Two methods of numerically computing the inverse localization length in one dimension

TYPECondensed Matter Seminar
Speaker:Naomichi Hatano
Affiliation:University of Tokyo
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow Nathan Rosen (300)

I will present two independent methods that I have found to compute numerically the inverse localization length (the Lyapunov exponent) of the one-dimensional random Anderson model. They indeed give consistent results for the random-potential model.

I proposed the first method as a by-product of studying the spectrum of the non-Hermitian random Anderson model [1]. We obtain the inverse localization length of the Hermitian model as the edges of the bubble of the complex spectrum of the non-Hermitian model.

The second method is the kernel-polynomial expansion [2] of the inverse localization length. I transform the Chebyshev-polynomial expansion of the density of states [3] to that of the localization length, using the Thouless formula[4]. The expansion produces a smoother dataset than the expansion of the density of states because the expansion coefficients become smaller in high orders. I noticed this method during the collaboration with A. Amir and D.R. Nelson [5].


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[2] A. Weiße, G. Wellein, A. Alvermann and H. Fehske, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 275 (2006).

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[4] D.J. Thouless, J. Phys. C 5, 77 (1972); B. Derrida, J.L. Jacobsen and R. Zeitak, J. Stat. Phys. 98, 31 (2000)

[5] A. Amir, N. Hatano and D.R. Nelson, in preparation.