TY - JOUR

T1 - Entanglement spectrum and entanglement Hamiltonian of a Chern insulator with open boundaries

AU - Hermanns, Maria

AU - Salimi, Yann

AU - Haque, Masudul

AU - Fritz, Lars

PY - 2014/10/1

Y1 - 2014/10/1

N2 - We study the entanglement spectrum of a Chern insulator on a cylinder geometry, with the cut separating two partitions parallel to the cylinder edge at varying distances from the edge. In contrast to similar studies on a torus, there is only one cut and hence only one virtual edge mode in the entanglement spectrum. The entanglement spectrum has a gap when the cut is close enough to the physical edge of the cylinder such that the edge mode spatially extends over the cut. This effect is suppressed for parameter choices where the edge mode is sharply localized at the edge. In the extreme case of a perfectly localized edge mode, the entanglement spectrum is gapless, even if the smaller partition consists of a single edge row. For the single-row cut, we construct the corresponding entanglement Hamiltonian, which is a 1D, tight-binding Hamiltonian with complex long-range hopping and interesting properties. We also study and explain the effect of two different schemes of flux insertion through a ring described by such an entanglement Hamiltonian.

AB - We study the entanglement spectrum of a Chern insulator on a cylinder geometry, with the cut separating two partitions parallel to the cylinder edge at varying distances from the edge. In contrast to similar studies on a torus, there is only one cut and hence only one virtual edge mode in the entanglement spectrum. The entanglement spectrum has a gap when the cut is close enough to the physical edge of the cylinder such that the edge mode spatially extends over the cut. This effect is suppressed for parameter choices where the edge mode is sharply localized at the edge. In the extreme case of a perfectly localized edge mode, the entanglement spectrum is gapless, even if the smaller partition consists of a single edge row. For the single-row cut, we construct the corresponding entanglement Hamiltonian, which is a 1D, tight-binding Hamiltonian with complex long-range hopping and interesting properties. We also study and explain the effect of two different schemes of flux insertion through a ring described by such an entanglement Hamiltonian.

KW - Entanglement in extended quantum systems (theory)

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84908199161&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1088/1742-5468/2014/10/P10030

DO - 10.1088/1742-5468/2014/10/P10030

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84908199161

SN - 1742-5468

VL - 2014

JO - Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment

JF - Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment

IS - 10

M1 - P10030

ER -