A glimpse of quantum phenomena in optical lattices

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Abstract

Optical lattices in cold atomic systems offer an excellent setting for realizing quantum condensed matter phenomena. Here, a glimpse of such a setting is provided for the nonspecialist. Some basic aspects of cold atomic gases and optical lattices are reviewed. Quantum many-body physics is explored in the case of interacting bosons on a lattice. Quantum behaviour in the presence of a potential landscape is examined for three different cases: a hexagonal lattice potential, a quasi-periodic potential and a disorder potential. This journal is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2916-2929
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume370
Issue number1969
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2012

Keywords

  • Disorder
  • Honeycomb lattice
  • Optical lattices
  • Quasi-periodicity
  • Superfluid-Mott insulator physics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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