We show that the number of harmonics of the Wigner function, recently proposed as a measure of quantum complexity, can also be used to characterize quantum phase transitions. The nonanalytic behavior of this quantity in the neighborhood of a quantum phase transition is illustrated by means of the Dicke model and is compared to two well-known measures of the (in)stability of quantum motion: the quantum Loschmidt echo and fidelity.

Complexity and instability of quantum motion near a quantum phase transition

BENENTI, GIULIANO;
2014

Abstract

We show that the number of harmonics of the Wigner function, recently proposed as a measure of quantum complexity, can also be used to characterize quantum phase transitions. The nonanalytic behavior of this quantity in the neighborhood of a quantum phase transition is illustrated by means of the Dicke model and is compared to two well-known measures of the (in)stability of quantum motion: the quantum Loschmidt echo and fidelity.
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