling between Vanadyl Phthalocyanine spin ensemble and microwave photons: towards integration of molecular spin qubits into quantum circuits.

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    Bonizzoni, C; Ghirri, A; Atzori, M; Sorace, L; Sessoli, R; Affronte, M

    2017-10-12

    Electron spins are ideal two-level systems that may couple with microwave photons so that, under specific conditions, coherent spin-photon states can be realized. This represents a fundamental step for the transfer and the manipulation of quantum information. Along with spin impurities in solids, molecular spins in concentrated phases have recently shown coherent dynamics under microwave stimuli. Here we show that it is possible to obtain high cooperativity regime between a molecular Vanadyl Phthalocyanine (VOPc) spin ensemble and a high quality factor superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) coplanar resonator at 0.5 K. This demonstrates that molecular spin centers can be successfully integrated in hybrid quantum devices.

  10. Fast holonomic quantum computation based on solid-state spins with all-optical control

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    Zhou, Jian; Liu, BaoJie; Hong, ZhuoPing; Xue, ZhengYuan

    2018-01-01

    Holonomic quantum computation is a quantum computation strategy that promises some built-in noise-resilience features. Here, we propose a scheme for nonadiabatic holonomic quantum computation with nitrogen-vacancy center electron spins, which are characterized by fast quantum gates and long qubit coherence times. By varying the detuning, amplitudes, and phase difference of lasers applied to a nitrogen-vacancy center, one can directly realize an arbitrary single-qubit holonomic gate on the spin. Meanwhile, with the help of cavity-assisted interactions, a nontrivial two-qubit holonomic quantum gate can also be induced. The distinct merit of this scheme is that all the quantum gates are obtained via an all-optical geometric manipulation of the solid-state spins. Therefore, our scheme opens the possibility for robust quantum computation using solid-state spins in an all-optical way.

  11. Conversion from Single Photon to Single Electron Spin Using Electrically Controllable Quantum Dots

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    Oiwa, Akira; Fujita, Takafumi; Kiyama, Haruki; Allison, Giles; Ludwig, Arne; Wieck, Andreas D.; Tarucha, Seigo

    2017-01-01

    Polarization is a fundamental property of light and could provide various solutions to the development of secure optical communications with high capacity and high speed. In particular, the coherent quantum state conversion between single photons and single electron spins is a prerequisite for long-distance quantum communications and distributed quantum computation. Electrically defined quantum dots have already been proven to be suitable for scalable solid state qubits by demonstrations of single-spin coherent manipulations and two-qubit gate operations. Thus, their capacity for quantum information technologies would be considerably extended by the achievement of entanglement between an electron spin in the quantum dots and a photon. In this review paper, we show the basic technologies for trapping single electrons generated by single photons in quantum dots and for detecting their spins using the Pauli effect with sensitive charge sensors.

  12. Machine learning Z2 quantum spin liquids with quasiparticle statistics

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    Zhang, Yi; Melko, Roger G.; Kim, Eun-Ah

    2017-12-01

    After decades of progress and effort, obtaining a phase diagram for a strongly correlated topological system still remains a challenge. Although in principle one could turn to Wilson loops and long-range entanglement, evaluating these nonlocal observables at many points in phase space can be prohibitively costly. With growing excitement over topological quantum computation comes the need for an efficient approach for obtaining topological phase diagrams. Here we turn to machine learning using quantum loop topography (QLT), a notion we have recently introduced. Specifically, we propose a construction of QLT that is sensitive to quasiparticle statistics. We then use mutual statistics between the spinons and visons to detect a Z2 quantum spin liquid in a multiparameter phase space. We successfully obtain the quantum phase boundary between the topological and trivial phases using a simple feed-forward neural network. Furthermore, we demonstrate advantages of our approach for the evaluation of phase diagrams relating to speed and storage. Such statistics-based machine learning of topological phases opens new efficient routes to studying topological phase diagrams in strongly correlated systems.

  13. Silicon-based spin and charge quantum computation

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    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Silicon-based quantum-computer architectures have attracted attention because of their promise for scalability and their potential for synergetically utilizing the available resources associated with the existing Si technology infrastructure. Electronic and nuclear spins of shallow donors (e.g. phosphorus in Si are ideal candidates for qubits in such proposals due to the relatively long spin coherence times. For these spin qubits, donor electron charge manipulation by external gates is a key ingredient for control and read-out of single-qubit operations, while shallow donor exchange gates are frequently invoked to perform two-qubit operations. More recently, charge qubits based on tunnel coupling in P+2 substitutional molecular ions in Si have also been proposed. We discuss the feasibility of the building blocks involved in shallow donor quantum computation in silicon, taking into account the peculiarities of silicon electronic structure, in particular the six degenerate states at the conduction band edge. We show that quantum interference among these states does not significantly affect operations involving a single donor, but leads to fast oscillations in electron exchange coupling and on tunnel-coupling strength when the donor pair relative position is changed on a lattice-parameter scale. These studies illustrate the considerable potential as well as the tremendous challenges posed by donor spin and charge as candidates for qubits in silicon.Arquiteturas de computadores quânticos baseadas em silício vêm atraindo atenção devido às suas perspectivas de escalabilidade e utilização dos recursos já instalados associados à tecnologia do Si. Spins eletrônicos e nucleares de doadores rasos (por exemplo fósforo em Si são candidatos ideais para bits quânticos (qubits nestas propostas, devido aos tempos de coerência relativamente longos dos spins em matrizes de Si. Para estes qubits de spin, a manipulação da carga do elétron do doador

  14. Fluctuation-induced heat release from temperature-quenched nuclear spins near a quantum critical point.

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    Kim, Y H; Kaur, N; Atkins, B M; Dalal, N S; Takano, Y

    2009-12-11

    At a quantum critical point (QCP)--a zero-temperature singularity in which a line of continuous phase transition terminates--quantum fluctuations diverge in space and time, leading to exotic phenomena that can be observed at nonzero temperatures. Using a quantum antiferromagnet, we present calorimetric evidence that nuclear spins frozen in a high-temperature nonequilibrium state by temperature quenching are annealed by quantum fluctuations near the QCP. This phenomenon, with readily detectable heat release from the nuclear spins as they are annealed, serves as an excellent marker of a quantum critical region around the QCP and provides a probe of the dynamics of the divergent quantum fluctuations.

  15. Quantum spin-glass transition in the two-dimensional electron gas

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    Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics; Volume 58; Issue 2 ... Spin glasses; quantum phase transition; ferromagnetism; electron gas. ... We argue that a quantum transition involving the destruction of the spin-glass order in an applied in-plane magnetic field offers a natural explanation of some features of recent ...

  16. Robust quantum-network memory using decoherence-protected subspaces of nuclear spins

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    Reiserer, A.A.; Kalb, N.; Blok, M.S.; van Bemmelen, Koen J M; Taminiau, T.H.; Hanson, R.; Twitchen, Daniel J.; Markham, Matthew

    2016-01-01

    The realization of a network of quantum registers is an outstanding challenge in quantum science and technology. We experimentally investigate a network node that consists of a single nitrogen-vacancy center electronic spin hyperfine coupled to nearby nuclear spins. We demonstrate individual

  17. Interplay of quantum criticality and frustration in spin-orbital liquids

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    Lee, Sungbin

    Motivated by recent experiment, we discuss new types of spin-orbital liquid phase. Interplay of quantum criticality and magnetic frustration can induce unique quantum phases and we discuss their phase transitions out of spin-orbital liquid phase. KAIST startup funding.

  18. Spin-singlet Quantum Ground State in Zigzag Spin Ladder Cu(CF3 COO)2.

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    Danilovich, Igor L; Karpova, Elena V; Morozov, Igor V; Ushakov, Alexey V; Streltsov, Sergey V; Shakin, Alexander A; Volkova, Olga S; Zvereva, Elena A; Vasiliev, Alexander N

    2017-09-20

    The copper salt of trifluoroacetic acid, Cu(CF3 COO)2 , offers a new platform to investigate the quantum ground states of low-dimensional magnets. In practice, it realizes the ideal case of a solid hosting essentially isolated magnetic monolayers. These entities are constituted by well-separated two-leg half-integer spin ladders organized in a zigzag fashion. The ladders are comprised of dimeric units of edge-sharing tetragonal pyramids coupled through carbon ions. The spin-gap state in this compound was revealed by static and dynamic magnetic measurements. No indications of long range magnetic ordering down to liquid helium temperature were obtained in specific heat measurements. First principles calculations allow estimation of the main exchange interaction parameters, J⊥ =176 K and J∥ =12 K, consistent with the weakly interacting dimers model. © 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  19. Proximate Kitaev quantum spin liquid behaviour in a honeycomb magnet.

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    Banerjee, A; Bridges, C A; Yan, J-Q; Aczel, A A; Li, L; Stone, M B; Granroth, G E; Lumsden, M D; Yiu, Y; Knolle, J; Bhattacharjee, S; Kovrizhin, D L; Moessner, R; Tennant, D A; Mandrus, D G; Nagler, S E

    2016-07-01

    Quantum spin liquids (QSLs) are topological states of matter exhibiting remarkable properties such as the capacity to protect quantum information from decoherence. Whereas their featureless ground states have precluded their straightforward experimental identification, excited states are more revealing and particularly interesting owing to the emergence of fundamentally new excitations such as Majorana fermions. Ideal probes of these excitations are inelastic neutron scattering experiments. These we report here for a ruthenium-based material, α-RuCl3, continuing a major search (so far concentrated on iridium materials) for realizations of the celebrated Kitaev honeycomb topological QSL. Our measurements confirm the requisite strong spin-orbit coupling and low-temperature magnetic order matching predictions proximate to the QSL. We find stacking faults, inherent to the highly two-dimensional nature of the material, resolve an outstanding puzzle. Crucially, dynamical response measurements above interlayer energy scales are naturally accounted for in terms of deconfinement physics expected for QSLs. Comparing these with recent dynamical calculations involving gauge flux excitations and Majorana fermions of the pure Kitaev model, we propose the excitation spectrum of α-RuCl3 as a prime candidate for fractionalized Kitaev physics.

  20. Quantum-dot spin-photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength.

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    De Greve, Kristiaan; Yu, Leo; McMahon, Peter L; Pelc, Jason S; Natarajan, Chandra M; Kim, Na Young; Abe, Eisuke; Maier, Sebastian; Schneider, Christian; Kamp, Martin; Höfling, Sven; Hadfield, Robert H; Forchel, Alfred; Fejer, M M; Yamamoto, Yoshihisa

    2012-11-15

    Long-distance quantum teleportation and quantum repeater technologies require entanglement between a single matter quantum bit (qubit) and a telecommunications (telecom)-wavelength photonic qubit. Electron spins in III-V semiconductor quantum dots are among the matter qubits that allow for the fastest spin manipulation and photon emission, but entanglement between a single quantum-dot spin qubit and a flying (propagating) photonic qubit has yet to be demonstrated. Moreover, many quantum dots emit single photons at visible to near-infrared wavelengths, where silica fibre losses are so high that long-distance quantum communication protocols become difficult to implement. Here we demonstrate entanglement between an InAs quantum-dot electron spin qubit and a photonic qubit, by frequency downconversion of a spontaneously emitted photon from a singly charged quantum dot to a wavelength of 1,560 nanometres. The use of sub-10-picosecond pulses at a wavelength of 2.2 micrometres in the frequency downconversion process provides the necessary quantum erasure to eliminate which-path information in the photon energy. Together with previously demonstrated indistinguishable single-photon emission at high repetition rates, the present technique advances the III-V semiconductor quantum-dot spin system as a promising platform for long-distance quantum communication.

  1. Ultrafast downconversion quantum interface for a single quantum dot spin and 1550-nm single-photon channel

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    Yu, L.; Pelc, J. S.; de Greve, K.; McMahon, P. L.; Fejer, M. M.; Yamamoto, Y.; Maier, S.; Schneider, C.; Kamp, M.; Hofling, S.; Forchel, A.; Natarajan, C. M.; Hadfield, R. H.

    2013-03-01

    Long-distance quantum communication networks require appropriate interfaces between matter qubit-based nodes and low-loss photonic quantum channels. Quantum frequency conversion (QFC), whereby a photonic qubit's carrier frequency is translated while maintaining its quantum state, is well-suited to the task. Quantum dots have been studied extensively as potential quantum network nodes, but they do not emit indistinguishable single photons at telecomm wavelengths. We report an ultrafast, low-noise downconversion quantum interface, in which 910-nm single photons from a quantum dot are downconverted to the 1.5- μm lowest-loss telecom band, showing near-perfect preservation of antibunched photon statistics. Moreover, the resulting time resolution could also improve photon indistinguishability. Together with the III-V semiconductor quantum dot spin system, this ultrafast downconversion quantum interface provides new possibility to realize long-distance quantum communication networks.

  2. Spin-current Seebeck effect in quantum dot systems.

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    Yang, Zhi-Cheng; Sun, Qing-Feng; Xie, X C

    2014-01-29

    We first bring up the concept of the spin-current Seebeck effect based on a recent experiment (Vera-Marun et al 2012 Nature Phys. 8 313), and investigate the spin-current Seebeck effect in quantum dot (QD) systems. Our results show that the spin-current Seebeck coefficient S is sensitive to different polarization states of the QD, and therefore can be used to detect the polarization state of the QD and monitor the transitions between different polarization states of the QD. The intradot Coulomb interaction can greatly enhance S due to the stronger polarization of the QD. By using the parameters for a typical QD whose intradot Coulomb interaction U is one order of magnitude larger than the linewidth Γ, we demonstrate that the maximum value of S can be enhanced by a factor of 80. On the other hand, for a QD whose Coulomb interaction is negligible, we show that one can still obtain a large S by applying an external magnetic field.

  3. Magnetic Resonance and Fluctuations in Porous Media and Quantum Spin Chains.

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    Mitra, Partha Pratim

    The first set of problems studied deal with time domain nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments on fluids in complex environments. The depolarisation of magnetic moments attached to molecules diffusing in a quenched random magnetic field is studied by means of mappings into statistical mechanical models of self-interacting random walks. At long times, the polarisation in free induction decay or spin echo experiments shows unusual time dependence. The diffusion envelope of fluid molecules confined to the pore space of a porous material is directly probed by pulsed field gradient NMR experiments. In this context, the inverse problem of obtaining geometrical information about the pore space from the measured momentum space propagator is studied. This problem is related to the well known problem of 'Hearing the shape of a drum'. A short time expansion is derived for the time-dependent diffusion coefficient of walkers in a porous medium. At long times, the measured propagator carries information about the connectivity as well as the density-density correlation function of the pore space. NMR diffusion measurements on (i) water confined to the interstices of packed glass spheres, and (ii) a biological porous medium with semipermeable membranes have corroborated the theoretical expectations. The second part of the thesis deals with magnetic fluctuations in the S = 1 quantum antiferromagnetic chain compound NENP. Due to the unusual nature of the ground state of the S = 1 Heisenberg chain, S = 1/2 degrees of freedom are obtained at the ends of a finite chain, and are observable in electron spin resonance measurements. The rapid drop with temperature of the corresponding intensities is shown to be the result of the resonant frequency being shifted out of the observation window by the appearance of even a single excitation on the chain. Far infrared absorption lines obtained at the field shifted gap energies in apparent violation of the momentum selection rule present in

  4. Quantum non demolition measurement of a single nuclear spin in a room temperature solid

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    Neumann, Phillip; Beck, Johannes; Steiner, Matthias; Rathgen, Helmut; Rempp, Florian; Zarrabi, Navid; Dolde, Florian; Jelezko, Fedor; Wrachtrup, Joerg [Universitaet Stuttgart (Germany); Hemmer, Philip [A and M University, Texas (United States)

    2010-07-01

    The measurement process and its interpretation are in the focus of quantum mechanics since its early days. Today's ability to isolate single quantum objects allows experimental demonstration of former ''gedankenexperiments'' like measurement induced quantum state collaps. Rapidly growing quantum technologies explore fundamental aspects of measurements in quantum computing, however for solid state systems such experiments require operation at very low temperatures. Here we show that projective quantum measurement can be performed on a single nuclear spin in diamond under ambient conditions. Using quantum non demolition (QND) readout we are able to detect quantum jumps and the quantum Zeno effect emphasising the addressability of fundamental questions of quantum mechanics in solids. Single shot measurements with fidelities exceeding 0.9 enable efficient state initialization, quantum error correction and entanglement pumping that is crucial for quantum information processing including measurement based schemes and distributed quantum networks.

  5. Transient charging and discharging of spin-polarized electrons in a quantum dot

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    De Souza, Fabricio; Leao, S.A.; Gester, R. M.

    2007-01-01

    We study spin-polarized transient transport in a quantum dot coupled to two ferromagnetic leads subjected to a rectangular bias voltage pulse. Time-dependent spin-resolved currents, occupations, spin accumulation, and tunneling magnetoresistance TMR are calculated using both nonequilibrium Green ...

  6. Quantum Memory for Microwave Photons in an Inhomogeneously Broadened Spin Ensemble

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    Julsgaard, Brian; Grezes, Cécile; Bertet, Patrice

    2013-01-01

    We propose a multi-mode quantum memory protocol able to store the quantum state of the field in a microwave resonator into an ensemble of electronic spins. The stored information is protected against inhomogeneous broadening of the spin ensemble by spin-echo techniques resulting in memory times...... orders of magnitude longer than previously achieved. By calculating the evolution of the first and second moments of the spin-cavity system variables for realistic experimental parameters, we show that a memory based on NV center spins in diamond can store a qubit encoded on the |0> and |1> Fock states...

  7. Analytical theory and possible detection of the ac quantum spin Hall effect.

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    Deng, W Y; Ren, Y J; Lin, Z X; Shen, R; Sheng, L; Sheng, D N; Xing, D Y

    2017-07-11

    We develop an analytical theory of the low-frequency ac quantum spin Hall (QSH) effect based upon the scattering matrix formalism. It is shown that the ac QSH effect can be interpreted as a bulk quantum pumping effect. When the electron spin is conserved, the integer-quantized ac spin Hall conductivity can be linked to the winding numbers of the reflection matrices in the electrodes, which also equal to the bulk spin Chern numbers of the QSH material. Furthermore, a possible experimental scheme by using ferromagnetic metals as electrodes is proposed to detect the topological ac spin current by electrical means.

  8. Spin splitting of electron states in lattice-mismatched (110)-oriented quantum wells

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    Nestoklon, M. O.; Tarasenko, S. A.; Benchamekh, R.; Voisin, P.

    2016-09-01

    We show that for lattice-mismatched zinc-blende-type (110)-grown quantum wells a significant contribution to the zero-magnetic-field spin splitting of electron subbands comes from strain-induced spin-orbit coupling. Combining the envelope function theory and atomistic tight-binding approach, we calculate spin-orbit splitting constants for realistic quantum wells. It is found that the strain due to lattice mismatch in conventional GaAs/AlGaAs structures may noticeably modify the spin splitting while in InGaAs/GaAs structures it plays a major role and may even change the sign of the spin splitting constant.

  9. Unconventional pairing and electronic dimerization instabilities in the doped Kitaev-Heisenberg model

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    Scherer, Daniel D.; Scherer, Michael M.; Khaliullin, Giniyat; Honerkamp, Carsten; Rosenow, Bernd

    2014-07-01

    We study the quantum many-body instabilities of the t-JK-JH Kitaev-Heisenberg Hamiltonian on the honeycomb lattice as a minimal model for a doped spin-orbit Mott insulator. This spin-1/2 model is believed to describe the magnetic properties of the layered transition-metal oxide Na2IrO3. We determine the ground state of the system with finite charge-carrier density from the functional renormalization group (fRG) for correlated fermionic systems. To this end, we derive fRG flow equations adapted to the lack of full spin-rotational invariance in the fermionic interactions, here represented by the highly frustrated and anisotropic Kitaev exchange term. Additionally employing a set of the Ward identities for the Kitaev-Heisenberg model, the numerical solution of the flow equations suggests a rich phase diagram emerging upon doping charge carriers into the ground-state manifold (Z2 quantum spin liquids and magnetically ordered phases). We corroborate superconducting triplet p-wave instabilities driven by ferromagnetic exchange and various singlet pairing phases. For filling δ >1/4, the p-wave pairing gives rise to a topological state with protected Majorana edge modes. For antiferromagnetic Kitaev and ferromagnetic Heisenberg exchanges, we obtain bond-order instabilities at van Hove filling supported by nesting and density-of-states enhancement, yielding dimerization patterns of the electronic degrees of freedom on the honeycomb lattice. Further, our flow equations are applicable to a wider class of model Hamiltonians.

  10. Spin and density longitudinal response of quantum dots in the time-dependent local-spin-density approximation

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    Serra, Ll.; Barranco, M.; Emperador, A.; Pi, M.; Lipparini, E.

    1999-06-01

    The longitudinal dipole response of a quantum dot has been calculated in the far-infrared regime using local-spin-density-functional theory. We have studied the coupling between the collective spin and density modes as a function of the magnetic field. We have found that the spin dipole mode and single-particle excitations have a sizable overlap, and that the magnetoplasmon modes can be excited by the dipole spin operator if the dot is spin polarized. The frequency of the dipole spin edge mode presents an oscillation which is clearly filling factor (ν) related. We have found that the spin dipole mode is especially soft for even-ν values. Results for selected numbers of electrons and confining potentials are discussed.

  11. Input-output theory for spin-photon coupling in Si double quantum dots

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    Benito, M.; Mi, X.; Taylor, J. M.; Petta, J. R.; Burkard, Guido

    2017-12-01

    The interaction of qubits via microwave frequency photons enables long-distance qubit-qubit coupling and facilitates the realization of a large-scale quantum processor. However, qubits based on electron spins in semiconductor quantum dots have proven challenging to couple to microwave photons. In this theoretical work we show that a sizable coupling for a single electron spin is possible via spin-charge hybridization using a magnetic field gradient in a silicon double quantum dot. Based on parameters already shown in recent experiments, we predict optimal working points to achieve a coherent spin-photon coupling, an essential ingredient for the generation of long-range entanglement. Furthermore, we employ input-output theory to identify observable signatures of spin-photon coupling in the cavity output field, which may provide guidance to the experimental search for strong coupling in such spin-photon systems and opens the way to cavity-based readout of the spin qubit.

  12. Coupled Spins in Diamond: From Quantum Control to Metrology and Many-Body Physics

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    Kucsko, Georg

    2016-01-01

    The study of quantum mechanics, together with the ability to coherently control and manipulate quantum systems in the lab has led to a myriad of discoveries and real world applications. In this thesis we present experiments demonstrating precise control of an individual long-lived spin qubit as well as sensing applications for biology and investigation of quantum many-body dynamics. Stable quantum bits, capable both of storing quantum information for macroscopic time scales and of integra...

  13. Interactions, disorder and spin waves in quantum Hall ferromagnets near integer filling

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    Rapsch, S

    2001-01-01

    dynamics is discussed in chapter 5 and employed to study spin waves in a domain wall structure. A hydrodynamic theory of spin waves is used to treat long-wavelength excitations of randomly disordered quantum Hall ferromagnets. Finally, the contribution of spin waves to the optical conductivity is studied in chapter 6. Predictions are made for the experimental signatures of spin waves in disordered quantum Hall systems. The observability of these signatures is discussed both for transport measurements and NMR experiments. The interplay between exchange interactions and disorder is studied in quantum Hall ferromagnets near integer filling. Both analytical and numerical methods are used to investigate a non-linear sigma model of these systems in the limit of vanishing Zeeman coupling and at zero temperature. Chapter 1 gives an introduction to the quantum Hall effect and to quantum Hall ferromagnets in particular. A brief review of existing work on disordered quantum Hall systems is included. In chapters 2-4, the...

  14. Relaxation times of the two-phonon processes with spin-flip and spin-conserving in quantum dots

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    Wang, Zi-Wu, E-mail: zwwang@semi.ac.cn [Tianjin Key Laboratory of Low Dimensional Materials Physics and Preparing Technology, Department of Physics, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China); Liu, Lei [Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, CAS, Suzhou 215125 (China); Li, Shu-Shen [Institute of Semiconductor, CAS, Beijing 100083 (China)

    2014-04-07

    We perform a theoretical investigation on the two-phonon processes of the spin-flip and spin-conserving relaxation in quantum dots in the frame of the Huang-Rhys' lattice relaxation model. We find that the relaxation time of the spin-flip is two orders of magnitude longer than that of the spin-conserving, which is in agreement with previous experimental measurements. Moreover, the opposite variational trends of the relaxation time as a function of the energy separation for two-phonon processes are obtained in different temperature regime. The relaxation times display the oscillatory behaviors at the demarcation point with increasing magnetic field, where the energy separation matches the optical phonon energy and results in the optical phonon resonance. These results are useful in understanding the intraband levels' relaxation in quantum dots and could be helpful in designing photoelectric and spin-memory devices.

  15. Entanglement of the quantum system with spin-spin coupling created by optical excitation

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    Fu, Chenghua

    2017-12-01

    In this paper, we investigate the quantum entanglement characteristics of the system consisting an intermediary molecule with an optically excited triplet and two bilateral spin-1/2 nucleons. The two nuclear spins both couple to the excitation state which is caused by a pulsed laser. We study the linear entropy and entangling power of the evolution operator acting on the product state of the system. We deduce the entangling power when the energy state has a uniform distribution, and we find that the entanglement of the system shows a certain stability. In this paper, several standard expressions are analyzed and calculated in detail, including the detailed solution for the quantum entropy as well as the calculation of the linear entropy and entangling power, which are based on this solution. In comparing the linear entropy and entangling power, we find that the latter is the average of the former. Subsequently, we present an alternative derivation of the evolution operator and find that the result is consistent with that of the traditional method. When the evolution operator acts on the average of the product states, the entangling power of the evolution operator presents a distinct changing trend.

  16. Quantum phase transitions in effective spin-ladder models for graphene zigzag nanoribbons

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    Koop, Cornelie; Wessel, Stefan

    2017-10-01

    We examine the magnetic correlations in quantum spin models that were derived recently as effective low-energy theories for electronic correlation effects on the edge states of graphene nanoribbons. For this purpose, we employ quantum Monte Carlo simulations to access the large-distance properties, accounting for quantum fluctuations beyond mean-field-theory approaches to edge magnetism. For certain chiral nanoribbons, antiferromagnetic interedge couplings were previously found to induce a gapped quantum disordered ground state of the effective spin model. We find that the extended nature of the intraedge couplings in the effective spin model for zigzag nanoribbons leads to a quantum phase transition at a large, finite value of the interedge coupling. This quantum critical point separates the quantum disordered region from a gapless phase of stable edge magnetism at weak intraedge coupling, which includes the ground states of spin-ladder models for wide zigzag nanoribbons. To study the quantum critical behavior, the effective spin model can be related to a model of two antiferromagnetically coupled Haldane-Shastry spin-half chains with long-ranged ferromagnetic intrachain couplings. The results for the critical exponents are compared also to several recent renormalization-group calculations for related long-ranged interacting quantum systems.

  17. Quantum entropy and uncertainty for two-mode squeezed, coherent and intelligent spin states

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    Aragone, C.; Mundarain, D.

    1993-01-01

    We compute the quantum entropy for monomode and two-mode systems set in squeezed states. Thereafter, the quantum entropy is also calculated for angular momentum algebra when the system is either in a coherent or in an intelligent spin state. These values are compared with the corresponding values of the respective uncertainties. In general, quantum entropies and uncertainties have the same minimum and maximum points. However, for coherent and intelligent spin states, it is found that some minima for the quantum entropy turn out to be uncertainty maxima. We feel that the quantum entropy we use provides the right answer, since it is given in an essentially unique way.

  18. Simultaneous tracking of spin angle and amplitude beyond classical limits

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    Colangelo, Giorgio; Ciurana, Ferran Martin; Bianchet, Lorena C.; Sewell, Robert J.; Mitchell, Morgan W.

    2017-03-01

    Measurement of spin precession is central to extreme sensing in physics, geophysics, chemistry, nanotechnology and neuroscience, and underlies magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Because there is no spin-angle operator, any measurement of spin precession is necessarily indirect, for example, it may be inferred from spin projectors at different times. Such projectors do not commute, and so quantum measurement back-action—the random change in a quantum state due to measurement—necessarily enters the spin measurement record, introducing errors and limiting sensitivity. Here we show that this disturbance in the spin projector can be reduced below N1/2—the classical limit for N spins—by directing the quantum measurement back-action almost entirely into an unmeasured spin component. This generates a planar squeezed state that, because spins obey non-Heisenberg uncertainty relations, enables simultaneous precise knowledge of spin angle and spin amplitude. We use high-dynamic-range optical quantum non-demolition measurements applied to a precessing magnetic spin ensemble to demonstrate spin tracking with steady-state angular sensitivity 2.9 decibels below the standard quantum limit, simultaneously with amplitude sensitivity 7.0 decibels below the Poissonian variance. The standard quantum limit and Poissonian variance indicate the best possible sensitivity with independent particles. Our method surpasses these limits in non-commuting observables, enabling orders-of-magnitude improvements in sensitivity for state-of-the-art sensing and spectroscopy.

  19. [Two traditions in the scientific learning of the world. A case study of creation and reception of quantum mechanics over the period 1925-1927, on the bases of discussion between Werner Heisenberg and Albert Einstein].

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    Krajniak, Wiktor

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this article is the analyses of discussion between Albert Einstein and Werner Heisenberg in the period 1925-1927. Their disputes, relating to the sources of scientific knowledge, its methods and the value of knowledge acquired in this way, are part of the characteristic for the European science discourse between rationalism and empirism. On the basis of some sources and literature on the subject, the epistemological positions of both scholars in the period were reconstructed. This episode, yet poorly known, is a unique example of scientific disputes, whose range covers a broad spectrum of methodological problems associated with the historical development of science. The conducted analysis sheds some light on the source of popularity of logical empirism in the first half of the 20th century. A particular emphasis is placed on the impact of the neopositivist ideas which reflect Heisenberg's research program, being the starting point for the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. The main assumption of logical empirism, concerning acquisition of scientific knowledge only by means of empirical procedures and logical analysis of the language of science, in view of the voiced by Einstein arguments, bears little relationship with actual testing practices in the historical aspect of the development of science. The criticism of Heisenberg's program, carried out by Einstein, provided arguments for the main critics of the neopositivist ideal and contributed to the bankruptcy of the idea of logical empirism, thereby starting a period of critical rationalism prosperity, arising from criticism of neopositivism and alluding to Einstein's ideas.

  20. Manifestations of classical physics in the quantum evolution of correlated spin states in pulsed NMR experiments.

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    Ligare, Martin

    2016-05-01

    Multiple-pulse NMR experiments are a powerful tool for the investigation of molecules with coupled nuclear spins. The product operator formalism provides a way to understand the quantum evolution of an ensemble of weakly coupled spins in such experiments using some of the more intuitive concepts of classical physics and semi-classical vector representations. In this paper I present a new way in which to interpret the quantum evolution of an ensemble of spins. I recast the quantum problem in terms of mixtures of pure states of two spins whose expectation values evolve identically to those of classical moments. Pictorial representations of these classically evolving states provide a way to calculate the time evolution of ensembles of weakly coupled spins without the full machinery of quantum mechanics, offering insight to anyone who understands precession of magnetic moments in magnetic fields.

  1. Quantum correlation properties in Matrix Product States of finite-number spin rings

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    Zhu, Jing-Min; He, Qi-Kai

    2018-02-01

    The organization and structure of quantum correlation (QC) of quantum spin-chains are very rich and complex. Hence the depiction and measures about the QC of finite-number spin rings deserved to be investigated intensively by using Matrix Product States(MPSs) in addition to the case with infinite-number. Here the dependencies of the geometric quantum discord(GQD) of two spin blocks on the total spin number, the spacing spin number and the environment parameter are presented in detail. We also compare the GQD with the total correlation(TC) and the classical correlation(CC) and illustrate its characteristics. Predictably, our findings may provide the potential of designing the optimal QC experimental detection proposals and pave the way for the designation of optimal quantum information processing schemes.

  2. A quantum spectrum analyzer enhanced by a nuclear spin memory

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    Rosskopf, Tobias; Zopes, Jonathan; Boss, Jens M.; Degen, Christian L.

    2017-08-01

    We realize a two-qubit sensor designed for achieving high-spectral resolution in quantum sensing experiments. Our sensor consists of an active "sensing qubit" and a long-lived "memory qubit", implemented by the electronic and the nitrogen-15 nuclear spins of a nitrogen-vacancy center in diamond, respectively. Using state storage times of up to 45 ms, we demonstrate spectroscopy of external ac signals with a line width of 19 Hz (˜2.9 ppm) and of carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance signals with a line width of 190 Hz (˜74 ppm). This represents an up to 100-fold improvement in spectral resolution compared to measurements without nuclear memory.

  3. Spinon phonon interaction and ultrasonic attenuation in quantum spin liquids.

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    Zhou, Yi; Lee, Patrick A

    2011-02-04

    Several experimental candidates for quantum spin liquids have been discovered in the past few years which appear to support gapless fermionic S=1/2 excitations called spinons. The spinons may form a Fermi sea coupled to a U(1) gauge field, and may undergo a pairing instability. We show that despite being charge neutral, the spinons couple to phonons in exactly the same way that electrons do in the long wavelength limit. Therefore, we can use sound attenuation to measure the spinon mass and lifetime. Furthermore, transverse ultrasonic attenuation is a direct probe of the onset of pairing because the Meissner effect of the gauge field causes a "rapid fall" of the attenuation at T(c) in addition to the reduction due to the opening of the energy gap. This phenomenon, well known in clean superconductors, may reveal the existence of the U(1) gauge field.

  4. ν =2 /3 fractional quantum Hall state in an AlAs quantum well probed by electron spin resonance

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    Shchepetilnikov, A. V.; Frolov, D. D.; Nefyodov, Yu. A.; Kukushkin, I. V.; Tiemann, L.; Reichl, C.; Dietsche, W.; Wegscheider, W.

    2017-10-01

    The electron spin resonance (ESR) of two-dimensional electrons confined in a high-quality, 16-nm AlAs quantum well was investigated near the filling factor ν =2 /3 of the fractional quantum Hall effect (FQHE). The spin resonance was robust in the vicinity of the fractional filling ν =2 /3 , indicating that the ν =2 /3 state is at least partially spin polarized. The formation of the 2 /3 FQHE state did not result in any modifications of the ESR linewidth and, hence, of the electron spin relaxation rate. Yet the nuclear spin-lattice relaxation rate extracted from the time decay of the ESR Overhauser shift demonstrated a strong nonmonotonic dependence on the electron filling factor with a minimum near ν =2 /3 . This observation suggests the enhancement of the energy gap in the spin excitation spectrum of two-dimensional electrons at the ν =2 /3 state.

  5. Optical holonomic single quantum gates with a geometric spin under a zero field

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    Sekiguchi, Yuhei; Niikura, Naeko; Kuroiwa, Ryota; Kano, Hiroki; Kosaka, Hideo

    2017-04-01

    The realization of fast fault-tolerant quantum gates on a single spin is the core requirement for solid-state quantum-information processing. As polarized light shows geometric interference, spin coherence is also geometrically controlled with light via the spin-orbit interaction. Here, we show that a geometric spin in a degenerate subspace of a spin-1 electronic system under a zero field in a nitrogen vacancy centre in diamond allows implementation of optical non-adiabatic holonomic quantum gates. The geometric spin under quasi-resonant light exposure undergoes a cyclic evolution in the spin-orbit space, and acquires a geometric phase or holonomy that results in rotations about an arbitrary axis by any angle defined by the light polarization and detuning. This enables universal holonomic quantum gates with a single operation. We demonstrate a complete set of Pauli quantum gates using the geometric spin preparation and readout techniques. The new scheme opens a path to holonomic quantum computers and repeaters.

  6. A spin-coherent semiconductor photo-detector for quantum communication

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    Vrijen, Rutger; Yablonovitch, Eli

    2001-06-01

    We describe how quantum information may be transferred from photon polarization to electron spin in a semiconductor device. The transfer of quantum information relies on selection rules for optical transitions, such that two superposed photon polarizations excite two superposed spin states. Entanglement of the electron spin state with the spin state of the remaining hole is prevented by using a single, non-degenerate initial valence band. The degeneracy of the valence band is lifted by the combination of strain and a static magnetic field. We give a detailed description of a semiconductor structure that transfers photon polarization to electron spin coherently, and allows electron spins to be stored and to be made available for quantum information processing.

  7. Symmetry-protected quantum spin Hall phases in two dimensions.

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    Liu, Zheng-Xin; Wen, Xiao-Gang

    2013-02-08

    Symmetry-protected topological (SPT) states are short-range entangled states with symmetry. Nontrivial SPT states have symmetry-protected gapless edge excitations. In 2 dimension (2D), there are an infinite number of nontrivial SPT phases with SU(2) or SO(3) symmetry. These phases can be described by SU(2) or SO(3) nonlinear-sigma models with a quantized topological θ term. At an open boundary, the θ term becomes the Wess-Zumino-Witten term and consequently the boundary excitations are decoupled gapless left movers and right movers. Only the left movers (if θ>0) carry the SU(2) or SO(3) quantum numbers. As a result, the SU(2) SPT phases have a half-integer quantized spin Hall conductance and the SO(3) SPT phases have an even-integer quantized spin Hall conductance. Both the SU(2) and SO(3) SPT phases are symmetric under their U(1) subgroup and can be viewed as U(1) SPT phases with even-integer quantized Hall conductance.

  8. Few electron quantum dot coupling to donor implanted electron spins

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    Rudolph, Martin; Harvey-Collard, Patrick; Neilson, Erik; Gamble, John; Muller, Richard; Jacobson, Toby; Ten-Eyck, Greg; Wendt, Joel; Pluym, Tammy; Lilly, Michael; Carroll, Malcolm

    2015-03-01

    Donor-based Si qubits are receiving increased interest because of recent demonstrations of high fidelity electron or nuclear spin qubits and their coupling. Quantum dot (QD) mediated interactions between donors are of interest for future coupling of two donors. We present experiment and modeling of a polysilicon/Si MOS QD, charge-sensed by a neighboring many electron QD, capable of coupling to one or two donor implanted electron spins (D) while tuned to the few electron regime. The unique design employs two neighboring gated wire FETs and self-aligned implants, which supports many configurations of implanted donors. We can access the (0,1) ⇔(1,0) transition between the D and QD, as well as the resonance condition between the few electron QD and two donors ((0,N,1) ⇔(0,N +1,0) ⇔(1,N,0)). We characterize capacitances and tunnel rate behavior combined with semi-classical and full configuration interaction simulations to study the energy landscape and kinetics of D-QD transitions. This work was performed, in part, at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, a U.S. DOE, Office of Basic Energy Sciences user facility. The work was supported by the Sandia National Laboratories Directed Research and Development Program. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed-Martin Company, for the U. S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000.

  9. Hybrid spin and valley quantum computing with singlet-triplet qubits.

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    Rohling, Niklas; Russ, Maximilian; Burkard, Guido

    2014-10-24

    The valley degree of freedom in the electronic band structure of silicon, graphene, and other materials is often considered to be an obstacle for quantum computing (QC) based on electron spins in quantum dots. Here we show that control over the valley state opens new possibilities for quantum information processing. Combining qubits encoded in the singlet-triplet subspace of spin and valley states allows for universal QC using a universal two-qubit gate directly provided by the exchange interaction. We show how spin and valley qubits can be separated in order to allow for single-qubit rotations.

  10. Magnetization Process of the Spin-1/2 Triangular-Lattice Heisenberg Antiferromagnet with Next-Nearest-Neighbor Interactions — Plateau or Nonplateau —

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    Nakano, Hiroki; Sakai, Tôru

    2017-11-01

    An S = 1/2 triangular-lattice Heisenberg antiferromagnet with next-nearest-neighbor (NNN) interactions is investigated under a magnetic field by the numerical-diagonalization method. It is known that, in both cases of weak and strong NNN interactions, this system reveals a magnetization plateau at one-third of the saturated magnetization. We examine the stability of this magnetization plateau when the amplitude of NNN interactions is varied. We find that a nonplateau region appears between the plateau phases in the cases of weak and strong NNN interactions.

  11. Quantum entanglement and thermal reduced density matrices in fermion and spin systems on ladders

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    Chen, Xiao; Fradkin, Eduardo

    2013-08-01

    Numerical studies of the reduced density matrix of a gapped spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet on a two-leg ladder find that it has the same form as the Gibbs density matrix of a gapless spin-1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnetic chain at a finite temperature determined by the spin gap of the ladder. We investigate this interesting result by considering a model of free fermions on a two-leg ladder (gapped by the inter-chain tunneling operator) and in spin systems on a ladder with a gapped ground state using exact solutions and several controlled approximations. We calculate the reduced density matrix and the entanglement entropy for a leg of the ladder (i.e. a cut made between the chains). In the fermionic system we find the exact form of the reduced density matrix for one of the chains and determine the entanglement spectrum explicitly. Here we find that in the weak tunneling limit of the ladder the entanglement entropy of one chain of the gapped ladder has a simple and universal form dictated by conformal invariance. In the case of the spin system, we consider the strong coupling limit by using perturbation theory and get the reduced density matrix by the Schmidt decomposition. The entanglement entropies of a general gapped system of two coupled conformal field theories (in 1 + 1 dimensions) are discussed using the replica trick and scaling arguments. We show that (1) for a system with a bulk gap the reduced density matrix has the form of a thermal density matrix, (2) the long-wavelength modes of one subsystem (a chain) of a gapped coupled system are always thermal, (3) the von Neumann entropy equals the thermodynamic entropy of one chain, and (4) the bulk gap plays the role of effective temperature.

  12. Experimental investigation of spin-orbit coupling in n-type PbTe quantum wells

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    Peres, M. L.; Monteiro, H. S.; Castro, S. de [Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Federal University of Itajubá, PB 50, 37500-903 Itajubá, MG (Brazil); Chitta, V. A.; Oliveira, N. F. [Institute of Physics, University of São Paulo, PB 66318, 05315-970 São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Mengui, U. A.; Rappl, P. H. O.; Abramof, E. [Laboratório Associado de Sensores e Materiais, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, PB 515, 12201-970 São José dos Campos, SP (Brazil); Maude, D. K. [Grenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory, CNRS, BP 166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9 (France)

    2014-03-07

    The spin-orbit coupling is studied experimentally in two PbTe quantum wells by means of weak antilocalization effect. Using the Hikami-Larkin-Nagaoka model through a computational global optimization procedure, we extracted the spin-orbit and inelastic scattering times and estimated the strength of the zero field spin-splitting energy Δ{sub so}. The values of Δ{sub so} are linearly dependent on the Fermi wave vector (k{sub F}) confirming theoretical predictions of the existence of large spin-orbit coupling in IV-VI quantum wells originated from pure Rashba effect.

  13. Protocol for generating multiphoton entangled states from quantum dots in the presence of nuclear spin fluctuations

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    Denning, Emil V.; Iles-Smith, Jake; McCutcheon, Dara P. S.; Mork, Jesper

    2017-12-01

    Multiphoton entangled states are a crucial resource for many applications in quantum information science. Semiconductor quantum dots offer a promising route to generate such states by mediating photon-photon correlations via a confined electron spin, but dephasing caused by the host nuclear spin environment typically limits coherence (and hence entanglement) between photons to the spin T2* time of a few nanoseconds. We propose a protocol for the deterministic generation of multiphoton entangled states that is inherently robust against the dominating slow nuclear spin environment fluctuations, meaning that coherence and entanglement is instead limited only by the much longer spin T2 time of microseconds. Unlike previous protocols, the present scheme allows for the generation of very low error probability polarization encoded three-photon GHZ states and larger entangled states, without the need for spin echo or nuclear spin calming techniques.

  14. Spin-orbit effects on the Larmor dispersion relation in GaAs quantum wells

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    Malet, Francesc; Lipparini, Enrico; Barranco, Manuel; Pi, Martí

    2006-03-01

    We have studied the relevance of spin-orbit coupling to the dispersion relation of the Larmor resonance observed in inelastic light scattering and electron-spin resonance experiments on GaAs quantum wells. We show that the spin-orbit interaction, here described by a sum of Dresselhaus and Bychkov-Rashba terms, couples Zeeman and spin-density excitations. We have evaluated its contribution to the spin splitting as a function of the magnetic field B , and have found that in the small B limit, the spin-orbit interaction does not contribute to the spin splitting, whereas at high magnetic fields it yields a B independent contribution to the spin splitting given by 2(λR2-λD2) , with λR,D being the intensity of the Bychkov-Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit terms.

  15. Magnetic Hamiltonian and phase diagram of the quantum spin liquid Ca10Cr7O28

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    Balz, Christian; Lake, Bella; Nazmul Islam, A. T. M.; Singh, Yogesh; Rodriguez-Rivera, Jose A.; Guidi, Tatiana; Wheeler, Elisa M.; Simeoni, Giovanna G.; Ryll, Hanjo

    2017-05-01

    A spin liquid is a new state of matter with topological order where the spin moments continue to fluctuate coherently down to the lowest temperatures rather than develop static long-range magnetic order as found in conventional magnets. For spin liquid behavior to arise in a material the magnetic Hamiltonian must be "frustrated", where the combination of lattice geometry, interactions, and anisotropies gives rise to competing spin arrangements in the ground state. Theoretical Hamiltonians which produce spin liquids are spin ice, the Kitaev honeycomb model, and the kagome antiferromagnet. Spin liquid behavior, however, in real materials is rare because they can only approximate these Hamiltonians and often have weak higher-order terms that destroy the spin liquid state. Ca10Cr7O28 is a new quantum spin liquid candidate with magnetic Cr5 + ions that possess quantum spin number S =½ . The spins are entirely dynamic in the ground state and the excitation spectrum is broad and diffuse, as is typical of spinons which are the excitations of a spin liquid. In this paper we determine the Hamiltonian of Ca10Cr7O28 using inelastic neutron scattering under high magnetic field to induce a field-polarized paramagnetic ground state and spin-wave excitations that can be fitted to extract the interactions. We further explore the phase diagram by using inelastic neutron scattering and heat capacity measurements and establish the boundaries of the spin liquid phase as a function of magnetic field and temperature. Our results show that Ca10Cr7O28 consists of distorted kagome bilayers with several isotropic ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic interactions where, unexpectedly, the ferromagnetic interactions are stronger than the antiferromagnetic ones. This complex Hamiltonian does not correspond to any known spin liquid model and points to new directions in the search for quantum spin liquid behavior.

  16. Generation of non-equilibrium thermal quantum discord and entanglement in a three-spin XX chain by multi-spin interaction and an external magnetic field

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    Zhang, Xiu-xing; Li, Fu-li

    2011-11-01

    The generation of non-equilibrium thermal quantum discord and entanglement is investigated in a three-spin chain whose two end spins are respectively coupled to two thermal reservoirs at different temperatures. We show that the spin chain can be decoupled from the thermal reservoirs by homogeneously applying a magnetic field and including a strong three-spin interaction, and then the maximal steady-state quantum discord and entanglement in the two end spins can always be created. In addition, the present investigation may provide a useful approach to control coupling between a quantum system and its environment.

  17. Quantum discord of thermal states of a spin chain with Calogero-Moser type interaction

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    Ma, XiaoSan; Qiao, Ying; Zhao, GuangXing; Wang, AnMin

    2013-03-01

    In this paper, we have investigated the effect of Calogero-Moser type interaction on the quantum discord of thermal states of a spin chain. Our results imply that the quantum discord depends on the relative distance between the spins, the external magnetic field, and the temperature. By a comparison between the quantum discord and the entanglement of formation, the quantum discord is more robust than the entanglement of formation in the sense that the latter takes a zero value in a large range of the parameters, while the former takes a nonzero value.

  18. Spin-Orbit Coupling, Quantum Dots, and Qubits in Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

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    Andor Kormányos

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available We derive an effective Hamiltonian that describes the dynamics of electrons in the conduction band of monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDC in the presence of perpendicular electric and magnetic fields. We discuss in detail both the intrinsic and the Bychkov-Rashba spin-orbit coupling induced by an external electric field. We point out interesting differences in the spin-split conduction band between different TMDC compounds. An important consequence of the strong intrinsic spin-orbit coupling is an effective out-of-plane g factor for the electrons that differs from the free-electron g factor g≃2. We identify a new term in the Hamiltonian of the Bychkov-Rashba spin-orbit coupling that does not exist in III-V semiconductors. Using first-principles calculations, we give estimates of the various parameters appearing in the theory. Finally, we consider quantum dots formed in TMDC materials and derive an effective Hamiltonian that allows us to calculate the magnetic field dependence of the bound states in the quantum dots. We find that all states are both valley and spin split, which suggests that these quantum dots could be used as valley-spin filters. We explore the possibility of using spin and valley states in TMDCs as quantum bits, and conclude that, due to the relatively strong intrinsic spin-orbit splitting in the conduction band, the most realistic option appears to be a combined spin-valley (Kramers qubit at low magnetic fields.

  19. Verifying Heisenberg's error-disturbance relation using a single trapped ion.

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    Zhou, Fei; Yan, Leilei; Gong, Shijie; Ma, Zhihao; He, Jiuzhou; Xiong, Taiping; Chen, Liang; Yang, Wanli; Feng, Mang; Vedral, Vlatko

    2016-10-01

    Heisenberg's uncertainty relations have played an essential role in quantum physics since its very beginning. The uncertainty relations in the modern quantum formalism have become a fundamental limitation on the joint measurements of general quantum mechanical observables, going much beyond the original discussion of the trade-off between knowing a particle's position and momentum. Recently, the uncertainty relations have generated a considerable amount of lively debate as a result of the new inequalities proposed as extensions of the original uncertainty relations. We report an experimental test of one of the new Heisenberg's uncertainty relations using a single 40 Ca + ion trapped in a harmonic potential. By performing unitary operations under carrier transitions, we verify the uncertainty relation proposed by Busch, Lahti, and Werner (BLW) based on a general error-trade-off relation for joint measurements on two compatible observables. The positive operator-valued measure, required by the compatible observables, is constructed by single-qubit operations, and the lower bound of the uncertainty, as observed, is satisfied in a state-independent manner. Our results provide the first evidence confirming the BLW-formulated uncertainty at a single-spin level and will stimulate broad interests in various fields associated with quantum mechanics.

  20. Characterizing and engineering tunable spin functionality inside indium arsenide/gallium arsenide quantum dot molecules

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    Liu, Weiwen

    The continual downsizing of the basic functional units used in the electronics industry has motivated the study of the quantum computation and related topics. To overcome the limitations of classical physics and engineering, some unique quantum mechanical features, especially entanglement and superpositions have begun to be considered as important properties for future bits. Including these quantum mechanical features is attractive because the ability to utilize quantum mechanics can dramatically enhance computational power. Among the various ways of constructing the basic building blocks for quantum computation, we are particularly interested in using spins inside epitaxially grown InAs/GaAs quantum dot molecules as quantum bits (qubits). The ability to design and engineer nanostructures with tailored quantum properties is critical to engineering quantum computers and other novel electro-optical devices and is one of the key challenges for scaling up new ideas for device application. In this thesis, we will focus on how the structure and composition of quantum dot molecules can be used to control spin properties and charge interactions. Tunable spin and charge properties can enable new, more scalable, methods of initializing and manipulating quantum information. In this thesis, we demonstrate one method to enable electric-field tunability of Zeeman splitting for a single electron spin inside a quantum dot molecules by using heterostructure engineering techniques to modify the barrier that separates quantum dots. We describe how these structural changes to the quantum dot molecules also change charge interactions and propose ways to use this effect to enable accurate measurement of coulomb interactions and possibly charge occupancy inside these complicated quantum dot molecules.

  1. Quantum entanglement between an optical photon and a solid-state spin qubit.

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    Togan, E; Chu, Y; Trifonov, A S; Jiang, L; Maze, J; Childress, L; Dutt, M V G; Sørensen, A S; Hemmer, P R; Zibrov, A S; Lukin, M D

    2010-08-05

    Quantum entanglement is among the most fascinating aspects of quantum theory. Entangled optical photons are now widely used for fundamental tests of quantum mechanics and applications such as quantum cryptography. Several recent experiments demonstrated entanglement of optical photons with trapped ions, atoms and atomic ensembles, which are then used to connect remote long-term memory nodes in distributed quantum networks. Here we realize quantum entanglement between the polarization of a single optical photon and a solid-state qubit associated with the single electronic spin of a nitrogen vacancy centre in diamond. Our experimental entanglement verification uses the quantum eraser technique, and demonstrates that a high degree of control over interactions between a solid-state qubit and the quantum light field can be achieved. The reported entanglement source can be used in studies of fundamental quantum phenomena and provides a key building block for the solid-state realization of quantum optical networks.

  2. Observation of entanglement between a quantum dot spin and a single photon.

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    Gao, W B; Fallahi, P; Togan, E; Miguel-Sanchez, J; Imamoglu, A

    2012-11-15

    Entanglement has a central role in fundamental tests of quantum mechanics as well as in the burgeoning field of quantum information processing. Particularly in the context of quantum networks and communication, a main challenge is the efficient generation of entanglement between stationary (spin) and propagating (photon) quantum bits. Here we report the observation of quantum entanglement between a semiconductor quantum dot spin and the colour of a propagating optical photon. The demonstration of entanglement relies on the use of fast, single-photon detection, which allows us to project the photon into a superposition of red and blue frequency components. Our results extend the previous demonstrations of single-spin/single-photon entanglement in trapped ions, neutral atoms and nitrogen-vacancy centres to the domain of artificial atoms in semiconductor nanostructures that allow for on-chip integration of electronic and photonic elements. As a result of its fast optical transitions and favourable selection rules, the scheme we implement could in principle generate nearly deterministic entangled spin-photon pairs at a rate determined ultimately by the high spontaneous emission rate. Our observation constitutes a first step towards implementation of a quantum network with nodes consisting of semiconductor spin quantum bits.

  3. Noise-Resilient Quantum Computing with a Nitrogen-Vacancy Center and Nuclear Spins.

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    Casanova, J; Wang, Z-Y; Plenio, M B

    2016-09-23

    Selective control of qubits in a quantum register for the purposes of quantum information processing represents a critical challenge for dense spin ensembles in solid-state systems. Here we present a protocol that achieves a complete set of selective electron-nuclear gates and single nuclear rotations in such an ensemble in diamond facilitated by a nearby nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center. The protocol suppresses internuclear interactions as well as unwanted coupling between the NV center and other spins of the ensemble to achieve quantum gate fidelities well exceeding 99%. Notably, our method can be applied to weakly coupled, distant spins representing a scalable procedure that exploits the exceptional properties of nuclear spins in diamond as robust quantum memories.

  4. Ising Spin Network States for Loop Quantum Gravity: a Toy Model for Phase Transitions

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    Feller, Alexandre

    2015-01-01

    Non-perturbative approaches to quantum gravity call for a deep understanding of the emergence of geometry and locality from the quantum state of the gravitational field. Without background geometry, the notion of distance should entirely emerge from the correlations between the gravity fluctuations. In the context of loop quantum gravity, quantum states of geometry are defined as spin networks. These are graphs decorated with spin and intertwiners, which represent quantized excitations of areas and volumes of the space geometry. Here, we develop the condensed matter point of view on extracting the physical and geometrical information out of spin network states: we introduce new Ising spin network states, both in 2d on a square lattice and in 3d on a hexagonal lattice, whose correlations map onto the usual Ising model in statistical physics. We construct these states from the basic holonomy operators of loop gravity and derive a set of local Hamiltonian constraints which entirely characterize our states. We di...

  5. Quantum fluctuations in spin-ice-like Pr2Zr2O7

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    Kimura, K; Nakatsuji, S; Wen, J-J; Broholm, C; Stone, M B; Nishibori, E; Sawa, H

    2013-01-01

    ... with residual configurational Pauling entropy and emergent magnetic monopolar quasiparticles. Introducing quantum fluctuations is of great interest as this could melt spin ice and allow coherent propagation of monopoles...

  6. Emergence of chiral spin liquids via quantum melting of noncoplanar magnetic orders

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    Hickey, Ciarán; Cincio, Lukasz; Papić, Zlatko; Paramekanti, Arun

    2017-09-01

    Quantum spin liquids (QSLs) are highly entangled states of quantum magnets which lie beyond the Landau paradigm of classifying phases of matter via broken symmetries. A physical route to arriving at QSLs is via frustration-induced quantum melting of ordered states such as valence bond crystals or magnetic orders. Here we show, using extensive exact diagonalization (ED) and density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) studies of concrete S U (2 ) invariant spin models on honeycomb, triangular, and square lattices, that chiral spin liquids (CSLs) emerge as descendants of triple-Q spin crystals with tetrahedral magnetic order and a large scalar spin chirality. Such ordered-to-CSL melting transitions may yield lattice realizations of effective Chern-Simons-Higgs field theories. Our work provides a distinct unifying perspective on the emergence of CSLs and suggests that materials with certain noncoplanar magnetic orders might provide a good starting point to search for CSLs.

  7. Spin-related transport phenomena in HgTe-based quantum well structures

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    Koenig, Markus

    2007-12-15

    Within the scope of this thesis, spin related transport phenomena have been investigated in HgTe/Hg{sub 0.3}Cd{sub 0.7}Te quantum well structures. In our experiments, the existence of the quantum spin Hall (QSH) state was successfully demonstrated for the first time and the presented results provide clear evidence for the charge transport properties of the QSH state. Our experiments provide the first direct observation of the Aharonov-Casher (AC) effect in semiconductor structures. In conclusion, HgTe quantum well structures have proven to be an excellent template for studying spin-related transport phenomena: The QSH relies on the peculiar band structure of the material and the existence of both the spin Hall effect and the AC effect is a consequence of the substantial spin-orbit interaction. (orig.)

  8. Experimental Realization of a Compressed Quantum Simulation of a 32-Spin Ising Chain

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    Li, Zhaokai; Zhou, Hui; Ju, Chenyong; Chen, Hongwei; Zheng, Wenqiang; Lu, Dawei; Rong, Xing; Duan, Changkui; Peng, Xinhua; Du, Jiangfeng

    2014-06-01

    Certain n-qubit quantum systems can be faithfully simulated by quantum circuits with only O(log(n)) qubits [B. Kraus, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 250503 (2011)]. Here we report an experimental realization of this compressed quantum simulation on a one-dimensional Ising chain. By utilizing an nuclear magnetic resonance quantum simulator with only five qubits, the property of ground-state magnetization of an open-boundary 32-spin Ising model is experimentally simulated, prefacing the expected quantum phase transition in the thermodynamic limit. This experimental protocol can be straightforwardly extended to systems with hundreds of spins by compressing them into up to merely 10-qubit systems. Our experiment paves the way for exploring physical phenomena in large-scale quantum systems with quantum simulators under current technology.

  9. Quantum discord in the transverse field XY chains with three-spin interaction

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    Lei, Shuguo [Department of Physics and Institute of Theoretical Physics, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023 (China); College of Science, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816 (China); Tong, Peiqing, E-mail: pqtong@njnu.edu.cn [Department of Physics and Institute of Theoretical Physics, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023 (China); Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Numerical Simulation of Large Scale Complex Systems, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023 (China)

    2015-04-15

    The ground state quantum discord in the transverse field anisotropic and isotropic XY chains with XZY–YZX type three-spin interaction has been studied. The three-spin interaction induces new gapless quantum phases in the transverse field anisotropic XY chain besides the ferromagnetic and paramagnetic phases. It is found that the first-order derivative of the quantum discord at the Ising type transition between the gapped phases has a logarithmic divergence scaling with the system size. However, the first-order derivative of the quantum discord at the quantum phase transitions between the gapped and gapless phases does not increase with the system size. For the transverse field isotropic XY chain, the first-order derivative of the quantum discord at the quantum phase transitions between the gapless phases has a similar behavior with that between the gapped and gapless phases.

  10. Protocol for generating multiphoton entangled states from quantum dots in the presence of nuclear spin fluctuations

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    Denning, Emil Vosmar; Iles-Smith, Jake; McCutcheon, Dara P. S.

    2017-01-01

    Multiphoton entangled states are a crucial resource for many applications inquantum information science. Semiconductor quantum dots offer a promising route to generate such states by mediating photon-photon correlations via a confinedelectron spin, but dephasing caused by the host nuclear spin...... environment typically limits coherence (and hence entanglement) between photons to the spin T2* time of a few nanoseconds. We propose a protocol for the deterministic generation of multiphoton entangled states that is inherently robust against the dominating slow nuclear spin environment fluctuations, meaning...... or nuclear spin calming techniques....

  11. Observation of Spin Relaxation in InGaAs/AlAsSb Quantum Wells

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    Sotaro Izumi,; Shin-Ichiro Gozu,; Teruo Mozume,; Yu Saeki,; Takao Nukui,; Atsushi Tackeuchi,

    2010-04-01

    We have investigated the exciton spin relaxation in InGaAs/AlAsSb quantum wells using time-resolved spin-dependent pump and probe reflectance measurements. The spin relaxation time of 1.46 μm electron-heavy hole excitons at room temperature is obtained to be 27-54 ps for an excitation power of 20-100 mW. The carrier density dependence of the exciton spin relaxation time was clearly observed, suggesting that the spin relaxation mechanism is strongly related to the Bir-Aronov-Pikus process at room temperature.

  12. Carrier spin relaxation in InGaAs/AlAsSb quantum wells

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    Nukui, T.; Gozu, S.; Mozume, T.; Izumi, S.; Saeki, Y.; Tackeuchi, A.

    2011-12-01

    We have investigated the exciton spin relaxation in InGaAs/AlAsSb quantum wells by time-resolved spin-dependent pump and probe reflectance measurements. The spin relaxation time of 1.38 μm-electron-heavy-hole excitons at 150 K is obtained to be 34-43 ps at an excitation power of 50-80 mW. The observed carrier density dependence and temperature independence of the spin relaxation time indicate that the spin relaxation mechanism is dominated by the Bir-Aronov-Pikus process.

  13. Collective Behavior of a Spin-Aligned Gas of Interwell Excitons in Double Quantum Wells

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    Larionov, A. V.; Bayer, M.; Hvam, Jørn Märcher

    2005-01-01

    The kinetics of a spin-aligned gas of interwell excitons in GaAs/AlGaAs double quantum wells (n–i–n heterostructure) is studied. The temperature dependence of the spin relaxation time for excitons, in which a photoexcited electron and hole are spatially separated between two adjacent quantum well...... is associated with indirect evidence of the coherence of the collective phase of interwell excitons at temperatures below the critical value....

  14. Quantum Spin Liquid in Frustrated One-Dimensional LiCuSbO4

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    Dutton, S. E.; Kumar, M.; Mourigal, M.

    2012-01-01

    A quantum magnet, LiCuSbO4, with chains of edge-sharing spin-1/2CuO6 octahedra is reported. While short-range order is observed for T2 K data.......A quantum magnet, LiCuSbO4, with chains of edge-sharing spin-1/2CuO6 octahedra is reported. While short-range order is observed for T2 K data....

  15. Entanglement entropy of U (1) quantum spin liquids

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    Pretko, Michael; Senthil, T.

    2016-09-01

    We here investigate the entanglement structure of the ground state of a (3 +1 )-dimensional U (1 ) quantum spin liquid, which is described by the deconfined phase of a compact U (1 ) gauge theory. A gapless photon is the only low-energy excitation, with matter existing as deconfined but gapped excitations of the system. It is found that, for a given bipartition of the system, the elements of the entanglement spectrum can be grouped according to the electric flux between the two regions, leading to a useful interpretation of the entanglement spectrum in terms of electric charges living on the boundary. The entanglement spectrum is also given additional structure due to the presence of the gapless photon. Making use of the Bisognano-Wichmann theorem and a local thermal approximation, these two contributions to the entanglement (particle and photon) are recast in terms of boundary and bulk contributions, respectively. Both pieces of the entanglement structure give rise to universal subleading terms (relative to the area law) in the entanglement entropy, which are logarithmic in the system size (logL ), as opposed to the subleading constant term in gapped topologically ordered systems. The photon subleading logarithm arises from the low-energy conformal field theory and is essentially local in character. The particle subleading logarithm arises due to the constraint of closed electric loops in the wave function and is shown to be the natural generalization of topological entanglement entropy to the U (1 ) spin liquid. This contribution to the entanglement entropy can be isolated by means of the Grover-Turner-Vishwanath construction (which generalizes the Kitaev-Preskill scheme to three dimensions).

  16. Manipulation of dynamic nuclear spin polarization in single quantum dots by photonic environment engineering

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    Fong, C. F.; Ota, Y.; Iwamoto, S.; Arakawa, Y.

    2017-06-01

    Optically induced dynamic nuclear spin polarization (DNP) in a semiconductor quantum dot (QD) requires many cycles of excitation of spin polarized carriers and carrier recombination. As such, the radiative lifetime of the exciton containing the electron becomes one of the limiting factors of DNP. In principle, changing the radiative lifetime of the exciton will affect DNP and thus the nuclear spin polarization. Here, we demonstrate the manipulation of DNP in single QDs through the engineering of the photonic environment using two-dimensional photonic crystals. We find that the achievable degree of nuclear spin polarization can be controlled through the modification of exciton radiative lifetime. Our results show the promise of achieving a higher degree of nuclear spin polarization via photonic environment engineering, with implications on spin-based quantum information processing.

  17. Fast spin information transfer between distant quantum dots using individual electrons.

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    Bertrand, B; Hermelin, S; Takada, S; Yamamoto, M; Tarucha, S; Ludwig, A; Wieck, A D; Bäuerle, C; Meunier, T

    2016-08-01

    Transporting ensembles of electrons over long distances without losing their spin polarization is an important benchmark for spintronic devices. It usually requires injecting and probing spin-polarized electrons in conduction channels using ferromagnetic contacts or optical excitation. In parallel with this development, important efforts have been dedicated to achieving control of nanocircuits at the single-electron level. The detection and coherent manipulation of the spin of a single electron trapped in a quantum dot are now well established. Combined with the recently demonstrated control of the displacement of individual electrons between two distant quantum dots, these achievements allow the possibility of realizing spintronic protocols at the single-electron level. Here, we demonstrate that spin information carried by one or two electrons can be transferred between two quantum dots separated by a distance of 4 μm with a classical fidelity of 65%. We show that at present it is limited by spin flips occurring during the transfer procedure before and after electron displacement. Being able to encode and control information in the spin degree of freedom of a single electron while it is being transferred over distances of a few micrometres on nanosecond timescales will pave the way towards 'quantum spintronics' devices, which could be used to implement large-scale spin-based quantum information processing.

  18. Anisotropic Pauli Spin Blockade of Holes in a GaAs Double Quantum Dot

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    Wang, Qingwen; Klochan, Oleh; Hung, Jo-Tzu; Culcer, Dimitrie; Farrer, Ian; Ritchie, David; Hamilton, Alex

    Electrically defined semiconductor quantum dots are appealing systems for spin manipulation and quantum information processing. Thanks to the weak hyperfine interaction and the strong spin-orbit interaction, heavy-holes in GaAs are promising candidates for all-electrical spin manipulation. However, making stable quantum dots in GaAs has only become possible recently, mainly because of difficulties in device fabrication and device stability. Here we present electrical transport measurements of heavy-holes in a lateral double quantum dot based on a GaAs /AlxGa1 - x As heterostructure. We observe clear Pauli spin blockade and show that the lifting of the spin blockade by an external magnetic field is extremely anisotropic. Numerical calculations of heavy-hole transport through a double quantum dot in the presence of strong spin-orbit interaction demonstrate quantitative agreement with experimental results, which indicates that the observed anisotropy can be explained by the anisotropic hole g-factor and the surface Dresselhaus spin-orbit coupling.

  19. Measurement of gravitation-induced quantum interference for neutrons in a spin-echo spectrometer

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    De Haan, V.O.; Plomp, J.; Van Well, A.A.; Rekveldt, M.T.; Hasegawa, Y.H.; Dalgliesh, R.M.; Steinke, N.J.

    2014-01-01

    With a neutron spin-echo reflectometer (OffSpec at ISIS, UK) it is possible to measure the gravitation-induced quantum phase difference between the two spin states of the neutron wave function in a magnetic field. In the small-angle approximation, this phase depends linearly on the inclination angle

  20. A direct proof of dimerization in a family of SU( n)-invariant quantum spin chains

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    Nachtergaele, Bruno; Ueltschi, Daniel

    2017-09-01

    We study the family of spin- S quantum spin chains with a nearest neighbor interaction given by the negative of the singlet projection operator. Using a random loop representation of the partition function in the limit of zero temperature and standard techniques of classical statistical mechanics, we prove dimerization for all sufficiently large values of S.

  1. Localized excitons in quantum wells show spin relaxation without coherence loss

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    Zimmermann, R.; Langbein, W.; Runge, E.

    2001-01-01

    The coherence in the secondary emission from quantum well excitons is studied using the speckle method. Analysing the different polarization channels allows to conclude that (i) no coherence loss occurs in the cross-polarized emission, favouring spin beating instead of spin dephasing, and that (ii...

  2. A No-Go Theorem for the Continuum Limit of a Periodic Quantum Spin Chain

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    Jones, Vaughan F. R.

    2017-07-01

    We show that the Hilbert space formed from a block spin renormalization construction of a cyclic quantum spin chain (based on the Temperley-Lieb algebra) does not support a chiral conformal field theory whose Hamiltonian generates translation on the circle as a continuous limit of the rotations on the lattice.

  3. Spin-dependent resonant tunneling through semimetallic ErAs quantum wells

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    Petukhov, A. G.; Lambrecht, W. R. L.; Segall, B.

    1995-01-01

    Resonant tunneling through semimetallic ErAs quantum wells embedded in GaAs structures with AlAs barriers was recently found to exhibit an intriguing behavior in magnetic fields which is explained in terms of tunneling selection rules and the spin-polarized band structure including spin-orbit coupling.

  4. Spin Squeezing and Entanglement with Room Temperature Atoms for Quantum Sensing and Communication

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    Shen, Heng

    magnetometer at room temperature is reported. Furthermore, using spin-squeezing of atomic ensemble, the sensitivity of magnetometer is improved. Deterministic continuous variable teleportation between two distant atomic ensembles is demonstrated. The fidelity of teleportating dynamically changing sequence...... of spin states surpasses a classical benchmark, demonstrating the true quantum teleportation....

  5. Photoluminescence of p-doped quantum wells with strong spin splitting

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    Kossacki, P.; Boukari, H.; Bertolini, M; Ferrand, D.; Cibert, J.; Tatarenko, S.; Gaj, J. A.; Deveaud, B.; Ciulin, V.; Potemski, M.

    2004-01-01

    The spectroscopic properties of a spin polarized two-dimensional hole gas are studied in modulation doped (Cd,Mn)Te quantum wells. The giant Zeeman effect induces a significant spin splitting even at very small values of the applied field. Several methods of measuring the carrier density (Hall effect, filling factors of the Landau levels at high field, various manifestations of Moss-Burstein shifts) are described and calibrated. The value of the spin splitting needed to fully polarize the hol...

  6. Quantum Entanglement of a Tunneling Spin with Mechanical Modes of a Torsional Resonator

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    D. A. Garanin

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available We solve the Schrödinger equation for various quantum regimes describing a tunneling macrospin coupled to a torsional oscillator. The energy spectrum and freezing of spin tunneling are studied. Magnetic susceptibility, noise spectrum, and decoherence due to entanglement of spin and mechanical modes are computed. We show that the presence of a tunneling spin can be detected via splitting of the mechanical mode at the resonance. Our results apply to experiments with magnetic molecules coupled to nanoresonators.

  7. Proposed Coupling of an Electron Spin in a Semiconductor Quantum Dot to a Nanosize Optical Cavity

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    Majumdar, Arka; Nielsen, Per Kær; Bajcsy, Michal

    2013-01-01

    We propose a scheme to efficiently couple a single quantum dot electron spin to an optical nano-cavity, which enables us to simultaneously benefit from a cavity as an efficient photonic interface, as well as to perform high fidelity (nearly 100%) spin initialization and manipulation achievable...... in bulk semiconductors. Moreover, the presence of the cavity speeds up the spin initialization process beyond the GHz range....

  8. Heisenberg antiferromagnets with exchange and cubic anisotropies

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    Bannasch, G [MPI fuer Physik komplexer Systeme, 01187 Dresden (Germany); Selke, W, E-mail: selke@physik.rwth-aachen.d [Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, RWTH Aachen University and JARA-SIM, 52056 Aachen (Germany)

    2010-01-01

    We study classical Heisenberg antiferromagnets with uniaxial exchange anisotropy and a cubic anisotropy term on simple cubic lattices in an external magnetic field using ground state considerations and extensive Monte Carlo simulations. In addition to the antiferromagnetic phase field-induced spin-flop and non-collinear, biconical phases may occur. Phase diagrams and critical as well as multicritical phenomena are discussed. Results are compared to previous findings.

  9. The energy-level crossing behavior and quantum Fisher information in a quantum well with spin-orbit coupling.

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    Wang, Z H; Zheng, Q; Wang, Xiaoguang; Li, Yong

    2016-03-02

    We study the energy-level crossing behavior in a two-dimensional quantum well with the Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit couplings (SOCs). By mapping the SOC Hamiltonian onto an anisotropic Rabi model, we obtain the approximate ground state and its quantum Fisher information (QFI) via performing a unitary transformation. We find that the energy-level crossing can occur in the quantum well system within the available parameters rather than in cavity and circuit quantum eletrodynamics systems. Furthermore, the influence of two kinds of SOCs on the QFI is investigated and an intuitive explanation from the viewpoint of the stationary perturbation theory is given.

  10. Conversion of equilibrium spin current into charge current through a quantum-dot spin valve subject to circularly polarized field

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    Liang, Feng, E-mail: bd10583@163.com [Department of Physics, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian 223003 (China); Gao, Ben-Ling; Hu, Guang [Department of Physics, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian 223003 (China); Gu, Yu [Department of Physics and Siyuan Laboratory, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632 (China); Xu, Ning [The School of Mathematics and Physics, Yancheng Institute of Technology, Yancheng 224051 (China)

    2015-12-18

    We theoretically investigate the electron transport through a quantum-dot spin valve subject to a circularly polarized field. It is shown that the original equilibrium spin current arising from the spin Josephson effect can be converted to a charge current by the circularly polarized field. Numerical calculations demonstrate that the sign and the magnitude of the equilibrium spin current can both be deduced from the induced charge current. Moreover, the dependence of the induced charge current on the system parameters is also studied and the most important finding is that for most choices of the system parameters the induced charge current is large enough to be measured by present technology. Therefore, our findings offer a promising way to detect the equilibrium spin current in spin valve systems. - Highlights: • Equilibrium spin current can be converted to charge current with polarized light. • The equilibrium spin current can be deduced from the induced charge current. • The induced charge current is measurable in experiments.

  11. Towards quantum optics and entanglement with electron spin ensembles in semiconductors

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    van der Wal, Caspar H.; Sladkov, Maksym

    We discuss a technique and a material system that enable the controlled realization of quantum entanglement between spin-wave modes of electron ensembles in two spatially separated pieces of semiconductor material. The approach uses electron ensembles in GaAs quantum wells that are located inside

  12. The dynamical frustration of interlayer excitons delocalizing in bilayer quantum antiferromagnets

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    Rademaker, L.; Wu, K.; Hilgenkamp, H.; Zaanen, J.

    2012-01-01

    Using the self-consistent Born approximation we study the delocalization of interlayer excitons in the bilayer Heisenberg quantum antiferromagnet. Under realistic conditions we find that the coupling between the exciton motion and the spin system is strongly enhanced as compared to the case of a

  13. Quantum computers based on electron spins controlled by ultrafast off-resonant single optical pulses.

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    Clark, Susan M; Fu, Kai-Mei C; Ladd, Thaddeus D; Yamamoto, Yoshihisa

    2007-07-27

    We describe a fast quantum computer based on optically controlled electron spins in charged quantum dots that are coupled to microcavities. This scheme uses broadband optical pulses to rotate electron spins and provide the clock signal to the system. Nonlocal two-qubit gates are performed by phase shifts induced by electron spins on laser pulses propagating along a shared waveguide. Numerical simulations of this scheme demonstrate high-fidelity single-qubit and two-qubit gates with operation times comparable to the inverse Zeeman frequency.

  14. Locally covariant quantum field theory and the spin-statistics connection

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    Fewster, Christopher J

    2016-01-01

    The framework of locally covariant quantum field theory, an axiomatic approach to quantum field theory in curved spacetime, is reviewed. As a specific focus, the connection between spin and statistics is examined in this context. A new approach is given, which allows for a more operational description of theories with spin and for the derivation of a more general version of the spin-statistics connection in curved spacetimes than previously available. This part of the text is based on arXiv:1503.05797 and a forthcoming publication; the emphasis here is on the fundamental ideas and motivation.

  15. Generation of non-equilibrium thermal quantum discord and entanglement in a three-spin XX chain by multi-spin interaction and an external magnetic field

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    Zhang, Xiu-xing [MOE Key Laboratory for Nonequilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed Matter, and Department of Applied Physics, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an 710049 (China); Li, Fu-li, E-mail: flli@mail.xjtu.edu.cn [MOE Key Laboratory for Nonequilibrium Synthesis and Modulation of Condensed Matter, and Department of Applied Physics, Xi' an Jiaotong University, Xi' an 710049 (China)

    2011-11-07

    The generation of non-equilibrium thermal quantum discord and entanglement is investigated in a three-spin chain whose two end spins are respectively coupled to two thermal reservoirs at different temperatures. We show that the spin chain can be decoupled from the thermal reservoirs by homogeneously applying a magnetic field and including a strong three-spin interaction, and then the maximal steady-state quantum discord and entanglement in the two end spins can always be created. In addition, the present investigation may provide a useful approach to control coupling between a quantum system and its environment. -- Highlights: → Spin chain decoupled from thermal reservoirs. → Thermal excitation depressed. → Maximal quantum correlations created.

  16. Electronic spin precession in semiconductor quantum dots with spin-orbit coupling

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    Valín-Rodríguez, Manuel; Puente, Antonio; Serra, Llorenç; Lipparini, Enrico

    2002-12-01

    The electronic spin precession in semiconductor dots is strongly affected by the spin-orbit coupling. We present a theory of the electronic spin resonance at low magnetic fields that predicts a strong dependence on the dot occupation, the magnetic field and the spin-orbit coupling strength. Coulomb interaction effects are also taken into account in a numerical approach.

  17. Entangled state teleportation through a couple of quantum channels composed of XXZ dimers in an Ising- XXZ diamond chain

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    Rojas, M.; de Souza, S. M.; Rojas, Onofre

    2017-02-01

    The quantum teleportation plays an important role in quantum information process, in this sense, the quantum entanglement properties involving an infinite chain structure is quite remarkable because real materials could be well represented by an infinite chain. We study the teleportation of an entangled state through a couple of quantum channels, composed by Heisenberg dimers in an infinite Ising-Heisenberg diamond chain, the couple of chains are considered sufficiently far away from each other to be ignored the any interaction between them. To teleporting a couple of qubits through the quantum channel, we need to find the average density operator for Heisenberg spin dimers, which will be used as quantum channels. Assuming the input state as a pure state, we can apply the concept of fidelity as a useful measurement of teleportation performance of a quantum channel. Using the standard teleportation protocol, we have derived an analytical expression for the output concurrence, fidelity, and average fidelity. We study in detail the effects of coupling parameters, external magnetic field and temperature dependence of quantum teleportation. Finally, we explore the relations between entanglement of the quantum channel, the output entanglement and the average fidelity of the system. Through a kind of phase diagram as a function of Ising-Heisenberg diamond chain model parameters, we illustrate where the quantum teleportation will succeed and a region where the quantum teleportation could fail.

  18. Entanglement distribution schemes employing coherent photon-to-spin conversion in semiconductor quantum dot circuits

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    Gaudreau, Louis; Bogan, Alex; Korkusinski, Marek; Studenikin, Sergei; Austing, D. Guy; Sachrajda, Andrew S.

    2017-09-01

    Long distance entanglement distribution is an important problem for quantum information technologies to solve. Current optical schemes are known to have fundamental limitations. A coherent photon-to-spin interface built with quantum dots (QDs) in a direct bandgap semiconductor can provide a solution for efficient entanglement distribution. QD circuits offer integrated spin processing for full Bell state measurement (BSM) analysis and spin quantum memory. Crucially the photo-generated spins can be heralded by non-destructive charge detection techniques. We review current schemes to transfer a polarization-encoded state or a time-bin-encoded state of a photon to the state of a spin in a QD. The spin may be that of an electron or that of a hole. We describe adaptations of the original schemes to employ heavy holes which have a number of attractive properties including a g-factor that is tunable to zero for QDs in an appropriately oriented external magnetic field. We also introduce simple throughput scaling models to demonstrate the potential performance advantage of full BSM capability in a QD scheme, even when the quantum memory is imperfect, over optical schemes relying on linear optical elements and ensemble quantum memories.

  19. Quantum Stirling heat engine and refrigerator with single and coupled spin systems

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    Huang, Xiao-Li; Niu, Xin-Ya; Xiu, Xiao-Ming; Yi, Xue-Xi

    2014-02-01

    We study the reversible quantum Stirling cycle with a single spin or two coupled spins as the working substance. With the single spin as the working substance, we find that under certain conditions the reversed cycle of a heat engine is NOT a refrigerator, this feature holds true for a Stirling heat engine with an ion trapped in a shallow potential as its working substance. The efficiency of quantum Stirling heat engine can be higher than the efficiency of the Carnot engine, but the performance coefficient of the quantum Stirling refrigerator is always lower than its classical counterpart. With two coupled spins as the working substance, we find that a heat engine can turn to a refrigerator due to the increasing of the coupling constant, this can be explained by the properties of the isothermal line in the magnetic field-entropy plane.

  20. Quantum Information Processing by Electron Spin Resonance in a Transistor Structure

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    Yablonovitch, Eli

    2001-03-01

    Isolated electron spins in low temperature semiconductors are now recognized to have considerable potential for storing and manipulating quantum information. One of the great advantages of a spin in a semiconductor is that it can be embedded into a transistor structure, and it can thereby lend itself to large-scale integration of a quantum information processor. One essential element for spin-based quantum information processing is to be able to individually address the spins, or qubits, rotations. The electron spin resonance (ESR) electrons in a GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure can be tuned by means of a gate voltage. The front and back gates of the heterostructure produce opposite g-factor shift, suggesting that electron g-factor is being electrostatically controlled by shifting the electron wave function from one epitaxial layer to another with different g-factors. We report our observations of gate-voltage tuned ESR in a two-dimensional electron system. We demonstrate that the electrostatic field of a gate can effectively adjust the weighting of the electron wave function between heterostructure layers of different composition producing a large g-factor change. We have monitored the ESR spin flips by means of the source/drain channel current, and conversely we have tuned the spin resonance frequency by means of the gate voltage. These are two of the elementary operations required in a quantum information processor.