# Measuring Zak phase in room-temperature atoms

@article{Mao2021MeasuringZP, title={Measuring Zak phase in room-temperature atoms}, author={Ruosong Mao and Xingqi Xu and Jiefei Wang and Chenran Xu and Gewei Qian and Han Cai and Shi-Yao Zhu and Da-Wei Wang}, journal={Light, Science \& Applications}, year={2021}, volume={11} }

Cold atoms provide a flexible platform for synthesizing and characterizing topological matter, where geometric phases play a central role. However, cold atoms are intrinsically prone to thermal noise, which can overwhelm the topological response and hamper promised applications. On the other hand, geometric phases also determine the energy spectra of particles subjected to a static force, based on the polarization relation between Wannier-Stark ladders and geometric Zak phases. By exploiting…

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