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dc.contributor.authorWang, Bin
Zheng, Zhen
Pu, Han
Zou, Xubo
Guo, Guangcan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-03T16:12:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-03T16:12:49Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Wang, Bin, Zheng, Zhen, Pu, Han, et al.. "Effective p-wave interaction and topological superfluids in s-wave quantum gases." Physical Review A, 93, no. 3 (2016) American Physical Society: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.93.031602.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/94128
dc.description.abstract p-wave interaction in cold atoms may give rise to exotic topological superfluids. However, the realization of p-wave interaction in a cold atom system is experimentally challenging. Here we propose a simple scheme to synthesize effective p-wave interaction in conventional s-wave interacting quantum gases. The key idea is to load atoms into a spin-dependent optical lattice potential. Using two concrete examples involving spin-1/2 fermions, we show how the original system can be mapped into a model describing spinless fermions with nearest-neighbor p-wave interaction, whose ground state can be a topological superfluid that supports Majorana fermions under proper conditions. Our proposal has the advantage that it does not require spin-orbit coupling or loading atoms onto higher orbitals, which is the key in earlier proposals to synthesize effective p-wave interaction in s-wave quantum gases, and may provide a completely new route for realizing p-wave topological superfluids.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Physical Society
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dc.title Effective p-wave interaction and topological superfluids in s-wave quantum gases
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Physical Review A
dc.contributor.org Rice Center for Quantum Materials
dc.citation.volumeNumber 93
dc.citation.issueNumber 3
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.93.031602
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.articleNumber 031602(R)


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