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  1. Non-Abelian gauge fields

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    Gerbier, Fabrice; Goldman, Nathan; Lewenstein, Maciej; Sengstock, Klaus

    2013-07-01

    interesting and related effect, which arises from the interplay between strong magnetic field and lattice potentials, is the famous Hofstadter butterfly: the energy spectrum of a single particle moving on a lattice and subjected to a strong magnetic field displays a beautiful fractal structure as a function of the magnetic flux penetrating each elementary plaquette of the lattice. When the effects of interparticle interactions become dominant, two-dimensional gases of electrons exhibit even more exotic behaviour leading to the fractional quantum Hall effect. In certain conditions such a strongly interacting electron gas may form a highly correlated state of matter, the prototypical example being the celebrated Laughlin quantum liquid. Even more fascinating is the behaviour of bulk excitations (quasi-hole and quasi-particles): they are neither fermionic nor bosonic, but rather behave as anyons with fractional statistics intermediate between the two. Moreover, for some specific filling factors (ratio between the electronic density and the flux density), these anyons are proven to have an internal structure (several components) and non-Abelian braiding properties. Many of the above statements concern theoretical predictions—they have never been observed in condensed matter systems. For instance, the fractional values of the Hall conductance is seen as a direct consequence of the fractional statistics, but to date direct observation of anyons has not been possible in two-dimensional semiconductors. Realizing these predictions in experiments with atoms, ions, photons etc, which potentially allow the experimentalist to perform measurements complementary to those made in condensed matter systems, is thus highly desirable! Non-Abelian gauge fields couple the motional states of the particles to their internal degrees of freedom (such as hyperfine states for atoms or ions, electronic spins for electrons, etc). In this sense external non-Abelian fields extend the concept of spin

  2. Non-Abelian gauge fields

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    Gerbier, Fabrice; Goldman, Nathan; Lewenstein, Maciej; Sengstock, Klaus

    2013-07-01

    interesting and related effect, which arises from the interplay between strong magnetic field and lattice potentials, is the famous Hofstadter butterfly: the energy spectrum of a single particle moving on a lattice and subjected to a strong magnetic field displays a beautiful fractal structure as a function of the magnetic flux penetrating each elementary plaquette of the lattice. When the effects of interparticle interactions become dominant, two-dimensional gases of electrons exhibit even more exotic behaviour leading to the fractional quantum Hall effect. In certain conditions such a strongly interacting electron gas may form a highly correlated state of matter, the prototypical example being the celebrated Laughlin quantum liquid. Even more fascinating is the behaviour of bulk excitations (quasi-hole and quasi-particles): they are neither fermionic nor bosonic, but rather behave as anyons with fractional statistics intermediate between the two. Moreover, for some specific filling factors (ratio between the electronic density and the flux density), these anyons are proven to have an internal structure (several components) and non-Abelian braiding properties. Many of the above statements concern theoretical predictions—they have never been observed in condensed matter systems. For instance, the fractional values of the Hall conductance is seen as a direct consequence of the fractional statistics, but to date direct observation of anyons has not been possible in two-dimensional semiconductors. Realizing these predictions in experiments with atoms, ions, photons etc, which potentially allow the experimentalist to perform measurements complementary to those made in condensed matter systems, is thus highly desirable! Non-Abelian gauge fields couple the motional states of the particles to their internal degrees of freedom (such as hyperfine states for atoms or ions, electronic spins for electrons, etc). In this sense external non-Abelian fields extend the concept of spin

  3. Non-Abelian vortices at weak and strong coupling in mass deformed ABJM theory

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    Auzzi, Roberto; Kumar, S. Prem

    2009-10-01

    We find half-BPS vortex solitons, at both weak and strong coupling, in the Script N = 6 supersymmetric mass deformation of ABJM theory with U(N) × U(N) gauge symmetry and Chern-Simons level k. The strong coupling gravity dual is obtained by performing a Bbb Zk quotient of the Script N = 8 supersymmetric eleven dimensional supergravity background of Lin, Lunin and Maldacena corresponding to the mass deformed M2-brane theory. At weak coupling, the BPS vortices preserving six supersymmetries are found in the Higgs vacuum of the theory where the gauge symmetry is broken to U(1) × U(1). The classical vortex solitons break a colour-flavour locked global symmetry resulting in non-Abelian internal orientational moduli and a CP1 moduli space of solutions. At strong coupling and large k, upon reduction to type IIA strings, the vortex moduli space and its action are computed by a probe D0-brane in the dual geometry. The mass of the D0-brane matches the classical vortex mass. However, the gravity picture exhibits a six dimensional moduli space of solutions, a section of which can be identified as the CP1 we find classically, along with a Dirac monopole connection of strength k. It is likely that the extra four dimensions in the moduli space are an artifact of the strong coupling limit and of the supergravity approximation.

  4. Non-Abelian gauge invariance and the infrared approximation

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    Cho, H.h.; Fried, H.M.; Grandou, T.

    1988-02-15

    Two constructions are given of infrared approximations, defined by a nonlocal configuration-space restrictions, which preserve the local, non-Abelian gauge invariance of SU(N) two-dimensional QCD (QCD/sub 2/). These continuum infrared methods are used to estimate the quenched order parameter in the strong-coupling, or chiral, limit and are compared to a previous calculation where gauge invariance was not manifest. Both constructions provide results which, in the chiral limit, differ from each other and from the previous estimation by an inessential, multiplicative scaling factor.

  5. Non-Abelian discrete gauge symmetries in F-theory

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    Grimm, Thomas W.; Pugh, Tom G.; Regalado, Diego

    2016-02-01

    The presence of non-Abelian discrete gauge symmetries in four-dimensional F-theory compactifications is investigated. Such symmetries are shown to arise from seven-brane configurations in genuine F-theory settings without a weak string coupling description. Gauge fields on mutually non-local seven-branes are argued to gauge both R-R and NS-NS two-form bulk axions. The gauging is completed into a generalisation of the Heisenberg group with either additional seven-brane gauge fields or R-R bulk gauge fields. The former case relies on having seven-brane fluxes, while the latter case requires torsion cohomology and is analysed in detail through the M-theory dual. Remarkably, the M-theory reduction yields an Abelian theory that becomes non-Abelian when translated into the correct duality frame to perform the F-theory limit. The reduction shows that the gauge coupling function depends on the gauged scalars and transforms non-trivially as required for the groups encountered. This field dependence agrees with the expectations for the kinetic mixing of seven-branes and is unchanged if the gaugings are absent.

  6. Non-Abelian gauge redundancy and entropic ambiguities

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    Balachandran, A. P.; de Queiroz, A. R.; Vaidya, S.

    2015-04-01

    The von Neumann entropy of a generic quantum state is not unique unless the state can be uniquely decomposed as a sum of extremal or pure states. Therefore one reaches the remarkable possibility that there may be many entropies for a given state. We show that this happens if the GNS representation (of the algebra of observables in some quantum state) is reducible, and some representations in the decomposition occur with non-trivial degeneracy. This ambiguity in entropy, which can occur at zero temperature, can often be traced to a gauge symmetry emergent from the non-trivial topological character of the configuration space of the underlying system. We also establish the analogue of an H-theorem for this entropy by showing that its evolution is Markovian, determined by a stochastic matrix. After demonstrating this entropy ambiguity for the simple example of the algebra of 2 × 2 matrices, we argue that the degeneracies in the GNS representation can be interpreted as an emergent broken gauge symmetry, and play an important role in the analysis of emergent entropy due to non-Abelian anomalies. We work out the simplest situation with such non-Abelian symmetry, that of an ethylene molecule.

  7. Topological Quantum Phase Transition in Synthetic Non-Abelian Gauge Potential: Gauge Invariance and Experimental Detections

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    Sun, Fadi; Yu, Xiao-Lu; Ye, Jinwu; Fan, Heng; Liu, Wu-Ming

    2013-01-01

    The method of synthetic gauge potentials opens up a new avenue for our understanding and discovering novel quantum states of matter. We investigate the topological quantum phase transition of Fermi gases trapped in a honeycomb lattice in the presence of a synthetic non-Abelian gauge potential. We develop a systematic fermionic effective field theory to describe a topological quantum phase transition tuned by the non-Abelian gauge potential and explore its various important experimental consequences. Numerical calculations on lattice scales are performed to compare with the results achieved by the fermionic effective field theory. Several possible experimental detection methods of topological quantum phase transition are proposed. In contrast to condensed matter experiments where only gauge invariant quantities can be measured, both gauge invariant and non-gauge invariant quantities can be measured by experimentally generating various non-Abelian gauges corresponding to the same set of Wilson loops. PMID:23846153

  8. Simulation of non-Abelian gauge theories with optical lattices.

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    Tagliacozzo, L; Celi, A; Orland, P; Mitchell, M W; Lewenstein, M

    2013-01-01

    Many phenomena occurring in strongly correlated quantum systems still await conclusive explanations. The absence of isolated free quarks in nature is an example. It is attributed to quark confinement, whose origin is not yet understood. The phase diagram for nuclear matter at general temperatures and densities, studied in heavy-ion collisions, is not settled. Finally, we have no definitive theory of high-temperature superconductivity. Though we have theories that could underlie such physics, we lack the tools to determine the experimental consequences of these theories. Quantum simulators may provide such tools. Here we show how to engineer quantum simulators of non-Abelian lattice gauge theories. The systems we consider have several applications: they can be used to mimic quark confinement or to study dimer and valence-bond states (which may be relevant for high-temperature superconductors). PMID:24162080

  9. Simulation of non-Abelian gauge theories with optical lattices

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    Tagliacozzo, L.; Celi, A.; Orland, P.; Mitchell, M. W.; Lewenstein, M.

    2013-10-01

    Many phenomena occurring in strongly correlated quantum systems still await conclusive explanations. The absence of isolated free quarks in nature is an example. It is attributed to quark confinement, whose origin is not yet understood. The phase diagram for nuclear matter at general temperatures and densities, studied in heavy-ion collisions, is not settled. Finally, we have no definitive theory of high-temperature superconductivity. Though we have theories that could underlie such physics, we lack the tools to determine the experimental consequences of these theories. Quantum simulators may provide such tools. Here we show how to engineer quantum simulators of non-Abelian lattice gauge theories. The systems we consider have several applications: they can be used to mimic quark confinement or to study dimer and valence-bond states (which may be relevant for high-temperature superconductors).

  10. Non-Abelian gauge field theory in scale relativity

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    Nottale, Laurent; Célérier, Marie-Noëlle; Lehner, Thierry

    2006-03-01

    Gauge field theory is developed in the framework of scale relativity. In this theory, space-time is described as a nondifferentiable continuum, which implies it is fractal, i.e., explicitly dependent on internal scale variables. Owing to the principle of relativity that has been extended to scales, these scale variables can themselves become functions of the space-time coordinates. Therefore, a coupling is expected between displacements in the fractal space-time and the transformations of these scale variables. In previous works, an Abelian gauge theory (electromagnetism) has been derived as a consequence of this coupling for global dilations and/or contractions. We consider here more general transformations of the scale variables by taking into account separate dilations for each of them, which yield non-Abelian gauge theories. We identify these transformations with the usual gauge transformations. The gauge fields naturally appear as a new geometric contribution to the total variation of the action involving these scale variables, while the gauge charges emerge as the generators of the scale transformation group. A generalized action is identified with the scale-relativistic invariant. The gauge charges are the conservative quantities, conjugates of the scale variables through the action, which find their origin in the symmetries of the "scale-space." We thus found in a geometric way and recover the expression for the covariant derivative of gauge theory. Adding the requirement that under the scale transformations the fermion multiplets and the boson fields transform such that the derived Lagrangian remains invariant, we obtain gauge theories as a consequence of scale symmetries issued from a geometric space-time description.

  11. Cold Atoms in Non-Abelian Gauge Potentials: From the Hofstadter Moth to Lattice Gauge Theory

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    Osterloh, K.; Baig, M.; Santos, L.; Zoller, P.; Lewenstein, M.

    2005-07-01

    We demonstrate how to create artificial external non-Abelian gauge potentials acting on cold atoms in optical lattices. The method employs atoms with k internal states, and laser assisted state sensitive tunneling, described by unitary kxk matrices. The single-particle dynamics in the case of intense U(2) vector potentials lead to a generalized Hofstadter butterfly spectrum which shows a complex mothlike structure. We discuss the possibility to realize non-Abelian interferometry (Aharonov-Bohm effect) and to study many-body dynamics of ultracold matter in external lattice gauge fields.

  12. Non-Abelian SU(2) Lattice Gauge Theories in Superconducting Circuits.

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    Mezzacapo, A; Rico, E; Sabín, C; Egusquiza, I L; Lamata, L; Solano, E

    2015-12-11

    We propose a digital quantum simulator of non-Abelian pure-gauge models with a superconducting circuit setup. Within the framework of quantum link models, we build a minimal instance of a pure SU(2) gauge theory, using triangular plaquettes involving geometric frustration. This realization is the least demanding, in terms of quantum simulation resources, of a non-Abelian gauge dynamics. We present two superconducting architectures that can host the quantum simulation, estimating the requirements needed to run possible experiments. The proposal establishes a path to the experimental simulation of non-Abelian physics with solid-state quantum platforms. PMID:26705616

  13. Non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm effect with the time-dependent gauge fields

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    Hosseini Mansoori, Seyed Ali; Mirza, Behrouz

    2016-04-01

    We investigate the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm (AB) effect for time-dependent gauge fields. We prove that the non-Abelian AB phase shift related to time-dependent gauge fields, in which the electric and magnetic fields are written in the adjoint representation of SU (N) generators, vanishes up to the first order expansion of the phase factor. Therefore, the flux quantization in a superconductor ring does not appear in the time-dependent Abelian or non-Abelian AB effect.

  14. Enhancing Gauge Symmetries of Non-Abelian Supersymmetric Chern-Simons Model

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    Gharavi, Kh. Bahalke; Monemzadeh, M.; Nejad, S. Abarghouei

    2016-07-01

    In this article, we study gauge symmetries of the Non-Abelian Supersymmetric Chern-Simons model (SCS) of SU(2) group at (2+1)-dimensions in the framework of the formalism of constrained systems. Since, broken gauge symmetries in this physical system lead to the presence of nonphysical degrees of freedom, the Non-Abelian SCS model is strictly constrained to second-class constraints. Hence, by introducing some auxiliary fields and using finite order BFT method, we obtain a gauge symmetric model by converting second-class constraint to first-class ones. Ultimately, the partition function of the model is obtained in the extended phase space.

  15. Strong Coupling Gauge Theories in LHC ERA

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    Fukaya, H.; Harada, M.; Tanabashi, M.; Yamawaki, K.

    2011-01-01

    AdS/QCD, light-front holography, and the nonperturbative running coupling / Stanley J. Brodsky, Guy de Teramond and Alexandre Deur -- New results on non-abelian vortices - Further insights into monopole, vortex and confinement / K. Konishi -- Study on exotic hadrons at B-factories / Toru Iijima -- Cold compressed baryonic matter with hidden local symmetry and holography / Mannque Rho -- Aspects of baryons in holographic QCD / T. Sakai -- Nuclear force from string theory / K. Hashimoto -- Integrating out holographic QCD back to hidden local symmetry / Masayasu Harada, Shinya Matsuzaki and Koichi Yamawaki -- Holographic heavy quarks and the giant Polyakov loop / Gianluca Grignani, Joanna Karczmarek and Gordon W. Semenoff -- Effect of vector-axial-vector mixing to dilepton spectrum in hot and/or dense matter / Masayasu Harada and Chihiro Sasaki -- Infrared behavior of ghost and gluon propagators compatible with color confinement in Yang-Mills theory with the Gribov horizon / Kei-Ichi Kondo -- Chiral symmetry breaking on the lattice / Hidenori Fukaya [for JLQCD and TWQCD collaborations] -- Gauge-Higgs unification: Stable Higgs bosons as cold dark matter / Yutaka Hosotani -- The limits of custodial symmetry / R. Sekhar Chivukula ... [et al.] -- Higgs searches at the tevatron / Kazuhiro Yamamoto [for the CDF and D[symbol] collaborations] -- The top triangle moose / R. S. Chivukula ... [et al.] -- Conformal phase transition in QCD like theories and beyond / V. A. Miransky -- Gauge-Higgs unification at LHC / Nobuhito Maru and Nobuchika Okada -- W[symbol]W[symbol] scattering in Higgsless models: Identifying better effective theories / Alexander S. Belyaev ... [et al.] -- Holographic estimate of Muon g - 2 / Deog Ki Hong -- Gauge-Higgs dark matter / T. Yamashita -- Topological and curvature effects in a multi-fermion interaction model / T. Inagaki and M. Hayashi -- A model of soft mass generation / J. Hosek -- TeV physics and conformality / Thomas Appelquist -- Conformal

  16. The non-Abelian gauge theory of matrix big bangs

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    O'Loughlin, Martin; Seri, Lorenzo

    2010-07-01

    We study at the classical and quantum mechanical level the time-dependent Yang-Mills theory that one obtains via the generalisation of discrete light-cone quantization to singular homogeneous plane waves. The non-Abelian nature of this theory is known to be important for physics near the singularity, at least as far as the number of degrees of freedom is concerned. We will show that the quartic interaction is always subleading as one approaches the singularity and that close enough to t = 0 the evolution is driven by the diverging tachyonic mass term. The evolution towards asymptotically flat space-time also reveals some surprising features.

  17. Constraint Structure and Quantization of a Non-Abelian Gauge Theory by Means of Dirac Brackets

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    Bracken, Paul

    An SO(3) non-Abelian gauge theory is introduced. The Hamiltonian density is determined and the constraint structure of the model is derived. The first-class constraints are obtained and gauge-fixing constraints are introduced into the model. Finally, using the constraints, the Dirac brackets can be determined and a canonical quantization is found using Dirac's procedure.

  18. Controlling and probing non-abelian emergent gauge potentials in spinor Bose-Fermi mixtures

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    Phuc, Nguyen Thanh; Tatara, Gen; Kawaguchi, Yuki; Ueda, Masahito

    2015-01-01

    Gauge fields, typified by the electromagnetic field, often appear as emergent phenomena due to geometrical properties of a curved Hilbert subspace, and provide a key mechanism for understanding such exotic phenomena as the anomalous and topological Hall effects. Non-abelian gauge potentials serve as a source of non-singular magnetic monopoles. Here we show that unlike conventional solid materials, the non-abelianness of emergent gauge potentials in spinor Bose-Fermi atomic mixtures can be continuously varied by changing the relative particle-number densities of bosons and fermions. The non-abelian feature is captured by an explicit dependence of the measurable spin current density of fermions in the mixture on the variable coupling constant. Spinor mixtures also provide us with a method to coherently and spontaneously generate a pure spin current without relying on the spin Hall effect. Such a spin current is expected to have potential applications in the new generation of atomtronic devices. PMID:26330292

  19. Experimental evidence for non-Abelian gauge potentials in twisted graphene bilayers

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    Yin, Long-Jing; Qiao, Jia-Bin; Zuo, Wei-Jie; Li, Wen-Tian; He, Lin

    2015-08-01

    Non-Abelian gauge potentials are quite relevant in subatomic physics, but they are relatively rare in a condensed matter context. Here we report the experimental evidence for non-Abelian gauge potentials in twisted graphene bilayers by scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy. At a magic twisted angle, θ ≈(1.11±0.05 ) ∘ , a pronounced sharp peak, which arises from the nondispersive flat bands at the charge neutrality point, is observed in the tunneling density of states due to the action of the non-Abelian gauge fields. Moreover, we observe confined electronic states in the twisted bilayer, as manifested by regularly spaced tunneling peaks with energy spacing δ E ≈vF/D ≈70 meV (here vF is the Fermi velocity of graphene and D is the period of the moiré patterns). This indicates that the non-Abelian gauge potentials in twisted graphene bilayers confine low-energy electrons into a triangular array of quantum dots following the modulation of the moiré patterns. Our results also directly demonstrate that the Fermi velocity in twisted bilayers can be tuned from about 106m /s to zero by simply reducing the twisted angle of about 2∘.

  20. Dyonic String-Like Solution in a Non-Abelian Gauge Theory with Two Potentials

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    Tripathi, Buddhi Vallabh; Nandan, Hemwati; Purohit, K. D.

    2016-04-01

    Axially symmetric dyon solutions of a non-Abelian gauge theory model with two potentials are sought. While seeking axially symmetric (flux tube like solutions) for the model, we stumbled upon an exact solution which represents an infinite string-like dyonic configuration with cylindrical symmetry.

  1. Particle coupled to a heat bath in non-Abelian gauge potentials

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    Guingarey, Issoufou; Avossevou, Gabriel Y. H.

    2015-12-01

    We derive the quantum Langevin equation (QLE) for a harmonically single trapped cold atom subjected to artificial non-Abelian gauge potentials and linearly coupled to a heat bath. The independent-oscillator (IO) and the momentum-momenta coupling models are studied. In each case, the non-Abelian effect on the QLE is pointed out for a U(2 ) gauge transformation. For the IO model, only the generalized Lorentz force is modified by the appearance of an additive term. For the momentum-momenta coupling model, the generalized Lorentz force as well as the friction force are subjected to modifications. The dependence of the system on the magnetic field is explicit even if the gauge potential is uniform in space.

  2. Non-abelian gauge extensions for B-decay anomalies

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    Boucenna, Sofiane M.; Celis, Alejandro; Fuentes-Martín, Javier; Vicente, Avelino; Virto, Javier

    2016-09-01

    We study the generic features of minimal gauge extensions of the Standard Model in view of recent hints of lepton-flavor non-universality in semi-leptonic b → sℓ+ℓ- and b → cℓν decays. We classify the possible models according to the symmetry-breaking pattern and the source of flavor non-universality. We find that in viable models the SU (2) L factor is embedded non-trivially in the extended gauge group, and that gauge couplings should be universal, hinting to the presence of new degrees of freedom sourcing non-universality. Finally, we provide an explicit model that can explain the B-decay anomalies in a coherent way and confront it with the relevant phenomenological constraints.

  3. Pauli-Villars Regularization of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories

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    Hiller, J. R.

    2016-04-01

    As an extension of earlier work on QED, we construct a BRST-invariant Lagrangian for SU(N) Yang-Mills theory with fundamental matter, regulated by the inclusion of massive Pauli-Villars (PV) gluons and PV quarks. The underlying gauge symmetry for massless PV gluons is generalized to accommodate the PV-index-changing currents that are required by the regularization. Auxiliary adjoint scalars are used, in a mechanism due to Stueckelberg, to attribute mass to the PV gluons and the PV quarks. The addition of Faddeev-Popov ghosts then establishes a residual BRST symmetry. Although there are drawbacks to the approach, in particular the computational load of a large number of PV fields and a nonlocal interaction of the ghost fields, this formulation could provide a foundation for renormalizable nonperturbative solutions of light-front QCD in an arbitrary covariant gauge.

  4. Pauli-Villars Regularization of Non-Abelian Gauge Theories

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    Hiller, J. R.

    2016-07-01

    As an extension of earlier work on QED, we construct a BRST-invariant Lagrangian for SU(N) Yang-Mills theory with fundamental matter, regulated by the inclusion of massive Pauli-Villars (PV) gluons and PV quarks. The underlying gauge symmetry for massless PV gluons is generalized to accommodate the PV-index-changing currents that are required by the regularization. Auxiliary adjoint scalars are used, in a mechanism due to Stueckelberg, to attribute mass to the PV gluons and the PV quarks. The addition of Faddeev-Popov ghosts then establishes a residual BRST symmetry. Although there are drawbacks to the approach, in particular the computational load of a large number of PV fields and a nonlocal interaction of the ghost fields, this formulation could provide a foundation for renormalizable nonperturbative solutions of light-front QCD in an arbitrary covariant gauge.

  5. Topological phase transitions on a triangular optical lattice with non-Abelian gauge fields

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    Iskin, M.

    2016-03-01

    We study the mean-field BCS-BEC evolution of a uniform Fermi gas on a single-band triangular lattice and construct its ground-state phase diagrams, showing a wealth of topological quantum phase transitions between gapped and gapless superfluids that are induced by the interplay of an out-of-plane Zeeman field and a generic non-Abelian gauge field.

  6. Entanglement of Vortex Lattices for Ultracold Bose Gases in a Non-Abelian Gauge Potential

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    Cheng, Szu-Cheng; Jiang, T. F.; Jheng, Shih-Da; Atomic; Molecular Physics Team; Atomic; Molecular Physics Team

    We develop a theory, referred to as the von Neumann lattice in a higher Landau level, for vortex lattices labelled by an integral number of flux quantums per unit cell in a higher Landau level. Using this lattice theory, we study the vortex lattice states of a pseudospin-1/2 ultracold Bose gas with contact interactions in a non-Abelian gauge potential. In addition to a uniform magnetic field, the Bose gas is also subjected to a non-Abelian gauge field, which creates an effect of the spin-orbit coupling to lift the spin degeneracy of the Landau levels. Because of interactions from the spin-orbit coupling, there are new degenerate points of the single particle spectrum due to the crossings of two Landau levels at certain coupling strengths. We show that interactions from the spin-orbit coupling force the nature and structure of the vortex lattice changing dramatically if the strength of the non-Abelian gauge field is increasing. We also find that the ground state of the vortex lattice at a degenerate point exhibits strong correlation and entanglement involving vortex lattices from different Landau levels. This entangled state builds the connection between two phases of vortex lattices during the first order phase transition of the adiabatic evolution.

  7. Electric-magnetic dualities in non-abelian and non-commutative gauge theories

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    Ho, Jun-Kai; Ma, Chen-Te

    2016-08-01

    Electric-magnetic dualities are equivalence between strong and weak coupling constants. A standard example is the exchange of electric and magnetic fields in an abelian gauge theory. We show three methods to perform electric-magnetic dualities in the case of the non-commutative U (1) gauge theory. The first method is to use covariant field strengths to be the electric and magnetic fields. We find an invariant form of an equation of motion after performing the electric-magnetic duality. The second method is to use the Seiberg-Witten map to rewrite the non-commutative U (1) gauge theory in terms of abelian field strength. The third method is to use the large Neveu Schwarz-Neveu Schwarz (NS-NS) background limit (non-commutativity parameter only has one degree of freedom) to consider the non-commutative U (1) gauge theory or D3-brane. In this limit, we introduce or dualize a new one-form gauge potential to get a D3-brane in a large Ramond-Ramond (R-R) background via field redefinition. We also use perturbation to study the equivalence between two D3-brane theories. Comparison of these methods in the non-commutative U (1) gauge theory gives different physical implications. The comparison reflects the differences between the non-abelian and non-commutative gauge theories in the electric-magnetic dualities. For a complete study, we also extend our studies to the simplest abelian and non-abelian p-form gauge theories, and a non-commutative theory with the non-abelian structure.

  8. Non-Abelian black holes in D=5 maximal gauged supergravity

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    Cvetic, M.; Lue, H.; Pope, C. N.

    2010-02-15

    We investigate static non-Abelian black hole solutions of anti-de Sitter (AdS) Einstein-Yang-Mills-dilaton gravity, which is obtained as a consistent truncation of five-dimensional maximal gauged supergravity. If the dilaton is (consistently) set to zero, the remaining equations of motion, with a spherically-symmetric ansatz, may be derived from a superpotential. The associated first-order equations admit an explicit solution supported by a non-Abelian SU(2) gauge potential, which has a logarithmically growing mass term. In an extremal limit the horizon geometry becomes AdS{sub 2}xS{sup 3}. If the dilaton is also excited, the equations of motion cannot easily be solved explicitly, but we obtain the asymptotic form of the more general non-Abelian black holes in this case. An alternative consistent truncation, in which the Yang-Mills fields are set to zero, also admits a description in terms of a superpotential. This allows us to construct explicit wormhole solutions (neutral spherically-symmetric domain walls). These solutions may be generalized to dimensions other than five.

  9. Simulation of non-Abelian lattice gauge fields with a single-component gas

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    Kosior, Arkadiusz; Sacha, Krzysztof

    2014-07-01

    We show that non-Abelian lattice gauge fields can be simulated with a single-component ultra-cold atomic gas in an optical-lattice potential. An optical lattice can be viewed as a Bravais lattice with a N-point basis. An atom located at different points of the basis can be considered as a particle in different internal states. The appropriate engineering of tunneling amplitudes of atoms in an optical lattice allows one to realize U(N) gauge potentials and control a mass of particles that experience such non-Abelian gauge fields. We provide and analyze a concrete example of an optical-lattice configuration that allows for simulation of a static U(2) gauge model with a constant Wilson loop and an adjustable mass of particles. In particular, we observe that the non-zero mass creates large conductive gaps in the energy spectrum, which could be important in the experimental detection of the transverse Hall conductivity.

  10. BCS-BEC crossover induced by a synthetic non-Abelian gauge field

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    Vyasanakere, Jayantha P.; Shenoy, Vijay B.; Zhang Shizhong

    2011-07-01

    We investigate the ground state of interacting spin-(1/2) fermions in three dimensions at a finite density ({rho}{approx}k{sub F}{sup 3}) in the presence of a uniform non-Abelian gauge field. The gauge-field configuration (GFC) described by a vector {lambda}{identical_to}({lambda}{sub x},{lambda}{sub y},{lambda}{sub z}), whose magnitude {lambda} determines the gauge coupling strength, generates a generalized Rashba spin-orbit interaction. For a weak attractive interaction in the singlet channel described by a small negative scattering length (k{sub F}|a{sub s}| < or approx. 1), the ground state in the absence of the gauge field ({lambda}=0) is a BCS (Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer) superfluid with large overlapping pairs. With increasing gauge-coupling strength, a non-Abelian gauge field engenders a crossover of this BCS ground state to a BEC (Bose-Einstein condensate) of bosons even with a weak attractive interaction that fails to produce a two-body bound state in free vacuum ({lambda}=0). For large gauge couplings ({lambda}/k{sub F}>>1), the BEC attained is a condensate of bosons whose properties are solely determined by the Rashba gauge field (and not by the scattering length so long as it is nonzero)--we call these bosons ''rashbons.'' In the absence of interactions (a{sub s}=0{sup -}), the shape of the Fermi surface of the system undergoes a topological transition at a critical gauge coupling {lambda}{sub T}. For high-symmetry GFCs we show that the crossover from the BCS superfluid to the rashbon BEC occurs in the regime of {lambda} near {lambda}{sub T}. In the context of cold atomic systems, these results make an interesting suggestion of obtaining BCS-BEC crossover through a route other than tuning the interaction between the fermions.

  11. BCS-BEC crossover induced by a synthetic non-Abelian gauge field

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    Vyasanakere, Jayantha P.; Zhang, Shizhong; Shenoy, Vijay B.

    2011-07-01

    We investigate the ground state of interacting spin-(1)/(2) fermions in three dimensions at a finite density (ρ˜kF3) in the presence of a uniform non-Abelian gauge field. The gauge-field configuration (GFC) described by a vector λ≡(λx,λy,λz), whose magnitude λ determines the gauge coupling strength, generates a generalized Rashba spin-orbit interaction. For a weak attractive interaction in the singlet channel described by a small negative scattering length (kF|as|≲1), the ground state in the absence of the gauge field (λ=0) is a BCS (Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer) superfluid with large overlapping pairs. With increasing gauge-coupling strength, a non-Abelian gauge field engenders a crossover of this BCS ground state to a BEC (Bose-Einstein condensate) of bosons even with a weak attractive interaction that fails to produce a two-body bound state in free vacuum (λ=0). For large gauge couplings (λ/kF≫1), the BEC attained is a condensate of bosons whose properties are solely determined by the Rashba gauge field (and not by the scattering length so long as it is nonzero)—we call these bosons “rashbons.” In the absence of interactions (as=0-), the shape of the Fermi surface of the system undergoes a topological transition at a critical gauge coupling λT. For high-symmetry GFCs we show that the crossover from the BCS superfluid to the rashbon BEC occurs in the regime of λ near λT. In the context of cold atomic systems, these results make an interesting suggestion of obtaining BCS-BEC crossover through a route other than tuning the interaction between the fermions.

  12. Chaos, scaling and existence of a continuum limit in classical non-Abelian lattice gauge theory

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    Nielsen, H.B.; Rugh, H.H.; Rugh, S.E.

    1996-12-31

    We discuss space-time chaos and scaling properties for classical non-Abelian gauge fields discretized on a spatial lattice. We emphasize that there is a {open_quote}no go{close_quotes} for simulating the original continuum classical gauge fields over a long time span since there is a never ending dynamical cascading towards the ultraviolet. We note that the temporal chaotic properties of the original continuum gauge fields and the lattice gauge system have entirely different scaling properties thereby emphasizing that they are entirely different dynamical systems which have only very little in common. Considered as a statistical system in its own right the lattice gauge system in a situation where it has reached equilibrium comes closest to what could be termed a {open_quotes}continuum limit{close_quotes} in the limit of very small energies (weak non-linearities). We discuss the lattice system both in the limit for small energies and in the limit of high energies where we show that there is a saturation of the temporal chaos as a pure lattice artifact. Our discussion focuses not only on the temporal correlations but to a large extent also on the spatial correlations in the lattice system. We argue that various conclusions of physics have been based on monitoring the non-Abelian lattice system in regimes where the fields are correlated over few lattice units only. This is further evidenced by comparison with results for Abelian lattice gauge theory. How the real time simulations of the classical lattice gauge theory may reach contact with the real time evolution of (semi-classical aspects of) the quantum gauge theory (e.g. Q.C.D.) is left an important question to be further examined.

  13. Quantum phase transition of ultracold bosons in the presence of a non-Abelian synthetic gauge field

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    Grass, T.; Saha, K.; Sengupta, K.; Lewenstein, M.

    2011-11-15

    We study the Mott phases and the superfluid-insulator transition of two-component ultracold bosons on a square optical lattice in the presence of a non-Abelian synthetic gauge field, which renders a SU(2)-hopping matrix for the bosons. Using a resummed hopping expansion, we calculate the excitation spectra in the Mott insulating phases and demonstrate that the superfluid-insulator phase boundary displays a nonmonotonic dependence on the gauge-field strength. We also compute the momentum distribution of the bosons in the presence of the non-Abelian field and show that they develop peaks at nonzero momenta as the superfluid-insulator transition point is approached from the Mott side. Finally, we study the superfluid phases near the transition and discuss the induced spatial pattern of the superfluid density due to the presence of the non-Abelian gauge potential.

  14. Realizing non-Abelian gauge potentials in optical square lattices: an application to atomic Chern insulators

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    Goldman, N.; Gerbier, F.; Lewenstein, M.

    2013-07-01

    We describe a scheme to engineer non-Abelian gauge potentials on a square optical lattice using laser-induced transitions. We emphasize the case of two-electron atoms, where the electronic ground state g is laser-coupled to a metastable state e within a state-dependent optical lattice. In this scheme, the alternating pattern of lattice sites hosting g and e states depicts a chequerboard structure, allowing for laser-assisted tunnelling along both spatial directions. In this configuration, the nuclear spin of the atoms can be viewed as a ‘flavour’ quantum number undergoing non-Abelian tunnelling along nearest-neighbour links. We show that this technique can be useful to simulate the equivalent of the Haldane quantum Hall model using cold atoms trapped in square optical lattices, offering an interesting route to realize Chern insulators. The emblematic Haldane model is particularly suited to investigate the physics of topological insulators, but requires, in its original form, complex hopping terms beyond nearest-neighbouring sites. In general, this drawback inhibits a direct realization with cold atoms, using standard laser-induced tunnelling techniques. We demonstrate that a simple mapping allows us to express this model in terms of matrix hopping operators that are defined on a standard square lattice. This mapping is investigated for two models that lead to anomalous quantum Hall phases. We discuss the practical implementation of such models, exploiting laser-induced tunnelling methods applied to the chequerboard optical lattice.

  15. Dynamical symmetry breaking, gauge fields, and stability in four-Fermi, non-abelian interactions

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    Portney, M.N.

    1983-01-01

    The Nambu model of dynamical breaking of global symmetry is extended to the case of non-abelian SU(N) models. The possible patterns of symmetry breaking are investigated, and the masses of the composite spinless particles are found. Corresponding to each broken generator, this composite is the massless Goldstone boson. When the global symmetries are made local by the addition of gauge fields, the composite pseudoscalar Goldstone bosons disappear and the axial gauge fields become massive. This is analogous to the Higgs mechanism, but without the introduction of fundamental scalar fields. The composite scalar Goldstone bosons remain in the theory, and the vector gauge fields are still massless. This is in agreement with the charge conjugation argument. The stability of the possible solutions is discussed using several criteria. It is concluded that in theories with zero bare mass, if a nontrivial solution exists, the completely symmetric massive solution is realized. If the bare mass is symmetric and non-zero, asymmetric solutions may be found, with corresponding scalar Goldstone composites. These violate the persistent mass condition of Preskill and Weinberg.

  16. Non-Abelian Gauge Groups for Real and Complex Amended Maxwell's Equations

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    Rauscher, E. A.

    2002-04-01

    We have developed an eight dimensional complex Minkowski space M4, compiled of four real dimensions and four imaginary dimensions, which is constant with Lorentz invariance and analytic continuation in the complex plane(1). Complexification, of Maxwell's equations requires a non-Abelian gauge group, which amends the usual theory which utilizes the usual unimodular Weyl U1 group. We have examined the modification of gauge conditions using higher symmetry groups such as SU2, SUn and other groups such as the SL(2,c) double cover group of the rotational group SO(3,1). The mappability of the twistor algebra and the spinor calculus is analyzed in the context of the electromagnetic theory. Thus we are led to new and interesting physics involving extended metrical space constraints, the usual transverse and also longitudinal, non Hertzian electric and magnetic field solutions to Maxwell's equations, possibly leading to new communications systems and antennae theory, non-zero solutions to Ñ·B, and a possible finite but small rest mass of the photon. Comparison of our theoretical approach is made to the work of T.W. Barrett and H.F. Hermuth?s work on amended Maxwell's theories. (1) C. Ramon and E. A. Rauscher, Found. of Phys. 10, 661 (1980)

  17. Strong-weak coupling duality in non-abelian gauge theories

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    Ferrari, Frank

    1997-05-01

    This is a general introduction to electric-magnetic duality in non-abelian gauge theories. In chapter I, I review the general ideas which led in the late 70s to the idea of electric/magnetic duality in quantum field theory. In chapters II and III, I focus mainly on N=2 supersymmetric theories. I present the lagrangians and explain in more or less detail the non-renormalization theorems, rigid special geometry, supersymmetric instanton calculus, charge fractionization, the semiclassical theory of monopoles, duality in Maxwell theory and the famous Seiberg-Witten solution. I discuss various physical applications, as electric charge confinement, chiral symmetry breaking or non-trivial superconformal theories in four dimensions. In Section II.3 new material is presented, related to the computation of the eta invariant of certain Dirac operators coupled minimally to non-trivial monopole field configurations. I explain how these invariants can be obtained exactly by a one-loop calculation in a suitable N=2 supersymmetric gauge theory. This is an unexpected application of the holomorphy properties of N=2 supersymmetry, and constitutes a tremendous simplification of the usual computation. An expanded version of these new results will be published soon.

  18. Quiver gauge theory of non-Abelian vortices and noncommutative instantons in higher dimensions

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    Popov, Alexander D.; Szabo, Richard J.

    2006-01-15

    We construct explicit Bogomolnyi, Prasad, Sommerfeld (BPS) and non-BPS solutions of the Yang-Mills equations on the noncommutative space R{sub {theta}}{sup 2n}xS{sup 2} which have manifest spherical symmetry. Using SU(2)-equivariant dimensional reduction techniques, we show that the solutions imply an equivalence between instantons on R{sub {theta}}{sup 2n}xS{sup 2} and non-Abelian vortices on R{sub {theta}}{sup 2n}, which can be interpreted as a blowing-up of a chain of D0-branes on R{sub {theta}}{sup 2n} into a chain of spherical D2-branes on R{sub {theta}}{sup 2n}xS{sup 2}. The low-energy dynamics of these configurations is described by a quiver gauge theory which can be formulated in terms of new geometrical objects generalizing superconnections. This formalism enables the explicit assignment of D0-brane charges in equivariant K-theory to the instanton solutions.

  19. S-duality in SU(3) Yang-Mills theory with non-abelian unbroken gauge group

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    Schroers, B. J.; Bais, F. A.

    1998-12-01

    It is observed that the magnetic charges of classical monopole solutions in Yang-Mills-Higgs theory with non-abelian unbroken gauge group H are in one-to-one correspondence with coherent states of a dual or magnetic group H˜. In the spirit of the Goddard-Nuyts-Olive conjecture this observation is interpreted as evidence for a hidden magnetic symmetry of Yang-Mills theory. SU(3) Yang-Mills-Higgs theory with unbroken gauge group U(2) is studied in detail. The action of the magnetic group on semi-classical states is given explicitly. Investigations of dyonic excitations show that electric and magnetic symmetry are never manifest at the same time: Non-abelian magnetic charge obstructs the realisation of electric symmetry and vice-versa. On the basis of this fact the charge sectors in the theory are classified and their fusion rules are discussed. Non-abelian electric-magnetic duality is formulated as a map between charge sectors. Coherent states obey particularly simple fusion rules, and in the set of coherent states S-duality can be formulated as an SL(2, Z) mapping between sectors which leaves the fusion rules invariant.

  20. Holonomy of a principal composite bundle connection, non-Abelian geometric phases, and gauge theory of gravity

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    Viennot, David

    2010-10-15

    We show that the holonomy of a connection defined on a principal composite bundle is related by a non-Abelian Stokes theorem to the composition of the holonomies associated with the connections of the component bundles of the composite. We apply this formalism to describe the non-Abelian geometric phase (when the geometric phase generator does not commute with the dynamical phase generator). We find then an assumption to obtain a new kind of separation between the dynamical and the geometric phases. We also apply this formalism to the gauge theory of gravity in the presence of a Dirac spinor field in order to decompose the holonomy of the Lorentz connection into holonomies of the linear connection and of the Cartan connection.

  1. Bound states of two spin-(1/2) fermions in a synthetic non-Abelian gauge field

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    Vyasanakere, Jayantha P.; Shenoy, Vijay B.

    2011-03-01

    We study the bound states of two spin-(1/2) fermions interacting via a contact attraction (characterized by a scattering length) in the singlet channel in three-dimensional space in presence of a uniform non-Abelian gauge field. The configuration of the gauge field that generates a Rashba-type spin-orbit interaction is described by three coupling parameters ({lambda}{sub x},{lambda}{sub y},{lambda}{sub z}). For a generic gauge field configuration, the critical scattering length required for the formation of a bound state is negative, i.e., shifts to the ''BCS side'' of the resonance. Interestingly, we find that there are special high-symmetry configurations (e.g., {lambda}{sub x}={lambda}{sub y}={lambda}{sub z}) for which there is a two-body bound state for anyscattering length however small and negative. Remarkably, the bound-state wave functions obtained for such configurations have nematic spin structure similar to those found in liquid {sup 3}He. Our results show that the BCS-BEC (Bose-Einstein condensation) crossover is drastically affected by the presence of a non-Abelian gauge field. We discuss possible experimental signatures of our findings both at high and low temperatures.

  2. Topological phase transitions with non-Abelian gauge potentials on square lattices

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    Chen, Yao-Hua; Li, Jian; Ting, C. S.

    2013-11-01

    We investigate the topological phase transition on interacting square lattices via the non-Abelian potential by employing the real-space cellular dynamical mean-field theory combining with the continuous-time Monte Carlo method. For a weak on-site Hubbard interaction, a topological band insulating state with a pair of gapless edge states is induced by a next-nearest-neighbor hopping. A phase transition from the metallic phase to the Mott insulating phase is observed when the interaction is increased. These two phases can be distinguished by detecting whether a bulk gap in the K-dependent spectral function exists. The whole phase diagrams as functions of the interaction, next-nearest-neighbor hopping energy, and temperature are presented. The experimental setup to observe these new interesting phase transitions is also discussed.

  3. Superfluid transition temperature across the BCS-BEC crossover induced by a synthetic non-Abelian gauge field

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    Vyasanakere, Jayanth P.; Shenoy, Vijay B.

    2013-03-01

    A non-Abelian gauge field that induces a spin-orbit coupling on the motion of fermions engenders a BCS-BEC crossover even for weakly attracting fermions. The transition temperature at large spin-orbit coupling is known to be determined by the mass of the emergent boson - the rashbon. We obtain the transition temperature of the system as a function of the spin-orbit coupling by constructing and studying a Gaussian fluctuation (Nozieres-Schmitt-Rink) theory. These results will help guide the upcoming experiments on spin-orbit coupled fermions. In addition, this work suggests a route to enhance the transition temperature of a weakly attracting fermionic system by tuning the spin-orbit coupling. Work supported by CSIR, DST, DAE India

  4. Weak and strong coupling equilibration in nonabelian gauge theories

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    Keegan, Liam; Kurkela, Aleksi; Romatschke, Paul; van der Schee, Wilke; Zhu, Yan

    2016-04-01

    We present a direct comparison studying equilibration through kinetic theory at weak coupling and through holography at strong coupling in the same set-up. The set-up starts with a homogeneous thermal state, which then smoothly transitions through an out-of-equilibrium phase to an expanding system undergoing boost-invariant flow. This first apples-to-apples comparison of equilibration provides a benchmark for similar equilibration processes in heavy-ion collisions, where the equilibration mechanism is still under debate. We find that results at weak and strong coupling can be smoothly connected by simple, empirical power-laws for the viscosity, equilibration time and entropy production of the system.

  5. Weak and strong coupling equilibration in nonabelian gauge theories

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    Keegan, Liam; Kurkela, Aleksi; Romatschke, Paul; van der Schee, Wilke; Zhu, Yan

    2016-04-06

    In this study, we present a direct comparison studying equilibration through kinetic theory at weak coupling and through holography at strong coupling in the same set-up. The set-up starts with a homogeneous thermal state, which then smoothly transitions through an out-of-equilibrium phase to an expanding system undergoing boost-invariant flow. This first apples-to-apples comparison of equilibration provides a benchmark for similar equilibration processes in heavy-ion collisions, where the equilibration mechanism is still under debate. We find that results at weak and strong coupling can be smoothly connected by simple, empirical power-laws for the viscosity, equilibration time and entropy production of themore » system.« less

  6. Black hole thermodynamics from calculations in strongly coupled gauge theory.

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    Kabat, D; Lifschytz, G; Lowe, D A

    2001-02-19

    We develop an approximation scheme for the quantum mechanics of N D0-branes at finite temperature in the 't Hooft large- N limit. The entropy of the quantum mechanics calculated using this approximation agrees well with the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy of a ten-dimensional nonextremal black hole with 0-brane charge. This result is in accordance with the duality conjectured by Itzhaki, Maldacena, Sonnenschein, and Yankielowicz [Phys. Rev. D 58, 046004 (1998)]. Our approximation scheme provides a model for the density matrix which describes a black hole in the strongly coupled quantum mechanics. PMID:11290159

  7. Spatial Dependence of Condensates in Strongly Coupled Gauge Theories

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    Brodsky, Stanley J.; Shrock, Robert; /SUNY, Stony Brook

    2008-03-25

    We analyze quark and gluon condensates in quantum chromodynamics. We suggest that these are localized inside hadrons, because the particles whose interactions are responsible for them are confined within these hadrons. This can explain the results of recent studies of gluon condensate contributions to vacuum correlators. We also give a general discussion of condensates in asymptotically free vectorial and chiral gauge theories.

  8. Confinement Driven by Scalar Field in 4d Non Abelian Gauge Theories

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    Chabab, Mohamed

    2007-01-12

    We review some of the most recent work on confinement in 4d gauge theories with a massive scalar field (dilaton). Emphasis is put on the derivation of confining analytical solutions to the Coulomb problem versus dilaton effective couplings to gauge terms. It is shown that these effective theories can be relevant to model quark confinement and may shed some light on confinement mechanism. Moreover, the study of interquark potential, derived from Dick Model, in the heavy meson sector proves that phenomenological investigation of tmechanism is more than justified and deserves more efforts.

  9. Regular non-Abelian vacua in N=4, SO(4) gauged supergravity

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    Chamseddine, Ali H.; Volkov, Mikhail S.

    2004-10-15

    We present a family of globally regular N=1 vacua in the D=4, N=4 gauged supergravity of Gates and Zwiebach. These solutions are labeled by the ratio {xi} of the two gauge couplings, and for {xi}=0 they reduce to the supergravity monopole previously used for constructing the gravity dual of N=1 super Yang-Mills theory. For {xi}>0 the solutions are asymptotically anti- de Sitter, but with an excess of the solid angle, and they reduce exactly to anti-de Sitter for {xi}=1. Solutions with {xi}<0 are topologically R{sup 1}xS{sup 3}, and for {xi}=-2 they become R{sup 1}xS{sup 3} geometrically. All solutions with {xi}{ne}0 can be promoted to D=11 to become vacua of M-theory.

  10. The Black Hole in the Throat - Thermodynamics of Strongly Coupled Cascading Gauge Theories

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    Aharony, Ofer; Buchel, Alex; Kerner, Patrick; /Western Ontario U.

    2007-06-14

    We numerically construct black hole solutions corresponding to the deconfined, chirally symmetric phase of strongly coupled cascading gauge theories at various temperatures. We compute the free energy as a function of the temperature, and we show that it becomes positive below some critical temperature, indicating the possibility of a first order phase transition at which the theory deconfines and restores the chiral symmetry.

  11. Chiral symmetry restoration at large chemical potential in strongly coupled SU(N) gauge theories

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    Tomboulis, E. T.

    2013-12-15

    We show that at sufficiently large chemical potential SU(N) lattice gauge theories in the strong coupling limit with staggered fermions are in a chirally symmetric phase. The proof employs a polymer cluster expansion which exploits the anisotropy between timelike and spacelike directions in the presence of a quark chemical potential μ. The expansion is shown to converge in the infinite volume limit at any temperature for sufficiently large μ. All expectations of chirally non-invariant local fermion operators vanish identically, or, equivalently, their correlations cluster exponentially, within the expansion. The expansion itself may serve as a computational tool at large μ and strong coupling.

  12. Tricritical points in a compact U (1 ) lattice gauge theory at strong coupling

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    De, Asit K.; Sarkar, Mugdha

    2016-06-01

    Pure compact U (1 ) lattice gauge theory exhibits a phase transition at gauge coupling g ˜O (1 ) separating a familiar weak coupling Coulomb phase, having free massless photons, from a strong coupling phase. However, the phase transition was found to be of first order, ruling out any nontrivial theory resulting from a continuum limit from the strong coupling side. In this work, a compact U (1 ) lattice gauge theory is studied with addition of a dimension-two mass counterterm and a higher derivative (HD) term that ensures a unique vacuum and produces a covariant gauge-fixing term in the naive continuum limit. For a reasonably large coefficient of the HD term, now there exists a continuous transition from a regular ordered phase to a spatially modulated ordered phase. For weak gauge couplings, a continuum limit from the regular ordered phase results in a familiar theory consisting of free massless photons. For strong gauge couplings with g ≥O (1 ), this transition changes from first order to continuous as the coefficient of the HD term is increased, resulting in tricritical points which appear to be a candidate in this theory for a possible nontrivial continuum limit.

  13. Black hole entropy from strongly coupled gauge theory--direct confirmation by Monte Carlo simulaton

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    Takeuchi, Shingo

    2008-11-23

    We present the first Monte Carlo results for supersymmetric matrix quantum mechanics with sixteen supercharges at finite temperature. The recently proposed non-lattice simulation enables us to include the effects of fermionic matrices in a transparent and reliable manner. The internal energy nicely interpolates the weak coupling behavior obtained by the high temperature expansion, and the strong coupling behavior predicted from the dual black hole geometry. This results provide highly non-trivial evidences for the gauge/gravity duality.

  14. Non-Abelian string and particle braiding in topological order: Modular SL (3 ,Z ) representation and (3 +1 ) -dimensional twisted gauge theory

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    Wang, Juven C.; Wen, Xiao-Gang

    2015-01-01

    String and particle braiding statistics are examined in a class of topological orders described by discrete gauge theories with a gauge group G and a 4-cocycle twist ω4 of G 's cohomology group H4(G ,R /Z ) in three-dimensional space and one-dimensional time (3 +1 D ) . We establish the topological spin and the spin-statistics relation for the closed strings and their multistring braiding statistics. The 3 +1 D twisted gauge theory can be characterized by a representation of a modular transformation group, SL (3 ,Z ) . We express the SL (3 ,Z ) generators Sx y z and Tx y in terms of the gauge group G and the 4-cocycle ω4. As we compactify one of the spatial directions z into a compact circle with a gauge flux b inserted, we can use the generators Sx y and Tx y of an SL (2 ,Z ) subgroup to study the dimensional reduction of the 3D topological order C3 D to a direct sum of degenerate states of 2D topological orders Cb2 D in different flux b sectors: C3 D=⊕bCb2 D . The 2D topological orders Cb2 D are described by 2D gauge theories of the group G twisted by the 3-cocycle ω3 (b ), dimensionally reduced from the 4-cocycle ω4. We show that the SL (2 ,Z ) generators, Sx y and Tx y, fully encode a particular type of three-string braiding statistics with a pattern that is the connected sum of two Hopf links. With certain 4-cocycle twists, we discover that, by threading a third string through two-string unlink into a three-string Hopf-link configuration, Abelian two-string braiding statistics is promoted to non-Abelian three-string braiding statistics.

  15. Gauge/Gravity Duality and Strongly Coupled Light-Front Dynamics

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    de Teramond, Guy F.; Brodsky, Stanley J.; /SLAC /Southern Denmark U., CP3-Origins

    2011-08-12

    We find a correspondence between semiclassical gauge theories quantized on the light-front and a dual gravity model in anti-de Sitter (AdS) space, thus providing an initial approximation to QCD in its strongly coupled regime. This correspondence - light-front holography - leads to a light-front Hamiltonian and relativistic bound-state wave equations in terms of an invariant impact variable {zeta} which measures the separation of the quark and gluonic constituents within the hadron at equal light-front time. Light-front holography also allows a precise mapping of transition amplitudes from AdS to physical space-time. In contrast with the usual AdS/QCD framework, the internal structure of hadrons is explicitly introduced in the gauge/gravity correspondence and the angular momentum of the constituents plays a key role. We also discuss how to introduce higher Fock-states in the correspondence as well as their relevance for describing the detailed structure of space and time-like form factors.

  16. Atomic quantum simulation of U(N) and SU(N) non-Abelian lattice gauge theories.

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    Banerjee, D; Bögli, M; Dalmonte, M; Rico, E; Stebler, P; Wiese, U-J; Zoller, P

    2013-03-22

    Using ultracold alkaline-earth atoms in optical lattices, we construct a quantum simulator for U(N) and SU(N) lattice gauge theories with fermionic matter based on quantum link models. These systems share qualitative features with QCD, including chiral symmetry breaking and restoration at nonzero temperature or baryon density. Unlike classical simulations, a quantum simulator does not suffer from sign problems and can address the corresponding chiral dynamics in real time. PMID:25166816

  17. Line of critical points in 2+1 dimensions: quantum critical loop gases and non-Abelian gauge theory.

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    Freedman, Michael; Nayak, Chetan; Shtengel, Kirill

    2005-04-15

    In this Letter, we (1) construct a one-parameter family of lattice models of interacting spins; (2) obtain their exact ground states; (3) derive a statistical-mechanical analogy which relates their ground states to O(n) loop gases; (4) show that the models are critical for dgauge theory; and (7) show that its one-loop beta function vanishes for all values of the coupling constant, implying that it is also on a critical line. PMID:15904103

  18. Investigation of gauge-fixed pure U(1) theory at strong coupling

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    Basak, S.; De, Asit K.

    2002-03-01

    We numerically investigate the phase diagram of pure U(1) gauge theory with gauge fixing at strong gauge coupling. The FM-FMD phase transition, which proved useful in defining Abelian lattice chiral gauge theory, persists also at strong gauge coupling. However, there the transition seems no longer to be continuous. At large gauge couplings we find evidences for confinement.

  19. Condensing Non-Abelian Quasiparticles

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    Hermanns, M.

    2010-02-05

    A most interesting feature of certain fractional quantum Hall states is that their quasiparticles obey non-Abelian fractional statistics. So far, candidate non-Abelian wave functions have been constructed from conformal blocks in cleverly chosen conformal field theories. In this work we present a hierarchy scheme by which we can construct daughter states by condensing non-Abelian quasiparticles (as opposed to quasiholes) in a parent state, and show that the daughters have a non-Abelian statistics that differs from the parent. In particular, we discuss the daughter of the bosonic, spin-polarized Moore-Read state at nu=4/3 as an explicit example.

  20. Dynamical non-Abelian two-form: BRST quantization

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    Lahiri, A.

    1997-04-01

    When an antisymmetric tensor potential is coupled to the field strength of a gauge field via a BANDF coupling and a kinetic term for B is included, the gauge field develops an effective mass. The theory can be made invariant under a non-Abelian vector gauge symmetry by introducing an auxiliary vector field. The covariant quantization of this theory requires ghosts for ghosts. The resultant theory including gauge fixing and ghost terms is BRST invariant by construction, and therefore unitary. The construction of the BRST-invariant action is given for both Abelian and non-Abelian models of mass generation. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  1. Topological quantum liquids with quaternion non-Abelian statistics.

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    Xu, Cenke; Ludwig, Andreas W W

    2012-01-27

    Noncollinear magnetic order is typically characterized by a tetrad ground state manifold (GSM) of three perpendicular vectors or nematic directors. We study three types of tetrad orders in two spatial dimensions, whose GSMs are SO(3) = S(3)/Z(2), S(3)/Z(4), and S(3)/Q(8), respectively. Q(8) denotes the non-Abelian quaternion group with eight elements. We demonstrate that after quantum disordering these three types of tetrad orders, the systems enter fully gapped liquid phases described by Z(2), Z(4), and non-Abelian quaternion gauge field theories, respectively. The latter case realizes Kitaev's non-Abelian toric code in terms of a rather simple spin-1 SU(2) quantum magnet. This non-Abelian topological phase possesses a 22-fold ground state degeneracy on the torus arising from the 22 representations of the Drinfeld double of Q(8). PMID:22400884

  2. Chiral Lagrangians from lattice gauge theories in the strong coupling limit

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    Nagao, Taro; Nishigaki, Shinsuke M.

    2001-07-01

    We derive nonlinear {sigma} models (chiral Lagrangians) over symmetric spaces U(n), U(2n)/Sp(2n), and U(2n)/O(2n) from U(N), O(N), and Sp(2N) lattice gauge theories coupled to n flavors of staggered fermions, in the large-N and g{sup 2}N limit. To this end, we employ Zirnbauer{close_quote}s color-flavor transformation. We prove the spatial homogeneity of the vacuum configurations of mesons by explicitly solving the large-N saddle point equations, and thus establish these patterns of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in the above limit.

  3. Non-Abelian dynamics in the resonant decay of the Higgs after inflation

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    Enqvist, Kari; Nurmi, Sami; Rusak, Stanislav E-mail: sami.nurmi@helsinki.fi

    2014-10-01

    We study the resonant decay of the Higgs condensate into weak gauge bosons after inflation and estimate the corrections arising from the non-Abelian self-interactions of the gauge fields. We find that non-Abelian interaction terms induce an effective mass which tends to shut down the resonance. For the broad resonance relevant for the Standard Model Higgs the produced gauge particles backreact on the dynamics of the Higgs condensate before the non-Abelian terms grow large. The non-Abelian terms can however significantly affect the final stages of the resonance after the backreaction. In the narrow resonance regime, which may be important for extensions of the Standard Model, the non-Abelian terms affect already the linear stage and terminate the resonance before the Higgs condensate is affected by the backreaction of decay products.

  4. Non-Abelian strings in supersymmetric Yang-Mills

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    Shifman, M.

    2012-09-26

    I give a broad review of novel phenomena discovered in certain Yang-Mills theories: non-Abelian strings and confined monopoles. Then I explain how these phenomena allow one to study strong dynamics of gauge theories in four dimensions from two-dimensional models emerging on the string world sheet.

  5. Non-Abelian family symmetries as portals to dark matter

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    de Medeiros Varzielas, I.; Fischer, O.

    2016-01-01

    Non-Abelian family symmetries offer a very promising explanation for the flavour structure in the Standard Model and its extensions. We explore the possibility that dark matter consists in fermions that transform under a family symmetry, such that the visible and dark sector are linked by the familons - Standard Model gauge singlet scalars, responsible for spontaneously breaking the family symmetry. We study three representative models with non-Abelian family symmetries that have been shown capable to explain the masses and mixing of the Standard Model fermions.

  6. Chiral symmetry breaking in monolayer graphene by strong coupling expansion of compact and non-compact U(1) lattice gauge theories

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    Araki, Yasufumi

    2011-06-15

    Research Highlights: > Monolayer graphene is treated by strong coupling expansion of lattice gauge theory. > Spontaneous gap generation is shown in the strong coupling regime. > Results from compact and non-compact gauge formulations are compared. > Dispersion relation of the collective excitations are derived. - Abstract: Due to effective enhancement of the Coulomb coupling strength in the vacuum-suspended graphene, the system may turn from a semimetal into an insulator by the formation of a gap in the fermionic spectrum. This phenomenon is analogous to the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry in the strong-coupling relativistic field theories. We study this 'chiral symmetry breaking' and associated collective excitations on graphene in the strong coupling regime by taking U(1) lattice gauge theory as an effective model for graphene. Both compact and non-compact formulations of the U(1) gauge action show chiral symmetry breaking with equal magnitude of the chiral condensate (exciton condensate) in the strong coupling limit, while they start to deviate from the next-to-leading order in the strong coupling expansion. Phase and amplitude fluctuations of the order parameter are also investigated: in particular, a mass formula for the pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone mode ({pi}-exciton), which is analogous to Gell-Mann-Oakes-Renner relation for the pion in quantum chromodynamics (QCD), is derived from the axial Ward-Takahashi identity. To check the applicability of the effective field theory description, typical energy scales of fermionic and bosonic excitations are estimated by identifying the lattice spacing of the U(1) gauge theory with that of the original honeycomb lattice of graphene.

  7. Non-Abelian vortices and non-Abelian statistics

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    Lo, H.; Preskill, J. )

    1993-11-15

    We study the interactions of non-Abelian vortices in two spatial dimensions. These interactions have novel features, because the Aharonov-Bohm effect enables a pair of vortices to exchange quantum numbers. The cross section for vortex-vortex scattering is typically a multivalued function of the scattering angle. There can be an exchange contribution to the vortex-vortex scattering amplitude that adds coherently with the direct amplitude, even if the two vortices have distinct quantum numbers. Thus two vortices can be indistinguishable'' even though they are not the same.

  8. A non-perturbative argument for the non-abelian Higgs mechanism

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    De Palma, G.; Strocchi, F.

    2013-09-15

    The evasion of massless Goldstone bosons by the non-abelian Higgs mechanism is proved by a non-perturbative argument in the local BRST gauge. -- Highlights: •The perturbative explanation of the Higgs mechanism (HM) is not under mathematical control. •We offer a non-perturbative proof of the absence of Goldstone bosons from the non-abelian HM. •Our non-perturbative proof in the BRST gauge avoids a mean field ansatz and expansion.

  9. Universal Reconnection of Non-Abelian Cosmic Strings

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    Eto, Minoru; Hashimoto, Koji; Marmorini, Giacomo; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke; Vinci, Walter

    2007-03-02

    We show that local and semilocal strings in Abelian and non-Abelian gauge theories with critical couplings always reconnect classically in collision, by using moduli space approximation. The moduli matrix formalism explicitly identifies a well-defined set of the vortex moduli parameters. Our analysis of generic geodesic motion in terms of those shows right-angle scattering in head-on collision of two vortices, which is known to give the reconnection of the strings.

  10. Linear resistivity from non-abelian black holes

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    Herzog, Christopher P.; Huang, Kuo-Wei; Vaz, Ricardo

    2014-11-01

    Starting with the holographic p-wave superconductor, we show how to obtain a finite DC conductivity through a non-abelian gauge transformation. The translational symmetry is preserved. We obtain phenomenological similarities with high temperature cuprate superconductors. Our results suggest that a lattice or impurities are not essential to produce a finite DC resistivity with a linear temperature dependence. An analogous field theory calculation for free fermions, presented in the appendix, indicates our results may be a special feature of strong interactions.

  11. Universal reconnection of non-Abelian cosmic strings.

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    Eto, Minoru; Hashimoto, Koji; Marmorini, Giacomo; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke; Vinci, Walter

    2007-03-01

    We show that local and semilocal strings in Abelian and non-Abelian gauge theories with critical couplings always reconnect classically in collision, by using moduli space approximation. The moduli matrix formalism explicitly identifies a well-defined set of the vortex moduli parameters. Our analysis of generic geodesic motion in terms of those shows right-angle scattering in head-on collision of two vortices, which is known to give the reconnection of the strings. PMID:17359147

  12. Majorana meets Coxeter: Non-Abelian Majorana fermions and non-Abelian statistics

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    Yasui, Shigehiro; Itakura, Kazunori; Nitta, Muneto

    2011-04-01

    We discuss statistics of vortices having zero-energy non-Abelian Majorana fermions inside them. Considering the system of multiple non-Abelian vortices, we derive a non-Abelian statistics that differs from the previously derived non-Abelian statistics. The non-Abelian statistics presented here is given by a tensor product of two different groups, namely the non-Abelian statistics obeyed by the Abelian Majorana fermions and the Coxeter group. The Coxeter group is a symmetric group related to the symmetry of polytopes in a high-dimensional space. As the simplest example, we consider the case in which a vortex contains three Majorana fermions that are mixed with each other under the SO(3) transformations. We concretely present the representation of the Coxeter group in our case and its geometrical expressions in the high-dimensional Hilbert space constructed from non-Abelian Majorana fermions.

  13. Non-Abelian quantum holonomy of hydrogenlike atoms

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    Mousolou, Vahid Azimi; Canali, Carlo M.; Sjoeqvist, Erik

    2011-09-15

    We study the Uhlmann holonomy [Rep. Math. Phys. 24, 229 (1986)] of quantum states for hydrogenlike atoms where the intrinsic spin and orbital angular momentum are coupled by the spin-orbit interaction and are subject to a slowly varying magnetic field. We show that the holonomy for the orbital angular momentum and spin subsystems is non-Abelian while the holonomy of the whole system is Abelian. Quantum entanglement in the states of the whole system is crucially related to the non-Abelian gauge structure of the subsystems. We analyze the phase of the Wilson loop variable associated with the Uhlmann holonomy and find a relation between the phase of the whole system and corresponding marginal phases. Based on the results for the model system, we provide evidence that the phase of the Wilson loop variable and the mixed-state geometric phase [E. Sjoeqvist et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2845 (2000).] are generally inequivalent.

  14. Review of strongly-coupled composite dark matter models and lattice simulations

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    Kribs, Graham D.; Neil, Ethan T.

    2016-08-01

    We review models of new physics in which dark matter arises as a composite bound state from a confining strongly-coupled non-Abelian gauge theory. We discuss several qualitatively distinct classes of composite candidates, including dark mesons, dark baryons, and dark glueballs. We highlight some of the promising strategies for direct detection, especially through dark moments, using the symmetries and properties of the composite description to identify the operators that dominate the interactions of dark matter with matter, as well as dark matter self-interactions. We briefly discuss the implications of these theories at colliders, especially the (potentially novel) phenomenology of dark mesons in various regimes of the models. Throughout the review, we highlight the use of lattice calculations in the study of these strongly-coupled theories, to obtain precise quantitative predictions and new insights into the dynamics.

  15. Non-Abelian geometric phase and long-range atomic forces

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    Zygelman, B.

    1990-01-01

    It is shown how gauge fields, or geometric phases, manifest as observable effects in both bound and free diatom systems. It is shown that, in addition to altering energy splittings in bound systems, geometric phases induce transitions in levels separated by a finite-energy gap. An example is given where the non-Abelian gauge field couples nondegenerate electronic levels in a diatom. This gauge-field coupling gives rise to an observable effect. It is shown that when the diatom is 'pulled apart', the non-Abelian geometric phase manifests as a long-range atomic force.

  16. Universal attractor in a highly occupied non-Abelian plasma

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    Berges, J.; Boguslavski, K.; Schlichting, S.; Venugopalan, R.

    2014-06-01

    We study the thermalization process in highly occupied non-Abelian plasmas at weak coupling. The nonequilibrium dynamics of such systems is classical in nature and can be simulated with real-time lattice gauge theory techniques. We provide a detailed discussion of this framework and elaborate on the results reported in J. Berges, K. Boguslavski, S. Schlichting, and R. Venugopalan, Phys. Rev. D 89, 074011 (2014), 10.1103/PhysRevD.89.074011 along with novel findings. We demonstrate the emergence of universal attractor solutions, which govern the nonequilibrium evolution on large time scales both for nonexpanding and expanding non-Abelian plasmas. The turbulent attractor for a nonexpanding plasma drives the system close to thermal equilibrium on a time scale t ˜Q-1αs-7/4. The attractor solution for an expanding non-Abelian plasma leads to a strongly interacting albeit highly anisotropic system at the transition to the low-occupancy or quantum regime. This evolution in the classical regime is, within the uncertainties of our simulations, consistent with the "bottom up" thermalization scenario [R. Baier, A. H. Mueller, D. Schiff, and D. T. Son, Phys. Lett. B 502, 51 (2001), 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00191-5]. While the focus of this paper is to understand the nonequilibrium dynamics in weak coupling asymptotics, we also discuss the relevance of our results for larger couplings in the early time dynamics of heavy ion collision experiments.

  17. Non-Abelian gerbes and enhanced Leibniz algebras

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    Strobl, Thomas

    2016-07-01

    We present the most general gauge-invariant action functional for coupled 1- and 2-form gauge fields with kinetic terms in generic dimensions, i.e., dropping eventual contributions that can be added in particular space-time dimensions only such as higher Chern-Simons terms. After appropriate field redefinitions it coincides with a truncation of the Samtleben-Szegin-Wimmer action. In the process one sees explicitly how the existence of a gauge-invariant functional enforces that the most general semistrict Lie 2-algebra describing the bundle of a non-Abelian gerbe gets reduced to a very particular structure, which, after the field redefinition, can be identified with the one of an enhanced Leibniz algebra. This is the first step towards a systematic construction of such functionals for higher gauge theories, with kinetic terms for a tower of gauge fields up to some highest form degree p , solved here for p =2 .

  18. Large mass hierarchies from strongly-coupled dynamics

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    Athenodorou, Andreas; Bennett, Ed; Bergner, Georg; Elander, Daniel; Lin, C.-J. David; Lucini, Biagio; Piai, Maurizio

    2016-06-01

    Besides the Higgs particle discovered in 2012, with mass 125 GeV, recent LHC data show tentative signals for new resonances in diboson as well as diphoton searches at high center-of-mass energies (2 TeV and 750 GeV, respectively). If these signals are confirmed (or other new resonances are discovered at the TeV scale), the large hierarchies between masses of new bosons require a dynamical explanation. Motivated by these tentative signals of new physics, we investigate the theoretical possibility that large hierarchies in the masses of glueballs could arise dynamically in new strongly-coupled gauge theories extending the standard model of particle physics. We study lattice data on non-Abelian gauge theories in the (near-)conformal regime as well as a simple toy model in the context of gauge/gravity dualities. We focus our attention on the ratio R between the mass of the lightest spin-2 and spin-0 resonances, that for technical reasons is a particularly convenient and clean observable to study. For models in which (non-perturbative) large anomalous dimensions arise dynamically, we show indications that this mass ratio can be large, with R>5. Moreover,our results suggest that R might be related to universal properties of the IR fixed point. Our findings provide an interesting step towards understanding large mass ratios in the non-perturbative regime of quantum field theories with (near) IR conformal behaviour.

  19. Non-abelian dynamics in first-order cosmological phase transitions

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    Johnson, Mikkel B.; Kisslinger, Leonard S.; Henley, Ernest M.; Hwang, P. W-Y.; Stevens, T.

    2004-01-01

    Bubble collisions in cosmological phase transitions are explored, taking the non-abelian character of the gauge fields into account. Both the QCD and electroweak phase transitions are considered. Numerical solutions of the field equations in several limits are presented. The investigations reported in this talk have been motivated by an interest in studying cosmological phase transitions quantitatively, taking the non-abelian character of the gauge fields into account. Ultimately, we hope to identify observable consequences of cosmological phase transitions. First-order phase transitions proceed by nucleation of bubbles of the broken phase in the background of the symmetric phase. Bubble collisions are of special interest, as they may lead to observable effects such as correlations in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) or as seeds of galactic and extra-galactic magnetic fields. The quantum chromodynamic (QCD) and the electroweak (EW) phase transitions are both candidates of interest in these respects. The Lagrangian driving both the QCD and the EW phase transitions are essentially known and make it possible to approach the physics of the phase transitions from first principles. However, a difficulty to making reliable predictions is that the fundamental guage fields in both these instances are non-abelian: the gluon field in QCD and the W and Z fields in the EW case. The quantitative role of non-abelian fields in cosmological phase transitions is poorly known and difficult to calculate due to the nonlinearities arising from the non-abelian character of the gauge fields.

  20. Non-Abelian Braiding of Light.

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    Iadecola, Thomas; Schuster, Thomas; Chamon, Claudio

    2016-08-12

    Many topological phenomena first proposed and observed in the context of electrons in solids have recently found counterparts in photonic and acoustic systems. In this work, we demonstrate that non-Abelian Berry phases can arise when coherent states of light are injected into "topological guided modes" in specially fabricated photonic waveguide arrays. These modes are photonic analogues of topological zero modes in electronic systems. Light traveling inside spatially well-separated topological guided modes can be braided, leading to the accumulation of non-Abelian phases, which depend on the order in which the guided beams are wound around one another. Notably, these effects survive the limit of large photon occupation, and can thus also be understood as wave phenomena arising directly from Maxwell's equations, without resorting to the quantization of light. We propose an optical interference experiment as a direct probe of this non-Abelian braiding of light. PMID:27563965

  1. Non-Abelian Braiding of Light

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    Iadecola, Thomas; Schuster, Thomas; Chamon, Claudio

    2016-08-01

    Many topological phenomena first proposed and observed in the context of electrons in solids have recently found counterparts in photonic and acoustic systems. In this work, we demonstrate that non-Abelian Berry phases can arise when coherent states of light are injected into "topological guided modes" in specially fabricated photonic waveguide arrays. These modes are photonic analogues of topological zero modes in electronic systems. Light traveling inside spatially well-separated topological guided modes can be braided, leading to the accumulation of non-Abelian phases, which depend on the order in which the guided beams are wound around one another. Notably, these effects survive the limit of large photon occupation, and can thus also be understood as wave phenomena arising directly from Maxwell's equations, without resorting to the quantization of light. We propose an optical interference experiment as a direct probe of this non-Abelian braiding of light.

  2. Geometry and energy of non-Abelian vortices

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    Manton, Nicholas S.; Rink, Norman A.

    2011-04-15

    We study pure Yang-Mills theory on {Sigma}xS{sup 2}, where {Sigma} is a compact Riemann surface, and invariance is assumed under rotations of S{sup 2}. It is well known that the self-duality equations in this setup reduce to vortex equations on {Sigma}. If the Yang-Mills gauge group is SU(2), the Bogomolny vortex equations of the Abelian Higgs model are obtained. For larger gauge groups, one generally finds vortex equations involving several matrix-valued Higgs fields. Here we focus on Yang-Mills theory with gauge group SU(N)/Z{sub N} and a special reduction which yields only one non-Abelian Higgs field. One of the new features of this reduction is the fact that while the instanton number of the theory in four dimensions is generally fractional with denominator N, we still obtain an integral vortex number in the reduced theory. We clarify the relation between these two topological charges at a bundle geometric level. Another striking feature is the emergence of nontrivial lower and upper bounds for the energy of the reduced theory on {Sigma}. These bounds are proportional to the area of {Sigma}. We give special solutions of the theory on {Sigma} by embedding solutions of the Abelian Higgs model into the non-Abelian theory, and we relate our work to the language of quiver bundles, which has recently proved fruitful in the study of dimensional reduction of Yang-Mills theory.

  3. Studying critical string emerging from non-Abelian vortex in four dimensions

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    Koroteev, P.; Shifman, M.; Yung, A.

    2016-08-01

    Recently a special vortex string was found [5] in a class of soliton vortices supported in four-dimensional Yang-Mills theories that under certain conditions can become infinitely thin and can be interpreted as a critical ten-dimensional string. The appropriate bulk Yang-Mills theory has the U (2) gauge group and the Fayet-Iliopoulos term. It supports semilocal non-Abelian vortices with the world-sheet theory for orientational and size moduli described by the weighted CP (2 , 2) model. The full target space is R4 ×Y6 where Y6 is a non-compact Calabi-Yau space. We study the above vortex string from the standpoint of string theory, focusing on the massless states in four dimensions. In the generic case all massless modes are non-normalizable, hence, no massless gravitons or vector fields are predicted in the physical spectrum. However, at the selfdual point (at strong coupling) weighted CP (2 , 2) admits deformation of the complex structure, resulting in a single massless hypermultiplet in the bulk. We interpret it as a composite "baryon."

  4. Matrix product states and the non-Abelian rotor model

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    Milsted, Ashley

    2016-04-01

    We use uniform matrix product states to study the (1 +1 )D O (2 ) and O (4 ) rotor models, which are equivalent to the Kogut-Susskind formulation of matter-free non-Abelian lattice gauge theory on a "Hawaiian earring" graph for U (1 ) and S U (2 ), respectively. Applying tangent space methods to obtain ground states and determine the mass gap and the β function, we find excellent agreement with known results, locating the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition for O (2 ) and successfully entering the asymptotic weak-coupling regime for O (4 ). To obtain a finite local Hilbert space, we truncate in the space of generalized Fourier modes of the gauge group, comparing the effects of different cutoff values. We find that higher modes become important in the crossover and weak-coupling regimes of the non-Abelian theory, where entanglement also suddenly increases. This could have important consequences for tensor network state studies of Yang-Mills on higher-dimensional graphs.

  5. The existence of self-dual vortices in a non-Abelian {Phi}{sup 2} Chern-Simons theory

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    Chen Shouxin; Wang Ying

    2010-09-15

    Applying the dynamic shooting method, we proved the existence of nontopological radially symmetric n-vortex solutions to the self-dual equation in non-Abelian Chern-Simons gauge theory with a {Phi}{sup 2}-type potential. Moreover, we obtained all possible radially symmetric nontopological bare (or 0-vortex) solutions in the non-Abelian Chern-Simons model. Meanwhile, we established the asymptotic behavior for the solutions as |x|{yields}{infinity}.

  6. Field theory aspects of non-Abelian T-duality and {N} =2 linear quivers

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    Lozano, Yolanda; Núñez, Carlos

    2016-05-01

    In this paper we propose a linear quiver with gauge groups of increasing rank as field theory dual to the AdS 5 background constructed by Sfetsos and Thompson through non-Abelian T-duality. The formalism to study 4d {N} = 2 SUSY CFTs developed by Gaiotto and Maldacena is essential for our proposal. We point out an interesting relation between (Hopf) Abelian and non-Abelian T-dual backgrounds that allows to see both backgrounds as different limits of a solution constructed by Maldacena and Núñez. This suggests different completions of the long quiver describing the CFT dual to the nonAbelian T-dual background that match different observables.

  7. Nonperturbative approach to Yang-Mills theories in the continuum. II. Considerations away from strong coupling

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    Karanikas, A.I.; Ktorides, C.N.

    1987-02-15

    We confront the general problem posed by nonperturbative calculations in non-Abelian gauge theories, pertaining to the Wilson loop operator, away from strong coupling. We adopt a nonperturbatively regularized formulation of Yang-Mills theories in the continuum which has already been discussed in the preceding paper. We study, in particular, Yang-Mills duality, within our regularized context, with respect to the full SU(N) group and not simply its center Z/sub N/. We further show that, from the present viewpoint, duality emerges through a distinction between the regularization length on one hand and the scale by which the Yang-Mills system is observed on the other. Finally, we are able to derive a Makeenko-Migdal-type equation for finite N.

  8. A non-Abelian black ring

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    Ortín, Tomás; Ramírez, Pedro F.

    2016-09-01

    We construct a supersymmetric black ring solution of SU (2) N = 1, d = 5 Super-Einstein-Yang-Mills (SEYM) theory by adding a distorted BPST instanton to an Abelian black ring solution of the same theory. The change cannot be observed from spatial infinity: neither the mass, nor the angular momenta or the values of the scalars at infinity differ from those of the Abelian ring. The entropy is, however, sensitive to the presence of the non-Abelian instanton, and it is smaller than that of the Abelian ring, in analogy to what happens in the supersymmetric colored black holes recently constructed in the same theory and in N = 2, d = 4 SEYM. By taking the limit in which the two angular momenta become equal we derive a non-Abelian generalization of the BMPV rotating black-hole solution.

  9. Critical string from non-Abelian vortex in four dimensions

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    Shifman, M.; Yung, A.

    2015-11-01

    In a class of non-Abelian solitonic vortex strings supported in certain N = 2 super-Yang-Mills theories we search for the vortex which can behave as a critical fundamental string. We use the Polchinski-Strominger criterion of the ultraviolet completeness. We identify an appropriate four-dimensional bulk theory: it has the U (2) gauge group, the Fayet-Iliopoulos term and four flavor hypermultiplets. It supports semilocal vortices with the world-sheet theory for orientational (size) moduli described by the weighted CP (2 , 2) model. The latter is superconformal. Its target space is six-dimensional. The overall Virasoro central charge is critical. We show that the world-sheet theory on the vortex supported in this bulk model is the bona fide critical string.

  10. Quantum Hall effects in a non-Abelian honeycomb lattice

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    Li, Ling; Hao, Ningning; Liu, Guocai; Bai, Zhiming; Li, Zai-Dong; Chen, Shu; Liu, W. M.

    2015-12-01

    We study the tunable quantum Hall effects in a non-Abelian honeycomb optical lattice which is a multi-Dirac-point system. We find that the quantum Hall effects present different features with the change in relative strengths of several perturbations. Namely, the quantum spin Hall effect can be induced by gauge-field-dressed next-nearest-neighbor hopping, which, together with a Zeeman field, can induce the quantum anomalous Hall effect characterized by different Chern numbers. Furthermore, we find that the edge states of the multi-Dirac-point system represent very different features for different boundary geometries, in contrast with the generic two-Dirac-point system. Our study extends the borders of the field of quantum Hall effects in a honeycomb optical lattice with multivalley degrees of freedom.

  11. Minimal non-Abelian model of atomic dark matter

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    Choquette, Jeremie; Cline, James M.

    2015-12-01

    A dark sector resembling the Standard Model, where the abundance of matter is explained by baryon and lepton asymmetries and stable constituents bind to form atoms, is a theoretically appealing possibility. We show that a minimal model with a hidden SU(2) gauge symmetry broken to U(1), with a Dirac fermion doublet, suffices to realize this scenario. Supplemented with a dark Higgs doublet that gets no vacuum expectation value, we readily achieve the dark matter asymmetry through leptogenesis. The model can simultaneously have three portals to the Standard Model, through the Higgs, non-Abelian kinetic mixing, and the heavy neutrino, with interesting phenomenology for direct and collider searches, as well as cosmologically relevant dark matter self-interactions. Exotic bound states consisting of two fermions and a doubly charged vector boson can exist in one phase of the theory.

  12. Non-Abelian topological spin liquids from arrays of quantum wires or spin chains

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    Huang, Po-Hao; Chen, Jyong-Hao; Gomes, Pedro R. S.; Neupert, Titus; Chamon, Claudio; Mudry, Christopher

    2016-05-01

    We construct two-dimensional non-Abelian topologically ordered states by strongly coupling arrays of one-dimensional quantum wires via interactions. In our scheme, all charge degrees of freedom are gapped, so the construction can use either quantum wires or quantum spin chains as building blocks, with the same end result. The construction gaps the degrees of freedom in the bulk, while leaving decoupled states at the edges that are described by conformal field theories (CFT) in (1 +1 ) -dimensional space and time. We consider both the cases where time-reversal symmetry (TRS) is present or absent. When TRS is absent, the edge states are chiral and stable. We prescribe, in particular, how to arrive at all the edge states described by the unitary CFT minimal models with central charges c <1 . These non-Abelian spin liquid states have vanishing quantum Hall conductivities, but nonzero thermal ones. When TRS is present, we describe scenarios where the bulk state can be a non-Abelian, nonchiral, and gapped quantum spin liquid, or a gapless one. In the former case, we find that the edge states are also gapped. The paper provides a brief review of non-Abelian bosonization and affine current algebras, with the purpose of being self-contained. To illustrate the methods in a warm-up exercise, we recover the tenfold way classification of two-dimensional noninteracting topological insulators using the Majorana representation that naturally arises within non-Abelian bosonization. Within this scheme, the classification reduces to counting the number of null singular values of a mass matrix, with gapless edge modes present when left and right null eigenvectors exist.

  13. Non abelian hydrodynamics and heavy ion collisions

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    Calzetta, E.

    2014-01-14

    The goal of the relativistic heavy ion collisions (RHIC) program is to create a state of matter where color degrees of freedom are deconfined. The dynamics of matter in this state, in spite of the complexities of quantum chromodynamics, is largely determined by the conservation laws of energy momentum and color currents. Therefore it is possible to describe its main features in hydrodynamic terms, the very short color neutralization time notwithstanding. In this lecture we shall give a simple derivation of the hydrodynamics of a color charged fluid, by generalizing the usual derivation of hydrodynamics from kinetic theory to the non abelian case.

  14. Topologically Massive Non-Abelian Theory:. Superfield Approach

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    Krishna, S.; Shukla, A.; Malik, R. P.

    We apply the well-established techniques of geometrical superfield approach to Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) formalism in the context of four (3+1)-dimensional (4D) dynamical non-Abelian 2-form gauge theory by exploiting its inherent "scalar" and "vector" gauge symmetry transformations and derive the corresponding off-shell nilpotent and absolutely anticommuting BRST and anti-BRST symmetry transformations. Our approach leads to the derivation of three (anti-)BRST invariant Curci-Ferrari (CF)-type restrictions that are found to be responsible for the absolute anticommutativity of the BRST and anti-BRST symmetry transformations. We derive the coupled Lagrangian densities that respect the (anti-)BRST symmetry transformations corresponding to the "vector" gauge transformations. We also capture the (anti-)BRST invariance of the CF-type restrictions and coupled Lagrangian densities within the framework of our superfield approach. We obtain, furthermore, the off-shell nilpotent (anti-)BRST symmetry transformations when the (anti-)BRST symmetry transformations corresponding to the "scalar" and "vector" gauge symmetries are merged together. These off-shell nilpotent "merged" (anti-)BRST symmetry transformations are, however, found to be non-anticommuting in nature.

  15. Non-Abelian Anyons and Interferometry

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    Bonderson, Parsa Hassan

    This thesis is primarily a study of the measurement theory of non-Abelian anyons through interference experiments. We give an introduction to the theory of anyon models, providing all the formalism necessary to apply standard quantum measurement theory to such systems. This formalism is then applied to give a detailed analysis of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer for arbitrary anyon models. In this treatment, we find that the collapse behavior exhibited by a target anyon in a superposition of states is determined by the monodromy of the probe anyons with the target. Such measurements may also be used to gain knowledge that would help to properly identify the anyon model describing an unknown system. The techniques used and results obtained from this model interferometer have general applicability, and we use them to also describe the interferometry measurements in a two point-contact interferometer proposed for non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall states. Additionally, we give the complete description of a number of important examples of anyon models, as well as their corresponding quantities that are relevant for interferometry. Finally, we give a partial classification of anyon models with small numbers of particle types.

  16. Bilayer quantum Hall phase transitions and the orbifold non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall states

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    Barkeshli, Maissam; Wen Xiaogang

    2011-09-15

    We study continuous quantum phase transitions that can occur in bilayer fractional quantum Hall (FQH) systems as the interlayer tunneling and interlayer repulsion are tuned. We introduce a slave-particle gauge theory description of a series of continuous transitions from the (ppq) Abelian bilayer states to a set of non-Abelian FQH states, which we dub orbifold FQH states, of which the Z{sub 4} parafermion (Read-Rezayi) state is a special case. This provides an example in which Z{sub 2} electron fractionalization leads to non-Abelian topological phases. The naive ''ideal'' wave functions and ideal Hamiltonians associated with these orbifold states do not in general correspond to incompressible phases but, instead, lie at a nearby critical point. We discuss this unusual situation from the perspective of the pattern-of-zeros/vertex algebra frameworks and discuss implications for the conceptual foundations of these approaches. Due to the proximity in the phase diagram of these non-Abelian states to the (ppq) bilayer states, they may be experimentally relevant, both as candidates for describing the plateaus in single-layer systems at filling fractions 8/3 and 12/5 and as a way to tune to non-Abelian states in double-layer or wide quantum wells.

  17. On Geometrical Interpretation of Non-Abelian Flat Direction Constraints

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    Cleaver, G. B.; Nanopoulos, D. V.; Perkins, J. T.; Walker, J. W.

    In order to produce a low-energy effective field theory from a string model, it is necessary to specify a vacuum state. In order that this vacuum be supersymmetric, it is well known that all field expectation values must be along so-called flat directions, leaving the F- and D-terms of the scalar potential to be zero. The situation becomes particularly interesting when one attempts to realize such directions while assigning vacuum expectation values to fields transforming under non-Abelian representations of the gauge group. Since the expectation value is now shared among multiple components of a field, satisfaction of flatness becomes an inherently geometrical problem in the group space. Furthermore, the possibility emerges that a single seemingly dangerous F-term might experience a self-cancellation among its components. The hope exists that the geometric language can provide an intuitive and immediate recognition of when the D and F conditions are simultaneously compatible, as well as a powerful tool for their comprehensive classification. This is the avenue explored in this paper, and applied to the cases of SU(2) and SO(2N), relevant respectively to previous attempts at reproducing the MSSM and the flipped SU(5) GUT. Geometrical interpretation of non-Abelian flat directions finds application to M-theory through the recent conjecture of equivalence between D-term strings and wrapped D-branes of Type II theory.1 Knowledge of the geometry of the flat direction "landscape" of a D-term string model could yield information about the dual brane model. It is hoped that the techniques encountered will be of benefit in extending the viability of the quasirealistic phenomenologies already developed.

  18. Non-Abelian quantum error correction

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    Feng, Weibo

    A quantum computer is a proposed device which would be capable of initializing, coherently manipulating, and measuring quantum states with sufficient accuracy to carry out new kinds of computations. In the standard scenario, a quantum computer is built out of quantum bits, or qubits, two-level quantum systems which replace the ordinary classical bits of a classical computer. Quantum computation is then carried out by applying quantum gates, the quantum equivalent of Boolean logic gates, to these qubits. The most fundamental barrier to building a quantum computer is the inevitable errors which occur when carrying out quantum gates and the loss of quantum coherence of the qubits due to their coupling to the environment (decoherence). Remarkably, it has been shown that in a quantum computer such errors and decoherence can be actively fought using what is known as quantum error correction. A closely related proposal for fighting errors and decoherence in a quantum computer is to build the computer out of so-called topologically ordered states of matter. These are states of matter which allow for the storage and manipulation of quantum states with a built in protection from error and decoherence. The excitations of these states are non-Abelian anyons, particle-like excitations which satisfy non-Abelian statistics, meaning that when two excitations are interchanged the result is not the usual +1 and -1 associated with identical Bosons or Fermions, but rather a unitary operation which acts on a multidimensional Hilbert space. It is therefore possible to envision computing with these anyons by braiding their world-lines in 2+1-dimensional spacetime. In this Dissertation we present explicit procedures for a scheme which lives at the intersection of these two approaches. In this scheme we envision a functioning ``conventional" quantum computer consisting of an array of qubits and the ability to carry out quantum gates on these qubits. We then give explicit quantum circuits

  19. Multiflavor QCD* on R_3 * S_1: Studying Transition From Abelian to Non-Abelian Confinement

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    Shifman, M.; Unsal, M.; /SLAC /Stanford U., Phys. Dept.

    2009-03-31

    The center-stabilized multiflavor QCD* theories formulated on R{sub 3} x S{sub 1} exhibit both Abelian and non-Abelian confinement as a function of the S{sub 1} radius, similar to the Seiberg-Witten theory as a function of the mass deformation parameter. For sufficiently small number of flavors and small r(S{sub 1}), we show occurrence of a mass gap in gauge fluctuations, and linear confinement. This is a regime of confinement without continuous chiral symmetry breaking ({chi}SB). Unlike one-flavor theories where there is no phase transition in r(S{sub 1}), the multiflavor theories possess a single phase transition associated with breaking of the continuous {chi}S. We conjecture that the scale of the {chi}SB is parametrically tied up with the scale of Abelian to non-Abelian confinement transition.

  20. Non-Abelian vortices on a cylinder: Duality between vortices and walls

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    Eto, Minoru; Fujimori, Toshiaki; Isozumi, Youichi; Nitta, Muneto; Ohashi, Keisuke; Sakai, Norisuke; Ohta, Kazutoshi

    2006-04-15

    We investigate vortices on a cylinder in supersymmetric non-Abelian gauge theory with hypermultiplets in the fundamental representation. We identify moduli space of periodic vortices and find that a pair of wall-like objects appears as the vortex moduli is varied. Usual domain walls also can be obtained from the single vortex on the cylinder by introducing a twisted boundary condition. We can understand these phenomena as a T duality among D-brane configurations in type II superstring theories. Using this T-duality picture, we find a one-to-one correspondence between the moduli space of non-Abelian vortices and that of kinky D-brane configurations for domain walls.

  1. The non-abelian tensor multiplet in loop space

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    Gustavsson, Andreas

    2006-01-01

    We introduce a non-abelian tensor multiplet directly in the loop space associated with flat six-dimensional Miskowski space-time, and derive the supersymmetry variations for on-shell Script N = (2,0) supersymmetry.

  2. Quantum equivalence of noncommutative and Yang-Mills gauge theories in 2D and matrix theory

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    Ydri, Badis

    2007-05-15

    We construct noncommutative U(1) gauge theory on the fuzzy sphere S{sub N}{sup 2} as a unitary 2Nx2N matrix model. In the quantum theory the model is equivalent to a non-Abelian U(N) Yang-Mills theory on a two-dimensional lattice with two plaquettes. This equivalence holds in the 'fuzzy sphere' phase where we observe a 3rd order phase transition between weak-coupling and strong-coupling phases of the gauge theory. In the matrix phase we have a U(N) gauge theory on a single point.

  3. Topological invariants measured for Abelian and non-Abelian monopole fields

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    Sugawa, Seiji; Salces Carcoba, Francisco; Perry, Abigail; Yue, Yuchen; Putra, Andika; Spielman, Ian

    2016-05-01

    Understanding the topological nature of physical systems is an important topic in contemporary physics, ranging from condensed matter to high energy. In this talk, I will present experiments measuring the 1st and 2nd Chern number in a four-level quantum system both with degenerate and non-degenerate energies. We engineered the system's Hamiltonian by coupling hyperfine ground states of rubidium-87 Bose-Einstein condensates with rf and microwave fields. We non-adiabatically drove the system and measured the linear response to obtain the local (non-Abelian) Berry curvatures. Then, the Chern numbers were evaluated on (hyper-)spherical manifolds in parameter space. We obtain Chern numbers close to unity for both the 1st and the 2nd Chern numbers. The non-zero Chern number can be interpreted as monopole residing inside the manifold. For our system, the monopoles correspond to a Dirac monopole for non-degenerate spectra and a Yang monopole for our degenerate case. We also show how the dynamical evolution under non-Abelian gauge field emerged in degenerate quantum system is different from non-degenerate case by showing path-dependent acquisition of non-Abelian geometric phase and Wilson loops.

  4. The equations of motion for a classical color particle in background non-Abelian bosonic and fermionic fields

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    Markov, Yuri A.; Markova, Margaret A.; Shishmarev, Alexey A.

    2010-10-01

    Based on the most general principles of reality, gauge and reparametrization invariance, a problem of constructing the action describing dynamics of a classical color-charged particle interacting with background non-Abelian gauge and fermion fields is considered. The cases of the linear and quadratic dependence of a Lagrangian on background Grassmann fermion field are discussed. It is shown that in both cases in general there exists an infinite number of interaction terms, which should be included in the Lagrangian in question. Employing a simple iteration scheme, examples of the construction of the first few gauge-covariant currents and sources induced by a moving particle with non-Abelian charge are given. It is found that these quantities, by a suitable choice of parameters, exactly reproduce additional currents and sources previously obtained in Markov and Markova (2007 Nucl. Phys. A 784 443) on the basis of heuristic considerations.

  5. Non-Abelian Stokes theorem for the Wilson loop operator in an arbitrary representation and its implication to quark confinement

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    Matsudo, Ryutaro; Kondo, Kei-Ichi

    2015-12-01

    We give a gauge-independent definition of magnetic monopoles in the S U (N ) Yang-Mills theory through the Wilson loop operator. For this purpose, we give an explicit proof of the Diakonov-Petrov version of the non-Abelian Stokes theorem for the Wilson loop operator in an arbitrary representation of the S U (N ) gauge group to derive a new form for the non-Abelian Stokes theorem. The new form is used to extract the magnetic-monopole contribution to the Wilson loop operator in a gauge-invariant way, which enables us to discuss confinement of quarks in any representation from the viewpoint of the dual superconductor vacuum.

  6. Heterotic non-Abelian string of a finite length

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    Monin, S.; Shifman, M.; Yung, A.

    2016-06-01

    We consider non-Abelian strings in N =2 supersymmetric quantum chromodynamics (QCD) with the U (N ) gauge group and Nf=N quark flavors deformed by a mass term for the adjoint matter. This deformation breaks N =2 supersymmetry down to N =1 . Dynamics of orientational zero modes on the string world sheet are described then by C P (N -1 ) model with N =(0 ,2 ) supersymmetry. We study the string of a finite length L assuming compactification on a cylinder (periodic boundary conditions). The world-sheet theory is solved in the large-N approximation. At N =∞ we find a rich phase structure in the (L ,u ) plane where u is a deformation parameter. At large L and intermediate u we find a phase with broken Z2 N symmetry, N vacua and a mass gap. At large values of L and u still larger we have the Z2 N-symmetric phase with a single vacuum and massless fermions. In both phases N =(0 ,2 ) supersymmetry is spontaneously broken. We also observe a phase with would-be broken SU (N ) symmetry at small L (it is broken only for N =∞ ). In the latter phase the mass gap vanishes and the vacuum energy is zero in the leading 1 /N approximation. We expect that at large but finite N corrections O (1 /N ) will break N =(0 ,2 ) supersymmetry. Simultaneously, the phase transitions will become rapid crossovers. Finally we discuss how the observed rich phase structure matches the N =(2 ,2 ) limit in which the world-sheet theory has a single phase with the mass gap independent of L .

  7. Probing Non-Abelian Statistics with Quasiparticle Interferometry

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    Bonderson, Parsa; Shtengel, Kirill; Slingerland, J.K.

    2006-07-07

    We examine interferometric experiments in systems that exhibit non-Abelian braiding statistics, expressing outcomes in terms of the modular S-matrix. In particular, this result applies to fractional quantum Hall interferometry, and we give a detailed treatment of the Read-Rezayi states, providing explicit predictions for the recently observed {nu}=12/5 plateau.

  8. Non-Abelian chiral instabilities at high temperature on the lattice

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    Akamatsu, Yukinao; Rothkopf, Alexander; Yamamoto, Naoki

    2016-03-01

    We report on an exploratory lattice study on the phenomenon of chiral instabilities in non-Abelian gauge theories at high temperature. It is based on a recently constructed anomalous Langevin-type effective theory of classical soft gauge fields in the presence of a chiral number density n 5 = n R - n L. Evaluated in thermal equilibrium using classical lattice techniques it reveals that the fluctuating soft fields indeed exhibit a rapid energy increase at early times and we observe a clear dependence of the diffusion rate of topological charge (sphaleron rate) on the the initial n 5, relevant in both early universe baryogenesis and relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The topological charge furthermore shows a drift among distinct vacuum sectors, roughly proportional to the initial n 5 and in turn the chiral imbalance is monotonously reduced as required by helicity conservation.

  9. Multiflavor QCD∗ on R3 ×S1: Studying transition from Abelian to non-Abelian confinement

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    Shifman, M.; Ünsal, M.

    2009-11-01

    The center-stabilized multiflavor QCD∗ theories formulated on R3 ×S1 exhibit both Abelian and non-Abelian confinement as a function of the S1 radius, similar to the Seiberg-Witten theory as a function of the mass deformation parameter. For sufficiently small number of flavors and small r (S1), we show occurrence of a mass gap in gauge fluctuations, and linear confinement. This is a regime of confinement without continuous chiral symmetry breaking (χSB). Unlike one-flavor theories where there is no phase transition in r (S1), the multiflavor theories possess a single phase transition associated with breaking of the continuous χS. We conjecture that the scale of the χSB is parametrically tied up with the scale of Abelian to non-Abelian confinement transition.

  10. Non-Abelian bosonic currents in cosmic strings

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    Lilley, Marc; Di Marco, Fabrizio; Martin, Jerome; Peter, Patrick

    2010-07-15

    A non-Abelian generalization of the neutral Witten current-carrying string model is discussed in which the bosonic current carrier belongs to a two-dimensional representation of SU(2). We find that the current-carrying solutions can be of three different kinds: either the current spans a U(1) subgroup, and in which case one is left with an Abelian current-carrying string, or the three currents are all lightlike, traveling in the same direction (only left or right movers). The third, genuinely non-Abelian situation, cannot be handled within a cylindrically symmetric framework, but can be shown to depend on all possible string Lorentz invariant quantities that can be constructed out of the phase gradients.

  11. Braiding non-Abelian quasiholes in fractional quantum Hall states.

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    Wu, Yang-Le; Estienne, B; Regnault, N; Bernevig, B Andrei

    2014-09-12

    Quasiholes in certain fractional quantum Hall states are promising candidates for the experimental realization of non-Abelian anyons. They are assumed to be localized excitations, and to display non-Abelian statistics when sufficiently separated, but these properties have not been explicitly demonstrated except for the Moore-Read state. In this work, we apply the newly developed matrix product state technique to examine these exotic excitations. For the Moore-Read and the Z_{3} Read-Rezayi states, we estimate the quasihole radii, and determine the correlation lengths associated with the exponential convergence of the braiding statistics. We provide the first microscopic verification for the Fibonacci nature of the Z_{3} Read-Rezayi quasiholes. We also present evidence for the failure of plasma screening in the nonunitary Gaffnian wave function. PMID:25259996

  12. Identifying non-Abelian topological order through minimal entangled states.

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    Zhu, W; Gong, S S; Haldane, F D M; Sheng, D N

    2014-03-01

    The topological order is encoded in the pattern of long-range quantum entanglements, which cannot be measured by any local observable. Here we perform an exact diagonalization study to establish the non-Abelian topological order for topological band models through entanglement entropy measurement. We focus on the quasiparticle statistics of the non-Abelian Moore-Read and Read-Rezayi states on the lattice models with bosonic particles. We identify multiple independent minimal entangled states (MESs) in the ground state manifold on a torus. The extracted modular S matrix from MESs faithfully demonstrates the Ising anyon or Fibonacci quasiparticle statistics, including the quasiparticle quantum dimensions and the fusion rules for such systems. These findings unambiguously demonstrate the topological nature of the quantum states for these flatband models without using the knowledge of model wave functions. PMID:24655269

  13. An Exact Chiral Spin Liquid with Non-Abelian Anyons

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    Yao, Hong

    2010-04-06

    We establish the existence of a chiral spin liquid (CSL) as the exact ground state of the Kitaev model on a decorated honeycomb lattice, which is obtained by replacing each site in the familiar honeycomb lattice with a triangle. The CSL state spontaneously breaks time reversal symmetry but preserves other symmetries. There are two topologically distinct CSLs separated by a quantum critical point. Interestingly, vortex excitations in the topologically nontrivial (Chern number {+-}1) CSL obey non-Abelian statistics.

  14. Non-Abelian anomalies on a curved space with torsion

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    Cognola, G.; Giacconi, P.

    1989-05-15

    Using path-integral methods and /zeta/-function regularization a nonperturbative derivation of non-Abelian-covariant and consistent anomalies on a curved space with torsion is given. All terms depending on torsion, that one has in the expression of the consistent anomaly, can be eliminated by adding suitable counterterms to the Lagrangian density. In this way, the well-known result of Bardeen is recovered. The so-called ''covariant anomaly'' will be discussed too.

  15. Detecting 3d Non-Abelian Anyons via Adiabatic Cooling

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    Yamamoto, Seiji; Freedman, Michael; Yang, Kun

    2011-03-01

    Majorana fermions lie at the heart of a number of recent developments in condensed matter physics. One important application is the realization of non-abelian statistics and consequently a foundation for topological quantum computation. Theoretical propositions for Majorana systems abound, but experimental detection has proven challenging. Most attempts involve interferometry, but the degeneracy of the anyon state can be leveraged to produce a cooling effect, as previously shown in 2d. We apply this method of anyon detection to the 3d anyon model of Teo and Kane. Like the Fu-Kane model, this involves a hybrid system of topological insulator (TI) and superconductor (SC). The Majorana modes are localized to anisotropic hedgehogs in the order parameter which appear at the TI-SC interface. The effective model bears some resemblance to the non-Abelian Higgs model with scalar coupling as studied, for example, by Jackiw and Rebbi. In order to make concrete estimates relevant to experiments, we use parameters appropriate to Ca doped Bi 2 Se 3 as the topological insulator and Cu doped Bi 2 Se 3 as the superconductor. We find a temperature window in the milli-Kelvin regime where the presence of 3d non-abelian anyons will lead to an observable cooling effect.

  16. Designer non-Abelian anyon platforms: from Majorana to Fibonacci

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    Alicea, Jason; Stern, Ady

    2015-12-01

    The emergence of non-Abelian anyons from large collections of interacting elementary particles is a conceptually beautiful phenomenon with important ramifications for fault-tolerant quantum computing. Over the last few decades the field has evolved from a highly theoretical subject to an active experimental area, particularly following proposals for trapping non-Abelian anyons in ‘engineered’ structures built from well-understood components. In this short overview we briefly tour the impressive progress that has taken place in the quest for the simplest type of non-Abelian anyon—defects binding Majorana zero modes—and then turn to similar strategies for pursuing more exotic excitations. Specifically, we describe how interfacing simple quantum Hall systems with conventional superconductors yields ‘parafermionic’ generalizations of Majorana modes and even Fibonacci anyons—the latter enabling fully fault tolerant universal quantum computation. We structure our treatment in a manner that unifies these topics in a coherent way. The ideas synthesized here spotlight largely uncharted experimental territory in the field of quantum Hall physics that appears ripe for discovery.

  17. Explicit non-Abelian monopoles and instantons in SU(N) pure Yang-Mills theory

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    Popov, Alexander D.

    2008-06-15

    It is well known that there are no static non-Abelian monopole solutions in pure Yang-Mills theory on Minkowski space R{sup 3,1}. I show that such solutions exist in SU(N) gauge theory on the spaces R{sup 2}xS{sup 2} and RxS{sup 1}xS{sup 2} with Minkowski signature (-+++). In the temporal gauge they are solutions of pure Yang-Mills theory on TxS{sup 2}, where T is R or S{sup 1}. Namely, imposing SO(3) invariance and some reality conditions, I consistently reduce the Yang-Mills model on the above spaces to a non-Abelian analog of the {phi}{sup 4} kink model whose static solutions give SU(N) monopole (-antimonopole) configurations on the space R{sup 1,1}xS{sup 2} via the above-mentioned correspondence. These solutions can also be considered as instanton configurations of Yang-Mills theory in 2+1 dimensions. The kink model on RxS{sup 1} admits also periodic sphaleron-type solutions describing chains of n kink-antikink pairs spaced around the circle S{sup 1} with arbitrary n>0. They correspond to chains of n static monopole-antimonopole pairs on the space RxS{sup 1}xS{sup 2} which can also be interpreted as instanton configurations in 2+1 dimensional pure Yang-Mills theory at finite temperature (thermal time circle). I also describe similar solutions in Euclidean SU(N) gauge theory on S{sup 1}xS{sup 3} interpreted as chains of n instanton-anti-instanton pairs.

  18. Low energy dynamics of slender monopoles in non-Abelian superconductor

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    Arai, M.; Blaschke, F.; Eto, M.; Sakai, N.

    2016-01-01

    Low energy dynamics of magnetic monopoles and anti-monopoles in the U(2)c gauge theory is studied in the Higgs (non-Abelian superconducting) phase. The monopoles in this phase are slender ellipsoids, pierced by a vortex string. We investigate scattering of monopole with anti-monopole and find that they do not always decay into radiation, contrary to our naive intuition. They can repel, make bound states (magnetic mesons) or resonances. We point out that some part of solutions in 1 + 3 dimensions can be mapped exactly onto the sine-Gordon system in 1 + 1 dimensions in the first non-trivial order of rigid-body approximation and we provide analytic formulas for such solutions there.

  19. Ultracold quantum gases and lattice systems: quantum simulation of lattice gauge theories

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    Wiese, U.-J.

    2013-11-01

    Abelian and non-Abelian gauge theories are of central importance in many areas of physics. In condensed matter physics, Abelian U(1) lattice gauge theories arise in the description of certain quantum spin liquids. In quantum information theory, Kitaev's toric code is a Z(2) lattice gauge theory. In particle physics, Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the non-Abelian SU(3) gauge theory of the strong interactions between quarks and gluons, is non-perturbatively regularized on a lattice. Quantum link models extend the concept of lattice gauge theories beyond the Wilson formulation, and are well suited for both digital and analog quantum simulation using ultracold atomic gases in optical lattices. Since quantum simulators do not suffer from the notorious sign problem, they open the door to studies of the real-time evolution of strongly coupled quantum systems, which are impossible with classical simulation methods. A plethora of interesting lattice gauge theories suggests itself for quantum simulation, which should allow us to address very challenging problems, ranging from confinement and deconfinement, or chiral symmetry breaking and its restoration at finite baryon density, to color superconductivity and the real-time evolution of heavy-ion collisions, first in simpler model gauge theories and ultimately in QCD.

  20. Correlation-induced non-Abelian quantum holonomies

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    Johansson, Markus; Ericsson, Marie; Singh, Kuldip; Sjöqvist, Erik; Williamson, Mark S.

    2011-04-01

    In the context of two-particle interferometry, we construct a parallel transport condition that is based on the maximization of coincidence intensity with respect to local unitary operations on one of the subsystems. The dependence on correlation is investigated and it is found that the holonomy group is generally non-Abelian, but Abelian for uncorrelated systems. It is found that our framework contains the Lévay geometric phase (2004 J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 37 1821) in the case of two-qubit systems undergoing local SU(2) evolutions.

  1. A geodesic principle for strong coupling gravity

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    Niedermaier, Max

    2015-11-01

    Strong coupling gravity arises from general relativity by a scaling limit that preserves the number of physical degrees of freedom as well as covariance under the group of spatio-temporal diffeomorphisms. An intrinsic geodesic principle for it is formulated and justified. Geodesic congruences and the test bodies following them are, according to the principle, unaffected by nonlinear gravitational waves and can be gauged-fixed so as to never depart from their initial values. Among other consequences this offers a new perspective on gravitational coarse graining.

  2. Inflationary magnetogenesis without the strong coupling problem

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    Ferreira, Ricardo J.Z.; Jain, Rajeev Kumar; Sloth, Martin S. E-mail: jain@cp3.dias.sdu.dk

    2013-10-01

    The simplest gauge invariant models of inflationary magnetogenesis are known to suffer from the problems of either large backreaction or strong coupling, which make it difficult to self-consistently achieve cosmic magnetic fields from inflation with a field strength larger than 10{sup −32}G today on the Mpc scale. Such a strength is insufficient to act as seed for the galactic dynamo effect, which requires a magnetic field larger than 10{sup −20}G. In this paper we analyze simple extensions of the minimal model, which avoid both the strong coupling and back reaction problems, in order to generate sufficiently large magnetic fields on the Mpc scale today. First we study the possibility that the coupling function which breaks the conformal invariance of electromagnetism is non-monotonic with sharp features. Subsequently, we consider the effect of lowering the energy scale of inflation jointly with a scenario of prolonged reheating where the universe is dominated by a stiff fluid for a short period after inflation. In the latter case, a systematic study shows upper bounds for the magnetic field strength today on the Mpc scale of 10{sup −13}G for low scale inflation and 10{sup −25}G for high scale inflation, thus improving on the previous result by 7-19 orders of magnitude. These results are consistent with the strong coupling and backreaction constraints.

  3. Commutator identities on associative algebras, the non-Abelian Hirota difference equation and its reductions

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    Pogrebkov, A. K.

    2016-06-01

    We show that the non-Abelian Hirota difference equation is directly related to a commutator identity on an associative algebra. Evolutions generated by similarity transformations of elements of this algebra lead to a linear difference equation. We develop a special dressing procedure that results in an integrable non-Abelian Hirota difference equation and propose two regular reduction procedures that lead to a set of known equations, Abelian or non-Abelian, and also to some new integrable equations.

  4. A strongly coupled anyon material

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    Brattan, Daniel K.

    2015-11-01

    We use alternative quantisation of the D3-D5 system to explore properties of a strongly coupled anyon material at finite density and temperature. We study the transport properties of the material and find both diffusion and massive holographic zero sound modes. By studying the anyon number conductivity we also find evidence for the anyonic analogue of the metal-insulator transition.

  5. Non-Abelian states in Fractional Quantum Hall effect in charge carrier hole systems

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    Simion, George; Lyanda-Geller, Yuli

    Quasiparticle excitations obeying non-Abelian statistics represent the key element of topological quantum computing. Crossing of levels and strong coupling between angular momentum and orbital motion, described by Luttinger Hamiltonian, make properties of charge carrier holes different from those of electrons. Peculiarities of hole spectrum in magnetic field provide an opportunity for controlling Landau level mixing in charge carier hole systems. In order to describe Fractional Quantum Hall effect for holes, we propose a method to map hole spectrum and wavefunctions using a spherical shell. We investigate the experimentally observed ν = 1 / 2 state in spherical geometry. Haldane pseudopotentials are computed and the effect of Landau level mixing is evaluated. Exact diagonalization of Coulomb interaction in systems with eight to fourteen holes is performed. We determine that the ground state superposition with Abelian 331 state is very small and the overlap with Moore-Read state is significant. The quasihole and quasielectron excitations are discussed. Research was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering under Award DE-SC0010544.

  6. PREFACE: Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems

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    Neilson, David; Senatore, Gaetano

    2009-05-01

    This special issue contains papers presented at the International Conference on Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems (SCCS), held from 29 July-2 August 2008 at the University of Camerino. Camerino is an ancient hill-top town located in the Apennine mountains of Italy, 200 kilometres northeast of Rome, with a university dating back to 1336. The Camerino conference was the 11th in a series which started in 1977: 1977: Orleans-la-Source, France, as a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Strongly Coupled Plasmas (hosted by Marc Feix and Gabor J Kalman) 1982: Les Houches, France (hosted by Marc Baus and Jean-Pierre Hansen) 1986: Santa Cruz, California, USA (hosted by Forrest J Rogers and Hugh E DeWitt) 1989: Tokyo, Japan (hosted by Setsuo Ichimaru) 1992: Rochester, New York, USA (hosted by Hugh M Van Horn and Setsuo Ichimaru) 1995: Binz, Germany (hosted by Wolf Dietrich Kraeft and Manfred Schlanges) 1997: Boston, Massachusetts, USA (hosted by Gabor J Kalman) 1999: St Malo, France (hosted by Claude Deutsch and Bernard Jancovici) 2002: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (hosted by John F Benage and Michael S Murillo) 2005: Moscow, Russia (hosted by Vladimir E Fortov and Vladimir Vorob'ev). The name of the series was changed in 1996 from Strongly Coupled Plasmas to Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems to reflect a wider range of topics. 'Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems' encompasses diverse many-body systems and physical conditions. The purpose of the conferences is to provide a regular international forum for the presentation and discussion of research achievements and ideas relating to a variety of plasma, liquid and condensed matter systems that are dominated by strong Coulomb interactions between their constituents. Each meeting has seen an evolution of topics and emphases that have followed new discoveries and new techniques. The field has continued to see new experimental tools and access to new strongly coupled conditions, most recently in the areas of warm matter, dusty plasmas

  7. Phenomenological analysis of heterotic strings: Non-abelian constructions and landscape studies

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    Wasnik, Vaibhav Hemant

    String theory offers the unique promise of unifying all the known forces in nature. However, the internal consistency of the theory requires that spacetime have more than four dimensions. As a result, the extra dimensions must be compactified in some manner and how this compactification takes place is critical for determining the low-energy physical predictions of the theory. In this thesis we examine two distinct consequences of this fact. First, almost all of the prior research in string model-building has examined the consequences of compactifying on so-called "abelian" orbifolds. However, the most general class of compactifications, namely those on non-abelian orbifolds, remains almost completely unexplored. This thesis focuses on the low-energy phenomenological consequences of compactifying strings on non-abelian orbifolds. One of the main interests in pursuing these theories is that they can, in principle, naturally give rise to low-energy models which simultaneously have N=1 supersymmetry along with scalar particles transforming in the adjoint of the gauge group. These features, which are exceedingly difficult to achieve through abelian orbifolds, are exciting because they are the key ingredients in understanding how grand unification can emerge from string theory. Second, the need to compactify gives rise to a huge "landscape" of possible resulting low-energy phenomenologies. One of the goals of the landscape program in string theory is then to extract information about the space of string vacua in the form of statistical correlations between phenomenological features that are otherwise uncorrelated in field theory. Such correlations would thus represent features of string theory that hold independently of a vacuum-selection principle. In this thesis, we study statistical correlations between two features which are likely to be central to any potential description of nature at high-energy scales: gauge symmetries and spacetime supersymmetry. We analyze

  8. Faddeev–Jackiw quantization of an Abelian and non-Abelian exotic action for gravity in three dimensions

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    Escalante, Alberto Manuel-Cabrera, J.

    2015-10-15

    A detailed Faddeev–Jackiw quantization of an Abelian and non-Abelian exotic action for gravity in three dimensions is performed. We obtain for the theories under study the constraints, the gauge transformations, the generalized Faddeev–Jackiw brackets and we perform the counting of physical degrees of freedom. In addition, we compare our results with those found in the literature where the canonical analysis is developed, in particular, we show that both the generalized Faddeev–Jackiw brackets and Dirac’s brackets coincide to each other. Finally we discuss some remarks and prospects. - Highlights: • A detailed Faddeev–Jackiw analysis for exotic action of gravity is performed. • We show that Dirac’s brackets and Generalized [FJ] brackets are equivalent. • Without fixing the gauge exotic action is a non-commutative theory. • The fundamental gauge transformations of the theory are found. • Dirac and Faddeev–Jackiw approaches are compared.

  9. Asymptotically free scaling solutions in non-Abelian Higgs models

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    Gies, Holger; Zambelli, Luca

    2015-07-01

    We construct asymptotically free renormalization group trajectories for the generic non-Abelian Higgs model in four-dimensional spacetime. These ultraviolet-complete trajectories become visible by generalizing the renormalization/boundary conditions in the definition of the correlation functions of the theory. Though they are accessible in a controlled weak-coupling analysis, these trajectories originate from threshold phenomena which are missed in a conventional perturbative analysis relying on the deep Euclidean region. We identify a candidate three-parameter family of renormalization group trajectories interconnecting the asymptotically free ultraviolet regime with a Higgs phase in the low-energy limit. We provide estimates of their low-energy properties in the light of a possible application to the standard model Higgs sector. Finally, we find a two-parameter subclass of asymptotically free Coleman-Weinberg-type trajectories that do not suffer from a naturalness problem.

  10. Matrix model for non-Abelian quantum Hall states

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    Dorey, Nick; Tong, David; Turner, Carl

    2016-08-01

    We propose a matrix quantum mechanics for a class of non-Abelian quantum Hall states. The model describes electrons which carry an internal SU(p ) spin. The ground states of the matrix model include spin-singlet generalizations of the Moore-Read and Read-Rezayi states and, in general, lie in a class previously introduced by Blok and Wen. The effective action for these states is a U(p ) Chern-Simons theory. We show how the matrix model can be derived from quantization of the vortices in this Chern-Simons theory and how the matrix model ground states can be reconstructed as correlation functions in the boundary WZW model.

  11. Neutrino masses and non-abelian horizontal symmetries

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    Antonelli, V.; Caravaglios, F.; Ferrari, R.; Picariello, M.

    2002-12-01

    Recently neutrino experiments have made very significant progresses and our knowledge of neutrino masses and mixing has considerably improved. In a model-independent Monte Carlo approach, we have examined a very large class of textures, in the context of non-abelian horizontal symmetries; we have found that neutrino data select only those charged lepton matrices with left-right asymmetric texture. The large atmospheric mixing angle needs m23≃m33. This result, if combined with similar recent findings for the quark sector in the B oscillations, can be interpreted as a hint for SU(5) unification. In the neutrino sector strict neutrino anarchy is disfavored by data, and at least a factor 2 of suppression in the first row and column of the neutrino Majorana mass matrix is required.

  12. Non-Abelian Effects on D-Branes

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    Russo, Jorge G.

    2008-07-28

    We review different non-Abelian configurations of D-branes. We then extend the Myers dielectric effect to configurations with angular momentum. The resulting time-dependent N D0-brane bound states can be interpreted as describing rotating fuzzy ellipsoids. A similar solution exists also in the presence of a RR magnetic field, that we study in detail. We show that, for any finite N, above a certain critical angular momentum it is energetically more favorable for the bound state system to dissociate into an Abelian configuration of N D0-branes moving independently. We further study D-string configurations representing fuzzy funnels deformed by the magnetic field and by the rotational motion.

  13. Canonical non-Abelian dual transformations in supersymmetric field theories

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    Curtright, T.; Zachos, C.

    1995-07-15

    A generating functional {ital F} is found for a canonical non-Abelian dual transformation which maps the supersymmetric chiral O(4) {sigma} model to an equivalent supersymmetric extension of the dual {sigma} model. This {ital F} produces a mapping between the classical phase spaces of the two theories in which the bosonic (coordinate) fields transform nonlocally, the fermions undergo a local tangent space chiral rotation, and all currents (fermionic and bosonic) mix locally. Purely bosonic curvature-free currents of the chiral model become a {ital symphysis} of purely bosonic and fermion bilinear currents of the dual theory. The corresponding transformation functional {ital T} which relates wave functions in the two quantum theories is argued to be {ital exactly} given by {ital T}=exp({ital iF}).

  14. Non-Abelian monopole in the parameter space of point-like interactions

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    Ohya, Satoshi

    2014-12-01

    We study non-Abelian geometric phase in N = 2 supersymmetric quantum mechanics for a free particle on a circle with two point-like interactions at antipodal points. We show that non-Abelian Berry's connection is that of SU(2) magnetic monopole discovered by Moody, Shapere and Wilczek in the context of adiabatic decoupling limit of diatomic molecule.

  15. A solenoidal synthetic field and the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm effects in neutral atoms.

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    Huo, Ming-Xia; Nie, Wei; Hutchinson, David A W; Kwek, Leong Chuan

    2014-01-01

    Cold neutral atoms provide a versatile and controllable platform for emulating various quantum systems. Despite efforts to develop artificial gauge fields in these systems, realizing a unique ideal-solenoid-shaped magnetic field within the quantum domain in any real-world physical system remains elusive. Here we propose a scheme to generate a "hairline" solenoid with an extremely small size around 1 micrometer which is smaller than the typical coherence length in cold atoms. Correspondingly, interference effects will play a role in transport. Despite the small size, the magnetic flux imposed on the atoms is very large thanks to the very strong field generated inside the solenoid. By arranging different sets of Laguerre-Gauss (LG) lasers, the generation of Abelian and non-Abelian SU(2) lattice gauge fields is proposed for neutral atoms in ring- and square-shaped optical lattices. As an application, interference patterns of the magnetic type-I Aharonov-Bohm (AB) effect are obtained by evolving atoms along a circle over several tens of lattice cells. During the evolution, the quantum coherence is maintained and the atoms are exposed to a large magnetic flux. The scheme requires only standard optical access, and is robust to weak particle interactions. PMID:25103877

  16. A solenoidal synthetic field and the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm effects in neutral atoms

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    Huo, Ming-Xia; Nie, Wei; Hutchinson, David A. W.; Kwek, Leong Chuan

    2014-08-01

    Cold neutral atoms provide a versatile and controllable platform for emulating various quantum systems. Despite efforts to develop artificial gauge fields in these systems, realizing a unique ideal-solenoid-shaped magnetic field within the quantum domain in any real-world physical system remains elusive. Here we propose a scheme to generate a ``hairline'' solenoid with an extremely small size around 1 micrometer which is smaller than the typical coherence length in cold atoms. Correspondingly, interference effects will play a role in transport. Despite the small size, the magnetic flux imposed on the atoms is very large thanks to the very strong field generated inside the solenoid. By arranging different sets of Laguerre-Gauss (LG) lasers, the generation of Abelian and non-Abelian SU(2) lattice gauge fields is proposed for neutral atoms in ring- and square-shaped optical lattices. As an application, interference patterns of the magnetic type-I Aharonov-Bohm (AB) effect are obtained by evolving atoms along a circle over several tens of lattice cells. During the evolution, the quantum coherence is maintained and the atoms are exposed to a large magnetic flux. The scheme requires only standard optical access, and is robust to weak particle interactions.

  17. A solenoidal synthetic field and the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm effects in neutral atoms

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    Huo, Ming-Xia; Nie, Wei; Hutchinson, David A. W.; Kwek, Leong Chuan

    2014-01-01

    Cold neutral atoms provide a versatile and controllable platform for emulating various quantum systems. Despite efforts to develop artificial gauge fields in these systems, realizing a unique ideal-solenoid-shaped magnetic field within the quantum domain in any real-world physical system remains elusive. Here we propose a scheme to generate a “hairline” solenoid with an extremely small size around 1 micrometer which is smaller than the typical coherence length in cold atoms. Correspondingly, interference effects will play a role in transport. Despite the small size, the magnetic flux imposed on the atoms is very large thanks to the very strong field generated inside the solenoid. By arranging different sets of Laguerre-Gauss (LG) lasers, the generation of Abelian and non-Abelian SU(2) lattice gauge fields is proposed for neutral atoms in ring- and square-shaped optical lattices. As an application, interference patterns of the magnetic type-I Aharonov-Bohm (AB) effect are obtained by evolving atoms along a circle over several tens of lattice cells. During the evolution, the quantum coherence is maintained and the atoms are exposed to a large magnetic flux. The scheme requires only standard optical access, and is robust to weak particle interactions. PMID:25103877

  18. Strongly coupled quark gluon plasma (SCQGP)

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    Bannur, Vishnu M.

    2006-07-01

    We propose that the reason for the non-ideal behaviour seen in lattice simulation of quark gluon plasma (QGP) and ultrarelativistic heavy ion collision experiments is that the QGP near Tc and above is a strongly coupled plasma (SCP), i.e., a strongly coupled quark gluon plasma (SCQGP). It is remarkable that the widely used equation of state of SCP in QED (quantum electrodynamics) very nicely fits lattice results on all QGP systems, with proper modifications to include colour degrees of freedom and the running coupling constant. Results on pressure in pure gauge, 2-flavours and 3-flavours QGP can all be explained by treating QGP as SCQGP, as demonstrated here. Energy density and speed of sound are also presented for all three systems. We further extend the model to systems with finite quark mass and reasonably good fits to lattice results are obtained for (2+1)-flavours and 4-flavours QGP. Hence it is a unified model, namely SCQGP, to explain the non-ideal QGP seen in lattice simulations with just two system dependent parameters.

  19. PREFACE: Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems

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    Fortov, Vladimir E.; Golden, Kenneth I.; Norman, Genri E.

    2006-04-01

    This special issue contains papers presented at the International Conference on Strongly Coupled Coulomb Systems (SCCS) which was held during the week of 20 24 June 2005 in Moscow, Russia. The Moscow conference was the tenth in a series of conferences. The previous conferences were organized as follows. 1977: Orleans-la-Source, France, as a NATO Advanced Study Institute on Strongly Coupled Plasmas (organized by Marc Feix and Gabor J Kalman) 1982: Les Houches, France (organized by Marc Baus and Jean-Pierre Hansen) 1986: Santa Cruz, California, USA (hosted by Forrest J Rogers and Hugh E DeWitt) 1989: Tokyo, Japan (hosted by Setsuo Ichimaru) 1992: Rochester, NY, USA (hosted by Hugh M Van Horn and Setsuo Ichimaru) 1995: Binz, Germany (hosted by Wolf Dietrich Kraeft and Manfred Schlanges) 1997: Boston, Massachusetts, USA (hosted by Gabor J Kalman) 1999: St Malo, France (hosted by Claude Deutsch and Bernard Jancovici) 2002: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (hosted by John F Benage and Michael S Murillo) After 1995 the name of the series was changed from `Strongly Coupled Plasmas' to the present name in order to extend the topics of the conferences. The planned frequency for the future is once every three years. The purpose of these conferences is to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of research accomplishments and ideas relating to a variety of plasma liquid and condensed matter systems, dominated by strong Coulomb interactions between their constituents. Strongly coupled Coulomb systems encompass diverse many-body systems and physical conditions. Each meeting has seen an evolution of topics and emphasis as new discoveries and new methods appear. This year, sessions were organized for invited presentations and posters on dense plasmas and warm matter, astrophysics and dense hydrogen, non-neutral and ultracold plasmas, dusty plasmas, condensed matter 2D and layered charged-particle systems, Coulomb liquids, and statistical theory of SCCS. Within

  20. Synchrotron radiation in strongly coupled conformal field theories

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    Athanasiou, Christiana; Chesler, Paul M.; Liu, Hong; Rajagopal, Krishna; Nickel, Dominik

    2010-06-15

    Using gauge/gravity duality, we compute the energy density and angular distribution of the power radiated by a quark undergoing circular motion in strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. We compare the strong coupling results to those at weak coupling, finding them to be very similar. In both regimes, the angular distribution of the radiated power is in fact similar to that of synchrotron radiation produced by an electron in circular motion in classical electrodynamics: the quark emits radiation in a narrow beam along its velocity vector with a characteristic opening angle {alpha}{approx}1/{gamma}. To an observer far away from the quark, the emitted radiation appears as a short periodic burst, just like the light from a lighthouse does to a ship at sea. Our strong coupling results are valid for any strongly coupled conformal field theory with a dual classical gravity description.

  1. Eikonal Scattering at Strong Coupling

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    Irizarry-Gelpi, Melvin Eloy

    The scattering of subatomic particles is a source of important physical phenomena. Decades of work have yielded many techniques for the computation of scattering amplitudes. Most of these techniques involve perturbative quantum field theory and thus apply only at weak coupling. Complementary to scattering is the formation of bound states, which are intrinsically nonperturbative. Regge theory arose in the late 1950s as an attempt to describe, with a single framework, both scattering and the formation of bound states. In Regge theory one obtains an amplitude with bound state poles after analytic continuation of a nonperturbative scattering amplitude, corresponding to a sum of an infinite number of Feynman diagrams at large energy and fixed momentum transfer (but with crossed kinematics). Thus, in order to obtain bound states at fixed energy, one computes an amplitude at large momentum transfer. In this dissertation we calculate amplitudes with bound states in the regime of fixed energy and small momentum transfer. We formulate the elastic scattering problem in terms of many-body path integrals, familiar from quantum mechanics. Then we invoke the semiclassical JWKB approximation, where the path integral is dominated by classical paths. The dynamics in the semiclassical regime are strongly coupled, as found by Halpern and Siegel. When the momentum transfer is small, the classical paths are simple straight lines and the resulting semiclassical amplitudes display a spectrum of bound states that agrees with the spectrum found by solving wave equations with potentials. In this work we study the bound states of matter particles with various types of interactions, including electromagnetic and gravitational interactions. Our work has many analogies with the work started by Alday and Maldacena, who computed scattering amplitudes of gluons at strong coupling with semiclassical quantum mechanics of strings in anti de-Sitter spacetime. We hope that in the future we can apply our

  2. Abelian and non-Abelian bosonization: The operator solution of the WZW. sigma. model

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    do Amaral, R.L.P.G. ); Stephany Ruiz, J.E. )

    1991-03-15

    The complete equivalence between the Abelian and the non-Abelian bosonization formalisms for the treatment of SU({ital N}) fermions in two dimensions is analyzed and the operator solution of the Wess-Zumino-Witten nonlinear {sigma} model, written in terms of the scalar fields of the non-Abelian construction, is obtained. The importance of the order and disorder operators is stressed. In particular, they are used to show that an adequate reinterpretation of Mandelstam's formula gives the fermion representation in the non-Abelian bosonization formalism.

  3. Abelian and non-abelian D-brane effective actions

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    Koerber, P.

    2004-09-01

    In this Ph.D. thesis, accepted at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, we review and elaborate on a method to find the D-brane effective action, based on BPS equations. Firstly, both for the Yang-Mills action and the Born-Infeld action it is shown that these configurations are indeed BPS, i.e. solutions to these equations saturate a Bogomolny bound and leave some supersymmetry unbroken. Next, we use the BPS equations as a tool to construct the D-brane effective action and require that (a deformation of) these equations should still imply the equations of motion in more general cases. In the abelian case we managed to calculate all order in four-derivative corrections to the effective action and the BPS equations while in the non-abelian case we obtained the effective action up to order 4. Furthermore, we discuss a check based on the spectrum of strings stretching between intersecting branes. Finally, this Ph.D. thesis also discusses the construction of a boundary superspace which would be the first step to use the method of Weyl invariance in N = 2 superspace in order to again construct the D-brane effective action. A more detailed summary of each section can be found in the introduction.

  4. Fast non-Abelian geometric gates via transitionless quantum driving

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    Zhang, J.; Kyaw, Thi Ha; Tong, D. M.; Sjöqvist, Erik; Kwek, Leong-Chuan

    2015-01-01

    A practical quantum computer must be capable of performing high fidelity quantum gates on a set of quantum bits (qubits). In the presence of noise, the realization of such gates poses daunting challenges. Geometric phases, which possess intrinsic noise-tolerant features, hold the promise for performing robust quantum computation. In particular, quantum holonomies, i.e., non-Abelian geometric phases, naturally lead to universal quantum computation due to their non-commutativity. Although quantum gates based on adiabatic holonomies have already been proposed, the slow evolution eventually compromises qubit coherence and computational power. Here, we propose a general approach to speed up an implementation of adiabatic holonomic gates by using transitionless driving techniques and show how such a universal set of fast geometric quantum gates in a superconducting circuit architecture can be obtained in an all-geometric approach. Compared with standard non-adiabatic holonomic quantum computation, the holonomies obtained in our approach tends asymptotically to those of the adiabatic approach in the long run-time limit and thus might open up a new horizon for realizing a practical quantum computer. PMID:26687580

  5. Fast non-Abelian geometric gates via transitionless quantum driving

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    Zhang, J.; Kyaw, Thi Ha; Tong, D. M.; Sjöqvist, Erik; Kwek, Leong-Chuan

    2015-12-01

    A practical quantum computer must be capable of performing high fidelity quantum gates on a set of quantum bits (qubits). In the presence of noise, the realization of such gates poses daunting challenges. Geometric phases, which possess intrinsic noise-tolerant features, hold the promise for performing robust quantum computation. In particular, quantum holonomies, i.e., non-Abelian geometric phases, naturally lead to universal quantum computation due to their non-commutativity. Although quantum gates based on adiabatic holonomies have already been proposed, the slow evolution eventually compromises qubit coherence and computational power. Here, we propose a general approach to speed up an implementation of adiabatic holonomic gates by using transitionless driving techniques and show how such a universal set of fast geometric quantum gates in a superconducting circuit architecture can be obtained in an all-geometric approach. Compared with standard non-adiabatic holonomic quantum computation, the holonomies obtained in our approach tends asymptotically to those of the adiabatic approach in the long run-time limit and thus might open up a new horizon for realizing a practical quantum computer.

  6. Non-Abelian statistics of Luttinger holes in quantum wells

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    Simion, George; Lyanda-Geller, Yuli

    2015-03-01

    Non-Abelian quasiparticle excitations represent a key element of topologically protected quantum computing. Such exotic states appear in fractional quantum Hall (FQH) effect as eigenstates of N-body interaction potential. These potentials can be obtained by renormalization of electron-electron interactions in the presence of Landau level (LL) mixing. The properties of valence band holes makes them fundamentally different from electrons. In the presence of magnetic field, low-lying states do not exhibit fan-like diagram and several of the levels cross. Variation of magnetic field in the vicinity of level crossings serves as a knob that tunes LL mixing and enhances the 3-body interaction. 1 / 2 filling factor FQH is a state that was not observed in electron liquid, but has been observed for holes. The properties of the two dimensional charged quantum hole liquid in the presence of magnetic field are studied using the spherical geometry. The properties of the novel 1 / 2 state are discussed. Research was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering under Award DE-SC0010544.

  7. Fast non-Abelian geometric gates via transitionless quantum driving.

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    Zhang, J; Kyaw, Thi Ha; Tong, D M; Sjöqvist, Erik; Kwek, Leong-Chuan

    2015-01-01

    A practical quantum computer must be capable of performing high fidelity quantum gates on a set of quantum bits (qubits). In the presence of noise, the realization of such gates poses daunting challenges. Geometric phases, which possess intrinsic noise-tolerant features, hold the promise for performing robust quantum computation. In particular, quantum holonomies, i.e., non-Abelian geometric phases, naturally lead to universal quantum computation due to their non-commutativity. Although quantum gates based on adiabatic holonomies have already been proposed, the slow evolution eventually compromises qubit coherence and computational power. Here, we propose a general approach to speed up an implementation of adiabatic holonomic gates by using transitionless driving techniques and show how such a universal set of fast geometric quantum gates in a superconducting circuit architecture can be obtained in an all-geometric approach. Compared with standard non-adiabatic holonomic quantum computation, the holonomies obtained in our approach tends asymptotically to those of the adiabatic approach in the long run-time limit and thus might open up a new horizon for realizing a practical quantum computer. PMID:26687580

  8. Delineating parton distributions and the strong coupling

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    Jimenez-Delgado, P.; Reya, E.

    2014-04-29

    In this study, global fits for precision determinations of parton distributions, together with the highly correlated strong coupling αs, are presented up to next-to-next-to- leading order (NNLO) of QCD utilizing most world data (charm and jet production data are used where theoretically possible), except Tevatron gauge boson production data and LHC data which are left for genuine predictions. This is done within the 'dynamical' (valencelike input at Q02 = 0.8 GeV2 ) and 'standard' (input at Q02 = 2 GeV2) approach. The stability and reliability of the results are ensured by including nonperturbative higher-twist terms, nuclear corrections as well asmore » target mass corrections, and by applying various (Q2, W2) cuts on available data. In addition, the Q02 dependence of the results is studied in detail. Predictions are given, in particular for LHC, on gauge and Higgs boson as well as for top-quark pair production. At NNLO the dynamical approach results in αs(MZ2) = 0.1136 ± 0.0004, whereas the somewhat less constrained standard fit gives αs(MZ2) = 0.1162 ± 0.0006.« less

  9. Non-Abelian clouds around Reissner-Nordström black holes: The existence line

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    Radu, Eugen; Tchrakian, D. H.; Yang, Yisong

    2016-06-01

    A known feature of electrically charged Reissner-Nordström-anti-de Sitter planar black holes is that they can become unstable when considered as solutions of Einstein-Yang-Mills theory. The mechanism for this is that the linearized Yang-Mills equations in the background of the Reissner-Nordström (RN) black holes possess a normalizable zero mode, resulting in non-Abelian (nA) magnetic clouds near the horizon. In this work we show that the same pattern may occur also for asymptotically flat RN black holes. Different from the anti-de Sitter case, in the Minkowskian background the prerequisites for the existence of the nA clouds are (i) a large enough gauge group, and (ii) the presence of some extra interaction terms in the matter Lagrangian. To illustrate this mechanism we present two specific examples, one in four- and the other in five-dimensional asymptotically flat spacetime. In the first case, we augment the usual S U (3 ) Yang-Mills Lagrangian with a higher-order (quartic) curvature term, while for the second one we add the Chern-Simons density to the S O (6 ) Yang-Mills system. In both cases, an Abelian gauge symmetry is spontaneously broken near a RN black hole horizon with the appearance of a condensate of nA gauge fields. In addition to these two examples, we review the corresponding picture for anti-de Sitter black holes. All these solutions are studied both analytically and numerically, existence proofs being provided for nA clouds in the background of RN black holes. The proofs use shooting techniques which are suggested by and in turn offer insights for our numerical methods. They indicate that, for a black hole of given mass, appropriate electric charge values are required to ensure the existence of solutions interpolating desired boundary behavior at the horizons and spatial infinity.

  10. On Geometrical Interpretation of Non-Abelian D and F-Flat Direction Constraints

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    Walker, Joel; Cleaver, Gerald; Nanopoulos, Dimitri; Perkins, John

    2004-10-01

    In order to produce a low energy effective field theory from a string model, it is necessary to specify a vacuum state. In order that this vacuum be supersymmetric, it is well known that all field expectation values must be along so-called flat directions, leaving the F- and D-terms of the scalar potential to be zero. The situation becomes particularly interesting when one attempts to realize such directions while assigning VEVS to fields transforming under non-Abelian representations of the gauge group. Since the expectation value is now shared among multiple components of a field, satisfaction of flatness becomes an inherently geometrical problem in the group space. Furthermore, the possibility emerges that a single seemingly dangerous F-term might experience a self-cancellation among its components. The hope exists that the geometric language can provide an intuitive and immediate recognition of when the D and F conditions are simultaneously compatible, as well as a powerful tool for their comprehensive classification. This is the avenue explored in this study, and applied to the cases of SU(2) and SO(2N), relevant respectively to previous attempts at reproducing the MSSM and the flipped SU(5) GUT. It is hoped that the techniques encountered will be of benefit in extending the viability of the quasi-realistic phenomenologies already developed.

  11. Quark confinement: Dual superconductor picture based on a non-Abelian Stokes theorem and reformulations of Yang-Mills theory

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    Kondo, Kei-Ichi; Kato, Seikou; Shibata, Akihiro; Shinohara, Toru

    2015-05-01

    The purpose of this paper is to review the recent progress in understanding quark confinement. The emphasis of this review is placed on how to obtain a manifestly gauge-independent picture for quark confinement supporting the dual superconductivity in the Yang-Mills theory, which should be compared with the Abelian projection proposed by 't Hooft. The basic tools are novel reformulations of the Yang-Mills theory based on change of variables extending the decomposition of the SU(N) Yang-Mills field due to Cho, Duan-Ge and Faddeev-Niemi, together with the combined use of extended versions of the Diakonov-Petrov version of the non-Abelian Stokes theorem for the SU(N) Wilson loop operator. Moreover, we give the lattice gauge theoretical versions of the reformulation of the Yang-Mills theory which enables us to perform the numerical simulations on the lattice. In fact, we present some numerical evidences for supporting the dual superconductivity for quark confinement. The numerical simulations include the derivation of the linear potential for static interquark potential, i.e., non-vanishing string tension, in which the "Abelian" dominance and magnetic monopole dominance are established, confirmation of the dual Meissner effect by measuring the chromoelectric flux tube between quark-antiquark pair, the induced magnetic-monopole current, and the type of dual superconductivity, etc. In addition, we give a direct connection between the topological configuration of the Yang-Mills field such as instantons/merons and the magnetic monopole. We show especially that magnetic monopoles in the Yang-Mills theory can be constructed in a manifestly gauge-invariant way starting from the gauge-invariant Wilson loop operator and thereby the contribution from the magnetic monopoles can be extracted from the Wilson loop in a gauge-invariant way through the non-Abelian Stokes theorem for the Wilson loop operator, which is a prerequisite for exhibiting magnetic monopole dominance for quark

  12. Beyond parafermions: Defects and zero-modes in non-Abelian phases

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    Lindner, Netanel; Berg, Erez; Stern, Ady

    Non-Abelian topological phases of matter can be utilized to encode and manipulate quantum information in a non-local manner, such that it is protected from imperfections in the implemented protocols and from interactions with the environment. The condition that the non-Abelian statistics of the anyons supports a computationally universal set of gates sets a very stringent requirement which is not met by many topological phases. We consider the possibility to enrich the possible topological operations supported by a non-Abelian topological phase by introducing defects into the system. We show that such defects bind zero modes which form a unique algebra that goes beyond the algebra of parafermions which describes defects in Abelian phases. For the case of a bi-layer containing Ising anyons, we show that by coupling zero modes one can obtain a set of topological operations that implements a universal set of gates.

  13. Collective states of non-Abelian quasiparticles in a magnetic field

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    Levin, Michael; Halperin, Bertrand I.

    2009-05-01

    Motivated by the physics of the Moore-Read ν=1/2 state away from half filling, we investigate collective states of non-Abelian e/4 quasiparticles in a magnetic field. We consider two types of collective states: incompressible liquids and Wigner crystals. In the incompressible liquid case, we construct a natural series of states which can be thought of as a non-Abelian generalization of the Laughlin states. These states are associated with a series of hierarchical states derived from the Moore-Read state—the simplest of which occur at filling fraction 8/17 and 7/13. Interestingly, we find that the hierarchical states are Abelian even though their parent state is non-Abelian. In the Wigner crystal case, we construct two candidate states. We find that they, too, are Abelian—in agreement with previous analysis.

  14. Variational Study of SU(3) Gauge Theory by Stationary Variance

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    Siringo, Fabio

    2015-07-01

    The principle of stationary variance is advocated as a viable variational approach to gauge theories. The method can be regarded as a second-order extension of the Gaussian Effective Potential (GEP) and seems to be suited for describing the strong-coupling limit of non-Abelian gauge theories. The single variational parameter of the GEP is replaced by trial unknown two-point functions, with infinite variational parameters to be optimized by the solution of a set of coupled integral equations. The stationary conditions can be easily derived by the self-energy, without having to write the effective potential, making use of a general relation between self-energy and functional derivatives that has been proven to any order. The low- energy limit of pure Yang-Mills SU(3) gauge theory has been studied in Feynman gauge, and the stationary equations are written as integral equations for the gluon and ghost propagators. A physically sensible solution is found for any strength of the coupling. The gluon propagator is finite in the infrared, with a dynamical mass that decreases as a power at high energies. At variance with some recent findings in Feynman gauge, the ghost dressing function does not vanish in the infrared limit and a decoupling scenario emerges as recently reported for the Landau gauge.

  15. Hidden Q-structure and Lie 3-algebra for non-abelian superconformal models in six dimensions

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    Lavau, Sylvain; Samtleben, Henning; Strobl, Thomas

    2014-12-01

    We disclose the mathematical structure underlying the gauge field sector of the recently constructed non-abelian superconformal models in six space-time dimensions. This is a coupled system of 1-form, 2-form, and 3-form gauge fields. We show that the algebraic consistency constraints governing this system permit to define a Lie 3-algebra, generalizing the structural Lie algebra of a standard Yang-Mills theory to the setting of a higher bundle. Reformulating the Lie 3-algebra in terms of a nilpotent degree 1 BRST-type operator Q, this higher bundle can be compactly described by means of a Q-bundle; its fiber is the shifted tangent of the Q-manifold corresponding to the Lie 3-algebra and its base the odd tangent bundle of space-time equipped with the de Rham differential. The generalized Bianchi identities can then be retrieved concisely from Q2 = 0, which encode all the essence of the structural identities. Gauge transformations are identified as vertical inner automorphisms of such a bundle, their algebra being determined from a Q-derived bracket.

  16. Non-Abelian dark matter: Models and constraints

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    Chen, Fang; Cline, James M.; Frey, Andrew R.

    2009-10-01

    Numerous experimental anomalies hint at the existence of a dark matter (DM) multiplet χi with small mass splittings. We survey the simplest such models which arise from DM in the low representations of a new SU(2) gauge symmetry, whose gauge bosons have a small mass μ≲1GeV. We identify preferred parameters Mχ≅1TeV, μ˜100MeV, αg˜0.04, and the χχ→4e annihilation channel, for explaining PAMELA, Fermi, and INTEGRAL/SPI lepton excesses, while remaining consistent with constraints from relic density, diffuse gamma rays, and the CMB. This consistency is strengthened if DM annihilations occur mainly in subhalos, while excitations (relevant to the excited DM proposal to explain the 511 keV excess) occur in the galactic center, due to higher velocity dispersions in the galactic center, induced by baryons. We derive new constraints and predictions which are generic to these models. Notably, decays of excited DM states χ'→χγ arise at one loop and could provide a new signal for INTEGRAL/SPI; big bang nucleosynthesis constraints on the density of dark SU(2) gauge bosons imply a lower bound on the mixing parameter γ between the SU(2) gauge bosons and photon. These considerations rule out the possibility of the gauge bosons that decay into e+e- being long-lived. We study in detail models of doublet, triplet, and quintuplet DM, showing that both normal and inverted mass hierarchies can occur, with mass splittings that can be parametrically smaller [e.g., O(100)keV] than the generic MeV scale of splittings. A systematic treatment of Z2 symmetry, which insures the stability of the intermediate DM state, is given for cases with inverted mass hierarchy, of interest for boosting the 511 keV signal from the excited dark matter mechanism.

  17. One-loop divergences in non-Abelian supersymmetric theories regularized by BRST-invariant version of the higher derivative regularization

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    Aleshin, S. S.; Kazantsev, A. E.; Skoptsov, M. B.; Stepanyantz, K. V.

    2016-05-01

    We consider a general non-Abelian renormalizable {N} = 1 supersymmetric gauge theory, regularized by higher covariant derivatives without breaking the BRST invariance, and calculate one-loop divergences for a general form of higher derivative regulator and of the gauge fixing term. It is demonstrated that the momentum integrals giving the one-loop β-function are integrals of double total derivatives independently of a particular choice of the higher derivative term. Evaluating them we reproduce the well-known result for the one-loop β-function. Also we find that the three-point ghost vertices with a single line of the quantum gauge superfield are not renormalized in the considered approximation.

  18. Renormalized strong-coupling quenched QED in four dimensions

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    Hawes, F.T.; Sizer, T.; Williams, A.G. |

    1997-03-01

    We study renormalized quenched strong-coupling QED in four dimensions in an arbitrary covariant gauge. Above the critical coupling leading to dynamical chiral symmetry breaking, we show that there is no finite chiral limit. This behavior is found to be independent of the detailed choice of photon-fermion proper vertex in the Dyson-Schwinger equation formalism, provided that the vertex is consistent with the Ward-Takahashi identity and multiplicative renormalizability. We show that the finite solutions previously reported lie in an unphysical regime of the theory with multiple solutions and ultraviolet oscillations in the mass functions. This study is consistent with the assertion that in four dimensions strong coupling QED does not have a continuum limit in the conventional sense. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  19. Strongly Coupled Semi-Direct Mediation of Supersymmetry Breaking

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    Ibe, M.; Izawa, K.-I.; Nakai, Y.; /Kyoto U., Yukawa Inst., Kyoto

    2011-09-13

    Supersymmetry (SUSY) is expected to be a crucial ingredient of basic laws in Nature. It is an attractive possibility that SUSY is broken at low energy within the experimental reach in the near future. Among others, low-energy dynamics with gauge mediation between a hidden sector of SUSY breaking and the visible sector of SUSY standard model may be phenomenologically viable. In particular, the gauge interactions are flavor blind, so that the unwanted flavor-changing processes are naturally suppressed. Strongly coupled semi-direct gauge mediation models of supersymmetry breaking through massive mediators with standard model charges are investigated by means of composite degrees of freedom. Sizable mediation is realized to generate the standard model gaugino masses for a small mediator mass without breaking the standard model symmetries.

  20. Collective States of D(D3) Non-Abelian Anyons

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    Finch, P. E.; Frahm, H.

    2013-11-01

    We study an exactly solvable model of non-Abelian anyons symmetric under the quantum double of the dihedral group D3 on a one-dimensional lattice. Bethe ansatz methods are employed to compute the ground states of this model in different regions of the parameter space. The finite size spectrum is studied and the corresponding low energy field theories are identified.

  1. Abelian and non-Abelian states in ν = 2 / 3 bilayer fractional quantum Hall systems

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    Peterson, Michael; Wu, Yang-Le; Cheng, Meng; Barkeshli, Maissam; Wang, Zhenghan

    There are several possible theoretically allowed non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall (FQH) states that could potentially be realized in one- and two-component FQH systems at total filling fraction ν = n + 2 / 3 , for integer n. Some of these states even possess quasiparticles with non-Abelian statistics that are powerful enough for universal topological quantum computation, and are thus of particular interest. Here we initiate a systematic numerical study, using both exact diagonalization and variational Monte Carlo, to investigate the phase diagram of FQH systems at total filling fraction ν = n + 2 / 3 , including in particular the possibility of the non-Abelian Z4 parafermion state. In ν = 2 / 3 bilayers we determine the phase diagram as a function of interlayer tunneling and repulsion, finding only three competing Abelian states, without the Z4 state. On the other hand, in single-component systems at ν = 8 / 3 , we find that the Z4 parafermion state has significantly higher overlap with the exact ground state than the Laughlin state, together with a larger gap, suggesting that the experimentally observed ν = 8 / 3 state may be non-Abelian. Our results from the two complementary numerical techniques agree well with each other qualitatively. We acknowledge the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at California State University Long Beach and Microsoft Station Q.

  2. Non-abelian binding energies from the lightcone bootstrap

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    Li, Daliang; Meltzer, David; Poland, David

    2016-02-01

    We analytically study the lightcone limit of the conformal bootstrap for 4-point functions containing scalars charged under global symmetries. We show the existence of large spin double-twist operators in various representations of the global symmetry group. We then compute their anomalous dimensions in terms of the central charge C T , current central charge C J , and the OPE coefficients of low dimension scalars. In AdS, these results correspond to the binding energy of two-particle states arising from the exchange of gravitons, gauge bosons, and light scalar fields. Using unitarity and crossing symmetry, we show that gravity is universal and attractive among different types of two-particle states, while the gauge binding energy can have either sign as determined by the representation of the two-particle state, with universal ratios fixed by the symmetry group. We apply our results to 4D {N}=1 SQCD and the 3D O( N) vector models. We also show that in a unitary CFT, if the current central charge C J stays finite when the global symmetry group becomes infinitely large, such as the N → ∞ limit of the O( N) vector model, then the theory must contain an infinite number of higher spin currents.

  3. Strong coupling theory for interacting lattice models

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    Stanescu, Tudor D.; Kotliar, Gabriel

    2004-11-01

    We develop a strong coupling approach for a general lattice problem. We argue that this strong coupling perspective represents the natural framework for a generalization of the dynamical mean field theory (DMFT). The main result of this analysis is twofold: (1) It provides the tools for a unified treatment of any nonlocal contribution to the Hamiltonian. Within our scheme, nonlocal terms such as hopping terms, spin-spin interactions, or nonlocal Coulomb interactions are treated on equal footing. (2) By performing a detailed strong-coupling analysis of a generalized lattice problem, we establish the basis for possible clean and systematic extensions beyond DMFT. To this end, we study the problem using three different perspectives. First, we develop a generalized expansion around the atomic limit in terms of the coupling constants for the nonlocal contributions to the Hamiltonian. By analyzing the diagrammatics associated with this expansion, we establish the equations for a generalized dynamical mean-field theory. Second, we formulate the theory in terms of a generalized strong coupling version of the Baym-Kadanoff functional. Third, following Pairault, Sénéchal, and Tremblay [Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 5389 (1998)], we present our scheme in the language of a perturbation theory for canonical fermionic and bosonic fields and we establish the interpretation of various strong coupling quantities within a standard perturbative picture.

  4. From non-Abelian anyons to quantum computation to coin-flipping by telephone

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    Mochon, Carlos

    Following their divorce, Alice and Bob would like to split some of their possessions by flipping a coin. Unwilling to meet in person, and without a trusted third party, they must figure out a scheme to flip the coin over a telephone that guarantees that neither party can cheat. The preceding scenario is the traditional definition of two-party coin-flipping. In a classical setting, without limits on the available computational power, one player can always guarantee a coin-flipping victory by cheating. However, by employing quantum communication it is possible to guarantee, with only information-theoretic assumptions, that neither party can win by cheating, with a probability greater than two thirds. Along with the description of such a protocol, this thesis derives a tight lower bound on the bias for a large family of quantum weak coin-flipping protocols, proving such a protocol optimal within the family. The protocol described herein is an improvement and generalization of one examined by Spekkens and Rudolph. The key steps of the analysis involve Kitaev's description of quantum coin-flipping as a semidefinite program whose dual problem provides a certificate that upper bounds the amount of cheating for each party. In order for such quantum protocols to be viable, though, a number of practical obstacles involving the communication and processing of quantum information must be resolved. In the second half of this thesis, a scheme for processing quantum information is presented, which uses non-abelian anyons that are the magnetic and electric excitations of a discrete-group quantum gauge theory. In particular, the connections between group structure and computational power are examined, generalizing previous work by Kitaev, Ogburn and Preskill. Anyon based computation has the advantage of being topological, which exponentially suppresses the rate of decoherence and the errors associated with the elementary quantum gates. Though no physical systems with such

  5. Strongly coupled stress waves in heterogeneous plates.

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    Wang, A. S. D.; Chou, P. C.; Rose, J. L.

    1972-01-01

    Consideration of coupled stress waves generated by an impulsive load applied at one end of a semiinfinite plate. For the field equations governing the one-dimensional coupled waves a hyperbolic system of equations is obtained in which a strong coupling in the second derivatives exists. The method of characteristics described by Chou and Mortimer (1967) is extended to cover the case of strong coupling, and a study is made of the transient stress waves in a semiinfinite plate subjected to an initial step input. Coupled discontinuity fronts are found to propagate at different velocities. The normal plate stress and the bending moment at different time regimes are illustrated by graphs.

  6. Strong coupling BCS superconductivity and holography

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    Kalyana Rama, S.; Sarkar, Swarnendu; Sathiapalan, B.; Sircar, Nilanjan

    2011-11-01

    We attempt to give a holographic description of the microscopic theory of a BCS superconductor. Exploiting the analogy with chiral symmetry breaking in QCD we use the Sakai-Sugimoto model of two D8 branes in a D4 brane background with finite baryon number. In this case there is a new tachyonic instability which is plausibly the bulk analog of the Cooper pairing instability. We analyze the Yang-Mills approximation to the non-Abelian Dirac-Born-Infeld action. We give some exact solutions of the non-linear Yang-Mills equations in flat space and also give a stability analysis, showing that the instability disappears in the presence of an electric field. The holographic picture also suggests a dependence of T on the number density which is different from the usual (weak coupling) BCS. The flat space solutions are then generalized to curved space numerically and also, in an approximate way, analytically. This configuration should then correspond to the ground state of the boundary superconducting (superfluid) ground state. We also give some preliminary results on Green functions computations in the Sakai-Sugimoto model without any chemical potential.

  7. Non-abelian symmetries in tensor networks: A quantum symmetry space approach

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    Weichselbaum, Andreas

    2012-12-15

    A general framework for non-abelian symmetries is presented for matrix-product and tensor-network states in the presence of well-defined orthonormal local as well as effective basis sets. The two crucial ingredients, the Clebsch-Gordan algebra for multiplet spaces as well as the Wigner-Eckart theorem for operators, are accounted for in a natural, well-organized, and computationally straightforward way. The unifying tensor-representation for quantum symmetry spaces, dubbed QSpace, is particularly suitable to deal with standard renormalization group algorithms such as the numerical renormalization group (NRG), the density matrix renormalization group (DMRG), or also more general tensor networks such as the multi-scale entanglement renormalization ansatz (MERA). In this paper, the focus is on the application of the non-abelian framework within the NRG. A detailed analysis is presented for a fully screened spin- 3/2 three-channel Anderson impurity model in the presence of conservation of total spin, particle-hole symmetry, and SU(3) channel symmetry. The same system is analyzed using several alternative symmetry scenarios based on combinations of U(1){sub charge}, SU(2){sub spin}, SU(2){sub charge}, SU(3){sub channel}, as well as the enveloping symplectic Sp(6) symmetry. These are compared in detail, including their respective dramatic gain in numerical efficiency. In the Appendix, finally, an extensive introduction to non-abelian symmetries is given for practical applications, together with simple self-contained numerical procedures to obtain Clebsch-Gordan coefficients and irreducible operators sets. The resulting QSpace tensors can deal with any set of abelian symmetries together with arbitrary non-abelian symmetries with compact, i.e. finite-dimensional, semi-simple Lie algebras. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We introduce a transparent framework for non-abelian symmetries in tensor networks. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The framework was successfully

  8. QCD and strongly coupled gauge theories: Challenges and perspectives

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    Brambilla, N.; Eidelman, S.; Foka, P.; Gardner, S.; Kronfeld, A. S.; Alford, M. G.; Alkofer, R.; Butenschoen, M.; Cohen, T. D.; Erdmenger, J.; Fabbietti, L.; Faber, M.; Goity, J. L.; Ketzer, B.; Lin, H. W.; Llanes-Estrada, F. J.; Meyer, H. B.; Pakhlov, P.; Pallante, E.; Polikarpov, M. I.; Sazdjian, H.; Schmitt, A.; Snow, W. M.; Vairo, A.; Vogt, R.; Vuorinen, A.; Wittig, H.; Arnold, P.; Christakoglou, P.; Di Nezza, P.; Fodor, Z.; Garcia i Tormo, X.; Höllwieser, R.; Janik, M. A.; Kalweit, A.; Keane, D.; Kiritsis, E.; Mischke, A.; Mizuk, R.; Odyniec, G.; Papadodimas, K.; Pich, A.; Pittau, R.; Qiu, J. -W.; Ricciardi, G.; Salgado, C. A.; Schwenzer, K.; Stefanis, N. G.; von Hippel, G. M.; Zakharov, V. I.

    2014-10-21

    We highlight the progress, current status, and open challenges of QCD-driven physics, in theory and in experiment. We discuss how the strong interaction is intimately connected to a broad sweep of physical problems, in settings ranging from astrophysics and cosmology to stongly-coupled, complex systems in particle and condensed-matter physics, as well as to searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. We also discuss how success in describing the strong interaction impacts other fields, and, in turn, how such subjects can impact studies of the strong interaction. In the course of the work we offer a perspective on the many research streams which flow into and out of QCD, as well as a vision for future developments.

  9. QCD and strongly coupled gauge theories: Challenges and perspectives

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    Brambilla, N.; Eidelman, S.; Foka, P.; Gardner, S.; Kronfeld, A. S.; Alford, M. G.; Alkofer, R.; Butenschoen, M.; Cohen, T. D.; Erdmenger, J.; et al

    2014-10-21

    We highlight the progress, current status, and open challenges of QCD-driven physics, in theory and in experiment. We discuss how the strong interaction is intimately connected to a broad sweep of physical problems, in settings ranging from astrophysics and cosmology to stongly-coupled, complex systems in particle and condensed-matter physics, as well as to searches for physics beyond the Standard Model. We also discuss how success in describing the strong interaction impacts other fields, and, in turn, how such subjects can impact studies of the strong interaction. In the course of the work we offer a perspective on the many researchmore » streams which flow into and out of QCD, as well as a vision for future developments.« less

  10. Non-abelian dark matter solutions for Galactic gamma-ray excess and Perseus 3.5 keV X-ray line

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    Cheung, Kingman; Huang, Wei-Chih; Tsai, Yue-Lin Sming

    2015-05-26

    We attempt to explain simultaneously the Galactic center gamma-ray excess and the 3.5 keV X-ray line from the Perseus cluster based on a class of non-abelian SU(2) DM models, in which the dark matter and an excited state comprise a “dark” SU(2) doublet. The non-abelian group kinetically mixes with the standard model gauge group via dimensions-5 operators. The dark matter particles annihilate into standard model fermions, followed by fragmentation and bremsstrahlung, and thus producing a continuous spectrum of gamma-rays. On the other hand, the dark matter particles can annihilate into a pair of excited states, each of which decays back into the dark matter particle and an X-ray photon, which has an energy equal to the mass difference between the dark matter and the excited state, which is set to be 3.5 keV. The large hierarchy between the required X-ray and γ-ray annihilation cross-sections can be achieved by a very small kinetic mixing between the SM and dark sector, which effectively suppresses the annihilation into the standard model fermions but not into the excited state.

  11. Boundary conformal field theory and tunneling of edge quasiparticles in non-Abelian topological states

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    Fendley, Paul; Fisher, Matthew P.A.; Nayak, Chetan

    2009-07-15

    We explain how (perturbed) boundary conformal field theory allows us to understand the tunneling of edge quasiparticles in non-Abelian topological states. The coupling between a bulk non-Abelian quasiparticle and the edge is due to resonant tunneling to a zero mode on the quasiparticle, which causes the zero mode to hybridize with the edge. This can be reformulated as the flow from one conformally invariant boundary condition to another in an associated critical statistical mechanical model. Tunneling from one edge to another at a point contact can split the system in two, either partially or completely. This can be reformulated in the critical statistical mechanical model as the flow from one type of defect line to another. We illustrate these two phenomena in detail in the context of the {nu}=5/2 quantum Hall state and the critical Ising model. We briefly discuss the case of Fibonacci anyons and conclude by explaining the general formulation and its physical interpretation.

  12. Anomalous Quasiparticle Symmetries and Non-Abelian Defects on Symmetrically Gapped Surfaces of Weak Topological Insulators

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    Mross, David F.; Essin, Andrew; Alicea, Jason; Stern, Ady

    2016-01-01

    We show that boundaries of 3D weak topological insulators can become gapped by strong interactions while preserving all symmetries, leading to Abelian surface topological order. The anomalous nature of weak topological insulator surfaces manifests itself in a nontrivial action of symmetries on the quasiparticles; most strikingly, translations change the anyon types in a manner impossible in strictly 2D systems with the same symmetry. As a further consequence, screw dislocations form non-Abelian defects that trap Z4 parafermion zero modes.

  13. Non-Abelian bremsstrahlung and azimuthal asymmetries in high energy p+A reactions

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    Gyulassy, M.; Levai, P.; Vitev, I.; Biró, T. S.

    2014-09-01

    We apply the GLV reaction operator solution to the Vitev-Gunion-Bertsch (VGB) boundary conditions to compute to all orders in nuclear opacity the non-Abelian gluon bremsstrahlung of event-by-event fluctuating beam jets in nuclear collisions. We evaluate analytically azimuthal Fourier moments of single gluon, vnM{1}, and even numbered 2ℓ gluon distribution, vnM{2ℓ}, inclusive distributions in high-energy p +A reactions as a function of harmonic n, target recoil cluster number, M, and gluon number, 2ℓ, at the RHIC and LHC. Multiple resolved clusters of recoiling target beam jets together with the projectile beam jet form color scintillation antenna (CSA) arrays that lead to characteristic boost-noninvariant trapezoidal rapidity distributions in asymmetric B+A nuclear collisions. The scaling of the intrinsically azimuthally anisotropic and long range in η nature of the non-Abelian bremsstrahlung leads to vn moments that are similar to results from hydrodynamic models, but due entirely to non-Abelian wave interference phenomena sourced by the fluctuating CSA. Our analytic nonflow solutions are similar to recent numerical saturation model predictions but differ by predicting a simple power-law hierarchy of both even and odd vn without invoking kT factorization. A test of the CSA mechanism is the predicted nearly linear η rapidity dependence of the vn(kT,η). Non-Abelian beam jet bremsstrahlung may, thus, provide a simple analytic solution to the beam energy scan puzzle of the near √s independence of vn(pT) moments observed down to 10 AGeV, where large-x valence-quark beam jets dominate inelastic dynamics. Recoil bremsstrahlung from multiple independent CSA clusters could also provide a partial explanation for the unexpected similarity of vn in p(D)+A and noncentral A+A at the same dN/dη multiplicity as observed at the RHIC and LHC.

  14. Improved HDRG decoders for qudit and non-Abelian quantum error correction

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    Hutter, Adrian; Loss, Daniel; Wootton, James R.

    2015-03-01

    Hard-decision renormalization group (HDRG) decoders are an important class of decoding algorithms for topological quantum error correction. Due to their versatility, they have been used to decode systems with fractal logical operators, color codes, qudit topological codes, and non-Abelian systems. In this work, we develop a method of performing HDRG decoding which combines strengths of existing decoders and further improves upon them. In particular, we increase the minimal number of errors necessary for a logical error in a system of linear size L from \\Theta ({{L}2/3}) to Ω ({{L}1-ε }) for any ε \\gt 0. We apply our algorithm to decoding D({{{Z}}d}) quantum double models and a non-Abelian anyon model with Fibonacci-like fusion rules, and show that it indeed significantly outperforms previous HDRG decoders. Furthermore, we provide the first study of continuous error correction with imperfect syndrome measurements for the D({{{Z}}d}) quantum double models. The parallelized runtime of our algorithm is poly(log L) for the perfect measurement case. In the continuous case with imperfect syndrome measurements, the averaged runtime is O(1) for Abelian systems, while continuous error correction for non-Abelian anyons stays an open problem.

  15. Plasma analogy and non-Abelian statistics for Ising-type quantum Hall states

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    Bonderson, Parsa; Gurarie, Victor; Nayak, Chetan

    2011-02-15

    We study the non-Abelian statistics of quasiparticles in the Ising-type quantum Hall states which are likely candidates to explain the observed Hall conductivity plateaus in the second Landau level, most notably the one at filling fraction {nu}=5/2. We complete the program started in V. Gurarie and C. Nayak, [Nucl. Phys. B 506, 685 (1997)]. and show that the degenerate four-quasihole and six-quasihole wave functions of the Moore-Read Pfaffian state are orthogonal with equal constant norms in the basis given by conformal blocks in a c=1+(1/2) conformal field theory. As a consequence, this proves that the non-Abelian statistics of the excitations in this state are given by the explicit analytic continuation of these wave functions. Our proof is based on a plasma analogy derived from the Coulomb gas construction of Ising model correlation functions involving both order and (at most two) disorder operators. We show how this computation also determines the non-Abelian statistics of collections of more than six quasiholes and give an explicit expression for the corresponding conformal block-derived wave functions for an arbitrary number of quasiholes. Our method also applies to the anti-Pfaffian wave function and to Bonderson-Slingerland hierarchy states constructed over the Moore-Read and anti-Pfaffian states.

  16. Temperature equilibration in strongly coupled plasma

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    Thode, L. E.; Chang, C. H.; Snell, C. M.; Daughton, W. S.; Csanak, G. Y.

    2002-01-01

    A laser-driven experiment investigating electron-ion equilibration in strongly coupled plasma was performed in 1995. At that time, standard estimates for the electron-ion equilibration time were two-to-three orders of magnitude faster than observed experimentally. As a result, the electron-ion equilibration time was taken as a fitting parameter to understand the experimental results. Based upon guidance from nonequilibrium molecular dynamics mixture calculations 121 and comparison with strongly coupled resistivity experiments, we have developed a consistent binary collision model to understand the electron-ion equilibration experiment. The model has been implemented in a newly developed multi-species, multi-temperature physics code, which was used for simulation of the experiment. The resulting electron-ion exchange rate is close to the experiment, which is about three orders-of-magnitude slower than given by standard estimates, most of which is the result of a modified coulomb logarithm.

  17. Strong Coupling between Nanoscale Metamaterials and Phonons

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    Shelton, David J.; Brener, Igal; Ginn, James C.; Sinclair, Michael B.; Peters, David W.; Coffey, Kevin R.; Boreman, Glenn D.

    2011-05-11

    We use split ring resonators (SRRs) at optical frequencies to study strong coupling between planar metamaterials and phonon vibrations in nanometer-scale dielectric layers. A series of SRR metamaterials were fabricated on a semiconductor wafer with a thin intervening SiO{sub 2} dielectric layer. The dimensions of the SRRs were varied to tune the fundamental metamaterial resonance across the infrared (IR) active phonon band of SiO{sub 2} at 130 meV (31 THz). Strong anticrossing of these resonances was observed, indicative of strong coupling between metamaterial and phonon excitations. This coupling is very general and can occur with any electrically polarizable resonance including phonon vibrations in other thin film materials and semiconductor band-to-band transitions in the near to far IR. These effects may be exploited to reduce loss and to create unique spectral features that are not possible with metamaterials alone.

  18. Strong coupling QED with two fermionic flavors

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    Wang, K.C.

    1990-11-01

    We report the recent results of our simulation of strong coupling QED, with non-compact action, on lattices 10{sup 4} and 16{sup 4}. Since we are dealing with two staggered fermionic flavors, we use hybrid algorithm to do the simulation. In addition to the measurement of the chiral order parameter {l angle}{bar {psi}}{psi}{r angle}, we also measure magnetic monopole susceptibility, {chi}, throughout the region of chiral transition. 6 refs., 6 figs.

  19. Kinetic Characterization of Strongly Coupled Systems

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    Knapek, C. A.; Ivlev, A. V.; Klumov, B. A.; Morfill, G. E.; Samsonov, D.

    2007-01-05

    We propose a simple method to determine the local coupling strength {gamma} experimentally, by linking the individual particle dynamics with the local density and crystal structure of a 2D plasma crystal. By measuring particle trajectories with high spatial and temporal resolution we obtain the first maps of {gamma} and temperature at individual particle resolution. We employ numerical simulations to test this new method, and discuss the implications to characterize strongly coupled systems.

  20. Strongly coupled fourth generation at the LHC

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    Burdman, G.; Da Rold, L.; Eboli, O. J. P.; Matheus, R. D.

    2009-04-01

    We study extensions of the standard model with a strongly coupled fourth generation. This occurs in models where electroweak symmetry breaking is triggered by the condensation of at least some of the fourth-generation fermions. With focus on the phenomenology at the LHC, we study the pair production of fourth-generation down quarks, D{sub 4}. We consider the typical masses that could be associated with a strongly coupled fermion sector, in the range (300-600) GeV. We show that the production and successive decay of these heavy quarks into final states with same-sign dileptons, trileptons, and four leptons can be easily seen above background with relatively low luminosity. On the other hand, in order to confirm the presence of a new strong interaction responsible for fourth-generation condensation, we study its contribution to D{sub 4} pair production, and the potential to separate it from standard QCD-induced heavy quark production. We show that this separation might require large amounts of data. This is true even if it is assumed that the new interaction is mediated by a massive colored vector boson, since its strong coupling to the fourth generation renders its width of the order of its mass. We conclude that, although this class of models can be falsified at early stages of the LHC running, its confirmation would require high integrated luminosities.

  1. Numerical techniques for lattice gauge theories

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    Creutz, M.

    1981-02-06

    The motivation for formulating gauge theories on a lattice is reviewed. Monte Carlo simulation techniques are then discussed for these systems. Finally, the Monte Carlo methods are combined with renormalization group analysis to give strong numerical evidence for confinement of quarks by non-Abelian gauge fields.

  2. The dynamics of strong coupling gravity

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    Niedermaier, Max

    2015-01-01

    In the limit of infinite Newton constant, the 1+d dimensional vacuum Einstein equations reduce to their ‘velocity dominated’ counterparts. We construct all solutions with generic initial data and spatially closed sections by employing the constant mean curvature (CMC) gauge [1]. The latter is a nonlinearly admissible gauge in which the evolution equations are integrable ordinary differential equations and the diffeomorphism constraint decouples from the Hamiltonian constraint. The dynamical fields in this gauge are invariant under all gauge transformations but time independent spatial diffeomorphisms. The decoupled constraints are solved using a lapse-weighted conformal-traceless decomposition and produce equivalence classes of physical configurations modulo spatial diffeomorphisms. The CMC gauge can be augmented by a gauge condition {{χ }a} on the unimodular part of the spatial metric to provide a complete gauge fixing. Based on it a complete set of fully gauge invariant dynamical fields (observables) is constructed. By utilizing an algebraic gauge condition {{χ }a} a variant of the construction is found that isolates the physical degrees of freedoms algebraically.

  3. Supersymmetric composite gauge fields with compensators

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    Nishino, Hitoshi; Rajpoot, Subhash

    2016-06-01

    We study supersymmetric composite gauge theory, supplemented with compensator mechanism. As our first example, we give the formulation of N = 1 supersymmetric non-Abelian composite gauge theory without the kinetic term of a non-Abelian gauge field. The important ingredient is the Proca-Stueckelberg-type compensator scalar field that makes the gauge-boson field equation non-singular, i.e., the field equation can be solved for the gauge field algebraically as a perturbative expansion. As our second example, we perform the gauging of chiral-symmetry for N = 1 supersymmetry in four dimensions by a composite gauge field. These results provide supporting evidence for the consistency of the mechanism that combines the composite gauge field formulations and compensator formulations, all unified under supersymmetry.

  4. Thermalization of Strongly Coupled Field Theories

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    Balasubramanian, V.; Bernamonti, A.; Copland, N.; Craps, B.; Staessens, W.; Boer, J. de; Keski-Vakkuri, E.; Mueller, B.; Schaefer, A.; Shigemori, M.

    2011-05-13

    Using the holographic mapping to a gravity dual, we calculate 2-point functions, Wilson loops, and entanglement entropy in strongly coupled field theories in d=2, 3, and 4 to probe the scale dependence of thermalization following a sudden injection of energy. For homogeneous initial conditions, the entanglement entropy thermalizes slowest and sets a time scale for equilibration that saturates a causality bound. The growth rate of entanglement entropy density is nearly volume-independent for small volumes but slows for larger volumes. In this setting, the UV thermalizes first.

  5. Thermalization of strongly coupled field theories.

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    Balasubramanian, V; Bernamonti, A; de Boer, J; Copland, N; Craps, B; Keski-Vakkuri, E; Müller, B; Schäfer, A; Shigemori, M; Staessens, W

    2011-05-13

    Using the holographic mapping to a gravity dual, we calculate 2-point functions, Wilson loops, and entanglement entropy in strongly coupled field theories in d=2, 3, and 4 to probe the scale dependence of thermalization following a sudden injection of energy. For homogeneous initial conditions, the entanglement entropy thermalizes slowest and sets a time scale for equilibration that saturates a causality bound. The growth rate of entanglement entropy density is nearly volume-independent for small volumes but slows for larger volumes. In this setting, the UV thermalizes first. PMID:21668141

  6. A scenario for inflationary magnetogenesis without strong coupling problem

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    Tasinato, Gianmassimo

    2015-03-23

    Cosmological magnetic fields pervade the entire universe, from small to large scales. Since they apparently extend into the intergalactic medium, it is tantalizing to believe that they have a primordial origin, possibly being produced during inflation. However, finding consistent scenarios for inflationary magnetogenesis is a challenging theoretical problem. The requirements to avoid an excessive production of electromagnetic energy, and to avoid entering a strong coupling regime characterized by large values for the electromagnetic coupling constant, typically allow one to generate only a tiny amplitude of magnetic field during inflation. We propose a scenario for building gauge-invariant models of inflationary magnetogenesis potentially free from these issues. The idea is to derivatively couple a dynamical scalar, not necessarily the inflaton, to fermionic and electromagnetic fields during the inflationary era. Such couplings give additional freedom to control the time-dependence of the electromagnetic coupling constant during inflation. This fact allows us to find conditions to avoid the strong coupling problems that affect many of the existing models of magnetogenesis. We do not need to rely on a particular inflationary set-up for developing our scenario, that might be applied to different realizations of inflation. On the other hand, specific requirements have to be imposed on the dynamics of the scalar derivatively coupled to fermions and electromagnetism, that we are able to satisfy in an explicit realization of our proposal.

  7. Understanding the physics of a possible non-Abelian fractional quantum hall effect state.

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    Pan, Wei; Crawford, Matthew; Tallakulam, Madhu; Ross, Anthony Joseph, III

    2010-10-01

    We wish to present in this report experimental results from a one-year Senior Council Tier-1 LDRD project that focused on understanding the physics of a possible non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall effect state. We first give a general introduction to the quantum Hall effect, and then present the experimental results on the edge-state transport in a special fractional quantum Hall effect state at Landau level filling {nu} = 5/2 - a possible non-Abelian quantum Hall state. This state has been at the center of current basic research due to its potential applications in fault-resistant topological quantum computation. We will also describe the semiconductor 'Hall-bar' devices we used in this project. Electron physics in low dimensional systems has been one of the most exciting fields in condensed matter physics for many years. This is especially true of quantum Hall effect (QHE) physics, which has seen its intellectual wealth applied in and has influenced many seemingly unrelated fields, such as the black hole physics, where a fractional QHE-like phase has been identified. Two Nobel prizes have been awarded for discoveries of quantum Hall effects: in 1985 to von Klitzing for the discovery of integer QHE, and in 1998 to Tsui, Stormer, and Laughlin for the discovery of fractional QHE. Today, QH physics remains one of the most vibrant research fields, and many unexpected novel quantum states continue to be discovered and to surprise us, such as utilizing an exotic, non-Abelian FQHE state at {nu} = 5/2 for fault resistant topological computation. Below we give a briefly introduction of the quantum Hall physics.

  8. Infinite-randomness fixed points for chains of non-Abelian quasiparticles.

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    Bonesteel, N E; Yang, Kun

    2007-10-01

    One-dimensional chains of non-Abelian quasiparticles described by SU(2)k Chern-Simons-Witten theory can enter random singlet phases analogous to that of a random chain of ordinary spin-1/2 particles (corresponding to k-->infinity). For k=2 this phase provides a random singlet description of the infinite-randomness fixed point of the critical transverse field Ising model. The entanglement entropy of a region of size L in these phases scales as S(L) approximately lnd/3 log(2)L for large L, where d is the quantum dimension of the particles. PMID:17930652

  9. Non-Abelian Berry-s phase effects and optical pumping of atoms

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    Segert, J.

    1987-11-01

    We predict experimentally verifiable manifestations of non-Abelian Berry's phase effects for atoms in external collinear electric and magnetic fields. The field strengths are arranged so as to cause accidental degeneracy between atomic states. The relevant theoretical results, which have been presented in detail elsewhere, are summarized and explained. We propose an experiment using optically pumped metastable multiplets of Pb/sup 208/ in an atomic beam apparatus to test these predictions. We estimate required experimental parameters, and conclude that the proposed experiment can realistically be performed. copyright 1987 Academic Press, Inc.

  10. Role of nonlocal probes of thermalization for a strongly interacting non-Abelian plasma

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    Bellantuono, L.; Colangelo, P.; De Fazio, F.; Giannuzzi, F.; Nicotri, S.

    2016-07-01

    The thermalization process of an out-of-equilibrium boost-invariant strongly interacting non-Abelian plasma is investigated using a holographic method. Boundary sourcing, a distortion of the boundary metric, is employed to drive the system far from equilibrium. Thermalization is analyzed in the fully dynamical system through nonlocal probes: the equal-time two-point correlation function of large conformal dimension operators in the boundary theory, and Wilson loops of different shapes. A dependence of the thermalization time on the size of the probes is found, which can be compared to the result of local observables: the onset of thermalization is first observed at short distances.

  11. Probing Non-Abelian Statistics of Majorana Fermions in Ultracold Atomic Superfluid

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    Zhu Shiliang; Shao, L.-B.; Wang, Z. D.; Duan, L.-M.

    2011-03-11

    We propose an experiment to directly probe the non-Abelian statistics of Majorana fermions by braiding them in an s-wave superfluid of ultracold atoms. We show that different orders of braiding operations give orthogonal output states that can be distinguished through Raman spectroscopy. Realization of Majorana states in an s-wave superfluid requires strong spin-orbital coupling and a controllable Zeeman field in the perpendicular direction. We present a simple laser configuration to generate the artificial spin-orbital coupling and the required Zeeman field in the dark-state subspace.

  12. Russian doll spectrum in a non-Abelian string-net ladder

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    Schulz, Marc Daniel; Dusuel, Sébastien; Vidal, Julien

    2015-04-01

    We study a string-net ladder in the presence of a string tension. Focusing on the simplest non-Abelian anyon theory with a quantum dimension larger than two, we determine the phase diagram and find a Russian doll spectrum featuring size-independent energy levels as well as highly degenerate zero-energy eigenstates. At the self-dual points, we compute the gap exactly by using a mapping onto the Temperley-Lieb chain. These results are in stark contrast with the ones obtained for Fibonacci or Ising theories.

  13. A simple model for the evolution of a non-Abelian cosmic string network

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    Cella, G.; Pieroni, M.

    2016-06-01

    In this paper we present the results of numerical simulations intended to study the behavior of non-Abelian cosmic strings networks. In particular we are interested in discussing the variations in the asymptotic behavior of the system as we variate the number of generators for the topological defects. A simple model which allows for cosmic strings is presented and its lattice discretization is discussed. The evolution of the generated cosmic string networks is then studied for different values for the number of generators for the topological defects. Scaling solution appears to be approached in most cases and we present an argument to justify the lack of scaling for the residual cases.

  14. Holographic entropy and real-time dynamics of quarkonium dissociation in non-Abelian plasma

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    Iatrakis, Ioannis; Kharzeev, Dmitri E.

    2016-04-26

    The peak of the heavy quark pair entropy at the deconfinement transition, observed in lattice QCD, suggests that the transition is effectively driven by the increase of the entropy of bound states. The growth of the entropy with the interquark distance leads to the emergent entropic force that induces dissociation of quarkonium states. Since the quark-gluon plasma around the transition point is a strongly coupled system, we use the gauge-gravity duality to study the entropy of heavy quarkonium and the real-time dynamics of its dissociation. In particular, we employ the improved holographic QCD model as a dual description of largemore » Nc Yang-Mills theory. Studying the dynamics of the fundamental string between the quarks placed on the boundary, we find that the entropy peaks at the transition point. We also study the real-time dynamics of the system by considering the holographic string falling in the black hole horizon where it equilibrates. As a result, in the vicinity of the deconfinement transition, the dissociation time is found to be less than a fermi, suggesting that the entropic destruction is the dominant dissociation mechanism in this temperature region.« less

  15. Holographic entropy and real-time dynamics of quarkonium dissociation in non-Abelian plasma

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    Iatrakis, Ioannis; Kharzeev, Dmitri E.

    2016-04-01

    The peak of the heavy quark pair entropy at the deconfinement transition, observed in lattice QCD, suggests that the transition is effectively driven by the increase of the entropy of bound states. The growth of the entropy with the interquark distance leads to the emergent entropic force that induces dissociation of quarkonium states. Since the quark-gluon plasma around the transition point is a strongly coupled system, we use the gauge-gravity duality to study the entropy of heavy quarkonium and the real-time dynamics of its dissociation. In particular, we employ the improved holographic QCD model as a dual description of large Nc Yang-Mills theory. Studying the dynamics of the fundamental string between the quarks placed on the boundary, we find that the entropy peaks at the transition point. We also study the real-time dynamics of the system by considering the holographic string falling in the black hole horizon where it equilibrates. In the vicinity of the deconfinement transition, the dissociation time is found to be less than a fermi, suggesting that the entropic destruction is the dominant dissociation mechanism in this temperature region.

  16. Circuit electromechanics with single photon strong coupling

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    Xue, Zheng-Yuan Yang, Li-Na; Zhou, Jian

    2015-07-13

    In circuit electromechanics, the coupling strength is usually very small. Here, replacing the capacitor in circuit electromechanics by a superconducting flux qubit, we show that the coupling among the qubit and the two resonators can induce effective electromechanical coupling which can attain the strong coupling regime at the single photon level with feasible experimental parameters. We use dispersive couplings among two resonators and the qubit while the qubit is also driven by an external classical field. These couplings form a three-wave mixing configuration among the three elements where the qubit degree of freedom can be adiabatically eliminated, and thus results in the enhanced coupling between the two resonators. Therefore, our work constitutes the first step towards studying quantum nonlinear effect in circuit electromechanics.

  17. Inhomogeneous thermalization in strongly coupled field theories.

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    Balasubramanian, V; Bernamonti, A; de Boer, J; Craps, B; Franti, L; Galli, F; Keski-Vakkuri, E; Müller, B; Schäfer, A

    2013-12-01

    To describe theoretically the creation and evolution of the quark-gluon plasma, one typically employs three ingredients: a model for the initial state, nonhydrodynamic early time evolution, and hydrodynamics. In this Letter we study the nonhydrodynamic early time evolution using the AdS/CFT correspondence in the presence of inhomogeneities. We find that the AdS description of the early time evolution is well matched by free streaming. Near the end of the early time interval where our analytic computations are reliable, the stress tensor agrees with the second order hydrodynamic stress tensor computed from the local energy density and fluid velocity. Our techniques may also be useful for the study of far-from-equilibrium strongly coupled systems in other areas of physics. PMID:24476254

  18. Non-abelian fractional quantum hall effect for fault-resistant topological quantum computation.

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    Pan, Wei; Thalakulam, Madhu; Shi, Xiaoyan; Crawford, Matthew; Nielsen, Erik; Cederberg, Jeffrey George

    2013-10-01

    Topological quantum computation (TQC) has emerged as one of the most promising approaches to quantum computation. Under this approach, the topological properties of a non-Abelian quantum system, which are insensitive to local perturbations, are utilized to process and transport quantum information. The encoded information can be protected and rendered immune from nearly all environmental decoherence processes without additional error-correction. It is believed that the low energy excitations of the so-called =5/2 fractional quantum Hall (FQH) state may obey non-Abelian statistics. Our goal is to explore this novel FQH state and to understand and create a scientific foundation of this quantum matter state for the emerging TQC technology. We present in this report the results from a coherent study that focused on obtaining a knowledge base of the physics that underpins TQC. We first present the results of bulk transport properties, including the nature of disorder on the 5/2 state and spin transitions in the second Landau level. We then describe the development and application of edge tunneling techniques to quantify and understand the quasiparticle physics of the 5/2 state.

  19. Creating and manipulating non-Abelian anyons in cold atom systems using auxiliary bosons

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    Zhang, Yuhe; Sreejith, G. J.; Jain, J. K.

    2015-08-01

    The possibility of realizing bosonic fractional quantum Hall effect in ultracold atomic systems suggests a new route to producing and manipulating anyons, by introducing auxiliary bosons of a different species that capture quasiholes and thus inherit their nontrivial braiding properties. States with localized quasiholes at any desired locations can be obtained by annihilating the auxiliary bosons at those locations. We explore how this method can be used to generate non-Abelian quasiholes of the Moore-Read Pfaffian state for bosons at filling factor ν =1 . We show that a Hamiltonian with an appropriate three-body interaction can produce two-quasihole states in two distinct fusion channels of the topological "qubit." Characteristics of these states that are related to the non-Abelian nature can be probed and verified by a measurement of the effective relative angular momentum of the auxiliary bosons, which is directly related to their pair distribution function. Moore-Read states of more than two quasiholes can also be produced in a similar fashion. We investigate some issues related to the experimental feasibility of this approach, in particular, how large the systems should be for a realization of this physics and to what extent this physics carries over to systems with the more standard two-body contact interaction.

  20. Experimental realization of non-abelian geometric gates with a superconducting three-level system

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    Abdumalikov, Abdufarrukh; Fink, J. M.; Juliusson, K.; Pechal, M.; Berger, S.; Wallraff, A.; Filipp, S.

    2013-03-01

    Geometric gates hold promise to provide the building blocks for robust quantum computation. In our experiments, we use a superconducting three-level system (transmon) to realize non-adiabatic non-abelian geometric gates. As computational basis we choose the ground and second excited states, while the first excited state acts as an ancilla state. The gates are realized by applying two resonant drives between the transmon levels. During the geometric gate ration of the amplitudes of the two drive tone is kept constant. Different gates are obtained for different ratio of the drive tones. We implement a Hadamard, a NOT and a phase gates with the fidelities of 95 % , 98 % , and 97 % as determined by full process tomography and maximum likelihood methods. We explicitly show the non-abelian nature of gates by applying two non-commuting gates in alternating order. The demonstrated holonomic gates are not exclusive to superconducting quantum devices, but can also be applied to other three level systems with similar energy level structure.

  1. Fermion structure of non-Abelian vortices in high density QCD

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    Yasui, Shigehiro; Itakura, Kazunori; Nitta, Muneto

    2010-05-15

    We study the internal structure of a non-Abelian vortex in color superconductivity with respect to quark degrees of freedom. Stable non-Abelian vortices appear in the color-flavor-locked phase whose symmetry SU(3){sub c+L+R} is further broken to SU(2){sub c+L+R} x U(1){sub c+L+R} at the vortex cores. Microscopic structure of vortices at scales shorter than the coherence length can be analyzed by the Bogoliubov-de Gennes equation (rather than the Ginzburg-Landau equation). We obtain quark spectra from the Bogoliubov-de Gennes equation by treating the diquark gap having the vortex configuration as a background field. We find that there are massless modes (zero modes) well-localized around a vortex, in the triplet and singlet states of the unbroken symmetry SU(2){sub c+L+R} x U(1){sub c+L+R}. The velocities v{sub i} of the massless modes (i=t, s for triplet and singlet) change at finite chemical potential {mu}{ne}0, and decrease as {mu} becomes large. Therefore, low energy excitations in the vicinity of the vortices are effectively described by 1+1 dimensional massless fermions whose velocities are reduced v{sub i}<1.

  2. Core structure and dynamics of non-Abelian vortices in a biaxial nematic spinor Bose-Einstein condensate

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    Borgh, Magnus O.; Ruostekoski, Janne

    2016-05-01

    We demonstrate that multiple interaction-dependent defect core structures as well as dynamics of non-Abelian vortices can be realized in the biaxial nematic (BN) phase of a spin-2 atomic Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). An experimentally simple protocol may be used to break degeneracy with the uniaxial nematic phase. We show that a discrete spin-space symmetry in the core may be reflected in a breaking of its spatial symmetry. The discrete symmetry of the BN order parameter leads to non-commuting vortex charges. We numerically simulate reconnection of non-Abelian vortices, demonstrating formation of the obligatory rung vortex. In addition to atomic BECs, non-Abelian vortices are theorized in, e.g., liquid crystals and cosmic strings. Our results suggest the BN spin-2 BEC as a prime candidate for their realization. We acknowledge financial support from the EPSRC.

  3. Continuum strong-coupling expansion for quantum electrodynamics

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    Cooper, F.; Kenway, R.

    1981-11-15

    We derive from the path integral a continuum strong-coupling expansion for QED in d-dimensional Euclidean space-time. It s a double expansion in the fermion and boson kinetic energy (inverse free propagators), which leads to a double power series for the Green's functions of the cutoff theory in terms of 1/e/sup 2/ and ..lambda../sup 2//M/sup 2/. ..lambda.. is a smooth cutoff in Euclidean momentum space, and M is an infrared regulator mass for the photons needed to define the local part of the path integral. We demonstrate how dimensional continuation is necessary to control the broken gauge invariance of the cutoff theory. Restricting to d = 2 (the Schwinger model) we show how to remove the cutoff using Pade approximants. We find some evidence that as ..lambda../sup 2//M/sup 2/..-->..infinity gauge invariance is restored and we calculate the vector-mean mass, keeping the first three terms in the expansion in powers of the bare photon inverse propagator.

  4. Dynamics of strongly-coupled spiking neurons.

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    Bressloff, P C; Coombes, S

    2000-01-01

    We present a dynamical theory of integrate-and-fire neurons with strong synaptic coupling. We show how phase-locked states that are stable in the weak coupling regime can destabilize as the coupling is increased, leading to states characterized by spatiotemporal variations in the interspike intervals (ISIs). The dynamics is compared with that of a corresponding network of analog neurons in which the outputs of the neurons are taken to be mean firing rates. A fundamental result is that for slow interactions, there is good agreement between the two models (on an appropriately defined timescale). Various examples of desynchronization in the strong coupling regime are presented. First, a globally coupled network of identical neurons with strong inhibitory coupling is shown to exhibit oscillator death in which some of the neurons suppress the activity of others. However, the stability of the synchronous state persists for very large networks and fast synapses. Second, an asymmetric network with a mixture of excitation and inhibition is shown to exhibit periodic bursting patterns. Finally, a one-dimensional network of neurons with long-range interactions is shown to desynchronize to a state with a spatially periodic pattern of mean firing rates across the network. This is modulated by deterministic fluctuations of the instantaneous firing rate whose size is an increasing function of the speed of synaptic response. PMID:10636934

  5. Stochastic properties of strongly coupled plasmas.

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    Morozov, I V; Norman, G E; Valuev, A A

    2001-03-01

    Stochastic properties of equilibrium strongly coupled plasmas are investigated by a molecular dynamics method. The Krylov-Kolmogorov entropy K and the dynamical memory time t(m) are calculated both for electrons and ions with mass ratios 10-10(5). Two values of K entropy for ions are discovered corresponding to electron and ion time scales. The dependence of the K entropy on the number of particles, the nonideality parameter, and the form of the interaction potential is investigated. The problem of the accuracy of molecular dynamics simulations is discussed. A universal relation between Kt(m) and the fluctuation of the total energy of the system is obtained. The relation does not depend on the numerical integration scheme, temperature, density, and the interparticle interaction potential, so that it may be applied to arbitrary dynamic systems. Transition from dynamic to stochastic correlation is treated for both electron and ion velocity autocorrelation functions, for Langmuir and ion-sound plasma wave dynamic structure factors. We point to quantum uncertainty as a physical reason which limits dynamic (Newton) correlation for times greater than t(m). PMID:11308773

  6. Gauge anomalies in an effective field theory

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    Preskill, J. )

    1991-09-01

    A four-dimensional gauge theory with anomalous fermion content can be consistently quantized, provided that at least some gauge fields are permitted to have nonvanishing masses. Such a theory is nonrenormalizable; there is a maximal value of the ultraviolet cutoff {Lambda}, beyond which the locality of the theory breaks down. The maximal {Lambda} can be estimated in perturbation theory and has a qualitatively different character in Abelian and non-Abelian anomalous gauge theories.

  7. Gauge fields

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    Mills, R.

    1989-06-01

    This article is a survey of the history and ideas of gauge theory. Described here are the gradual emergence of symmetry as a driving force in the shaping of physical theory; the elevation of Noether's theorem, relating symmetries to conservation laws, to a fundamental principle of nature; and the force of the idea (''the gauge principle'') that the symmetries of nature, like the interactions themselves, should be local in character. The fundamental role of gauge fields in mediating the interactions of physics springs from Noether's theorem and the gauge principle in a remarkably clean and elegant way, leaving, however, some tantalizing loose ends that might prove to be the clue to a future deeper level of understanding. The example of the electromagnetic field as the prototype gauge theory is discussed in some detail and serves as the basis for examining the similarities and differences that emerge in generalizing to non-Abelian gauge theories. The article concludes with a brief examination of the dream of total unification: all the forces of nature in a single unified gauge theory, with the differences among the forces due to the specific way in which the fundamental symmetries are broken in the local environment.

  8. Appearance of gauge structure in simple dynamical systems

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    Wilczek, F.; Zee, A.

    1984-01-01

    By generalizing a construction of Berry and Simon, it is shown that non-Abelian gauge fields arise in the adiabatic development of simple quantum mechanical systems. Characteristics of the gauge fields are related to energy splittings, which may be observable in real systems. Similar phenomena are found for suitable classical systems.

  9. The Fock-Schwinger Gauge in the Bfv Formalism

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    Barcelos-Neto, J.; Galvão, Carlos A. P.; Gaete, P.

    We consider the implementation of a properly modified form of the Fock-Schwinger gauge condition in a general non-Abelian gauge theory in the context of the BFV formalism. Arguments are presented to justify the necessity of modifying the original Fock-Schwinger condition. The free field propagator and the general Ward identity are also calculated.

  10. Transverse momentum diffusion and collisional jet energy loss in non-Abelian plasmas

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    Schenke, Bjoern; Strickland, Michael; Dumitru, Adrian; Nara, Yasushi; Greiner, Carsten

    2009-03-15

    We consider momentum broadening and energy loss of high-momentum partons in a hot non-Abelian plasma due to collisions. We solve the coupled system of Wong-Yang-Mills equations on a lattice in real time, including binary hard elastic collisions among the partons. The collision kernel is constructed such that the total collisional energy loss and momentum broadening are lattice-spacing independent. We find that the transport coefficient q corresponding to transverse momentum broadening receives sizable contributions from a power-law tail in the p{sub perpendicular} distribution of high-momentum partons. We establish the scaling of q and of dE/dx with density, temperature, and energy in the weak-coupling regime. We also estimate the nuclear modification factor R{sub AA} due to elastic energy loss of a jet in a classical Yang-Mills field.

  11. Collective Non-Abelian Instabilities in a Melting Color Glass Condensate

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    Romatschke, Paul; Venugopalan, Raju

    2006-02-17

    We present first results for (3+1)D simulations of SU(2) Yang-Mills equations for matter expanding into the vacuum after a heavy ion collision. Violations of boost invariance cause a non-Abelian Weibel instability leading soft modes to grow with proper time {tau} as exp({gamma}{radical}(g{sup 2}{mu}{tau})), where g{sup 2}{mu} is a scale arising from the saturation of gluons in the nuclear wave function. The scale for the growth rate {gamma} is set by a plasmon mass, defined as {omega}{sub pl}={kappa}{sub 0}{radical}(g{sup 2}{mu}/{tau}), generated dynamically in the collision. We compare the numerical ratio {gamma}/{kappa}{sub 0} to the corresponding value predicted by the hard thermal loop formalism for anisotropic plasmas.

  12. Beta function in the non-Abelian Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model in four dimensions

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    Alves, Van Sergio; Pinheiro, S. V. L.; Nascimento, Leonardo; Pena, Francisco

    2009-08-15

    In this paper we present the structure of the renormalization group in non-Abelian Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model up to 1-loop order. The model is not perturbatively renormalizable in the usual power counting sense, but it is treated as an effective theory, valid in a scale of energy in which p<<{lambda}, where p is the external momenta of the loop and {lambda} is a massive parameter that characterizes the couplings of the nonrenormalizable vertex. We clarify the tensorial structure of the interaction vertices and calculate the functions of the renormalization group. The analysis of the fixed points of the theory is also presented using Zimmermann's procedure for reducing the coupling constants. We find that the origin is an infrared-stable fixed point at low energies and also there is a nontrivial ultraviolet stable fixed point, indicating that the theory could be perturbatively investigated in the low momentum regime.

  13. Non-Abelian evolution of electromagnetic waves in a weakly anisotropic inhomogeneous medium

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    Bliokh, K. Yu.; Frolov, D. Yu.; Kravtsov, Yu. A.

    2007-05-15

    A theory of electromagnetic wave propagation in a weakly anisotropic smoothly inhomogeneous medium is developed, based on the quantum-mechanical diagonalization procedure applied to Maxwell equations. The equations of motion for the translational (ray) and intrinsic (polarization) degrees of freedom are derived ab initio. The ray equations take into account the optical Magnus effect (spin Hall effect of photons) as well as trajectory variations owing to the medium anisotropy. Polarization evolution is described by the precession equation for the Stokes vector. In the generic case, the evolution of wave turns out to be non-Abelian: it is accompanied by mutual conversion of the normal modes and periodic oscillations of the ray trajectories analogous to electron zitterbewegung. The general theory is applied to examples of wave evolution in media with circular and linear birefringence.

  14. Extended hubbard model with ring exchange: a route to a non-Abelian topological phase.

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    Freedman, Michael; Nayak, Chetan; Shtengel, Kirill

    2005-02-18

    We propose an extended Hubbard model on a 2D kagome lattice with an additional ring exchange term. The particles can be either bosons or spinless fermions. We analyze the model at the special filling fraction 1/6, where it is closely related to the quantum dimer model. We show how to arrive at an exactly soluble point whose ground state is the "d-isotopy" transition point into a stable phase with a certain type of non-Abelian topological order. Near the "special" values, d=2cos(pi/(k+2), this topological phase has anyonic excitations closely related to SU(2) Chern-Simons theory at level k. PMID:15783757

  15. Fields in nonaffine bundles. IV. Harmonious non-Abelian currents in string defects

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    Carter, Brandon

    2010-11-01

    This article continues the study of the category of harmonious field models that was recently introduced as a kinetically nonlinear generalization of the well-known harmonic category of multiscalar fields over a supporting brane world sheet in a target space with a curved Riemannian metric. Like the perfectly harmonious case of which a familiar example is provided by ordinary barotropic perfect fluids, another important subcategory is the simply harmonious case, for which it is shown that as well as “wiggle” modes of the underlying brane world sheet, and sound type longitudinal modes, there will also be transverse shake modes that propagate at the speed of light. Models of this type are shown to arise from a non-Abelian generalization of the Witten mechanism for conducting string formation by ordinary scalar fields with a suitable quartic self-coupling term in the action.

  16. On the effective character of a non-abelian DBI action

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    Osorio, M. A. R.; Suárez, M.

    2001-03-01

    We study the way Lorentz covariance can be reconstructed from Matrix Theory as a IMF description of M-theory. The problem is actually related to the interplay between a non-abelian Dirac-Born-Infeld action and Super-Yang-Mills as its generalized non-relativistic approximation. All this physics shows up by means of an analysis of the asymptotic expansion of the Bessel functions Kν that profusely appear in the computations of amplitudes at finite temperature and solitonic calculations. We hope this might help to better understand the issue of getting a Lorentz covariant formulation in relation with the /N-->+∞ limit. There are also some computations that could be of some interest in Relativistic Statistical Mechanics.

  17. Robustness of non-Abelian holonomic quantum gates against parametric noise

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    Solinas, Paolo; Zanghi, Nino; Zanardi, Paolo

    2004-10-01

    We present a numerical study of the robustness of a specific class of non-Abelian holonomic quantum gates. We take into account the parametric noise due to stochastic fluctuations of the control fields which drive the time-dependent Hamiltonian along an adiabatic loop. The performance estimator used is the state fidelity between noiseless and noisy holonomic gates. We carry over our analysis with different correlation times and we find out that noisy holonomic gates seem to be close to the noiseless ones for 'short' and 'long' noise correlation times. This result can be interpreted as a consequence of the geometric nature of the holonomic operator. Our simulations have been performed by using parameters relevant to the excitonic proposal for the implementation of holonomic quantum computation [P. Solinas et al., Phys. Rev. B 67, 121307 (2003)].

  18. Effective models of doped quantum ladders of non-Abelian anyons

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    Soni, Medha; Troyer, Matthias; Poilblanc, Didier

    2016-01-01

    Quantum spin models have been studied extensively in one and higher dimensions. Furthermore, these systems have been doped with holes to study t -J models of SU (2 ) spin-1/2. Their anyonic counterparts can be built from non-Abelian anyons, such as Fibonacci anyons described by SU (2) 3 theories, which are quantum deformations of the SU (2 ) algebra. Inspired by the physics of SU (2 ) spins, several works have explored ladders of Fibonacci anyons and also one-dimensional (1D) t -J models. Here, we aim to explore the combined effects of extended dimensionality and doping by studying ladders composed of coupled chains of interacting itinerant Fibonacci anyons. We show analytically that in the limit of strong rung couplings these models can be mapped onto effective 1D models. These effective models can either be gapped models of hole pairs, or gapless models described by t -J (or modified t -J -V ) chains of Fibonacci anyons, whose spectrum exhibits a fractionalization into charge and anyon degrees of freedom. The charge degrees of freedom are described by the hardcore boson spectra while the anyon sector is given by a chain of localized interacting anyons. By using exact diagonalizations for two-leg and three-leg ladders, we show that indeed the doped ladders show exactly the same behavior as that of t -J chains. In the strong ferromagnetic rung limit, we can obtain a new model that hosts two different kinds of Fibonacci particles, which we denote as the heavy τ 's and light τ 's. These two particle types carry the same (non-Abelian) topological charge but different (Abelian) electric charges. Once again, we map the two-dimensional ladder onto an effective chain carrying these heavy and light τ 's. We perform a finite size scaling analysis to show the appearance of gapless modes for certain anyon densities, whereas a topological gapped phase is suggested for another density regime.

  19. Electrostatic control of spin polarization in a quantum Hall ferromagnet: a new platform to realize non-Abelian excitations

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    Kazakov, Alexander; Kolkovsky, V.; Adamus, Z.; Karczewski, G.; Wojtowicz, T.; Rokhinson, Leonid

    2015-03-01

    Several experiments detected signatures of Majorana fermions in nanowires, and the focus of current research is shifting toward systems where non-Abelian statistics of excitations can be demonstrated. To achieve this goal we are developing a new platform where non-Abelian excitations can be created and manipulated in a two-dimensional plane, with support for Majorana and higher order non-Abelian excitations. The system is based on CdTe quantum wells non-uniformly doped with paramagnetic impurities, which result in a complicate field-dependence of Zeeman splitting. A unique property of the system is that at high fields we can form a quantum Hall ferromagnet with gate-controllable spin polarization. Helical 1D edge channels formed along the edges of electrostatic gates may support generalized non-Abelian excitations in the fractional qunatum Hall regime, and Majorana and parafermion excitations in the presence of induced superconductivity. We will present results on the gate control of s-d exchange in specially designed heterostructures, demonstrate gate control of spin polarization at filling factor ν = 2 , and show spatial separation of quantum Hall states with different spin polarization using lithographically defined gates.

  20. Supersymmetric QCD: exact results and strong coupling

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    Dine, Michael; Festuccia, Guido; Pack, Lawrence; Park, Chang-Soon; Ubaldi, Lorenzo; Wu, Weitao

    2011-05-01

    We revisit two longstanding puzzles in supersymmetric gauge theories. The first concerns the question of the holomorphy of the coupling, and related to this the possible definition of an exact (NSVZ) beta function. The second concerns instantons in pure gluodynamics, which appear to give sensible, exact results for certain correlation functions, which nonetheless differ from those obtained using systematic weak coupling expansions. For the first question, we extend an earlier proposal of Arkani-Hamed and Murayama, showing that if their regulated action is written suitably, the holomorphy of the couplings is manifest, and it is easy to determine the renormalization scheme for which the NSVZ formula holds. This scheme, however, is seen to be one of an infinite class of schemes, each leading to an exact beta function; the NSVZ scheme, while simple, is not selected by any compelling physical consideration. For the second question, we explain why the instanton computation in the pure supersymmetric gauge theory is not reliable, even at short distances. The semiclassical expansion about the instanton is purely formal; if infrared divergences appear, they spoil arguments based on holomorphy. We demonstrate that infrared divergences do not occur in the perturbation expansion about the instanton, but explain that there is no reason to think this captures all contributions from the sector with unit topological charge. That one expects additional contributions is illustrated by dilute gas corrections. These are infrared divergent, and so difficult to define, but if non-zero give order one, holomorphic, corrections to the leading result. Exploiting an earlier analysis of Davies et al, we demonstrate that in the theory compactified on a circle of radius β, due to infrared effects, finite contributions indeed arise which are not visible in the formal β → ∞ limit.

  1. Renormalization effects on the MSSM from a calculable model of a strongly coupled hidden sector

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    Arai, Masato; Okada, Nobuchika

    2011-10-01

    We investigate possible renormalization effects on the low-energy mass spectrum of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM), using a calculable model of strongly coupled hidden sector. We model the hidden sector by N=2 supersymmetric quantum chromodynamics with gauge group SU(2)xU(1) and N{sub f}=2 matter hypermultiplets, perturbed by a Fayet-Iliopoulos term which breaks the supersymmetry down to N=0 on a metastable vacuum. In the hidden sector the Kaehler potential is renormalized. Upon identifying a hidden sector modulus with the renormalization scale, and extrapolating to the strongly coupled regime using the Seiberg-Witten solution, the contribution from the hidden sector to the MSSM renormalization group flows is computed. For concreteness, we consider a model in which the renormalization effects are communicated to the MSSM sector via gauge mediation. In contrast to the perturbative toy examples of hidden sector renormalization studied in the literature, we find that our strongly coupled model exhibits rather intricate effects on the MSSM soft scalar mass spectrum, depending on how the hidden sector fields are coupled to the messenger fields. This model provides a concrete example in which the low-energy spectrum of MSSM particles that are expected to be accessible in collider experiments is obtained using strongly coupled hidden sector dynamics.

  2. Classical and quantum distinctions between weak and strong coupling

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    Rahimzadeh-Kalaleh Rodriguez, Said

    2016-03-01

    Coupled systems subject to dissipation exhibit two different regimes known as weak coupling and strong coupling. Two damped coupled harmonic oscillators (CHOs) constitute a model system where the key features of weak and strong coupling can be identified. Several of these features are common to classical and quantum systems, as a number of quantum-classical correspondences have shown. However, the condition defining the boundary between weak and strong coupling is distinct in classical and quantum formalisms. Here we describe the origin of two widely used definitions of strong coupling. Using a classical CHO model, we show that energy exchange cycles and avoided resonance crossings signal the onset of strong coupling according to one criterion. From the classical CHO model we derive a non-Hermitian Hamiltonian describing open quantum systems. Based on the analytic properties of the Hamiltonian, we identify the boundary between weak and strong coupling with a different feature: a non-Hermitian degeneracy known as the exceptional point. For certain parameter ranges the classical and quantum criterion for strong coupling coincide; for other ranges they do not. Examples of systems in strong coupling according to one or another criterion, but not both, are illustrated. The framework here presented is suitable for introducing graduate or advanced undegraduate students to the basic properties of strongly coupled systems, as well as to the similarities and subtle differences between classical and quantum descriptions of coupled dissipative systems.

  3. Equilibration Rates in a Strongly Coupled Nonconformal Quark-Gluon Plasma.

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    Buchel, Alex; Heller, Michal P; Myers, Robert C

    2015-06-26

    We initiate the study of equilibration rates of strongly coupled quark-gluon plasmas in the absence of conformal symmetry. We primarily consider a supersymmetric mass deformation within N=2^{*} gauge theory and use holography to compute quasinormal modes of a variety of scalar operators, as well as the energy-momentum tensor. In each case, the lowest quasinormal frequency, which provides an approximate upper bound on the thermalization time, is proportional to temperature, up to a prefactor with only a mild temperature dependence. We find similar behavior in other holographic plasmas, where the model contains an additional scale beyond the temperature. Hence, our study suggests that the thermalization time is generically set by the temperature, irrespective of any other scales, in strongly coupled gauge theories. PMID:26197117

  4. Plasma transport theory spanning weak to strong coupling

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    Daligault, Jérôme; Baalrud, Scott D.

    2015-06-29

    We describe some of the most striking characteristics of particle transport in strongly coupled plasmas across a wide range of Coulomb coupling strength. We then discuss the effective potential theory, which is an approximation that was recently developed to extend conventional weakly coupled plasma transport theory into the strongly coupled regime in a manner that is practical to evaluate efficiently.

  5. Dynamics of symmetry breaking in strongly coupled QED

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    Bardeen, W.A.

    1988-10-01

    I review the dynamical structure of strong coupled QED in the quenched planar limit. The symmetry structure of this theory is examined with reference to the nature of both chiral and scale symmetry breaking. The renormalization structure of the strong coupled phase is analysed. The compatibility of spontaneous scale and chiral symmetry breaking is studied using effective lagrangian methods. 14 refs., 3 figs.

  6. Numerical characterization of non-Abelian Moore-Read state in the microscopic lattice boson model

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    Zhu, Wei; Gong, Shoushu; Haldane, F. D. M.; Sheng, D. N.

    2015-03-01

    Identifying the interacting systems that host the non-Abelian (NA) topological phases have attracted intense attention in physics. Theoretically, it is possible to realize the NA Moore-Read (MR) state in bosonic system or double-layer system by coupling two Abelian fractional quantum Hall (FQH) states together. Here, based on the density matrix renormalization group and exact diagonalization calculations, we study two such examples in the microscopic lattice models and investigate their NA nature. In the first example, we provide a thorough characterization of the universal properties of MR state on Haldane honeycomb lattice model, including both the edge spectrum and the bulk anyonic quasiparticle statistics. By inspecting the entanglement spectral response to the U (1) flux, it is found that two of Abelian ground states can be adiabatically connected through a charge unit quasiparticle pumping from one edge to the other. In the second example, we study a double-layer bosonic FQH system built from the π-flux lattice model. Some evidences of NA nature has been identified, including the groundstate degeneracy and finite drag Hall conductance. The numerical methods we developed here provides a useful and practical way for detecting the full information of NA topological order. This research is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Grant No. DE-FG02-06ER46305.

  7. Spin correlations and topological entanglement entropy in a non-Abelian spin-one spin liquid

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    Wildeboer, Julia; Bonesteel, N. E.

    2016-07-01

    We analyze the properties of a non-Abelian spin-one chiral spin liquid state proposed by Greiter and Thomale [Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 207203 (2009), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.207203] using Monte Carlo. In this state the bosonic ν =1 Moore-Read Pfaffian wave function is used to describe a gas of bosonic spin flips on a square lattice with one flux quantum per plaquette. For toroidal geometries there is a three-dimensional space of these states corresponding to the topological degeneracy of the bosonic Moore-Read state on the torus. We show that spin correlations for different states in this space become indistinguishable for large system size. We also calculate the Renyi entanglement entropy for different system partitions to extract the topological entanglement entropy and provide evidence that the topological order of the lattice spin-liquid state is the same as that of the continuum Moore-Read state from which it is constructed.

  8. Index theorem and Majorana zero modes along a non-Abelian vortex in a color superconductor

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    Fujiwara, Takanori; Fukui, Takahiro; Nitta, Muneto; Yasui, Shigehiro

    2011-10-01

    Color superconductivity in high-density QCD exhibits the color-flavor-locked phase. To explore zero modes in the color-flavor-locked phase in the presence of a non-Abelian vortex with an SU(2) symmetry in the vortex core, we apply the index theorem to the Bogoliubov-de Gennes (BdG) Hamiltonian. From the calculation of the topological index, we find that triplet, doublet and singlet sectors of SU(2) have certain number of chiral Majorana zero modes in the limit of vanishing chemical potential. We also solve the BdG equation by the use of the series expansion to show that the number of zero modes and their chirality match the result of the index theorem. From particle-hole symmetry of the BdG Hamiltonian, we conclude that if and only if the index of a given sector is odd, one zero mode survives generically for a finite chemical potential. We argue that this result should hold nonperturbatively even in the high-density limit.

  9. Velocity-dependent models for non-Abelian/entangled string networks

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    Avgoustidis, A.; Shellard, E. P. S.

    2008-11-15

    We develop velocity-dependent models describing the evolution of string networks that involve several types of interacting strings, each with a different tension. These incorporate the formation of Y-type junctions with links stretching between colliding strings, while always ensuring energy conservation. These models can be used to describe network evolution for non-Abelian strings as well as cosmic superstrings. The application to Z{sub N} strings in which interactions are topologically constrained, demonstrates that a scaling regime is generally reached which involves a hierarchy of string densities with the lightest most abundant. We also study hybrid networks of cosmic superstrings, where energetic considerations are more important in determining interaction outcomes. We again find that networks tend towards scaling, with the three lightest network components being dominant and having comparable number densities, while the heavier string states are suppressed. A more quantitative analysis depends on the precise calculation of the string interaction matrix using the underlying string or field theory. Nevertheless, these results provide further evidence that the presence of junctions in a string network does not obstruct scaling.

  10. Mass generation for non-Abelian antisymmetric tensor fields in a three-dimensional space-time

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    Medeiros, D. M.; Landim, R. R.; Almeida, C. A. S.

    2001-06-15

    Starting from a recently proposed Abelian topological model in 2+1 dimensions, which involve the Kalb-Ramond two form field, we study a non-Abelian generalization of the model. An obstruction for the generalization is detected. However, we show that the goal is achieved if we introduce a vectorial auxiliary field. Consequently, a model is proposed, exhibiting a non-Abelian topological mass generation mechanism in D=3, that provides mass for the Kalb-Ramond field. The covariant quantization of this model requires ghosts for ghosts. Therefore, in order to quantize the theory, we construct a complete set of Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) and anti-BRST equations using the horizontality condition.

  11. Non-Abelian phases in two-component ν =2 /3 fractional quantum Hall states: Emergence of Fibonacci anyons

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    Liu, Zhao; Vaezi, Abolhassan; Lee, Kyungmin; Kim, Eun-Ah

    2015-08-01

    Recent theoretical insights into the possibility of non-Abelian phases in ν =2 /3 fractional quantum Hall states revived the interest in the numerical phase diagram of the problem. We investigate the effect of various kinds of two-body interlayer couplings on the (330) bilayer state and exactly solve the Hamiltonian for up to 14 electrons on sphere and torus geometries. We consider interlayer tunneling, short-ranged repulsive/attractive pseudopotential interactions, and Coulomb repulsion. We find a 6-fold ground-state degeneracy on the torus when the interlayer hollow-core interaction is dominant. To identify the topological nature of this phase we measure the orbital-cut entanglement spectrum, quasihole counting, topological entanglement entropy, and wave-function overlap. Comparing the numerical results to the theoretical predictions, we interpret this 6-fold ground-state degeneracy phase to be the non-Abelian bilayer Fibonacci state.

  12. Cold-atom quantum simulator for SU(2) Yang-Mills lattice gauge theory.

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    Zohar, Erez; Cirac, J Ignacio; Reznik, Benni

    2013-03-22

    Non-Abelian gauge theories play an important role in the standard model of particle physics, and unfold a partially unexplored world of exciting physical phenomena. In this Letter, we suggest a realization of a non-Abelian lattice gauge theory-SU(2) Yang-Mills in (1 + 1) dimensions, using ultracold atoms. Remarkably, and in contrast to previous proposals, in our model gauge invariance is a direct consequence of angular momentum conservation and thus is fundamental and robust. Our proposal may serve as well as a starting point for higher-dimensional realizations. PMID:25166817

  13. A topological semimetal model with f-wave symmetry in a non-Abelian triangular optical lattice

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    Li, Ling; Bai, Zhiming; Hao, Ningning; Liu, Guocai

    2016-08-01

    We demonstrate that an chiral f-wave topological semimetal can be induced in a non-Abelian triangular optical lattice. We show that the f-wave symmetry topological semimetal is characterized by the topological invariant, i.e., the winding number W, with W=3 and is different from the semimetal with W=1 and 2 which have the p-wave and d-wave symmetry, respectively.

  14. Competing Abelian and non-Abelian topological orders in ν =1 /3 +1 /3 quantum Hall bilayers

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    Geraedts, Scott; Zaletel, Michael P.; Papić, Zlatko; Mong, Roger S. K.

    2015-05-01

    Bilayer quantum Hall systems, realized either in two separated wells or in the lowest two subbands of a wide quantum well, provide an experimentally realizable way to tune between competing quantum orders at the same filling fraction. Using newly developed density matrix renormalization group techniques combined with exact diagonalization, we return to the problem of quantum Hall bilayers at filling ν =1 /3 +1 /3 . We first consider the Coulomb interaction at bilayer separation d , bilayer tunneling energy ΔSAS, and individual layer width w , where we find a phase diagram which includes three competing Abelian phases: a bilayer Laughlin phase (two nearly decoupled ν =1 /3 layers), a bilayer spin-singlet phase, and a bilayer symmetric phase. We also study the order of the transitions between these phases. A variety of non-Abelian phases has also been proposed for these systems. While absent in the simplest phase diagram, by slightly modifying the interlayer repulsion we find a robust non-Abelian phase which we identify as the "interlayer-Pfaffian" phase. In addition to non-Abelian statistics similar to the Moore-Read state, it exhibits a novel form of bilayer-spin charge separation. Our results suggest that ν =1 /3 +1 /3 systems merit further experimental study.

  15. Gauge-flation and cosmic no-hair conjecture

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    Maleknejad, A.; Sheikh-Jabbari, M.M.; Soda, Jiro E-mail: jabbari@theory.ipm.ac.ir

    2012-01-01

    Gauge-flation, inflation from non-Abelian gauge fields, was introduced in [1, 2]. In this work, we study the cosmic no-hair conjecture in gauge-flation. Starting from Bianchi-type I cosmology and through analytic and numeric studies we demonstrate that the isotropic FLRW inflation is an attractor of the dynamics of the theory and that the anisotropies are damped within a few e-folds, in accord with the cosmic no-hair conjecture.

  16. Parity anomalies in gauge theories in 2 + 1 dimensions

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    Rao, S.; Yahalom, R.

    1986-01-01

    We show that the introduction of massless fermions in an abelian gauge theory in 2+1 dimensions does not lead to any parity anomaly despite a non-commutativity of limits in the structure function of the odd part of the vacuum polarization tensor. However, parity anomaly does exist in non-abelian theories due to a conflict between gauge invariance under large gauge transformations and the parity symmetry. 6 refs.

  17. Composite gauge-bosons made of fermions

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    Suzuki, Mahiko

    2016-07-01

    We construct a class of Abelian and non-Abelian local gauge theories that consist only of matter fields of fermions. The Lagrangian is local and does not contain an auxiliary vector field nor a subsidiary condition on the matter fields. It does not involve an extra dimension nor supersymmetry. This Lagrangian can be extended to non-Abelian gauge symmetry only in the case of SU(2) doublet matter fields. We carry out an explicit diagrammatic computation in the leading 1 /N order to show that massless spin-one bound states appear with the correct gauge coupling. Our diagram calculation exposes the dynamical features that cannot be seen in the formal auxiliary vector-field method. For instance, it shows that the s -wave fermion-antifermion interaction in the 3S1 channel (ψ ¯ γμψ ) alone cannot form the bound gauge bosons; the fermion-antifermion pairs must couple to the d -wave state too. One feature common to our class of Lagrangian is that the Noether current does not exist. Therefore it evades possible conflict with the no-go theorem of Weinberg and Witten on the formation of the non-Abelian gauge bosons.

  18. Suppression of Rayleigh Taylor instability in strongly coupled plasmas

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    Das, Amita; Kaw, Predhiman

    2014-06-15

    The Rayleigh Taylor instability in a strongly coupled plasma medium has been investigated using the equations of generalized hydrodynamics. It is demonstrated that the visco-elasticity of the strongly coupled medium due to strong inter particle correlations leads to a suppression of the Rayleigh Taylor instability unless certain threshold conditions are met. The relevance of these results to experiments on laser compression of matter to high densities including those related to inertial confinement fusion using lasers has also been shown.

  19. Strongly-coupled plasmas formed from laser-heated solids

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    Lyon, M.; Bergeson, S. D.; Hart, G.; Murillo, M. S.

    2015-01-01

    We present an analysis of ion temperatures in laser-produced plasmas formed from solids with different initial lattice structures. We show that the equilibrium ion temperature is limited by a mismatch between the initial crystallographic configuration and the close-packed configuration of a strongly-coupled plasma, similar to experiments in ultracold neutral plasmas. We propose experiments to demonstrate and exploit this crystallographic heating in order to produce a strongly coupled plasma with a coupling parameter of several hundred. PMID:26503293

  20. Strongly-coupled plasmas formed from laser-heated solids.

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    Lyon, M; Bergeson, S D; Hart, G; Murillo, M S

    2015-01-01

    We present an analysis of ion temperatures in laser-produced plasmas formed from solids with different initial lattice structures. We show that the equilibrium ion temperature is limited by a mismatch between the initial crystallographic configuration and the close-packed configuration of a strongly-coupled plasma, similar to experiments in ultracold neutral plasmas. We propose experiments to demonstrate and exploit this crystallographic heating in order to produce a strongly coupled plasma with a coupling parameter of several hundred. PMID:26503293

  1. Nonlocal Hamiltonian gauge theories and their connection with lattice Hamiltonians

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    Ktorides, C.N.; Mavromatos, N.E.

    1985-06-15

    We introduce the concept of primitive Hamiltonian density for nonlocal Abelian gauge theories. We subsequently study the local limit both with respect to the continuum and with respect to a lattice structure introduced via hypercubic cells. The non-Abelian case is also discussed.

  2. Strong coupling of optical nanoantennas and atomic systems

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    Słowik, K.; Filter, R.; Straubel, J.; Lederer, F.; Rockstuhl, C.

    2013-11-01

    An optical nanoantenna and adjacent atomic systems are strongly coupled when an excitation is repeatedly exchanged between these subsystems prior to its eventual dissipation into the environment. It remains challenging to reach the strong-coupling regime but it is equally rewarding. Once they are achieved, promising applications such as signal processing at the nanoscale and at the single-photon level would immediately become available. Here, we study such hybrid configuration from different perspectives. The configuration we consider consists of two identical atomic systems, described in a two-level approximation, which are strongly coupled to an optical nanoantenna. First, we investigate when this hybrid system requires a fully quantum description, and we provide a simple analytical criterion. Second, a design for a nanoantenna is presented that enables the strong-coupling regime. In addition to a vivid time evolution, the strong coupling is documented in experimentally accessible quantities, such as the extinction spectra. The latter are shown to be strongly modified if the hybrid system is weakly driven and operates in the quantum regime. We find that the extinction spectra depend sensitively on the number of atomic systems coupled to the nanoantenna.

  3. How to infer non-Abelian statistics and topological visibility from tunneling conductance properties of realistic Majorana nanowires

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    Das Sarma, S.; Nag, Amit; Sau, Jay D.

    2016-07-01

    We consider a simple conceptual question with respect to Majorana zero modes in semiconductor nanowires: can the measured nonideal values of the zero-bias-conductance-peak in the tunneling experiments be used as a characteristic to predict the underlying topological nature of the proximity induced nanowire superconductivity? In particular, we define and calculate the topological visibility, which is a variation of the topological invariant associated with the scattering matrix of the system as well as the zero-bias-conductance-peak heights in the tunneling measurements, in the presence of dissipative broadening, using precisely the same realistic nanowire parameters to connect the topological invariants with the zero-bias tunneling conductance values. This dissipative broadening is present in both (the existing) tunneling measurements and also (any future) braiding experiments as an inevitable consequence of a finite braiding time. The connection between the topological visibility and the conductance allows us to obtain the visibility of realistic braiding experiments in nanowires, and to conclude that the current experimentally accessible systems with nonideal zero-bias conductance peaks may indeed manifest (with rather low visibility) non-Abelian statistics for the Majorana zero modes. In general, we find that a large (small) superconducting gap (Majorana peak splitting) is essential for the manifestation of the non-Abelian braiding statistics, and in particular, a zero-bias conductance value of around half the ideal quantized Majorana value should be sufficient for the manifestation of non-Abelian statistics in experimental nanowires. Our work also establishes that as a matter of principle the topological transition associated with the emergence of Majorana zero modes in finite nanowires is always a crossover (akin to a quantum phase transition at finite temperature) requiring the presence of dissipative broadening (which must be larger than the Majorana energy

  4. Gluon production from non-Abelian Weizsäcker-Williams fields in nucleus-nucleus collisions

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    Kovner, Alex; McLerran, Larry; Weigert, Heribert

    1995-12-01

    We consider the collisions of large nuclei using the theory of McLerran and Venugopalan. The two nuclei are ultrarelativistic and sources of non-Abelian Weizs¨acker-Williams fields. These sources are in the end averaged over all color orientations locally with a Gaussian weight. We show that there is a solution of the equations of motion for the two nucleus scattering problem where the fields are time and rapidity independent before the collision. After the collision the solution depends on proper time, but is independent of rapidity. We show how to extract the produced gluons from the classical evolution of the fields.

  5. A non-Abelian SO(8) monopole as generalization of Dirac-Yang monopoles for a 9-dimensional space

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    Le, Van-Hoang; Nguyen, Thanh-Son

    2011-03-15

    We establish an explicit form of a non-Abelian SO(8) monopole in a 9-dimensional space and show that it is indeed a direct generalization of Dirac and Yang monopoles. Using the generalized Hurwitz transformation, we have found a connection between a 16-dimensional harmonic oscillator and a 9-dimensional hydrogenlike atom in the field of the SO(8) monopole (MICZ-Kepler problem). Using the built connection the group of dynamical symmetry of the 9-dimensional MICZ-Kepler problem is found as SO(10, 2).

  6. Collective dynamics in strongly coupled dusty plasma medium

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    Das, Amita; Dharodi, Vikram; Tiwari, Sanat; Tiwari

    2014-12-01

    A simplified description of dynamical response of strongly coupled medium is desirable in many contexts of physics. The dusty plasma medium can play an important role in this regard due to its uniqueness, as its dynamical response typically falls within the perceptible grasp of human senses. Furthermore, even at room temperature and normal densities it can be easily prepared to be in a strongly coupled regime. A simplified phenomenological fluid model based on the visco - elastic behaviour of the medium is often invoked to represent the collective dynamical response of a strongly coupled dusty plasma medium. The manuscript reviews the role of this particular Generalized Hydrodynamic (GHD) fluid model in capturing the collective properties exhibited by the medium. In addition the paper also provides new insights on the collective behaviour predicted by the model for the medium, in terms of coherent structures, instabilities, transport and mixing properties.

  7. Lattice QCD phase diagram in and away from the strong coupling limit.

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    de Forcrand, Ph; Langelage, J; Philipsen, O; Unger, W

    2014-10-10

    We study lattice QCD with four flavors of staggered quarks. In the limit of infinite gauge coupling, "dual" variables can be introduced, which render the finite-density sign problem mild and allow a full determination of the μ-T phase diagram by Monte Carlo simulations, also in the chiral limit. However, the continuum limit coincides with the weak coupling limit. We propose a strong-coupling expansion approach towards the continuum limit. We show first results, including the phase diagram and its chiral critical point, from this expansion truncated at next-to-leading order. PMID:25375704

  8. Gluon scattering in N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory fromweak to strong coupling

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    Dixon, Lance J.; /SLAC

    2008-03-25

    I describe some recent developments in the understanding of gluon scattering amplitudes in N = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory in the large-N{sub c} limit. These amplitudes can be computed to high orders in the weak coupling expansion, and also now at strong coupling using the AdS/CFT correspondence. They hold the promise of being solvable to all orders in the gauge coupling, with the help of techniques based on integrability. They are intimately related to expectation values for polygonal Wilson loops composed of light-like segments.

  9. Running coupling and fermion mass in strong coupling QED3+1

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    Sauli, Vladimír

    2004-06-01

    A simple toy model is used in order to exhibit the technique of extracting the non-perturbative information about Green's functions in Minkowski space. The effective charge and the dynamical electron mass are calculated in strong coupling 3+1 QED by solving the coupled Dyson-Schwinger equations for electron and photon propagators. The minimal Ball-Chiu vertex was used for simplicity and we impose the Landau gauge fixing on QED action. The solutions obtained separately in Euclidean and Minkowski space were compared. The latter one was extracted with the help of spectral technique.

  10. Hamilton-Jacobi solutions for strongly coupled gravity and matter

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    Salopek, D. S.

    1998-05-01

    A Green function method is developed for solving strongly coupled gravity and matter in the semiclassical limit. In the strong-coupling limit, one assumes that Newton's constant approaches infinity, 0264-9381/15/5/009/img1. As a result, one may neglect second-order spatial gradients, and each spatial point evolves like a homogeneous universe. After constructing the Green function solution to the Hamiltonian constraint, the momentum constraint is solved using functional methods in conjunction with the superposition principle for Hamilton-Jacobi theory. Exact and approximate solutions are given for a dust field or a scalar field interacting with gravity.