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Emergence of Artificial Photons in an Optical Lattice

TitleEmergence of Artificial Photons in an Optical Lattice
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsS. Tewari, V. W. Scarola, T. Senthil, and S. Das Sarma
JournalPhys. Rev. Lett.
Date Publishednov
Keywords2006, Single Fellow

We establish the theoretical feasibility of direct analog simulation of the compact U(1) lattice gauge theories in optical lattices with dipolar bosons. We discuss the realizability of the topological Coulomb phase in extended Bose-Hubbard models in several optical lattice geometries. We predict the testable signatures of this emergent phase in noise correlation measurements, thus suggesting the possible emergence of artificial light in optical lattices.