Majorana Fermions in Equilibrium and Driven Cold Atom Quantum Wires

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Majorana Fermions in Equilibrium and Driven Cold Atom Quantum Wires

Citable link to this page

. . . . . .

Title: Majorana Fermions in Equilibrium and Driven Cold Atom Quantum Wires
Author: Alicea, Jason; Akhmerov, A.; Pekker, David; Refael, Gil; Cirac, J.; Zoller, Peter; Jiang, Liang; Kitagawa, Takuya; Demler, Eugene A.; Lukin, Mikhail D.

Note: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors.

Citation: Jiang, Liang, Takuya Kitagawa, Jason Alicea, A. Akhmerov, David Pekker, Gil Refael, J. Cirac, Eugene Demler, Mikhail Lukin, and Peter Zoller. 2011. Majorana fermions in equilibrium and driven cold atom quantum wires. Physical Review Letters 106(22): 220402.
Full Text & Related Files:
Abstract: We introduce a new approach to create and detect Majorana fermions using optically trapped 1D fermionic atoms. In our proposed setup, two internal states of the atoms couple via an optical Raman transition--simultaneously inducing an effective spin-orbit interaction and magnetic field--while a background molecular BEC cloud generates s-wave pairing for the atoms. The resulting cold atom quantum wire supports Majorana fermions at phase boundaries between topologically trivial and nontrivial regions, as well as 'Floquet Majorana fermions' when the system is periodically driven. We analyze experimental parameters, detection schemes, and various imperfections.
Published Version: doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.220402
Other Sources: http://arxiv.org/abs/1102.5367
Terms of Use: This article is made available under the terms and conditions applicable to Open Access Policy Articles, as set forth at http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:dash.current.terms-of-use#OAP
Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8152137

Show full Dublin Core record

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • FAS Scholarly Articles [7374]
    Peer reviewed scholarly articles from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University
 
 

Search DASH


Advanced Search
 
 

Submitters