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Quantum simulation of electron–phonon interactions in strongly deformable materials

Hague, J. P. and MacCormick, C. (2012). Quantum simulation of electron–phonon interactions in strongly deformable materials. New Journal of Physics, 14(3) 033019.

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We propose an approach for quantum simulation of electron–phonon interactions using Rydberg states of cold atoms and ions. We show how systems of cold atoms and ions can be mapped onto electron–phonon systems of the Su–Schrieffer–Heeger type. We discuss how properties of the simulated Hamiltonian can be tuned and how to read physically relevant properties from the simulator. In particular, use of painted spot potentials offers a high level of tunability, enabling all physically relevant regimes of the electron–phonon Hamiltonian to be accessed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
ISSN: 1367-2630
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Item ID: 33217
Depositing User: James Hague
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 09:06
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 14:01
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