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Long-range and frustrated spin-spin interactions in crystals of cold polar molecules

Author(s): Y. Zhou, M. Ortner, P. Rabl

Journal: Phys. Rev. A

Volume: 84

Page(s): 052332

Year: 2011

DOI Number: 10.1103/PhysRevA.84.052332

Link: Link to publication


We describe a simple scheme for the implementation and control of effective spin-spin interactions in self-assembled crystals of cold polar molecules. In our scheme, spin states are encoded in two long-lived rotational states of the molecules and coupled via state-dependent dipole-dipole forces to the lattice vibrations. We show that, by choosing an appropriate time-dependent modulation of the induced dipole moments, the resulting phonon-mediated interactions compete with the direct dipole-dipole coupling and lead to long-range and tunable spin-spin interaction patterns. We illustrate how this technique can be used for the generation of multiparticle entangled spin states and the implementation of spin models with long-range and frustrated interactions, which exhibit nontrivial phases of magnetic ordering.

Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.0071

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