A. M. Läuchli

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We investigate the time evolution of correlations in the Bose-Hubbard model following a quench from the superfluid to the Mott insulator. For large values of the final interaction strength the system approaches a distinctly nonequilibrium steady state that bears strong memory of the initial conditions. In contrast, when the final interaction strength is(More)
We report a cluster of results on k-QSAT, the problem of quantum satisfiability for k-qubit projectors which generalizes classical satisfiability with k-bit clauses to the quantum setting. First we define the NP-complete problem of product satisfiability and give a geometrical criterion for deciding when a QSAT interaction graph is product satisfiable with(More)
Strongly correlated quantum systems can exhibit exotic behavior controlled by topology. We predict that the ν = 1/2 fractional Chern insulator arises naturally in a two-dimensional array of driven, dipolar-interacting spins. As a specific implementation, we analyze how to prepare and detect synthetic gauge potentials for the rotational excitations of(More)
We investigate the spreading of information in a one-dimensional Bose-Hubbard system after a sudden parameter change. In particular, we study the time-evolution of correlations and entanglement following a quench. The investigated quantities show a light-cone like evolution, i.e. the spreading with a finite velocity. We discuss the relation of this veloctiy(More)
We measure by inelastic neutron scattering the spin excitation spectra as a function of applied magnetic field in the quantum spin-ladder material (C5H12N)2CuBr4. Discrete magnon modes at low fields in the quantum disordered phase and at high fields in the saturated phase contrast sharply with a spinon continuum at intermediate fields characteristic of the(More)
We investigate the spreading of information in a Bose-Hubbard system after a sudden parameter change. In particular, we study the time-evolution of correlations and entanglement following a quench. The investigated quantities show a light-cone like evolution, i.e. the spreading with a finite velocity. We discuss the relation of this veloctiy to other(More)
Motivated by the recent report of broken time-reversal symmetry and zero momentum magnetic scattering in underdoped cuprates, we investigate under which circumstances orbital currents circulating inside a unit cell might be stabilized in extended Hubbard models that explicitly include oxygen orbitals. Using Gutzwiller projected variational wave functions(More)
We study the directional-ordering transition in the two-dimensional classical and quantum compass models on the square lattice by means of Monte Carlo simulations. An improved algorithm is presented which builds on the Wolff cluster algorithm in one-dimensional subspaces of the configuration space. This improvement allows us to study classical systems up to(More)
We demonstrate the utility of the numerical Contractor Renormalization (CORE) method for quantum spin systems by studying one and two dimensional model cases. Our approach consists of two steps: (i) building an effective Hamiltonian with longer ranged interactions up to a certain cutoff using the CORE algorithm and (ii) solving this new model numerically on(More)
We determine the dynamical dimer correlation functions of quantum dimer models at the Rokhsar-Kivelson point on the bipartite square and cubic lattices and the non-bipartite triangular lattice. Based on an algorithmic idea by Henley, we simulate a stochastic process of classical dimer configurations in continuous time and perform a stochastic analytical(More)