Jul 17 – 22, 2022
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
America/Toronto timezone

Spin-charge separation in a 1D Fermi gas with tunable interactions

Jul 18, 2022, 5:00 PM
1h 30m
Hart House (Hart House)

Hart House

Hart House

7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Poster presentation Degenerate gases, many-body physics, and quantum simulation Poster session


Ultracold atoms confined in optical lattices are a powerful platform for quantum simulation of complex many-body systems. We confine spin-1/2 atomic fermions ($^6$Li) to one dimension and realize the Yang-Gaudin model, the low-energy behavior of which is expected to be that of a Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid [1]. Such liquids exhibit bosonic collective low-energy excitations and spin-charge separation. Using Bragg spectroscopy and a Feshbach resonance, we directly excite either the spin or charge wave with a tunable repulsive interaction strength. We observe the onset of spin-charge separation as interactions are increased from zero. The spin and charge excitation velocities are equal for the non-interacting case, while the charge-mode velocity increases and the spin-mode velocity decreases with increasing interaction, a hallmark of spin-charge separation. The excitation spectra provide access to the dynamic structure factors of each mode, which are in quantitative agreement with the Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid theory, including nonlinear corrections due to band-curvature and back-scattering.

[1] Ruwan Senaratne, Danyel Cavazos-Cavazos, Sheng Wang, Feng He, Aashish Kafle, Ya-Ting Chang, Han Pu, Xi-Wen Guan and Randall G. Hulet, arXiv:2111.11545 [cond-mat.quant-gas]

Presenter name Ruwan Senaratne
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Primary authors

Ruwan Senaratne (Rice University) Mr Danyel Cavazos-Cavazos (Rice University) Mr Sheng Wang (Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Dr Feng He (SISSA, Trieste) Mr Aashish Kafle (Rice University) Dr Ya-Ting Chang (Rice University) Prof. Han Pu (Rice University) Prof. Xi-Wen Guan (Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) Prof. Randall Hulet (Rice University)

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