Time Crystals

  title={Time Crystals},
  author={Krzysztof Sacha},
  journal={Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics},
  • K. Sacha
  • Published 2020
  • Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
25 Citations

Two-dimensional Thouless pumping in time-space crystalline structures

Dynamics of a particle in a resonantly driven quantum well can be interpreted as that of a particle in a crystal-like structure, with the time playing the role of the coordinate. By introducing an

Dissipative discrete time crystals in a pump-modulated Kerr microcavity

Time crystals represent temporal analogues of the spatial self-ordering exhibited by atomic or molecular building blocks of solid-state crystals. The pursuit of discrete time crystals (DTCs) in

Anderson and many-body localization in the presence of spatially correlated classical noise

We study the effect of spatially correlated classical noise on both Anderson and many-body localization of a disordered fermionic chain. By analyzing the evolution of the particle density imbalance

Out-of-Time-Ordered Crystals and Fragmentation

  • B. Buča
  • Mathematics, Physics
    Physical Review Letters
  • 2022
Is a spontaneous perpetual reversal of the arrow of time possible? The out-of-time-ordered correlator (OTOC) is a standard measure of irreversibility, quantum scrambling, and the arrow of time. The

Dissipative time crystal in an atom-cavity system: Influence of trap and competing interactions

While the recently realized dissipative time crystal in a laser-pumped atom-cavity system in the experiment of Keßler et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 127 , 043602 (2021)] is qualitatively consistent with a

Observation of a continuous time crystal

Time crystals are classified as discrete or continuous depending on whether they spontaneously break discrete or continuous time translation symmetry. Although discrete time crystals have been

Condensed matter physics in big discrete time crystals

We review the application of discrete time crystals created in a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) of ultracold atoms bouncing resonantly on an oscillating atom mirror to the investigation of condensed

Topological molecules and topological localization of a Rydberg electron on a classical orbit

It is common knowledge that atoms can form molecules if they attract each other. Here, we show that it is possible to create molecules where bound states of the atoms are not the result of attractive

Autoresonant excitation of space-time quasicrystals in plasma

We demonstrate theoretically and numerically that a warm fluid model of a plasma supports space-time quasicrystalline structures. These structures are highly nonlinear, two-phase, ion acoustic waves

Square-root Floquet topological phases and time crystals

Periodically driven (Floquet) phases are attractive due to their ability to host unique physical phenomena with no static counterparts. We propose a general approach in nontrivially devising a