Density redistribution effects in fermionic optical lattices

Medha Soni, Michele Dolfi, Matthias Troyer
2016 Physical Review A  
We simulate a one dimensional fermionic optical lattice to analyse heating due to non-adiabatic lattice loading. Our simulations reveal that, similar to the bosonic case, density redistribution effects are the major cause of heating in harmonic traps. We suggest protocols to modulate the local density distribution during the process of lattice loading, in order to reduce the excess energy. Our numerical results confirm that linear interpolation of the trapping potential and/or the interaction
more » ... r the interaction strength is an efficient method of doing so, bearing practical applications relevant to experiments.
doi:10.1103/physreva.94.063404 fatcat:ke74fujxlrhrhnx35ddy7cexge