Full counting statistics in the transverse field Ising chain

Stefan Groha, Fabian H. L. Essler, Pasquale Calabrese

SciPost Phys. 4, 043 (2018) · published 28 June 2018

Abstract

We consider the full probability distribution for the transverse magnetization of a finite subsystem in the transverse field Ising chain. We derive a determinant representation of the corresponding characteristic function for general Gaussian states. We consider applications to the full counting statistics in the ground state, finite temperature equilibrium states, non-equilibrium steady states and time evolution after global quantum quenches. We derive an analytical expression for the time and subsystem size dependence of the characteristic function at sufficiently late times after a quantum quench. This expression features an interesting multiple light-cone structure.

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Full counting statistics Quantum quenches Steady states Transverse-field Ising chain

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