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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 1 — Jan. 12, 2004
  • pp: 55–68

Quantum phases of Bose-Fermi mixtures in optical lattices

H. Fehrmann, M. Baranov, M. Lewenstein, and L. Santos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 55-68 (2004)

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We analyze the ground-state phase diagram of an ultracold Bose-Fermi mixture placed in an optical lattice. The quantum phases involve pairing of fermions and one or several bosons. Depending on the physical parameters these composites can form a Fermi liquid, a density wave, a superfluid or a domain insulator. We determine by means of a mean-field formalism the phase boundaries for finite tunneling, and analyze the experimental feasibility of these sort of phases.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2690) General : General physics
(000.6590) General : Statistical mechanics
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics

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Focus Issue: Cold atomic gases in optical lattices

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2003
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 2004
Published: January 12, 2004

H. Fehrmann, M. Baranov, M. Lewenstein, and Luis Santos, "Quantum phases of Bose-Fermi mixtures in optical lattices," Opt. Express 12, 55-68 (2004)

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