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Population mixing due to dipole-dipole interactions in a one-dimensional array of multilevel atoms

Munro, E. and Asenjo-Garcia, A. and Lin, Y. and Kwek, L. C. and Regal, C. A. and Chang, D. E. (2018) Population mixing due to dipole-dipole interactions in a one-dimensional array of multilevel atoms. Physical Review A, 98 (3). Art. No. 033815. ISSN 2469-9926. doi:10.1103/physreva.98.033815.

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We examine theoretically how dipole-dipole interactions arising from multiple photon scattering lead to a modified distribution of ground-state populations in a driven, ordered one-dimensional array of multilevel atoms. Specifically, we devise a level configuration in which a ground-state population accumulated solely due to dipole-dipole interactions can be up to 20% in regimes accessible to current experiments with neutral atom arrays. For much larger systems, the steady state can consist of an equal distribution of population across the ground-state manifold. Our results illustrate how dipole-dipole interactions can be accentuated through interference, and regulated by the geometry of ordered atom arrays. More generally, control techniques for multilevel atoms that can be degraded by multiple scattering, such as optical pumping, will benefit from an improved understanding and control of dipole-dipole interactions available in ordered arrays.

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Additional Information:© 2018 American Physical Society. (Received 6 December 2017; published 13 September 2018) The authors thank H. J. Kimble for stimulating discussions. E.M. and L.C.K. acknowledge support from the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore and the Ministry of Education, Singapore under the Research Centres of Excellence program. A.A.-G. was supported by the Global Marie Curie Fellowship LANTERN and an IQIM postdoctoral fellowship provided by the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter, an NSF Physics Frontiers Center. C.A.R. and Y.L. acknowledge support from the Office of Naval Research, AFOSR MURI under Grant No. FA9550-16-1-0323, and the NSF under Grant No. PHYS 1734006. D.E.C. acknowledges support from the ERC Starting Grant No. FOQAL, MINECO Plan Nacional Grant CANS, and MINECO Severo Ochoa Grant No. SEV-2015-0522, CERCA Programme/Generalitat de Catalunya, and Fundacio Privada Cellex.
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National Research Foundation (Singapore)UNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Education (Singapore)UNSPECIFIED
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-16-1-0323
European Research Council (ERC)FOQAL
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)SEV-2015-0522
Marie Curie FellowshipLANTERN
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Office of Naval Research (ONR)UNSPECIFIED
Generalitat de CatalunyaUNSPECIFIED
Fundacio Privada Cellex BarcelonaUNSPECIFIED
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