Matrix-Product-State Algorithm for Finite Fractional Quantum Hall Systems

Zhao Liu, R. N. Bhatt

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Exact diagonalization is a powerful tool to study fractional quantum Hall (FQH) systems. However, its capability is limited by the exponentially increasing computational cost. In order to overcome this difficulty, density-matrix-renormalization-group (DMRG) algorithms were developed for much larger system sizes. Very recently, it was realized that some model FQH states have exact matrix-product-state (MPS) representation. Motivated by this, here we report a MPS code, which is closely related to, but different from traditional DMRG language, for finite FQH systems on the cylinder geometry. By representing the many-body Hamiltonian as a matrix-product-operator (MPO) and using single-site update and density matrix correction, we show that our code can efficiently search the ground state of various FQH systems. We also compare the performance of our code with traditional DMRG. The possible generalization of our code to infinite FQH systems and other physical systems is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012044
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 28 2015
Event26th IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics, CCP 2014 - Boston, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2014Aug 14 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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