Time evolution of entanglement entropy in quenched holographic superconductors

  • Xiaojian Bai
  • Bum-Hoon Lee
  • Li Li
  • Jia-Rui Sun
  • Hai-Qing Zhang
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We investigate the dynamical evolution of entanglement entropy in a holographic superconductor model by quenching the source term of the dual charged scalar operator. By access to the full background geometry, the holographic entanglement entropy is calculated for a strip geometry at the AdS boundary. It is found that the entanglement entropy exhibits a robust non-monotonic behaviour in time, independent of the strength of Gaussian quench and the size of the strip: it first displays a small dip, then grows linearly, and finally saturates. In particular, the linear growth velocity of the entanglement entropy has an upper bound for strip with large width; the equilibrium value of the non-local probe at late time shows a power law scaling behaviour with respect to the quench strength; moreover, the entanglement entropy can uncover the dynamical transition at certain critical quench strength which happens to coincide with the one obtained form the dynamical evolution of scalar order parameter.


AdS-CFT Correspondence Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT) Black Holes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaojian Bai
    • 1
  • Bum-Hoon Lee
    • 2
    • 3
  • Li Li
    • 4
  • Jia-Rui Sun
    • 5
  • Hai-Qing Zhang
    • 6
  1. 1.School of PhysicsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUnited States
  2. 2.Center for Quantum SpacetimeSogang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsSogang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  4. 4.Crete Center for Theoretical Physics, Department of PhysicsUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece
  5. 5.Department of Physics and Institute of Modern PhysicsEast China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina
  6. 6.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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