Exact results for fidelity susceptibility of the quantum Ising model: the interplay between parity, system size, and magnetic field

Author(s): B. Damski, M. M. Rams

Journal: J. Phys. A: Math. Theor.

Volume: 47

Page(s): 025303

Year: 2014

DOI Number: 10.1088/1751-8113/47/2/025303

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We derive an exact closed-form expression for fidelity susceptibility of even- and odd-sized quantum Ising chains in a transverse field. To this aim, we diagonalize the Ising Hamiltonian and study the gap between its positive and negative parity subspaces. We derive an exact closed-form expression for the gap and use it to identify the parity of the ground state. We point out the misunderstanding in some of the former studies of fidelity susceptibility and discuss its consequences. Last but not least, we rigorously analyze the properties of the gap. For example, we derive analytical expressions showing its exponential dependence on the ratio between the system size and the correlation length.

Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/1308.5917

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