Time evolution of entanglement entropy in quenched holographic superconductors

Xiaojian Bai*, Bum-Hoon Lee, Li Li, Jia-Rui Sun, Hai-Qing Zhang

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We investigate the dynamical evolution of entanglement entropy in a holographic superconductor model by quenching the source term of the dual charged scalar operator. By access to the full background geometry, the holographic entanglement entropy is calculated for a strip geometry at the AdS boundary. It is found that the entanglement entropy exhibits a robust non-monotonic behaviour in time, independent of the strength of Gaussian quench and the size of the strip: it first displays a small dip, then grows linearly, and finally saturates. In particular, the linear growth velocity of the entanglement entropy has an upper bound for strip with large width; the equilibrium value of the non-local probe at late time shows a power law scaling behaviour with respect to the quench strength; moreover, the entanglement entropy can uncover the dynamical transition at certain critical quench strength which happens to coincide with the one obtained form the dynamical evolution of scalar order parameter.

Original languageEnglish
Article number066
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number4
Early online date2015
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2015


  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT)
  • Black Holes


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