Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2014
Volume 59, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 3–7, 2014; Denver, Colorado
Session D32: Invited Session: Quantum Simulation and Computation with AMO Systems
2:30 PM–5:30 PM,
Monday, March 3, 2014
Sponsoring Units: GQI DAMOP
Chair: Ivan Deutsch, Unversity of New Mexico
Abstract ID: BAPS.2014.MAR.D32.2
Abstract: D32.00002 : New Frontiers for Quantum Simulation in Optical Lattices*
3:06 PM–3:42 PM
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(Univ of California - Santa Barbara)
Quantum simulation experiments exploit an analogy between some interesting (generally solid-state) system and some well-controlled quantum mechanical ensemble, typically consisting of atoms, ions, or photons. This analogy is a two-way street, enabling insights into the behavior of strongly correlated electrons but also enabling the application of powerful condensed-matter experimental techniques such as adiabatic demagnetization or dilution refrigeration to ultracold gases. I will discuss some prospects and challenges for quantum simulation experiments with neutral atoms in optical lattices. Initial directions in this field included the study of metal-insulator transitions and magnetic systems. Emerging possibilities include experiments relevant to topologically nontrivial materials, quasicrystals, impurities, and nonequilibrium phenomena.
*We gratefully acknowledge support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
To cite this abstract, use the following reference: http://meetings.aps.org/link/BAPS.2014.MAR.D32.2
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