Supersymmetric Bethe Ansatz and Baxter equations from discrete Hirota dynamics
Mon, Mar. 26th 2007, 11:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
We show that eigenvalues of the family of Baxter Q-operators for supersymmetric integrable spin chains constructed with the gl(K|M)- invariant R-matrix obey the Hirota bilinear difference equation. The nested Bethe Ansatz for super spin chains, with any choice of simple root system, is then treated as a discrete dynamical system for zeros of polynomial solutions to the Hirota equation. Our basic tool is a chain of Backlund transformations for the Hirota equation connecting quantum transfer matrices. This approach also provides a systematic way to derive the generalized Baxter equations for super spin chains.