Theoretical seminar. Poddubny
Alexander N. Poddubny (Ioffe Institute, Australian National University, ITMO University)
'Quantum Hall phase emerging in an array of atoms interacting with photons'
Abstract: I will discuss interaction of a photon pair with an array of closely-spaced two-level atoms in a waveguide [arXiv:2003.08257]. I predict that this simple quantum setup demonstrates the quantum Hall phase with topological edge states, spectral Landau levels, and Hofstadter butterfly. In stark contrast to many existing studies, the topological order emerges solely from interactions in a simple periodic array and does not require any lattice engineering, application of external fields, or other fine tuning.