Seminar über Quanten-, Atom- und Neutronenphysik (QUANTUM)

April 29, 2021 at 2 p.m. only via Zoom

Prof. Dr. Peter van Loock
Institut für Physik

Dr. Lars von der Wense
Institut für Physik

Dissipative Time Crystal in an atom-cavity System
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hemmerich (Institut für Laser-Physik, Universität Hamburg)

I will review our recent research on time crystal dynamics in an atom-cavity system. In contrast to discrete time crystals in driven closed systems, where dissipation constitutes an undesired obstacle, I will discuss an ansatz, where tailored dissipation and fluctuations, induced via controlled coupling to a suitable environment, stabilize time crystal dynamics. The central signature in our implementation in a driven open atom-cavity system is a period doubled switching between distinct chequerboard density wave patterns, induced by the interplay between controlled cavity-dissipation, cavity-mediated interactions and external driving. We demonstrate the robustness of this dynamical phase against system parameter changes and temporal perturbations of the driving.