We study the Renyi entanglement entropies of two disjoint intervals in XY chains. We exploit the exact solution of the model in terms of free Majorana fermions and we show how to construct the reduced density matrix in the spin variables by taking the Jordan-Wigner string between the two blocks properly into account. From this we can evaluate any Renyi entropy of finite integer order. We study in detail critical XX and Ising chains and we show that the asymptotic results for large blocks agree with recent conformal field theory predictions if corrections to the scaling are included in the analysis correctly. We also report results for the gapped phase and after a quantum quench.
|Autori interni:||CALABRESE, PASQUALE|
|Autori:||Fagotti M; Calabrese P|
|Titolo:||Entanglement entropy of two disjoint blocks in XY chains|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1088/1742-5468/2010/04/P04016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|