Dynamics of entanglement entropy of interacting fermions in a 1D driven harmonic trap
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA
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Published online: 26 March 2018
Following up on a recent analysis of two cold atoms in a time-dependent harmonic trap in one dimension, we explore the entanglement entropy of two and three fermions in the same situation when driven through a parametric resonance. We find that the presence of such a resonance in the two-particle system leaves a clear imprint on the entanglement entropy. We show how the signal is modified by attractive and repulsive contact interactions, and how it remains present for the three-particle system. Additionaly, we extend the work of recent experiments to demonstrate how restricting observation to a limited subsystem gives rise to locally thermal behavior.
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