Topological Fractional Pumping with Alkaline-Earth-Like Atoms in Synthetic Lattices
Authors: Taddia L., Cornfeld E., Rossini D., Mazza L., Sela E., Fazio R.
Autors Affiliation: Scuola Normale Super Pisa, I-56126 Pisa, Italy; CNR, Ist Nazl Ott, Sede Secondaria Sesto Fiorentino, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Tel Aviv Univ, Raymond & Beverly Sackler Sch Phys & Astron, IL-69978 Tel Aviv, Israel; Scuola Normale Super Pisa, NEST, I-56126 Pisa, Italy; CNR, Ist Nanosci, I-56126 Pisa, Italy; Univ Pisa, Dipartimento Fis, Largo Pontecorvo 3, I-56127 Pisa, Italy; INFN, Largo Pontecorvo 3, I-56127 Pisa, Italy; PSL Res Univ, Ecole Normale Super, Dept Phys, CNRS, 24 Rue Lhomond, F-75005 Paris, France; Abdus Salaam Int Ctr Theoret Phys, Str Costiera 11, I-34151 Trieste, Italy
Abstract: Alkaline-earth(-like) atoms, trapped in optical lattices and in the presence of an external gauge field, can form insulating states at given fractional fillings. We will show that, by exploiting these properties, it is possible to realize a topological fractional pump. Our analysis is based on a many-body adiabatic expansion, on simulations with time-dependent matrix product states, and, for a specific form of atom-atom interaction, on an exactly solvable model of fractional pump. The numerical simulations allow us to consider a realistic setup amenable of an experimental realization. As a further consequence, the measure of the center-of-mass shift of the atomic cloud would constitute the first measurement of a many-body Chern number in a cold-atom experiment.
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Volume: 118 (23) Pages from: 230402-1 to: 23042-6
KeyWords: BLOCH BAND; FERMIONS; INSULATORS; INVARIANT; MAGNETISM; LIQUIDS; STATES; GASESDOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.230402Citations: 56data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2022-12-04References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here