Long-range doublon transfer in a dimer chain induced by topology and ac fields.



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Bello, M. and Creffield, Charles E. and Platero, G. (2016) Long-range doublon transfer in a dimer chain induced by topology and ac fields. Scientific reports, 6 . ISSN 2045-2322

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep22562


The controlled transfer of particles from one site of a spatial lattice to another is essential for many tasks in quantum information processing and quantum communication. In this work we study how to induce long-range transfer between the two ends of a dimer chain, by coupling states that are localized just on the chain's end-points. This has the appealing feature that the transfer occurs only between the end-points - the particle does not pass through the intermediate sites-making the transfer less susceptible to decoherence. We first show how a repulsively bound-pair of fermions, known as a doublon, can be transferred from one end of the chain to the other via topological edge states. We then show how non-topological surface states of the familiar Shockley or Tamm type can be used to produce a similar form of transfer under the action of a periodic driving potential. Finally we show that combining these effects can produce transfer by means of more exotic topological effects, in which the driving field can be used to switch the topological character of the edge states, as measured by the Zak phase. Our results demonstrate how to induce long range transfer of strongly correlated particles by tuning both topology and driving.

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We acknowledge F. Hofmann for enlightening discussions. This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry through Grants No. MAT2014-58241-P. and No. FIS2013-41716-P. Author Contributions: M.B. performed the numerical simulations. M.B., C.E.C. and G.P. all contributed to conceptual developments and manuscript preparation. Supplementary information accompanies this paper at http://www.nature.com/srep

Uncontrolled Keywords:Quantum-dot; Fermions; Phase; Bands; Model.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:37182
Deposited On:18 Apr 2016 13:22
Last Modified:18 Apr 2016 13:22

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