Entanglement in coupled kicked tops with chaotic dynamics

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The entanglement of eigenstates in two coupled, classically chaotic kicked tops is studied in dependence of their interaction strength. The transition from the noninteracting and unentangled system toward full random matrix behavior is governed by a universal scaling parameter. Using suitable random matrix transition ensembles we express this transition parameter as a function of the subsystem sizes and the coupling strength for both unitary and orthogonal symmetry classes. The universality is confirmed for the level spacing statistics of the coupled kicked tops and a perturbative description is in good agreement with numerical results. The statistics of Schmidt eigenvalues and entanglement entropies of eigenstates is found to follow a universal scaling as well. Remarkably, this is not only the case for large subsystems of equal size but also if one of them is much smaller. For the entanglement entropies a perturbative description is obtained, which can be extended to large couplings and provides very good agreement with numerical results. Furthermore, the transition of the statistics of the entanglement spectrum toward the random matrix limit is demonstrated for different ratios of the subsystem sizes.


Original languageEnglish
Article number022221
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2020

External IDs

PubMed 32168586