Entanglement renormalization for weakly interacting fields

Cotler, Jordan S. (Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA) ; Reza Mohammadi Mozaffar, M. (School of Physics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran, Iran) ; Mollabashi, Ali (School of Physics, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran, Iran) ; Naseh, Ali (School of Particles and Accelerators, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box 19395-5531, Tehran, Iran)

16 April 2019

Abstract: We adapt the techniques of entanglement renormalization tensor networks to weakly interacting quantum field theories in the continuum. A key tool is “quantum circuit perturbation theory,” which enables us to systematically construct unitaries that map between wave functionals which are Gaussian with arbitrary perturbative corrections. As an application, we construct a local continuous multiscale entanglement renormalization ansatz (cMERA) circuit that maps an unentangled scale-invariant state to the ground state of φ4 theory to one loop. Our local cMERA circuit corresponds exactly to one-loop Wilsonian renormalization group (RG) flow on the spatial momentum modes. In other words, we establish that perturbative Wilsonian RG on spatial momentum modes can be equivalently recast as a local cMERA circuit in φ4 theory and argue that this correspondence holds more generally. Our analysis also suggests useful numerical ansätze for cMERA in the nonperturbative regime.


Published in: Physical Review D 99 (2019)
Published by: APS
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.99.085005
arXiv: 1806.02835
License: CC-BY-4.0



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