I will discuss ongoing work on the robustness of symmetry protected topological (SPT) phases in open systems. By studying the evolution of non-local string order parameters, we find that one-dimensional SPT order is destabilized by couplings to the environment satisfying a weak symmetry condition that directly generalizes from closed systems. We introduce a stronger symmetry condition on channels that ensures SPT order is preserved. SPT phases of mixed states and their transformation under noisy channels is also discussed.


Talk Number 21110029
Speaker Profile Alex Turzillo
Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive