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A Mott insulator in a 2D optical lattice

2015-01-14

Writer(s): C.-L. Hung

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Density profile (left) of a trapped 2D gas loaded into a 2D optical lattice. Compressibility profile (right) reveals the 'wedding-cake' structure of underlying Mott insulator (low compressibility) and superfluid (high compressibility) domains.

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