Monitored quantum dynamics via spacetime duality

Matteo Ippoliti (Stanford U)

Dec 02. 2021, 16:05 — 16:40

Quantum systems subject to monitoring by an outside observer have been shown to exhibit interesting entanglement phases in their quantum trajectories, giving a new paradigm for phase structure out of equilibrium. However, observing these phases is quite challenging, as it requires tracking one out of exponentially many quantum trajectories. I will discuss how key aspects of these measurement-induced phases (including the emergence of a dynamically-generated quantum error correcting code that supports the entangling phase) are present in unitary circuits without any monitoring, and are accessible via the idea of "spacetime duality", i.e. by exchanging the roles of space and time in the dynamics. This creates a connection between monitored and dissipative quantum dynamics, opening the door to practical laboratory realizations. It also enables the derivation of new monitored phases with "fractal" scaling of entanglement, not generically found in many-body unitary dynamics.

MI, V. Khemani, PRL 126, 060501 (2021)
MI, T. Rakovszky, V. Khemani, arXiv:2103.06873

Further Information
Erwin Schrödinger Institute - virtual
Associated Event:
Topology, Disorder, and Hydrodynamics in Non-equilibrium Quantum Matter (Online Workshop)
Jörg Schmiedmayer (TU Vienna)
Maksym Serbyn (ISTA, Klosterneuburg)
Romain Vasseur (UMass Amherst)