By Monika Aidelsburger
This paintings studies at the iteration of synthetic magnetic fields with ultracold atoms in optical lattices utilizing laser-assisted tunneling, in addition to at the first Chern-number dimension in a non-electronic system.
It starts off with an creation to the Hofstadter version, which describes the dynamics of charged debris on a sq. lattice subjected to robust magnetic fields. This version indicates power bands with non-zero topological invariants referred to as Chern numbers, a estate that's on the beginning of the quantum corridor impression. the most a part of the paintings discusses the conclusion of analog platforms with ultracold impartial atoms utilizing laser-assisted-tunneling strategies either from a theoretical and experimental viewpoint. Staggered, homogeneous and spin-dependent flux distributions are generated and characterised utilizing two-dimensional optical super-lattice potentials. also their topological houses are studied through the commentary of bulk topological currents.
The experimental strategies offered the following provide a special atmosphere for learning topologically non-trivial platforms with ultracold atoms.
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