Spin Many-Body Phases in Standard- and Topological-Waveguide QED Simulators

2023-02-21T13:37:09+01:00Tags: , , |

Authors: Bello, M.; Platero, G.; Gonzalez-Tudela, A. Journal: PRX QUANTUM Publication date: 2022/03/07 DOI: 10.1103/PRXQuantum.3.010336 Abstract: Waveguide QED has emerged as a powerful analog quantum simulator due to the possibility of mediating versatile spin-spin interactions with tunable sign, range, and even dimerization. Yet, despite their potential, the many-body phases emerging from these systems have only [...]

Quenches to the critical point of the three-state Potts model: Matrix product state simulations and conformal field theory

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Authors: Robertson, Niall F.; Surace, Jacopo; Tagliacozzo, Luca Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW B Publication date: 2022/05/04 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.105.195103 Abstract: Conformal field theories (CFTs) have been used extensively to understand the physics of critical lattice models at equilibrium. However, the applicability of CFT calculations to the behavior of the lattice systems in the out-of-equilibrium setting is not [...]

Scalable estimation of pure multi-qubit states

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Authors: Pereira, Luciano; Zambrano, Leonardo; Delgado, Aldo Journal: NPJ QUANTUM INFORMATION Publication date: 2022/05/13 DOI: 10.1038/s41534-022-00565-9 Abstract: We introduce an inductive n-qubit pure-state estimation method based on projective measurements on mn + 1 separable bases or m entangled bases plus the computational basis, with m >= 2. The method exhibits a favorable scaling in the [...]

Role of boundary conditions in the full counting statistics of topological defects after crossing a continuous phase transition

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Authors: Gomez-Ruiz, Fernando J.; Subires, David; del Campo, Adolfo Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW B Publication date: 2022/10/10 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.106.134302 Abstract: In a scenario of spontaneous symmetry breaking in finite time, topological defects are generated at a density that scales with the driving time according to the Kibble-Zurek mechanism (KZM). Signatures of universality beyond the KZM have [...]

Locality of spontaneous symmetry breaking and universal spacing distribution of topological defects formed across a phase transition

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Authors: del Campo, Adolfo; Javier Gomez-Ruiz, Fernando; Zhang, Hai-Qing Journal: PHYSICAL REVIEW B Publication date: 2022/10/11 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.106.L140101 Abstract: The crossing of a continuous phase transition results in the formation of topological defects with a density predicted by the Kibble-Zurek mechanism (KZM). We characterize the spatial distribution of pointlike topological defects in the resulting nonequilibrium [...]

Detection of molecular transitions with nitrogen-vacancy centers and electron-spin labels

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Authors: Munuera-Javaloy, C.; Puebla, R.; D'Anjou, B.; Plenio, M. B.; Casanova, J. Journal: NPJ QUANTUM INFORMATION Publication date: 2022/11/30 DOI: 10.1038/s41534-022-00653-w Abstract: We present a protocol that detects molecular conformational changes with two nitroxide electron-spin labels and a nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center in diamond. More specifically, we demonstrate that the NV can detect energy shifts induced [...]

Gigahertz Frame Rate Imaging of Charge-Injection Dynamics in a Molecular Light Source

2022-04-05T17:41:05+02:00Tags: , , , , , |

Authors: Roslawska, Anna; Merino, Pablo; Leon, Christopher C.; Grewal, Abhishek; Etzkorn, Markus; Kuhnke, Klaus; Kern, Klaus Journal: NANO LETTERS Publication date: 2021/06/09 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c00328 Abstract: Light sources on the scale of single molecules can be addressed and characterized at their proper sub-nanometer scale by scanning tunneling microscopy-induced luminescence (STML). Such a source can be driven [...]

Atomic-Scale Structural Fluctuations of a Plasmonic Cavity

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Authors: Roslawska, Anna; Merino, Pablo; Grewal, Abhishek; Leon, Christopher C.; Kuhnke, Klaus; Kern, Klaus Journal: NANO LETTERS Publication date: 2021/09/08 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02207 Abstract: Optical spectromicroscopies, which can reach atomic resolution due to plasmonic enhancement, are perturbed by spontaneous intensity modifications. Here, we study such fluctuations in plasmonic electroluminescence at the single-atom limit profiting from the [...]

Photon-Mediated Interactions near a Dirac Photonic Crystal Slab

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Authors: Petrovish Navarro-Baron, Erik; Vinck-Posada, Herbert; Gonzalez-Tudela, Alejandro Journal: ACS PHOTONICS Publication date: 2021/11/17 DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.1c00991 Abstract: Dirac energy dispersions are responsible for the extraordinary transport properties of graphene. This motivated the quest for engineering such energy dispersions also in photonics, where they have been predicted to lead to many exciting phenomena. One paradigmatic example [...]

Tailored graphenic structures directly grown on titanium oxide boost the interfacial charge transfer

2021-02-12T10:08:13+01:00Tags: , , , , |

Authors: Munoz, Roberto; Sanchez-Sanchez, Carlos; Merino, Pablo; Lopez-Elvira, Elena; Munuera, Carmen; Gant, Patricia; Lopez, Maria F.; Castellanos-Gomez, Andres; Angel Martin-Gago, Jose; Garcia-Hernandez, Mar Contribution: Article Journal: APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE Publication date: 2020/02/28 DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2019.144439 Abstract: The successful application of titanium oxide-graphene hybrids in the fields of photocatalysis, photovoltaics and photodetection strongly depends on the interfacial contact [...]

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