Atomic color superfluid via three-body loss

A. Kantian, M. Dalmonte, S. Diehl, W. Hofstetter, P. Zoller, A.J. Daley

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Large three-body loss rates in a three-component Fermi gas confined in an optical lattice can dynamically prevent atoms from tunneling so as to occupy a lattice site with three atoms. This effective constraint not only suppresses the occurrence of actual loss events, but stabilizes BCS-pairing phases by suppressing the formation of trions. We study the effect of the constraint on the many-body physics using bosonization and density matrix renormalization group techniques, and also investigate the full dissipative dynamics including loss for the example of Li6.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2009


  • atomic color
  • superfluid
  • three-body loss

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