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|Abstract:||The dynamics of quantum phase transitions are inevitably accompanied by the formation of defects when crossing a quantum critical point. For a generic class of quantum critical systems, we solve the problem of minimizing the production of defects through the use of a gradient-based deterministic optimal control algorithm. By considering a finite-size quantum Ising model with a tunable global transverse field, we show that an optimal power-law quench of the transverse field across the Ising critical point works well at minimizing the number of defects, in spite of being drawn from a subset of quench profiles. These power-law quenches are shown to be inherently robust against noise. The optimized defect density exhibits a transition at a critical ratio of the quench duration to the system size, which we argue coincides with the intrinsic speed limit for quantum evolution.|
|Citation:||Wu, Ning, Nanduri, Arun, Rabitz, Herschel. (2015). Optimal suppression of defect generation during a passage across a quantum critical point. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 91 (10.1103/PhysRevB.91.041115|
|Type of Material:||Journal Article|
|Journal/Proceeding Title:||PHYSICAL REVIEW B|
|Version:||Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.|
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