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|Title:||Magnetic monopoles and synthetic spin-orbit coupling in rydberg macrodimers|
|Source:||Kiffner, M., Li, W., Jaksch, D. (2013-04-23). Magnetic monopoles and synthetic spin-orbit coupling in rydberg macrodimers. Physical Review Letters 110 (17) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.170402|
|Abstract:||We show that sizable Abelian and non-Abelian gauge fields arise in the relative motion of two dipole-dipole interacting Rydberg atoms. Our system exhibits two magnetic monopoles for adiabatic motion in one internal two-atom state. These monopoles occur at a characteristic distance between the atoms that is of the order of one micron. The deflection of the relative motion due to the Lorentz force gives rise to a clear signature of the effective magnetic field. In addition, we consider nonadiabatic transitions between two near-degenerate internal states and show that the associated gauge fields are non-Abelian. We present quantum mechanical calculations of this synthetic spin-orbit coupling and show that it realizes a velocity-dependent beam splitter. © 2013 American Physical Society.|
|Source Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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