Chaos and bipartite entanglement between Bose-Josephson junctions

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The entanglement between two weakly coupled bosonic Josephson junctions is studied in relation to the classical mixed phasespace structure of the system, containing symmetry-related regular islands separated by chaos. The symmetry-resolved entanglement spectrum and bipartite entanglement entropy of the system's energy eigenstates are calculated and compared to their expected structure for random states that exhibit complete or partial ergodicity. The entanglement spectra of chaos-supported eigenstates match the microcanonical structure of a Generalized Gibbs Ensemble due to the existence of an adiabatic invariant that restricts ergodization on the energy shell. The symmetry-resolved entanglement entropy of these quasistochastic states consists of a mean-field maximum entanglement term and a fluctuation correction due to the finite size of the constituent subsystems. The total bipartite entanglement entropy of the eigenstates correlates with their chaoticity. Island-supported eigenstates are macroscopic Schrödinger cat states for particles and excitations with substantially lower entanglement.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064210
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability


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