This proposal is to explore fundamentally new quantum states, the spin-orbit Bose-Einstein condensates, predicted theoretically by Galitski et al. and subsequently observed experimentally. These states host a variety of fascinating novel phenomena, which can be exploited for ultra-sensitive interferometry and topological quantum computing. The proposed research is to develop a complete description of these phases and design new quantum devices that utilize their properties. The fundamental significance of the proposal is in bringing together ideas from the diverse fields of atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter, quantum information, and topology and its direct relevance to the development of a new generation of quantum devices.
|Effective start/end date
|2/01/14 → 31/12/17
- Australian Research Council (ARC): A$789,144.00
- Australian Research Council (ARC): A$65,900.00