Thursday, June 20, 2013

1306.4611 (Stefan K. Baur et al.)

Adiabatic preparation of vortex lattices    [PDF]

Stefan K. Baur, Nigel R. Cooper
By engineering appropriate artificial gauge potentials, a Bose-Einstein condensate can be adiabatically loaded into a current carrying state that resembles a vortex lattice of a rotating uniform Bose gas. We give two explicit, experimentally feasible protocols by which vortex lattices can be smoothly formed from a condensate initially at rest. In the first example we show how this can be achieved by adiabatically loading a uniform BEC into an optical flux lattice, formed from coherent optical coupling of internal states of the atom. In the second example we study a tight binding model that is continuously manipulated in parameter space such that it smoothly transforms into the Harper-Hofstadter model with 1/3 flux per plaquette.
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