Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/13/134008
Title: Abelian and non-Abelian gauge fields in dipole-dipole interacting Rydberg atoms
Authors: Kiffner, M.
Li, W. 
Jaksch, D. 
Issue Date: 14-Jul-2013
Source: Kiffner, M.,Li, W.,Jaksch, D. (2013-07-14). Abelian and non-Abelian gauge fields in dipole-dipole interacting Rydberg atoms. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 46 (13) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/13/134008
Abstract: We show that the dipole-dipole interaction between two Rydberg atoms can lead to substantial Abelian and non-Abelian gauge fields acting on the relative motion of the two atoms. We demonstrate how the gauge fields can be evaluated by numerical techniques. In the case of adiabatic motion in a single internal state, we show that the gauge fields give rise to a magnetic field that results in a Zeeman splitting of the rotational states. In particular, the ground state of a molecular potential well is given by the first excited rotational state. We find that our system realizes a synthetic spin-orbit coupling where the relative atomic motion couples to two internal two-atom states. The associated gauge fields are non-Abelian. © 2013 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Source Title: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52769
ISSN: 09534075
DOI: 13/134008
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