Quantum coherence and entanglement with ultracold atoms in optical lattices

Nature. 2008 Jun 19;453(7198):1016-22. doi: 10.1038/nature07126.


At nanokelvin temperatures, ultracold quantum gases can be stored in optical lattices, which are arrays of microscopic trapping potentials formed by laser light. Such large arrays of atoms provide opportunities for investigating quantum coherence and generating large-scale entanglement, ultimately leading to quantum information processing in these artificial crystal structures. These arrays can also function as versatile model systems for the study of strongly interacting many-body systems on a lattice.

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  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't