In a recent paper published in JPhysB, Shannon Whitlock et al propose a method of simulating lattice spin models based on “strong, long-range interacting Rydberg atoms stored in a large-spacing array of magnetic microtraps.” Current simulations of these models are usually performed computationally due to their complexity, due to quantum entanglement. Systems of ultracold atoms may be a useful alternative because the behaviour of the system could be controlled precisely. The image below shows how the excitation and readout could be achieved experimentally.
The article was published as part of a Special issue on Addressing Quantum Many-body Problems with Cold Atoms and Molecules.
- Simulating quantum spin models using Rydberg-excited atomic ensembles in magnetic microtrap arrays
- Special issue on Addressing Quantum Many-body Problems with Cold Atoms and Molecules
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