Frustrated quantum XXZ spin chains with the next-nearest-neighbor couplings are typically deterministic many-body systems exhibiting Gaussian orthogonal ensemble spectral statistics. We investigate energy diffusion for these spin chains in the presence of a periodically oscillating magnetic field. Diffusion coefficients are found to obey the power law with respect to both the field strength and driving frequency with its power varying depending on the linear response and nonperturbative regimes. The widths of the linear response and the nonperturbative regimes depend on the strength of frustrations. We have also elucidated a mechanism for oscillation of energy diffusion in the case of weakened frustrations.
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - 2005