Interaction-Dependent Photon-Assisted Tunneling in Optical Lattices: A Quantum Simulator of Strongly-Correlated Electrons and Dynamical Gauge Fields

  title={Interaction-Dependent Photon-Assisted Tunneling in Optical Lattices: A Quantum Simulator of Strongly-Correlated Electrons and Dynamical Gauge Fields},
  author={Alejandro Bermudez and Diego Porras},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Gases},
We introduce a scheme that combines photon-assisted tunneling by a moving optical lattice with strong Hubbard interactions, and allows for the quantum simulation of paradigmatic quantum many-body models. We show that, in a certain regime, this quantum simulator yields an effective Hubbard Hamiltonian with tunable bond-charge interactions, a model studied in the context of strongly-correlated electrons. In a different regime, we show how to exploit a correlated destruction of tunneling to… 

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