Majorana Fermions in Equilibrium and Driven Cold Atom Quantum Wires

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Majorana Fermions in Equilibrium and Driven Cold Atom Quantum Wires

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dc.contributor.author Alicea, Jason
dc.contributor.author Akhmerov, A.
dc.contributor.author Pekker, David
dc.contributor.author Refael, Gil
dc.contributor.author Cirac, J.
dc.contributor.author Zoller, Peter
dc.contributor.author Jiang, Liang
dc.contributor.author Kitagawa, Takuya
dc.contributor.author Demler, Eugene A.
dc.contributor.author Lukin, Mikhail D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T19:06:29Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.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. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1079-7114 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8152137
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Physics en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.106.220402 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://arxiv.org/abs/1102.5367 en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.title Majorana Fermions in Equilibrium and Driven Cold Atom Quantum Wires en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Author's Original en_US
dc.relation.journal Physical Review Letters en_US
dash.depositing.author Demler, Eugene A.
dc.date.available 2012-02-10T19:06:29Z

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