CouplingModel¶
full name: tenpy.models.model.CouplingModel
parent module:
tenpy.models.model
type: class
Inheritance Diagram
Methods

Initialize self. 

Add twosite coupling terms to the Hamiltonian, summing over lattice sites. 

Add a twosite coupling term on given MPS sites. 

Add onsite terms to 

Add an onsite term on a given MPS site. 
Sum of all 

Sum of all 


Calculate MPO representation of the Hamiltonian. 

calculate H_bond from 

Calculate H_onsite from self.onsite_terms. 
Add an external flux to the coupling strength. 


Load instance from a HDF5 file. 

Modify self in place to group sites. 

Export self into a HDF5 file. 
Sanity check, raises ValueErrors, if something is wrong. 

class
tenpy.models.model.
CouplingModel
(lattice, bc_coupling=None)[source]¶ Bases:
tenpy.models.model.Model
Base class for a general model of a Hamiltonian consisting of twosite couplings.
In this class, the terms of the Hamiltonian are specified explicitly as
OnsiteTerms
orCouplingTerms
.Deprecated since version 0.4.0: bc_coupling will be removed in 1.0.0. To specify the full geometry in the lattice, use the bc parameter of the
Lattice
. Parameters
lattice (
Lattice
) – The lattice defining the geometry and the local Hilbert space(s).bc_coupling ((iterable of) {
'open'
'periodic'
int
}) – Boundary conditions of the couplings in each direction of the lattice. Defines how the couplings are added inadd_coupling()
. A single string holds for all directions. An integer shift means that we have periodic boundary conditions along this direction, but shift/tilt byshift*lattice.basis[0]
(~cylinder axis forbc_MPS='infinite'
) when going around the boundary along this direction.

onsite_terms
¶ The
OnsiteTerms
ordered by category. Type
{‘category’:
OnsiteTerms
}

coupling_terms
¶ The
CouplingTerms
ordered by category. In aMultiCouplingModel
, values may also beMultiCouplingTerms
. Type
{‘category’:
CouplingTerms
}

add_onsite
(strength, u, opname, category=None)[source]¶ Add onsite terms to
onsite_terms
.Adds a term \(\sum_{x_0, ..., x_{dim1}} strength[x_0, ..., x_{dim1}] * OP\), where the operator
OP=lat.unit_cell[u].get_op(opname)
acts on the site given by a lattice index(x_0, ..., x_{dim1}, u)
, to the represented Hamiltonian.The necessary terms are just added to
onsite_terms
; doesn’t rebuild the MPO. Parameters
strength (scalar  array) – Prefactor of the onsite term. May vary spatially. If an array of smaller size is provided, it gets tiled to the required shape.
u (int) – Picks a
Site
lat.unit_cell[u]
out of the unit cell.opname (str) – valid operator name of an onsite operator in
lat.unit_cell[u]
.category (str) – Descriptive name used as key for
onsite_terms
. Defaults to opname.

add_onsite_term
(strength, i, op, category=None)[source]¶ Add an onsite term on a given MPS site.
Wrapper for
self.onsite_terms[category].add_onsite_term(...)
. Parameters
strength (float) – The strength of the term.
i (int) – The MPS index of the site on which the operator acts. We require
0 <= i < L
.op (str) – Name of the involved operator.
category (str) – Descriptive name used as key for
onsite_terms
. Defaults to op.

all_onsite_terms
()[source]¶ Sum of all
onsite_terms
.

add_coupling
(strength, u1, op1, u2, op2, dx, op_string=None, str_on_first=True, raise_op2_left=False, category=None)[source]¶ Add twosite coupling terms to the Hamiltonian, summing over lattice sites.
Represents couplings of the form \(\sum_{x_0, ..., x_{dim1}} strength[loc(\vec{x})] * OP1 * OP2\), where
OP1 := lat.unit_cell[u1].get_op(op1)
acts on the site(x_0, ..., x_{dim1}, u1)
, andOP2 := lat.unit_cell[u2].get_op(op2)
acts on the site(x_0+dx[0], ..., x_{dim1}+dx[dim1], u2)
. Possible combinationsx_0, ..., x_{dim1}
are determined from the boundary conditions inpossible_couplings()
.The coupling strength may vary spatially, \(loc(\vec{x})\) indicates the lower left corner of the hypercube containing the involved sites \(\vec{x}\) and \(\vec{x}+\vec{dx}\).
The necessary terms are just added to
coupling_terms
; doesn’t (re)build the MPO.Deprecated since version 0.4.0: The arguments str_on_first and raise_op2_left will be removed in version 1.0.0.
 Parameters
strength (scalar  array) – Prefactor of the coupling. May vary spatially (see above). If an array of smaller size is provided, it gets tiled to the required shape.
u1 (int) – Picks the site
lat.unit_cell[u1]
for OP1.op1 (str) – Valid operator name of an onsite operator in
lat.unit_cell[u1]
for OP1.u2 (int) – Picks the site
lat.unit_cell[u2]
for OP2.op2 (str) – Valid operator name of an onsite operator in
lat.unit_cell[u2]
for OP2.dx (iterable of int) – Translation vector (of the unit cell) between OP1 and OP2. For a 1D lattice, a single int is also fine.
op_string (str  None) – Name of an operator to be used between the OP1 and OP2 sites. Typical use case is the phase for a JordanWigner transformation. The operator should be defined on all sites in the unit cell. If
None
, autodetermine whether a JordanWigner string is needed, usingop_needs_JW()
.str_on_first (bool) – Whether the provided op_string should also act on the first site. This option should be chosen as
True
for JordanWigner strings. When handling JordanWigner strings we need to extend the op_string to also act on the ‘left’, first site (in the sense of the MPS ordering of the sites given by the lattice). In this case, there is a welldefined ordering of the operators in the physical sense (i.e. which of op1 or op2 acts first on a given state). We follow the convention that op2 acts first (in the physical sense), independent of the MPS ordering. Deprecated.raise_op2_left (bool) – Raise an error when op2 appears left of op1 (in the sense of the MPS ordering given by the lattice). Deprecated.
category (str) – Descriptive name used as key for
coupling_terms
. Defaults to a string of the form"{op1}_i {op2}_j"
.
Examples
When initializing a model, you can add a term \(J \sum_{<i,j>} S^z_i S^z_j\) on all nearestneighbor bonds of the lattice like this:
>>> J = 1. # the strength >>> for u1, u2, dx in self.lat.pairs['nearest_neighbors']: ... self.add_coupling(J, u1, 'Sz', u2, 'Sz', dx)
The strength can be an array, which get’s tiled to the correct shape. For example, in a 1D
Chain
with an even number of sites and periodic (or infinite) boundary conditions, you can add alternating strong and weak couplings with a line like:>>> self.add_coupling([1.5, 1.], 0, 'Sz', 0, 'Sz', dx)
To add the hermitian conjugate, e.g. for a hopping term, you should add it in the opposite direction
dx
, complex conjugate the strength, and take the hermitian conjugate of the operators in swapped order (including a swap of u1 <> u2). For spinless fermions (FermionSite
), this would be>>> t = 1. # hopping strength >>> for u1, u2, dx in self.lat.pairs['nearest_neighbors']: ... self.add_coupling(t, u1, 'Cd', u2, 'C', dx) ... self.add_coupling(np.conj(t), u2, 'Cd', u1, 'C', dx) # h.c.
With spinfull fermions (
SpinHalfFermions
), it could be:>>> for u1, u2, dx in self.lat.pairs['nearest_neighbors']: ... self.add_coupling(t, u1, 'Cdu', u2, 'Cd', dx) # Cdagger_up C_down ... self.add_coupling(np.conj(t), u2, 'Cdd', u1, 'Cu', dx) # h.c. Cdagger_down C_up
Note that the JordanWigner strings are figured out automatically!

add_coupling_term
(strength, i, j, op_i, op_j, op_string='Id', category=None)[source]¶ Add a twosite coupling term on given MPS sites.
Wrapper for
self.coupling_terms[category].add_coupling_term(...)
. Parameters
strength (float) – The strength of the coupling term.
j (i,) – The MPS indices of the two sites on which the operator acts. We require
0 <= i < N_sites
andi < j
, i.e., op_i acts “left” of op_j. If j >= N_sites, it indicates couplings between unit cells of an infinite MPS.op2 (op1,) – Names of the involved operators.
op_string (str) – The operator to be inserted between i and j.
category (str) – Descriptive name used as key for
coupling_terms
. Defaults to a string of the form"{op1}_i {op2}_j"
.

all_coupling_terms
()[source]¶ Sum of all
coupling_terms
.

calc_H_onsite
(tol_zero=1e15)[source]¶ Calculate H_onsite from self.onsite_terms.
Deprecated since version 0.4.0: This function will be removed in 1.0.0. Replace calls to this function by
self.all_onsite_terms().remove_zeros(tol_zero).to_Arrays(self.lat.mps_sites())
. Parameters
tol_zero (float) – prefactors with
abs(strength) < tol_zero
are considered to be zero. Returns
H_onsite – onsite terms of the Hamiltonian.
 Return type
list of npc.Array

calc_H_bond
(tol_zero=1e15)[source]¶ calculate H_bond from
coupling_terms
andonsite_terms
. Parameters
tol_zero (float) – prefactors with
abs(strength) < tol_zero
are considered to be zero. Returns
H_bond – Bond terms as required by the constructor of
NearestNeighborModel
. Legs are['p0', 'p0*', 'p1', 'p1*']
 Return type
list of
Array
:raises ValueError : if the Hamiltonian contains longerrange terms.:

calc_H_MPO
(tol_zero=1e15)[source]¶ Calculate MPO representation of the Hamiltonian.
Uses
onsite_terms
andcoupling_terms
to build an MPO graph (and then an MPO).

coupling_strength_add_ext_flux
(strength, dx, phase)[source]¶ Add an external flux to the coupling strength.
When performing DMRG on a “cylinder” geometry, it might be useful to put an “external flux” through the cylinder. This means that a particle hopping around the cylinder should pick up a phase given by the external flux [Resta1997]. This is also called “twisted boundary conditions” in literature. This function adds a complex phase to the strength array on some bonds, such that particles hopping in positive direction around the cylinder pick up exp(+i phase).
Warning
For the sign of phase it is important that you consistently use the creation operator as op1 and the annihilation operator as op2 in
add_coupling()
. Parameters
strength (scalar  array) – The strength to be used in
add_coupling()
, when no external flux would be present.dx (iterable of int) – Translation vector (of the unit cell) between op1 and op2 in
add_coupling()
.phase (iterable of float) – The phase of the external flux for hopping in each direction of the lattice. E.g., if you want flux through the cylinder on which you have an infinite MPS, you should give
phase=[0, phi]
souch that particles pick up a phase phi when hopping around the cylinder.
 Returns
strength – The strength array to be used as strength in
add_coupling()
with the given dx. Return type
complex array
Examples
Let’s say you have an infinite MPS on a cylinder, and want to add nearestneighbor hopping of fermions with the
FermionSite
. The cylinder axis is the xdirection of the lattice, so to put a flux through the cylinder, you want particles hopping around the cylinder to pick up a phase phi given by the external flux.>>> strength = 1. # hopping strength without external flux >>> phi = np.pi/4 # determines the external flux strength >>> strength_with_flux = self.coupling_strength_add_ext_flux(strength, dx, [0, phi]) >>> for u1, u2, dx in self.lat.pairs['nearest_neighbors']: ... self.add_coupling(strength_with_flux, u1, 'Cd', u2, 'C', dx) ... self.add_coupling(np.conj(strength_with_flux), u2, 'Cd', u1, 'C', dx)

classmethod
from_hdf5
(hdf5_loader, h5gr, subpath)[source]¶ Load instance from a HDF5 file.
This method reconstructs a class instance from the data saved with
save_hdf5()
.

group_sites
(n=2, grouped_sites=None)[source]¶ Modify self in place to group sites.
Group each n sites together using the
GroupedSite
. This might allow to do TEBD with a Trotter decomposition, or help the convergence of DMRG (in case of too long range interactions).This has to be done after finishing initialization and can not be reverted.
 Parameters
n (int) – Number of sites to be grouped together.
grouped_sites (None  list of
GroupedSite
) – The sites grouped together.
 Returns
grouped_sites – The sites grouped together.
 Return type
list of
GroupedSite

save_hdf5
(hdf5_saver, h5gr, subpath)[source]¶ Export self into a HDF5 file.
This method saves all the data it needs to reconstruct self with
from_hdf5()
.This implementation saves the content of
__dict__
withsave_dict_content()
, storing the format under the attribute'format'
. Parameters
hdf5_saver (
Hdf5Saver
) – Instance of the saving engine.h5gr (:class`Group`) – HDF5 group which is supposed to represent self.
subpath (str) – The name of h5gr with a
'/'
in the end.