Scientific Results

Full Counting Statistics and Phase Diagram of a Dissipative Rydberg Gas

Year: 2014

Authors: Malossi N., Valado M., Scotto S., Huillery P., Pillet P., Ciampini D.,Arimondo E., Morsch O.

Autors Affiliation: INO-CNR, Via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica “E. Fermi,” Università di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa, Italy; Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, CNRS, Univ Paris-Sud 11, ENS-Cachan, Campus d’Orsay Batiment 505, 91405 Orsay, France; CNISM UdR Dipartimento di Fisica “E. Fermi,” Università di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa, Italy

Abstract: Ultracold gases excited to strongly interacting Rydberg states are a promising system for quantum simulations of many-body systems. For off-resonant excitation of such systems in the dissipative regime, highly correlated many-body states exhibiting, among other characteristics, intermittency and multimodal counting distributions are expected to be created. Here we report on the realization of a dissipative gas of rubidium Rydberg atoms and on the measurement of its full counting statistics and phase diagram for both resonant and off-resonant excitation. We find strongly bimodal counting distributions in the off-resonant regime that are compatible with intermittency due to the coexistence of dynamical phases. Our results pave the way towards detailed studies of many-body effects in Rydberg gases.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Volume: 113 (2)      Pages from: 023006  to: 023006

More Information: This work was supported by PRIN and the EU Marie Curie ITN COHERENCE. The authors thank R. Fazio, A. Tomadin, M. Dell\’Orso, R. Mannella, and I. Lesanovsky for discussions.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.023006

Citations: 109
data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-11-21
References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)
Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click here
Connecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here

gdpr-image
This site uses cookies. If you decide to continue browsing we consider that you accept their use. For more information about cookies and how to delete them please read our Info Policy on cookies use.
Read more