Kitaev honeycomb and other exotic spin models with polar molecules

@article{Gorshkov2013KitaevHA,
  title={Kitaev honeycomb and other exotic spin models with polar molecules},
  author={A. Gorshkov and K. Hazzard and A. M. Rey},
  journal={Molecular Physics},
  year={2013},
  volume={111},
  pages={1908 - 1916}
}
  • A. Gorshkov, K. Hazzard, A. M. Rey
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • Molecular Physics
  • We show that ultracold polar molecules pinned in an optical lattice can be used to access a variety of exotic spin models, including the Kitaev honeycomb model. Treating each molecule as a rigid rotor, we use DC electric and microwave fields to define superpositions of rotational levels as effective spin degrees of freedom, while dipole–dipole interactions give rise to interactions between the spins. In particular, we show that, with sufficient microwave control, the interaction between two… CONTINUE READING

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