Correlated Exciton Transport in Rydberg-Dressed-Atom Spin Chains

H. Schempp, G. Günter, S. Wüster, M. Weidemüller, S. Whitlock
2015 Physical Review Letters  
We investigate the transport of excitations through a chain of atoms with non-local dissipation introduced through coupling to additional short-lived states. The system is described by an effective spin-1/2 model where the ratio of the exchange interaction strength to the reservoir coupling strength determines the type of transport, including coherent exciton motion, incoherent hopping and a regime in which an emergent length scale leads to a preferred hopping distance far beyond nearest
more » ... yond nearest neighbors. For multiple impurities, the dissipation gives rise to strong nearest-neighbor correlations and entanglement. These results highlight the importance of non-trivial dissipation, correlations and many-body effects in recent experiments on the dipole-mediated transport of Rydberg excitations.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.115.093002 pmid:26371647 fatcat:guyi6rexgfc3dgscyrus63v2qi