Dynamics of a bistable Mott insulator to superfluid phase transition in cavity optomechanics

K. Zhang, W. Chen, Pierre Meystre

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We study the dynamics of the many-body state of ultracold bosons trapped in a bistable optical lattice in an optomechanical resonator controlled by a time-dependent input field. We focus on the dynamics of the many-body system following discontinuous jumps of the intracavity field. We identify experimentally realizable parameters for the bistable quantum phase transition between Mott insulator and superfluid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-670
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2010



  • BEC
  • Optomechanics
  • Phase transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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