Yangqian Yan

Yangqian Yan
Purdue University | Purdue · Department of Physics

PhD

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The interplay between matter particles and gauge fields in physical spaces with nontrivial geometries can lead to novel topological quantum matter. However, detailed microscopic mechanisms are often obscure, and unconventional spaces are generally challenging to construct in solids. Highly controllable atomic systems can quantum simulate such physi...
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Engineering lattice models with tailored inter-site tunnelings and onsite energies could synthesize essentially arbitrary Riemannian surfaces with highly tunable local curvatures. Here, we point out that discrete synthetic Poincaré half-planes and Poincaré disks, which are created by lattices in flat planes, support infinitely degenerate eigenstate...
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Engineering lattice models with tailored inter-site tunneling and onsite energies could synthesize essentially arbitrary Riemannian surfaces with highly tunable local curvatures. As examples, we point out how to realize a discrete synthetic Poincar\'e half-plane and Poincar\'e disk, using two-dimensional lattices in flat planes. In such hyperbolic...
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A discrete time crystal (DTC) repeats itself with a rigid rhythm, mimicking a ticking clock set by the interplay between its internal structures and an external force. Discrete time crystals promise profound applications in precision timekeeping and other quantum techniques. However, it has been facing a grand challenge of thermalization. The perio...
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Synthetic spaces allow physicists to bypass constraints imposed by certain physical laws in experiments. Here, we show that a synthetic torus, which consists of a ring trap in the real space and internal states of ultracold atoms cyclically coupled by Laguerre-Gaussian Raman beams, could be threaded by a net effective magnetic flux through its surf...
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A discrete time crystal (DTC) repeats itself with a rigid rhythm, mimicking a ticking clock set by the interplay between its internal structures and an external force. DTCs promise profound applications in precision time-keeping and other quantum techniques. However, it has been facing a grand challenge of thermalization. The periodic driving suppl...
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Synthetic spaces allow physicists to bypass constraints imposed by certain physical laws in experiments. Here, we show that a synthetic torus, which consists of a ring trap in the real space and internal states of ultracold atoms cyclically coupled by Laguerre-Gaussian Raman beams, could be threaded by a net effective magnetic flux through its surf...
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The geometry of a physical space is a key ingredient underlying many exotic quantum phenomena. However, accessing physical spaces with non-trivial geometries and many associated unique phenomena are often impeded by experimental constraints. Here, we realize a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) on a synthetic cylindrical surface subject to a net radial...
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Coherent control of reactants remains a long-standing challenge in quantum chemistry. In particular, we have studied laser-induced molecular formation (photoassociation) in a Raman-dressed spin-orbit-coupled Rb87 Bose-Einstein condensate, whose spin quantum state is a superposition of multiple bare spin components. In contrast to the notably differ...
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Yang monopole as a zero-dimensional topological defect has been well established in multiple fields in physics. However, it remains an intriguing question to understand interaction effects on Yang monopoles. Here, we show that collective motions of many interacting bosons give rise to exotic topological defects that are distinct from Yang monopoles...
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Monte Carlo techniques have played an important role in understanding strongly-correlated systems across many areas of physics, covering a wide range of energy and length scales. Among the many Monte Carlo methods applicable to quantum mechanical systems, the path integral Monte Carlo approach with its variants has been employed widely. Since semi-...
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Deterministic preparation of an ultracold harmonically trapped one-dimensional Fermi gas consisting of a few fermions has been realized by the Heidelberg group. Using Floquet formalism, we study the time dynamics of two- and three-fermion systems in a harmonic trap under an oscillating magnetic field. We explore the dependence of these dynamics on...
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The unitary equal-mass Fermi gas with zero-range interactions constitutes a paradigmatic model system that is relevant to atomic, condensed matter, nuclear, particle, and astro physics. This work determines the fourth-order virial coefficient $b_4$ of such a strongly-interacting Fermi gas using a customized \textit{ab inito} path integral Monte Car...
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The low-energy spectrum of $N$-boson clusters with pairwise zero-range interactions is believed to be governed by a three-body parameter. We study the ground state of $N$-boson clusters with infinite two-body $s$-wave scattering length by performing {\em{ab initio}} Monte Carlo simulations. To prevent Thomas collapse, different finite-range three-b...
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Ultracold atomic gases are, to a very good approximation, described by pairwise zero-range interactions. This paper demonstrates that $N$-body systems with two-body zero-range interactions can be treated reliably and efficiently by the finite temperature and ground state path integral Monte Carlo approaches, using the exact two-body propagator for...
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The transition from "few to many" has recently been probed experimentally in an ultra cold harmonically confined one-dimensional lithium gas, in which a single impurity atom interacts with a background gas consisting of one, two, or more identical fermions [A. N. Wenz {\em{et al.}}, Science {\bf{342}}, 457 (2013)]. For repulsive interactions betwee...
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Motivated by recent experimental investigations of Cs-Cs-Li Efimov resonances, this work theoretically investigates the few-body properties of $N-1$ non-interacting identical heavy bosons, which interact with a light impurity through a large $s$-wave scattering length. For Cs-Cs-Cs-Li, we predict the existence of universal four-body states with ene...
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While the zero-temperature properties of harmonically trapped cold few-atom systems have been discussed fairly extensively over the past decade, much less is known about the finite-temperature properties. Working in the canonical ensemble, we characterize small harmonically trapped atomic systems as a function of the temperature using analytical an...
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Superfluidity is a fascinating phenomenon that, at the macroscopic scale, leads to dissipationless flow and the emergence of vortices. While these macroscopic manifestations of superfluidity are well described by theories that have their origin in Landau's two-fluid model, our microscopic understanding of superfluidity is far from complete. Using a...
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Ultracold atomic gases with short-range interactions are characterized by a number of universal species-independent relations. Many of these relations involve the two-body Tan contact. Employing the canonical ensemble, we determine the Tan contact for small harmonically trapped two-component Fermi gases at unitarity over a wide range of temperature...

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