Dynamical Topological Quantum Phase Transitions in Nonintegrable Models

Imre Hagymási, Claudius Hubig, Örs Legeza, and Ulrich Schollwöck
Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 250601   Published 2019


We consider sudden quenches across quantum phase transitions in the S=1 XXZ model starting from the Haldane phase. We demonstrate that dynamical phase transitions may occur during these quenches that are identified by nonanalyticities in the rate function for the return probability. In addition, we show that the temporal behavior of the string order parameter is intimately related to the subsequent dynamical phase transitions. We furthermore find that the dynamical quantum phase transitions can be accompanied by enhanced two-site entanglement.