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Spectral moment sum rules for the retarded Green's function and self-energy of the inhomogeneous Bose-Hubbard model in equilibrium and nonequilibrium

By J. K. Freericks, V. Turkowski, H. R. Krishnamurthy and M. Knap

Abstract

We derive expressions for the zeroth and the first three spectral moment sum rules for the retarded Green's function and for the zeroth and the first spectral moment sum rules for the retarded self-energy of the inhomogeneous Bose-Hubbard model in nonequilibrium, when the local on-site repulsion and the chemical potential are time-dependent, and in the presence of an external time-dependent electromagnetic field. We also evaluate these moments for equilibrium, where all time dependence and external fields vanish. Unlike similar sum rules for the Fermi-Hubbard model, in the Bose-Hubbard model case, the sum rules often depend on expectation values that cannot be determined simply from parameters in the Hamiltonian like the interaction strength and chemical potential, but require knowledge of equal time many-body expectation values from some other source. We show how one can approximately evaluate these expectation values for the Mott-insulating phase in a systematic strong-coupling expansion in powers of the hopping divided by the interaction. We compare the exact moments to moments of spectral functions calculated from a variety of different approximations and use them to benchmark their accuracy.Comment: (24 pages, 5 figures, submitted to Phys. Rev. A

Topics: Condensed Matter - Quantum Gases, Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons, Quantum Physics
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevA.87.013628
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1208.3902

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