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Iblisdir, S. y Pérez García, David y Aguado, M. y Pachos, J. (2010) Thermal states of anyonic systems. Nuclear Physics B, 829 . pp. 401-424. ISSN 0550-3213

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A study of the thermal properties of two-dimensional topological lattice models is presented. This work is relevant to assess the usefulness of these systems as a quantum memory. For our purposes, we use the topological mutual information I(topo) as a "topological order parameter". For Abelian models, we show how I(topo) depends on the thermal topological charge probability distribution. More generally, we present a conjecture that I(topo) can (asymptotically) be written as a Kullback-Leitner distance between this probability distribution and that induced by the quantum dimensions of the model at hand. We also explain why I(topo). is more suitable for our purposes than the more familiar entanglement entropy S(topo). A scaling law, encoding the interplay of volume and temperature effects, as well as different limit procedures, are derived in detail. A non-Abelian model is next analyzed and similar results are found. Finally, we also consider, in the case of it one-plaquette toric code, an environment model giving rise to a simulation of thermal effects in time.


Tipo de documento:Artículo
Palabras clave:Mesoscale; Nanoscale Physics
Materias:Ciencias > Física > Física matemática
Código ID:17664
Depositado:15 Ene 2013 09:29
Última Modificación:04 Dic 2014 10:49

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