Prethermalization from a low-density Holstein-Primakoff expansion

Marcuzzi, Matteo, Marino, Jamir, Gambassi, Andrea and Silva, Alessandro (2016) Prethermalization from a low-density Holstein-Primakoff expansion. Physical Review B, 94 . 214304/1-214304/15. ISSN 2469-9969

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We consider the non-equilibrium dynamics arising after a quench of the transverse magnetic field of a quantum Ising chain, together with the sudden switch-on of a long-range interaction term. The dynamics after the quantum quench is mapped onto a fully-connected model of hard-core bosons, after a suitable combination of a Holstein-Primakoff transformation and of a low-density expansion in the quasi-particles injected by the quench. This mapping holds for a broad class of initial states and for quenches which do not cross the critical point of the transverse field Ising model. We then study the algebraic relaxation in time of a number of observables towards a metastable, pre-thermal state, which becomes the asymptotic steady state in the thermodynamic limit.

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Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
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Depositing User: Marcuzzi, Matteo
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 13:21
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:25

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