We study a coupled array of coherently driven photonic cavities, which maps onto a driven-dissipative XY spin-12 model with ferromagnetic couplings in the limit of strong optical nonlinearities. Using a site-decoupled mean-field approximation, we identify steady state phases with canted antiferromagnetic order, in addition to limit cycle phases, where oscillatory dynamics persist indefinitely. We also identify collective bistable phases, where the system supports two steady states among spatially uniform, antiferromagnetic, and limit cycle phases. We compare these mean-field results to exact quantum trajectories simulations for finite one-dimensional arrays. The exact results exhibit short-range antiferromagnetic order for parameters that have significant overlap with the mean-field phase diagram. In the mean-field bistable regime, the exact quantum dynamics exhibits real-time collective switching between macroscopically distinguishable states. We present a clear physical picture for this dynamics, and establish a simple relationship between the switching times and properties of the quantum Liouvillian.

1 aWilson, Ryan, M.1 aMahmud, Khan, W.1 aHu, Anzi1 aGorshkov, Alexey, V.1 aHafezi, Mohammad1 aFoss-Feig, Michael uhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1601.0685701814nas a2200205 4500008004100000245007600041210006900117260001500186300001100201490000700212520120100219100001901420700002701439700001301466700002301479700002101502700002401523700002501547856003601572 2016 eng d00aKaleidoscope of quantum phases in a long-range interacting spin-1 chain0 aKaleidoscope of quantum phases in a longrange interacting spin1 c2016/05/11 a2051150 v933 aMotivated by recent trapped-ion quantum simulation experiments, we carry out a comprehensive study of the phase diagram of a spin-1 chain with XXZ-type interactions that decay as 1/rα, using a combination of finite and infinite-size DMRG calculations, spin-wave analysis, and field theory. In the absence of long-range interactions, varying the spin-coupling anisotropy leads to four distinct phases: a ferromagnetic Ising phase, a disordered XY phase, a topological Haldane phase, and an antiferromagnetic Ising phase. If long-range interactions are antiferromagnetic and thus frustrated, we find primarily a quantitative change of the phase boundaries. On the other hand, ferromagnetic (non-frustrated) long-range interactions qualitatively impact the entire phase diagram. Importantly, for α≲3, long-range interactions destroy the Haldane phase, break the conformal symmetry of the XY phase, give rise to a new phase that spontaneously breaks a U(1) continuous symmetry, and introduce an exotic tricritical point with no direct parallel in short-range interacting spin chains. We show that the main signatures of all five phases found could be observed experimentally in the near future. 1 aGong, Zhe-Xuan1 aMaghrebi, Mohammad, F.1 aHu, Anzi1 aFoss-Feig, Michael1 aRicherme, Philip1 aMonroe, Christopher1 aGorshkov, Alexey, V. uhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1510.0210801535nas a2200193 4500008004100000245005200041210005100093260001500144300001100159490000700170520099900177100001901176700002701195700001301222700002201235700002301257700002501280856003601305 2016 eng d00aTopological phases with long-range interactions0 aTopological phases with longrange interactions c2016/01/08 a0411020 v933 a Topological phases of matter are primarily studied in quantum many-body systems with short-range interactions. Whether various topological phases can survive in the presence of long-range interactions, however, is largely unknown. Here we show that a paradigmatic example of a symmetry-protected topological phase, the Haldane phase of an antiferromagnetic spin-1 chain, surprisingly remains intact in the presence of arbitrarily slowly decaying power-law interactions. The influence of long-range interactions on the topological order is largely quantitative, and we expect similar results for more general systems. Our conclusions are based on large-scale matrix-product-state simulations and two complementary effective-field-theory calculations. The striking agreement between the numerical and analytical results rules out finite-size effects. The topological phase considered here should be experimentally observable in a recently developed trapped-ion quantum simulator. 1 aGong, Zhe-Xuan1 aMaghrebi, Mohammad, F.1 aHu, Anzi1 aWall, Michael, L.1 aFoss-Feig, Michael1 aGorshkov, Alexey, V. uhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1505.0314601241nas a2200181 4500008004100000245007500041210006900116260001500185490000700200520070200207100001300909700001500922700001900937700002000956700002300976700002300999856003701022 2011 eng d00aDetecting paired and counterflow superfluidity via dipole oscillations0 aDetecting paired and counterflow superfluidity via dipole oscill c2011/10/270 v843 a We suggest an experimentally feasible procedure to observe paired and counterflow superfluidity in ultra-cold atom systems. We study the time evolution of one-dimensional mixtures of bosonic atoms in an optical lattice following an abrupt displacement of an additional weak confining potential. We find that the dynamic responses of the paired superfluid phase for attractive inter-species interactions and the counterflow superfluid phase for repulsive interactions are qualitatively distinct and reflect the quasi long-range order that characterizes these states. These findings suggest a clear experimental procedure to detect these phases, and give an intuitive insight into their dynamics. 1 aHu, Anzi1 aMathey, L.1 aTiesinga, Eite1 aDanshita, Ippei1 aWilliams, Carl, J.1 aClark, Charles, W. uhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1103.3513v301378nas a2200157 4500008004100000245007600041210006900117260001300186490000700199520090300206100001301109700001501122700002301137700002301160856003701183 2010 eng d00aNoise correlations of one-dimensional Bose mixtures in optical lattices0 aNoise correlations of onedimensional Bose mixtures in optical la c2010/6/20 v813 a We study the noise correlations of one-dimensional binary Bose mixtures, as a probe of their quantum phases. In previous work, we found a rich structure of many-body phases in such mixtures, such as paired and counterflow superfluidity. Here we investigate the signature of these phases in the noise correlations of the atomic cloud after time-of-flight expansion, using both Luttinger liquid theory and the time-evolving block decimation (TEBD) method. We find that paired and counterflow superfluidity exhibit distinctive features in the noise spectra. We treat both extended and inhomogeneous systems, and our numerical work shows that the essential physics of the extended systems is present in the trapped-atom systems of current experimental interest. For paired and counterflow superfluid phases, we suggest methods for extracting Luttinger parameters from noise correlation spectroscopy. 1 aHu, Anzi1 aMathey, L.1 aWilliams, Carl, J.1 aClark, Charles, W. uhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1002.4918v201819nas a2200181 4500008004100000245009700041210006900138260001400207490000700221520125900228100001301487700001501500700002001515700001901535700002301554700002301577856003701600 2009 eng d00aCounterflow and paired superfluidity in one-dimensional Bose mixtures in optical lattices 0 aCounterflow and paired superfluidity in onedimensional Bose mixt c2009/8/240 v803 a We study the quantum phases of mixtures of ultra-cold bosonic atoms held in an optical lattice that confines motion or hopping to one spatial dimension. The phases are found by using Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid theory as well as the numerical method of time evolving block decimation (TEBD). We consider a binary mixture with repulsive intra-species interactions, and either repulsive or attractive inter-species interaction. For a homogeneous system, we find paired- and counterflow-superfluid phases at different filling and hopping energies. We also predict parameter regions in which these types of superfluid order coexist with charge density wave order. We show that the Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid theory and TEBD qualitatively agree on the location of the phase boundary to superfluidity. We then describe how these phases are modified and can be detected when an additional harmonic trap is present. In particular, we show how experimentally measurable quantities, such as time-of-flight images and the structure factor, can be used to distinguish the quantum phases. Finally, we suggest applying a Feshbach ramp to detect the paired superfluid state, and a $\pi/2$ pulse followed by Bragg spectroscopy to detect the counterflow superfluid phase. 1 aHu, Anzi1 aMathey, L.1 aDanshita, Ippei1 aTiesinga, Eite1 aWilliams, Carl, J.1 aClark, Charles, W. uhttp://arxiv.org/abs/0906.2150v1