Special Issue "Quantum Many-Body Physics with Trapped Rydberg Atoms"
A special issue of Atoms (ISSN 2218-2004).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Atoms in their highly excited electronic states, referred to as Rydberg atoms, have extraordinary nonlinear optical properties. Rydberg atoms are highly polarizable and interact with each other via dipole–dipole interactions or van-der-Waals interactions. Thus, they are very sensitive to their environment. When optically trapped at ultracold temperatures, Rydberg atoms possess quantum properties that are strongly dependent on their interatomic interactions. These interactions lead to condensed matter-like collective behavior, making Rydberg atoms a new platform to study quantum many-body physics. Spin degrees of freedom of trapped Rydberg atoms bring rich new physics, including quantum magnetism, new quantum phases and spin dynamics, entanglement, and other nonlocal correlations of multipartite quantum systems. This Special Issue of Atoms will review progress in this field and will highlight future important directions.
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Dr. Svetlana Malinovskaya
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- quantum magnetism
- collective spin states
- Rydberg atomic arrays
- chirped laser pulses
- quantum control
- optimal control