Complex path simulations of geometrically frustrated ladders

Elyasaf Y. Cohen, Andrei Alexandru, Snir Gazit

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Quantum systems with geometrical frustration remain an outstanding challenge for numerical simulations due to the infamous numerical sign problem. Here, we overcome this obstruction via complex path integration in a geometrically frustrated ladder of interacting bosons at finite density. This enables studies of the many-body ground state properties, otherwise inaccessible with standard quantum Monte Carlo methods. Specifically, we study a chemical potential tuned quantum phase transition, along which we track the emergence of quasi-long-range order and critical softening of the single particle gap. We chart future methodological improvements and applications in generalized geometrically frustrated lattice models.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number115122
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number11
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2024

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