Quantum relativistic Toda chain at root of unity

Isospectrality, modified Q-operator, and functional bethe ansatz

Stanislav Pakuliak, Sergei Sergeev

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Abstract

We investigate an N-state spin model called quantum relativistic Toda chain and based on the unitary finite-dimensional representations of the Weyl algebra with q being Nth primitive root of unity. Parameters of the finite-dimensional representation of the local Weyl algebra form the classical discrete integrable system. Nontrivial dynamics of the classical counterpart corresponds to isospectral transformations of the spin system. Similarity operators are constructed with the help of modified Baxter's Q-operators. The classical counterpart of the modified Q-operator for the initial homogeneous spin chain is a Bäcklund transformation. This transformation creates an extra Hirota-type soliton in a parameterization of the chain structure. Special choice of values of solitonic amplitudes yields a degeneration of spin eigenstates, leading to the quantum separation of variables, or the functional Bethe ansatz. A projector to the separated eigenstates is constructed explicitly as a product of modified Q-operators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-553
Number of pages41
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume31
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Roots of Unity
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Primitive Roots
Spin Chains
Separation of Variables
Spin Models
Spin Systems
Degeneration
Projector
Integrable Systems
Discrete Systems
Parameterization
Solitons

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In: International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 31, No. 9, 2002, p. 513-553.

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