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Title: Momentum Polarization: an Entanglement Measure of Topological Spin
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Qi, Xiao-Liang
Issue Date: 17-Dec-2012
Event Date: 17-Dec-2012
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.8
Notes: IAS Symposium on Frontiers in Condensed Matter Physics. Talk no. 3
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Abstract: Topologically ordered states are states of matter which are distinct from trivial states by topological properties such as ground state degeneracy and quasi-particles carrying fractional quantum numbers and fractional statistics. The topological spin is an important property of a topological quasi-particle, which is the Berry phase obtained in the adiabatic self-rotation of the quasi-particle by 2. The talk propose a new approach to compute the topological spin in candidate systems of two-dimensional topologically ordered states, and identify the topological spin with a new quantity, the momentum polarization defined on the cylinder geometry. The momentum polarization is determined by the quantum entanglement between the two halves of the cylinder, and can be computed from the reduced density matrix. As an example we present numerical results for the honeycomb lattice Kitaev model, which correctly reproduces the expected spin 1/16 of the Ising non-Abelian anyon. Th! e result provides a new efficient approach to characterize and identify topological states of matter from finite size numerics.
Duration: 34 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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