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Pattern formation of quantum jumps with Rydberg atoms

Lee, Tony E. and Cross, Michael C. (2012) Pattern formation of quantum jumps with Rydberg atoms. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Submitted)

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We study the nonequilibrium dynamics of quantum jumps in a one-dimensional chain of atoms. Each atom is driven on a strong transition to a short-lived state and on a weak transition to a metastable state. We choose the metastable state to be a Rydberg state so that when an atom jumps to the Rydberg state, it inhibits or enhances jumps in the neighboring atoms. This leads to rich spatiotemporal dynamics that are visible in the fluorescence of the strong transition. It also allows one to dissipatively prepare Rydberg crystals.

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Additional Information:We thank H. Häffner and H. Weimer for useful discussions. This work was supported by NSF Grant No. DMR-1003337.
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Subject Keywords:Quantum Physics (quant-ph); Statistical Mechanics (cond-mat.stat-mech); Pattern Formation and Solitons (nlin.PS)
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:24 Apr 2012 21:58
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