3 years ago

Interacting lattice systems with quantum dissipation: a quantum Monte Carlo study.

Yan Chen, L. Pollet, Zheng Yan, Xiaoqun Wang, Zi Cai, Jie Lou

Quantum dissipation arises when a large system can be split in a quantum system and an environment where the energy of the former flows to. Understanding the effect of dissipation on quantum many-body systems is of particular importance due to its potential relations with quantum information processing. We propose a conceptually simple approach to introduce the dissipation into interacting quantum systems in a thermodynamical context, in which every site of a 1d lattice is coupled off-diagonally to its own bath. The interplay between quantum dissipation and interactions gives rise to counterintuitive interpretations such as a compressible zero-temperature state with spontaneous discrete symmetry breaking and a thermal phase transition in a one-dimensional dissipative quantum many-body system as revealed by Quantum Monte Carlo path integral simulations.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1704.00606

DOI: arXiv:1704.00606v3

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