# Realistic time-reversal invariant topological insulators with neutral atoms.

@article{Goldman2010RealisticTI, title={Realistic time-reversal invariant topological insulators with neutral atoms.}, author={Nathan Goldman and Indubala I. Satija and Predrag Nikoli{\'c} and Alejandro Bermudez and Miguel A Martin-Delgado and Maciej Lewenstein and I. B. Spielman}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2010}, volume={105 25}, pages={ 255302 } }

We lay out an experiment to realize time-reversal invariant topological insulators in alkali atomic gases. We introduce an original method to synthesize a gauge field in the near field of an atom chip, which effectively mimics the effects of spin-orbit coupling and produces quantum spin-Hall states. We also propose a feasible scheme to engineer sharp boundaries where the hallmark edge states are localized. Our multiband system has a large parameter space exhibiting a variety of quantum phase…

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