Logarithmic negativity and spectrum in free fermionic systems for well-separated intervals

Eldad Bettelheim*

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Abstract

We employ a mathematical framework based on the Riemann-Hilbert approach developed by Bettelheim et al (2022 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 55 135001) to study logarithmic negativity of two intervals of free fermions in the case where the size of the intervals as well as the distance between them is macroscopic. We find that none of the eigenvalues of the density matrix become negative, but rather they develop a small imaginary value, leading to non-zero logarithmic negativity. As an example, we compute negativity at half-filling and for intervals of equal size we find a result of order ( log ( N ) ) − 1 , where N is the typical length scale in units of the lattice spacing. One may compute logarithmic negativity in further situations, but we find that the results are non-universal, depending non-smoothly on the Fermi level and the size of the intervals in units of the lattice spacing.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number455302
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Volume56
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Nov 2023

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Keywords

  • Fisher-Hartwig theorem
  • Riemann-Hilbert problem
  • entanglement measures
  • logarithmic negativity

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