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Possible Non-Abelian Moore-Read State In Double-Layer Bosonic Fractional Quantum Hall System

Identifying and understanding interacting systems that can host non-Abelian topological phases with fractionalized quasiparticles have attracted intense attention in the past 20 years. Theoretically, it is possible to realize a rich variety of such states by coupling together two Abelian fractional quantum Hall (FQH) states through gapping out part of the low-energy degrees of freedom. So far, there are some indications, but no robust examples have been established in bilayer systems for realizing the non-Abelian state in the past. Here, we present a phase diagram of a double-layer bosonic FQH system based on exact diagonalization and density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) calculations, which demonstrates a potential regime with the emergence of a non-Abelian bosonic Moore-Read state. Starting from the Abelian phase with fourfold topological degeneracy at weak coupling, with an increase of interlayer tunneling, we find an intermediate regime with a threefold ground-state degeneracy and a finite drag Hall conductance. We find different topological sectors consistent with the Moore-Read state by inserting different fluxes in an adiabatic DMRG study. We also extract the modular S matrix, which supports the emergence of a non-Abelian Ising anyon quasiparticle in this system.

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