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Finite-temperature effects on interacting bosonic one-dimensional systems in disordered lattices

Year: 2016

Authors: Gori L., Barthel T., Kumar A., Lucioni E., Tanzi L., Inguscio M., Modugno G., Giamarchi T., D’Errico C., Roux G.

Autors Affiliation: 1) LENS and Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universit√° di Firenze, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
2) Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708, USA
3) LPTMS, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, 91405 Orsay, France
4) Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
5) Department of Quantum Matter Physics, University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland

Abstract: We analyze the finite-temperature effects on the phase diagram describing the insulating properties of interacting one-dimensional bosons in a quasiperiodic lattice. We examine thermal effects by comparing experimental results to exact diagonalization for small-sized systems and to density-matrix renormalization group (DMRG) computations. At weak interactions, we find short thermal correlation lengths, indicating a substantial impact of temperature on the system coherence. Conversely, at strong interactions, the obtained thermal correlation lengths are significantly larger than the localization length, and the quantum nature of the T = 0 Bose-glass phase is preserved up to a crossover temperature that depends on the disorder strength. Furthermore, in the absence of disorder, we show how quasiexact finite-T DMRG computations, compared to experimental results, can be employed to estimate the temperature, which is not directly accessible in the experiment.


Volume: 93      Pages from: 033650-1  to: 033650-14

More Information: This work was supported by the ERC (Grant No. 247371-DISQUA), by the EU-H2020 research and innovation programme (Grant No. 641122-QUIC) and by the Italian MIUR (Grant No. RBFR12NLNA-ArtiQuS). G.R. acknowledges support from the French ANR Program No. ANR-2011-BS04-012-01 QuDec. T.G. acknowledges support from the Swiss SNF under Division II.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.93.033650

Citations: 3
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