Topological edge states in periodically-driven trapped-ion chains

Nevado, Pedro, Fernandez-Lorenzo, Samuel and Porras, Diego (2017) Topological edge states in periodically-driven trapped-ion chains. Physical Review Letters, 119 (210401). ISSN 0031-9007

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Topological insulating phases are primarily associated with condensed-matter systems, which typically feature short-range interactions. Nevertheless, many realizations of quantum matter can exhibit long-range interactions, and it is still largely unknown the effect that these latter may exert upon the topological phases. In this Letter, we investigate the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger topological insulator in the presence of long-range interactions. We show that this model can be readily realized in quantum simulators with trapped ions by means of a periodic driving. Our results indicate that the localization of the associated edge states is enhanced by the long-range interactions, and that the localized components survive within the ground state of the model. These effects could be easily confirmed in current state-of-the-art experimental implementations.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 11:16
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 11:22

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New Frontiers in Quantum Simulation: NewFQSG1309EUROPEAN UNIONPCIG14-GA-2013-630955