Spatial correlations of one-dimensional driven-dissipative systems of Rydberg atoms

  • Hu A
  • Lee T
  • Clark C
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We consider a one-dimensional lattice of atoms with laser excitation to a Rydberg state and spontaneous emission. The atoms are coupled due to the dipole-dipole interaction of the Rydberg states. This driven-dissipative system has a broad range of non-equilibrium phases, such as antiferromagnetic ordering and bistability. Using the quantum trajectory method, we calculate the spatial correlation function throughout the parameter space for up to 20 lattice sites. We show that bistability significantly strengthens the spatial correlations.

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  • Anzi Hu

  • Tony E. Lee

  • Charles W. Clark

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