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Adiabatic Preparation of Many-Body States in Optical Lattices



James V. Porto, Anders Sorensen, Ehud Altman, Michael Gullans, Mikhail Lukin, Eugene Demler


We analyze a technique for the preparation of low entropy many-body states of atoms in optical lattices based on adiabatic passage. In particular, we show that this method allows preparation of strongly correlated states as stable highest energy states of Hamiltonians that have trivial ground states. As an example, we analyze the generation of antiferromagnetically ordered states by adiabatic change of a staggered field acting on the spins of bosonic atoms with ferromagnetic interactions.
Physical Review A


Bose-hubbard model, non-equilibrium dynamics, optical lattices, quantum magnetism, ultra-cold atoms


Porto, J. , Sorensen, A. , Altman, E. , Gullans, M. , Lukin, M. and Demler, E. (2010), Adiabatic Preparation of Many-Body States in Optical Lattices, Physical Review A, [online], (Accessed February 29, 2024)
Created June 22, 2010, Updated November 10, 2018