Winding number and Zak phase in multi-band SSH models

Chen Shen Lee, Iao Fai Io, Hsien chung Kao*


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We use multi-band SSH models to demonstrate a prescription for calculating the correct Zak phase and winding number of multi-band systems. We verify our prescription by comparing the resultant winding number of a four-band SSH model with the edge states of a semi-infinite chain which we find by solving the equation of motion. We then also carry out an extensive comparison with the numerical results obtained by solving the matrix eigenvalue problem of finite chains with various number of sites. As a double check of our prescription, we also confirm the bulk edge correspondence in a six-band SSH model. Similar to the usual SSH model, the winding numbers associated to the left and right boundaries in a finite chain may be different if space inversion symmetry is violated in the system. We believe the prescription we propose here may also be applied to other 1D multi-band systems.

頁(從 - 到)96-110
期刊Chinese Journal of Physics
出版狀態已發佈 - 2022 8月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 物理與天文學 (全部)


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