Mobility edges in non-Hermitian models with slowly varying quasi-periodic disorders

Qiyun Tang, Yan He
Condensed Matter, Disordered Systems and Neural Networks, Disordered Systems and Neural Networks (cond-mat.dis-nn)
2024-02-27 00:00:00
We investigate the appearance of mobility edges in a one-dimensional non-Hermitian tight-banding model with alternating hopping constants and slowly varying quasi-periodic on-site potentials. Due to the presence of slowly varying exponent, the parity-time (PT) symmetry of this model is broken and its spectra is complex. It is found that the spectrum of this model can be divided into three different types of patterns depending on the magnitude of the quasi-periodic potential. As the amplitude of the potential increases from small to large, the initially well defined mobility edges become blurred gradually and then eventually disappear for large enough potential. This behavior of the mobility edges is also confirmed by a detailed study of the winding number of the complex spectra of this non-Hermitian model.
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