(1 + 1)-d U(1) Quantum link models from effective Hamiltonians of dipolar molecules

Jiayu Shen, Di Luo, Michael Highman, Bryan K. Clark, Brian DeMarco, Aida X. El-Khadra, Bryce Gadway

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We study the promising idea of using dipolar molecular systems as analog quantum simulators for quantum link models, which are discrete versions of lattice gauge theories. In a quantum link model the link variables have a finite number of degrees of freedom and discrete values. We construct the effective Hamiltonian of a system of dipolar molecules with electric dipole-dipole interactions, where we use the tunable parameters of the system to match it to the target Hamiltonian describing a U(1) quantum link model in 1 + 1 dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2019
Event37th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2019 - Wuhan, China
Duration: Jun 16 2019Jun 22 2019

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