Entanglement and multi-directional unitarity
2022. 10. 28. 10:15
BME building F, seminar room of the Dept. of Theoretical Physics
Balázs Pozsgay (ELTE)
We consider  dual unitary operators and their multi-leg generalizations that appeared at various places in the literature. These objects can be related to multi-party quantum states with special entanglement patterns: the sites are arranged in a spatially symmetric pattern and the states have maximal entanglement for all bi-partitions that follow from the reflection symmetries of the given geometry. We consider those cases where the state itself is invariant with respect to the geometrical symmetry group. The simplest examples are those dual unitary operators which are also self dual and reflection invariant, but we also consider the generalizations in the hexagonal, cubic, and octahedral geometries. We provide a number of constructions and concrete examples for these objects for various local dimensions. All of our examples can be used to build quantum cellular automata in 1+1 or 2+1 dimensions, with multiple equivalent choices for the “direction of time”.
: Márton Mestyán, Balázs Pozsgay, Ian M. Wanless, Multi-directional unitarity and maximal entanglement in spatially symmetric quantum states, arXiv:2210.13017