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Author Block, J. Kusk ♦ Nygaard, N.
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2010-02-16
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Condensed Matter - Quantum Gases ♦ physics:cond-mat
Abstract We consider the fate of the Dirac points in the spectrum of a honeycomb optical lattice in the presence of a harmonic confining potential. By numerically solving the tight binding model we calculate the density of states, and find that the energy dependence can be understood from analytical arguments. In addition, we show that the density of states of the harmonically trapped lattice system can be understood by application of a local density approximation based on the density of states of the homogeneous lattice. The Dirac points are found to survive locally in the trap as evidenced by the local density of states. They furthermore give rise to a distinct spatial profile of a noninteracting Fermi gas.
Description Reference: Phys. Rev. A 81, 053421 (2010)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 8


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