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Signatures of the superfluid-to-Mott-insulator transition in cold bosonic atoms in a one-dimensional optical lattice

Ramanan, S and Mishra, Tapan and Luthra, Meetu Sethi and Pai, Ramesh V and Das, BP (2009) Signatures of the superfluid-to-Mott-insulator transition in cold bosonic atoms in a one-dimensional optical lattice. In: Physical Review A, 79 (1). 013625-1-013625-8.

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Abstract

We study the Bose-Hubbard model using the finite size density matrix renormalization group method. We obtain a complete phase diagram for a system in the presence of a harmonic trap and compare it with that of the homogeneous system. The superfluid to the Mott-insulator phase transition is investigated using different experimental signatures of these phases in quantities such as momentum distribution, visibility, condensate fraction, and the total number of bosons at a particular density. The relationships between the various experimental signatures and the phase diagram are highlighted.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Physical Society.
Keywords: boson systems;metal-insulator transition;optical lattices;phase diagrams;renormalisation;superfluidity.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2009 10:33
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19174

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