Correlations, dynamics, and interferometry of anyons in the lowest landau level

Varsha Subramanyan, Smitha Vishveshwara

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In this article, we present a systematic study of quantum statistics and dynamics of a pair of anyons in the lowerst Landau level (LLL), of direct relevance to quasiparticle excitations in the quantum Hall bulk. We develop the formalism for such a two-dimensional setting of two charged particles subject to a transverse field, including fractional angular momentum states and the related algebra stemming from the anyonic boundary condition, coherent state descriptions of localized anyons, and bunching features associated with such anyons. We analyze the dynamic motion of the anyons in a harmonic trap, emphasizing phase factors emerging from exchange statistics. We then describe non-equilibrium dynamics upon the application of a saddle potential, elaborating on its role as a squeezing operator acting on LLL coherent states, and its action as a beam splitter for anyons. Employing these potential landscapes as building blocks, we analyze anyon dynamics in a quantum Hall bulk interferometer. We discuss parallels between the presented LLL setting and other realms, extensively in the context of quantum optics, whose formalism we heavily borrow from, and briefly in that of black hole phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104003
JournalJournal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 4 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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