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Magnetic super-exchange with ultra cold atoms in spin dependent optical lattices

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dc.contributor.advisor Wolfgang Ketterle and David Pritchard. en_US Hucul, David (David Alexander) en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US 2010-09-01T16:23:02Z 2010-09-01T16:23:02Z 2009 en_US 2009 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2009. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 65-68). en_US
dc.description.abstract The methods of atomic physics offer a unique opportunity to study strongly correlated many body systems. It is possible to confine BECs in periodic optical lattices to form an analog of a solid state system. The study of these cold atoms in optical lattice systems may prove a very useful testing ground for novel states of matter, testing fundamental condensed matter theory, and may help illuminate a possible connection between the mechanism behind high temperature superconductivity and quantum magnetism. This thesis will focus on trapping cold bosonic atoms in spin dependent optical lattices to engineer a system that behaves according to the Hubbard model. By loading the atoms into a state dependent lattice, it may be possible to explore the full phase space of the Heisenberg model and see magnetic super exchange-driven magnetic ordering in a variety of lattice geometries. The aim of this thesis is primarily to explore some of the tools that may be needed accomplish this task. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by David Hucul. en_US
dc.format.extent 68 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Physics. en_US
dc.title Magnetic super-exchange with ultra cold atoms in spin dependent optical lattices en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 625177067 en_US

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