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Tunable Spin-Orbit Coupling via Strong Driving in Ultracold Atom Systems

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Author(s)

Ian B. Spielman, Lindsay J. LeBlanc, Ross A. Williams, Matthew C. Beeler, Chunlei Qu, Ming Gong, Chuanwei Zhang

Abstract

Spin-orbit coupling (SOC) is an essential ingredient in topological materials, conventional and quantum-gas based alike. Engineered spin-orbit coupling in ultracold atom systems unique in their experimental control and measurement opportunities provides a major opportunity to investigate and understand topological phenomena. Here we experimentally demonstrate and theoretically analyze a technique for controlling SOC in a two component Bose-Einstein condensate using amplitude modulated Raman coupling.
Citation
Physical Review Letters

Keywords

artificial spin-orbit coupling, floquet states, ultracold atoms

Citation

Spielman, I. , LeBlanc, L. , Williams, R. , Beeler, M. , Qu, C. , Gong, M. and Zhang, C. (2014), Tunable Spin-Orbit Coupling via Strong Driving in Ultracold Atom Systems, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.114.125301 (Accessed May 27, 2024)

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Created December 12, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018