Gemeinsames TKM-TFP Seminar
Montag, 14.00-15.30 Uhr
Garst, Mirlin, Rockstuhl, Schmalian, Shnirman
Seminar über Theoretische Festkörperphysik
Room 10.01, Bldg. 30.23, Campus South and via Zoom
University of Geneva
Prof. Dr. Alexander Mirlin
Inherent symmetry of a quantum system may protect its otherwise fragile states. Leveraging such protection requires testing its robustness against uncontrolled environmental interactions. I will describe theoretical foundation and experimental observation of of Majorana edge modes (MEMs) protected by Z2 parity symmetry in the kicked Ising model with broken integrability. Prethermalization mechanism, which I will introduce, protects the edge modes even far from equilibrium. Remarkably, we find that any multi-qubit Pauli operator overlapping with the MEMs exhibits a uniform decay rate comparable to single-qubit relaxation rates, irrespective of its size or composition. This finding allows us to accurately reconstruct the exponentially localized spatial profiles of the MEMs. Spectroscopic measurements further indicate exponentially suppressed hybridization between the MEMs at larger system sizes, which manifests as a strong resilience against low-frequency noise. Our work elucidates the noise sensitivity of symmetry-protected edge modes in a solid-state environment.