TY - JOUR
T1 - Magnetic phases of spin-1 lattice gases with random interactions
JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW B
Y1 - 2017
A1 - McAlpine, Kenneth D.
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Ciuchi, Sergio
A1 - Sanpera, Anna
A1 - De Chiara, Gabriele
AB - A spin-1 atomic gas in an optical lattice, in the unit-filling Mott insulator (MI) phase and in the presence of disordered spin-dependent interaction, is considered. In this regime, at zero temperature, the system is well described by a disordered rotationally invariant spin-1 bilinear-biquadratic model. We study, via the density matrix renormalization group algorithm, a bounded disorder model such that the spin interactions can be locally either ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic. Random interactions induce the appearance of a disordered ferromagnetic phase characterized by a nonvanishing value of the spin glass order parameter across the boundary between a ferromagnetic phase and a dimer phase exhibiting random singlet order. We also study the distribution of the block entanglement entropy in the different regions.
VL - 95
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Bose-Glass Phases of Ultracold Atoms due to Cavity Backaction
JF - Physical Review Letters
Y1 - 2013
A1 - Hessam Habibian
A1 - André Winter
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Heiko Rieger
A1 - Giovanna Morigi
AB - We determine the quantum ground-state properties of ultracold bosonic atoms interacting with the mode of a high-finesse resonator. The atoms are confined by an external optical lattice, whose period is incommensurate with the cavity mode wavelength, and are driven by a transverse laser, which is resonant with the cavity mode. While for pointlike atoms photon scattering into the cavity is suppressed, for sufficiently strong lasers quantum fluctuations can support the buildup of an intracavity field, which in turn amplifies quantum fluctuations. The dynamics is described by a Bose-Hubbard model where the coefficients due to the cavity field depend on the atomic density at all lattice sites. Quantum Monte Carlo simulations and mean-field calculations show that, for large parameter regions, cavity backaction forces the atoms into clusters with a checkerboard density distribution. Here, the ground state lacks superfluidity and possesses finite compressibility, typical of a Bose glass. This system constitutes a novel setting where quantum fluctuations give rise to effects usually associated with disorder.
VL - 110
UR - http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v110/i7/e075304
IS - 7
JO - Phys. Rev. Lett.
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Quantum phases of incommensurate optical lattices due to cavity backaction
JF - Phyiscal Review A
Y1 - 2013
A1 - Hessam Habibian
A1 - André Winter
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Heiko Rieger
A1 - Giovanna Morigi
VL - 88
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Routing quantum information in spin chains
JF - Physical Review A
Y1 - 2013
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Lorenzo, Salvatore
A1 - Apollaro, Tony J. G.
A1 - Plastina, Francesco
A1 - Giorgi, Gian Luca
VL - 87
IS - 6
JO - Phys. Rev. A
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Beyond pure state entanglement for atomic ensembles
JF - New Journal of Physics
Y1 - 2012
A1 - Julia Stasińska
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Sanpera, Anna
AB - We analyze multipartite entanglement between atomic ensembles within quantum matter–light interfaces. In our proposal, a polarized light beam crosses sequentially several polarized atomic ensembles impinging on each of them at a given angle $\alpha$ i . These angles are crucial parameters for shaping the entanglement since they are directly connected to the appropriate combinations of the collective atomic spins that are squeezed. We exploit such a scheme to go beyond the pure state paradigm proposing realistic experimental settings to address multipartite mixed state entanglement in continuous variables.
VL - 14
UR - http://stacks.iop.org/1367-2630/14/i=3/a=033034
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Spin-driven spatial symmetry breaking of spinor condensates in a double well
JF - Physical Review A
Y1 - 2012
A1 - Melé-Messeguer, M.
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Juliá-Díaz, B.
A1 - Ann Sanpera
A1 - Polls, A.
PB - American Physical Society
VL - 86
UR - http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.86.053626
IS - 5
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - A continuous-variable formalism for the Faraday atom-light interface
JF - ArXiv e-prints
Y1 - 2011
A1 - Stasińska, J.
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Rodó, C.
A1 - Sanpera, A.
AB - Quantum interfaces between polarized atomic ensembles and coherent states of light, applied recently to manipulate bipartite and multipartite entanglement, are revisited by means of a continuous-variable formalism. The explicit use of the continuous-variable formalism facilitates significantly the analysis of entanglement between different modes, reducing it to the study of the properties of a final covariance matrix which can be found analytically. Furthermore, it allows to study matter-light interfaces for mixed states, adapting the formalism to the experimental situations in which the initial prepared Gaussian states are, unavoidably, affected by a certain amount of noise. A multipartite scenario, leading to the generation of macroscopic cluster states is presented and analyzed in detail within this formalism.
UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/1007.0403
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Disordered spinor Bose-Hubbard model
JF - Phys. Rev. A
Y1 - 2011
A1 - Ł{\k a}cki, M.
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Ahufinger, V.
A1 - Sanpera, Anna
A1 - Zakrzewski, J.
KW - Condensed Matter - Other Condensed Matter
KW - Quantum Physics
AB - We study the zero-temperature phase diagram of the disordered spin-1 Bose-Hubbard model in a two-dimensional square lattice. To this aim, we use a mean-field Gutzwiller ansatz and a probabilistic mean-field perturbation theory. The spin interaction induces two different regimes, corresponding to a ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic order. In the ferromagnetic case, the introduction of disorder reproduces analogous features of the disordered scalar Bose-Hubbard model, consisting in the formation of a Bose glass phase between Mott insulator lobes. In the antiferromagnetic regime, the phase diagram differs more from the scalar case. Disorder in the chemical potential can lead to the disappearance of Mott insulator lobes with an odd-integer filling factor and, for sufficiently strong spin coupling, to Bose glass of singlets between even-filling Mott insulator lobes. Disorder in the spinor coupling parameter results in the appearance of a Bose glass phase only between the n and the n+1 lobes for n odd. Disorder in the scalar Hubbard interaction inhibits Mott insulator regions for occupation larger than a critical value.
VL - 83
UR - http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.83.013605
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Spin Effects in Bose-Glass Phases
JF - J Low Temp Phys
Y1 - 2011
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Ła̧cki, Mateusz
A1 - Ahufinger, Veronica
A1 - Zakrzewski, Jakub
A1 - Sanpera, Anna
VL - 165
UR - http://www.springerlink.com/content/10w5036068935773/
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Ion-trap simulation of the quantum phase transition in an exactly solvable model of spins coupled to bosons
JF - Phys. Rev. A
Y1 - 2010
A1 - Giorgi, Gian Luca
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Galve, Fernando
KW - Quantum Physics
AB - It is known that arrays of trapped ions can be used to efficiently simulate a variety of many-body quantum systems. Here we show how it is possible to build a model representing a spin chain interacting with bosons that is exactly solvable. The exact spectrum of the model at zero temperature and the ground-state properties are studied. We show that a quantum phase transition occurs when the coupling between spins and bosons reaches a critical value, which corresponds to a level crossing in the energy spectrum. Once the critical point is reached, the number of bosonic excitations in the ground state, which can be assumed as an order parameter, starts to be different from zero. The population of the bosonic mode is accompanied by a macroscopic magnetization of the spins. This double effect could represent a useful resource for phase transition detection since a measure of the phonon can give information about the phase of the spin system. A finite-temperature phase diagram is also given in the adiabatic regime.
VL - 81
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Manipulating mesoscopic multipartite entanglement with atom-light interfaces
JF - Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics)
Y1 - 2009
A1 - Julia Stasińska
A1 - Rodó, Carles
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Sanpera, Anna
A1 - Birkl, G.
KW - atom-photon collisions
KW - EPR paradox
KW - measurement theory
KW - mesoscopic entanglement
KW - multipartite entanglement
KW - quantum entanglement
KW - quantum optics
AB - Entanglementbetween two macroscopic atomic ensembles induced by measurement on anancillary light system has proven to be a powerful methodfor engineering quantum memories and quantum state transfer. Here weinvestigate the feasibility of such methods for generation, manipulation, anddetection of genuine multipartite entanglement (Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger and clusterlike states) betweenmesoscopic atomic ensembles without the need of individual addressing ofthe samples. Our results extend in a nontrivial way theEinstein-Podolsky-Rosen entanglement between two macroscopic gas samples reported experimentally in[B. Julsgaard, A. Kozhekin, and E. Polzik, Nature (London) 413,400 (2001)]. We find that under realistic conditions, a secondorthogonal light pulse interacting with the atomic samples, can modifyand even reverse the entangling action of the first oneleaving the samples in a separable state. ©2009 The American Physical Society
PB - APS
VL - 80
UR - http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRA/v80/e062304
ER -
TY - JOUR
T1 - Optimized electron propagation on a quantum chain by a topological phase
JF - Fortschritte der Physik
Y1 - 2009
A1 - Paganelli, Simone
A1 - Giorgi, G. L.
A1 - de Pasquale, F.
AB - We study the quantum diffusion of an electron in a quantum chain starting from an initial state localized around a given site. As the wavepacket diffuses, the probability of reconstructing the initial state on another site diminishes drastically with the distance. In order to optimize the state transmission we find that a topological quantum phase can be introduced. The effect of this phase is the reduction of wavepacket spreading together with almost coherent group propagation. In this regime, the electron has a quasi-linear dispersion and high fidelity can be achieved also over large distances in terms of lattice spacing.
VL - 57
UR - http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/prop.200900087
ER -