We investigate the nonequilibrium behavior of a fully connected (or all-to-all coupled) Bose-Hubbard model after a Mott to superfluid quench, in the limit of large boson densities and for an arbitrary number V of lattice sites, with potential relevance in experiments ranging from cold atoms to superconducting qubits. By means of the truncated Wigner approximation, we predict that crossing a critical quench strength the system undergoes a dynamical phase transition between two regimes that are characterized at long times either by an inhomogeneous population of the lattice (i.e., macroscopical self-trapping) or by the tendency of the mean-field bosonic variables to split into two groups with phase difference π , that we refer to as π -synchronization. We show the latter process to be intimately connected to the presence, only for V>=4, of a manifold of infinitely many fixed points of the dynamical equations. Finally, we show that no fine-tuning of the model parameters is needed for the emergence of such π-synchronization, that is in fact found to vanish smoothly in presence of an increasing site-dependent disorder, in what we call a synchronization crossover.
|Titolo:||Quench-induced dynamical phase transitions and π -synchronization in the Bose-Hubbard model|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevB.99.094301|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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