Many-body states whose wave-function admits a representation in terms of a uniform binary-tree tensor decomposition are shown to obey to power-law two-body correlations functions. Any such state can be associated with the ground state of a translational invariant Hamiltonian which, depending on the dimension of the systems sites, involve at most couplings between third-neighboring sites. A detailed analysis of their spectra shows that they admit an exponentially large ground space.

1 aSilvi, Pietro1 aGiovannetti, Vittorio1 aMontangero, Simone1 aRizzi, Matteo1 aCirac, J. Ignacio1 aFazio, Rosario uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/390901188nas a2200157 4500008004300000245010800043210006900151260001900220520065100239100001800890700002300908700001800931700002600949700001900975856003600994 2010 en_Ud 00aHomogeneous multiscale entanglement renormalization ansatz tensor networks for quantum critical systems0 aHomogeneous multiscale entanglement renormalization ansatz tenso bIOP Publishing3 aIn this paper, we review the properties of homogeneous multiscale entanglement renormalization ansatz (MERA) to describe quantum critical systems.We discuss in more detail our results for one-dimensional (1D) systems (the Ising and Heisenberg models) and present new data for the 2D Ising model. Together with the results for the critical exponents, we provide a detailed description of the numerical algorithm and a discussion of new optimization\\nstrategies. The relation between the critical properties of the system and the tensor structure of the MERA is expressed using the formalism of quantum channels, which we review and extend.

1 aRizzi, Matteo1 aMontangero, Simone1 aSilvi, Pietro1 aGiovannetti, Vittorio1 aFazio, Rosario uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/406701559nas a2200157 4500008004300000245008100043210006900124520105300193100001801246700001801264700002501282700002001307700001901327700001901346856003601365 2008 en_Ud 00aFulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov pairing in one-dimensional optical lattices0 aFuldeFerrellLarkinOvchinnikov pairing in onedimensional optical 3 aSpin-polarized attractive Fermi gases in one-dimensional (1D) optical lattices are expected to be remarkably good candidates for the observation of the Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov (FFLO) phase. We model these systems with an attractive Hubbard model with population imbalance. By means of the density-matrix renormalization-group method we compute the pairing correlations as well as the static spin and charge structure factors in the whole range from weak to strong coupling. We demonstrate that pairing correlations exhibit quasi-long range order and oscillations at the wave number expected from FFLO theory. However, we also show by numerically computing the mixed spin-charge static structure factor that charge and spin degrees of freedom appear to be coupled already for small imbalance. We discuss the consequences of this coupling for the observation of the FFLO phase, as well as for the stabilization of the quasi-long range order into long-range order by coupling many identical 1D systems, as in quasi-1D optical lattices.

1 aRizzi, Matteo1 aPolini, Marco1 aCazalilla, Miguel A.1 aBakhtiari, M.R.1 aTosi, Mario P.1 aFazio, Rosario uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/269401450nas a2200169 4500008004300000245007300043210006900116520092200185100001801107700001801125700001801143700001901161700001901180700002601199700001901225856003601244 2007 en_Ud 00aLuther-Emery Phase and Atomic-Density Waves in a Trapped Fermion Gas0 aLutherEmery Phase and AtomicDensity Waves in a Trapped Fermion G3 aThe Luther-Emery liquid is a state of matter that is predicted to occur in one-dimensional systems of interacting fermions and is characterized by a gapless charge spectrum and a gapped spin spectrum. In this Letter we discuss a realization of the Luther-Emery phase in a trapped cold-atom gas. We study by means of the density-matrix renormalization-group technique a two-component atomic Fermi gas with attractive interactions subject to parabolic trapping inside an optical lattice. We demonstrate how this system exhibits compound phases characterized by the coexistence of spin pairing and atomic-density waves. A smooth crossover occurs with increasing magnitude of the atom-atom attraction to a state in which tightly bound spin-singlet dimers occupy the center of the trap. The existence of atomic-density waves could be detected in the elastic contribution to the light-scattering diffraction pattern.

1 aXianlong, Gao1 aRizzi, Matteo1 aPolini, Marco1 aFazio, Rosario1 aTosi, Mario P.1 aCampo, Vivaldo L. Jr.1 aCapelle, Klaus uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/205601031nas a2200121 4500008004300000245007500043210006900118520062400187100001800811700002500829700001900854856003600873 2006 en_Ud 00a4e-condensation in a fully frustrated Josephson junction diamond chain0 a4econdensation in a fully frustrated Josephson junction diamond 3 aFully frustrated one-dimensional diamond Josephson chains have been shown [B. Dou\\\\c{c}ot and J. Vidal, Phys. Rev. Lett. {\\\\bf 88}, 227005 (2002)] to posses a remarkable property: The superfluid phase occurs through the condensation of pairs of Cooper pairs. By means of Monte Carlo simulations we analyze quantitatively the Insulator to $4e$-Superfluid transition. We determine the location of the critical point and discuss the behaviour of the phase-phase correlators. For comparison we also present the case of a diamond chain at zero and 1/3 frustration where the standard $2e$-condensation is observed.

1 aRizzi, Matteo1 aCataudella, Vittorio1 aFazio, Rosario uhttp://hdl.handle.net/1963/2400