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Edge-state inner products and real-space entanglement spectrum of trial quantum Hall states
Dubail J., Read N., Rezayi E.H.
PHYSICAL REVIEW B 86 (2012) 245310
DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.245310

We consider the trial wave functions for the fractional quantum Hall effect that are given by conformal blocks, and construct their associated edge excited states in full generality. The inner products between these edge states are computed in the thermodynamic limit, assuming generalized screening (i.e., short-range correlations only) inside the quantum Hall droplet and using the language of boundary conformal field theory (boundary CFT). These inner products take universal values in this limit: they are equal to the corresponding inner products in the bulk two-dimensional chiral CFT which underlies the trial wave function. This is a bulk/edge correspondence; it shows the equality between equal-time correlators along the edge and the correlators of the bulk CFT up to a Wick rotation. This approach is then used to analyze the entanglement spectrum of the ground state obtained with a bipartition A boolean OR B in real space. Starting from our universal result for inner products in the thermodynamic limit, we tackle corrections to scaling using standard field-theoretic and renormalization- group arguments. We prove that generalized screening implies that the entanglement Hamiltonian H-E = -ln rho(A) is isospectral to an operator that is local along the cut between A and B. We also show that a similar analysis can be carried out for particle partition. We discuss the close analogy between the formalism of trial wave functions given by conformal blocks and tensor product states, for which results analogous to ours have appeared recently. Finally, the edge theory and entanglement spectrum of p(x) +/- ip(y) paired superfluids are treated in a similar fashion in the Appendixes.

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