Dynamical many-body localization in an integrable model

Aydin Cem Keser, Sriram Ganeshan, Gil Refael, Victor Galitski

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We investigate dynamical many-body localization and delocalization in an integrable system of periodically-kicked, interacting linear rotors. The linear-in-momentum Hamiltonian makes the Floquet evolution operator analytically tractable for arbitrary interactions. One of the hallmarks of this model is that depending on certain parameters, it manifests both localization and delocalization in momentum space. We present a set of "emergent" integrals of motion, which can serve as a fundamental diagnostic of dynamical localization in the interacting case. We also propose an experimental scheme, involving voltage-biased Josephson junctions, to realize such many-body kicked models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085120
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2016

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