Quantum Many-Body Scars from Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen States in Bilayer Systems

TitleQuantum Many-Body Scars from Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen States in Bilayer Systems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsWildeboer, J, Langlett, CM, Yang, Z-C, Gorshkov, AV, Iadecola, T, Xu, S
Date Published9/12/2022
KeywordsFOS: Physical sciences, Strongly Correlated Electrons (cond-mat.str-el)

Quantum many-body scar states are special eigenstates of nonintegrable models with distinctive entanglement features that give rise to infinitely long-lived coherent dynamics under quantum quenches from certain initial states. We elaborate on a construction of quantum many-body scar states in which they emerge from Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) states in systems with two layers, wherein the two layers are maximally entangled. We apply this construction to spin systems as well as systems of itinerant fermions and bosons and demonstrate how symmetries can be harnessed to enhance its versatility. We show that several well-known examples of quantum many-body scars, including the tower of states in the spin-1 XY model and the η-pairing states in the Fermi-Hubbard model, can be understood within this formalism. We also demonstrate how an {\it infinite} tower of many-body scar states can emerge in bilayer Bose-Hubbard models with charge conservation.