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Edge Transport in 2D Cold Atom Optical Lattices

TitleEdge Transport in 2D Cold Atom Optical Lattices
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsV. W. Scarola, and S. Das Sarma
JournalPhys. Rev. Lett.
Date Publishedmay
Keywords2007, Single Fellow

We theoretically study the observable response of edge currents in two dimensional cold atom optical lattices. As an example we use Gutzwiller mean-field theory to relate persistent edge currents surrounding a Mott insulator in a slowly rotating trapped Bose-Hubbard system to time of flight measurements. We briefly discuss an application, the detection of Chern number using edge currents of a topologically ordered optical lattice insulator.


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