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How can we detect the topological order in 1+1D topological superconductor numerically?

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I read some material in this forum and realize that entanglement entropy does not correspond to long range entanglement. Then what quantity can be used to characterize the topological order in 1+1D topological superconductor that can be obtained numerically?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-11 15:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user fangniuwawa
asked Sep 30, 2013 in Theoretical Physics by fangniuwawa (65 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Apr 19, 2014 by dimension10
Which material?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-11 15:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user Qmechanic
For example, in discussion in the link : physics.stackexchange.com/q/37840

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-11 15:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user fangniuwawa

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For simple systems, when a simple Bogoliubov-deGennes Hamiltonian is sufficient, you can calculate the band structure with periodic boundary condition. Then you calculate the band structure imposing open boundary conditions. The topological aspects usually show themselves as zero energy band crossing.

The previous method is particularly efficient when you do not need to consider the self-consistency condition for superconductivity, and/or without impurities. Adding these two effects... well I do not know other numerical method than the previous one, sorry.

I'm a bit under rush. Please ask for further precisions if you need some.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-11 15:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user FraSchelle
answered Oct 1, 2013 by FraSchelle (355 points) [ no revision ]
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For bosonic systems, there is no topological order in 1+1D. For fermionic systems, the only topological order in 1+1D is the p-wave state, that has Majorana zero mode at the chain end.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-11 15:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user Xiao-Gang Wen
answered Oct 2, 2013 by Xiao-Gang Wen (3,319 points) [ no revision ]
Thank you for your reply. I know that in Kitaev model there is Majorana zero model at the chain end, However, in this model, U(1) symmetry is explicitly broken. I am trying to search for models beyond mean field theory level that show topological order in one dimension by density-matrix renormalization group method, for example, Hubbard-like model with various extra terms. I am wondering what kind of quantities, which are numerically accessible, can be used to characterize topological order in 1+1D.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-11 15:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user fangniuwawa
If you bosonize the 1+1D fermion model, the fermion parity conservation becomes a $Z_2$ symmetry in the bosonize model. If the bosonize model spontaneously break such a $Z_2$ symmetry, then the 1+1D fermion model is in the topologically ordered phase.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-11 15:51 (UCT), posted by SE-user Xiao-Gang Wen

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