Topological Flat Bands from Dipolar Spin Systems
Yao, N. Y.
Laumann, C. R.
Gorshkov, A. V.
Bennett, S. D.
Lukin, M. D.
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CitationYao, N. Y., C. R. Laumann, A. V. Gorshkov, S. D. Bennett, E. Demler, P. Zoller, and M. D. Lukin. 2012. “Topological Flat Bands from Dipolar Spin Systems.” Physical Review Letters 109 (26). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.109.266804.
AbstractWe propose and analyze a physical system that naturally admits two-dimensional topological nearly flat bands. Our approach utilizes an array of three-level dipoles (effective S 1 spins) driven by inhomogeneous electromagnetic fields. The dipolar interactions produce arbitrary uniform background gauge fields for an effective collection of conserved hard-core bosons, namely, the dressed spin flips. These gauge fields result in topological band structures, whose band gap can be larger than the corresponding bandwidth. Exact diagonalization of the full interacting Hamiltonian at half-filling reveals the existence of superfluid, crystalline, and supersolid phases. An experimental realization using either ultracold polar molecules or spins in the solid state is considered. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.266804
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