Quantum Phase Transitions for an Integrable Quantum Rabi-like Model with Two Interacting Qubits


A two-interacting-qubit quantum Rabi-like model with vanishing transverse fields on the qubit pair is studied. Independently of the coupling regime, this model can be exactly and unitarily reduced to two independent single-spin quantum Rabi models, where the spin-spin coupling plays the role of the transverse field. This transformation and the analytical treatment of the single-spin quantum Rabi model provide the key to prove the integrability of our model. The existence of different first-order quantum phase transitions, characterized by discontinuous two-spin magnetization, mean photon number, and concurrence, is brought to light. o̧pyright 2023 American Physical Society.

Physical Review Letters
Davide Valenti
Davide Valenti
Full Professor