Quantum phase transitions for two coupled cavities with dipole-interaction atoms

Lei Tan, Yu-Qing Zhang, Wu-Ming Liu
2011 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
We investigate the quantum phase transitions for two weakly coupled atom-cavity sites. The interatomic dipole-dipole interaction is considered. Our numerical results show that the dipole-dipole interaction is a crucial parameter for the quantum phase transition. For small atom-cavity detuning, the "superfluid" becomes more and more obvious with the increase of the dipole-dipole interaction. In addition, the strong dipole-dipole interaction can lead the atomic excitation to be suppressed
more » ... suppressed completely, and only the photonic excitation exists for the ground states. When the atom-cavity detuning is comparable with the dipole-dipole interaction, the dipole-dipole interaction enlarges the positive detunings, which is in favor of exhibiting superfluid photonic states. While for the negative detuning, the dipole-dipole interaction will reduce it, and contribute to the formation of the polaritonic insulator states. The cases for extended models have also been briefly analyzed. We also discuss how to find these novel phenomena in future experiments.
doi:10.1103/physreva.84.063816 fatcat:y2n2i75ns5h3lkogqzu4qippe4