Simulating (2+1)-dimensional lattice QED with dynamical matter using ultracold atoms

Erez Zohar*, J. Ignacio Cirac, Benni Reznik

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We suggest a method to simulate compact quantum electrodynamics using ultracold atoms in optical lattices, which includes dynamical Dirac fermions in 2+1 dimensions. This allows us to test the dynamical effects of confinement as well as the deformations and breaking of two-dimensional flux loops, and to observe the Wilson-loop area law.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number055302
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 29 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


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