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Entanglement area laws for long-range interacting systems

Gong, Zhe-Xuan and Foss-Feig, Michael and Brandão, Fernando G. S. L. and Gorshkov, Alexey V. (2017) Entanglement area laws for long-range interacting systems. Physical Review Letters, 119 (5). Art. No. 050501. ISSN 0031-9007. PMCID PMC6467278. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.050501.

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We prove that the entanglement entropy of any state evolved under an arbitrary 1/r^α long-range-interacting D-dimensional lattice spin Hamiltonian cannot change faster than a rate proportional to the boundary area for any α>D+1. We also prove that for any α>2D+2, the ground state of such a Hamiltonian satisfies the entanglement area law if it can be transformed along a gapped adiabatic path into a ground state known to satisfy the area law. These results significantly generalize their existing counterparts for short-range interacting systems, and are useful for identifying dynamical phase transitions and quantum phase transitions in the presence of long-range interactions.

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Brandão, Fernando G. S. L.0000-0003-3866-9378
Gorshkov, Alexey V.0000-0003-0509-3421
Additional Information:© 2017 American Physical Society. Received 25 March 2017; published 31 July 2017. We thank M. Hastings, G. Zhu, and R. Lundgren for helpful discussions. This work was supported by the AFOSR, NSF QIS, ARL CDQI, ARO MURI, ARO, NSF PFC at the JQI.
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Issue or Number:5
Classification Code:PACS numbers: 03.65.Ud, 03.67.Bg, 75.10.Dg
PubMed Central ID:PMC6467278
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