3 years ago

Dephasing with strings attached.

Mark I. Dykman, Vadim N. Smelyanskiy, Leonid P. Pryadko, Roderich Moessner, Claudio Castelnovo

Motivated by the existence of mobile low-energy excitations like domain walls in one dimension or gauge-charged fractionalized particles in higher dimensions, we compare quantum dynamics in the presence of weak Markovian dephasing for a particle hopping on a chain and for an Ising domain wall whose motion leaves behind a string of flipped spins. Exact solutions show that the two models have near identical transport responses in the bulk. On the other hand, in finite-length chains, the broadening of discrete spectral lines is much more noticeable in the case of a domain wall. These results may be of relevance to a broad class of systems including quasi-1D antiferromagnets, polymer chains, and even retinal systems.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.03068

DOI: arXiv:1711.03068v1

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