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dc.contributor.authorWüster S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRost J.-M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T13:51:04Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T13:51:04Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.issn0953-4075
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/38222
dc.description.abstractWe review Rydberg aggregates, assemblies of a few Rydberg atoms exhibiting energy transport through collective eigenstates, considering isolated atoms or assemblies embedded within clouds of cold ground-state atoms. We classify Rydberg aggregates, and provide an overview of their possible applications as quantum simulators for phenomena from chemical or biological physics. Our main focus is on flexible Rydberg aggregates, in which atomic motion is an essential feature. In these, simultaneous control over Rydberg-Rydberg interactions, external trapping and electronic energies, allows Born-Oppenheimer surfaces for the motion of the entire aggregate to be tailored as desired. This is illustrated with theory proposals towards the demonstration of joint motion and excitation transport, conical intersections and non-adiabatic effects. Additional flexibility for quantum simulations is enabled by the use of dressed dipole-dipole interactions or the embedding of the aggregate in a cold gas or Bose-Einstein condensate environment. Finally we provide some guidance regarding the parameter regimes that are most suitable for the realization of either static or flexible Rydberg aggregates based on Li or Rb atoms. The current status of experimental progress towards enabling Rydberg aggregates is also reviewed. © 2018 IOP Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physicsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6455/aa9967en_US
dc.subjectexcitons, theoryen_US
dc.subjectmolecular aggregatesen_US
dc.subjectRydberg systemsen_US
dc.subjectultracold physicsen_US
dc.subjectAtomsen_US
dc.subjectBose-Einstein condensationen_US
dc.subjectGround stateen_US
dc.subjectQuantum chemistryen_US
dc.subjectStatistical mechanicsen_US
dc.subjectAdditional flexibilitiesen_US
dc.subjectBose-Einstein condensatesen_US
dc.subjectConical intersectionen_US
dc.subjectDipole dipole interactionsen_US
dc.subjectMolecular aggregateen_US
dc.subjectRydberg systemen_US
dc.subjectSimultaneous controlen_US
dc.subjectUltra-colden_US
dc.subjectAggregatesen_US
dc.titleRydberg aggregatesen_US
dc.typeReviewen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Physicsen_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber51en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1088/1361-6455/aa9967en_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishingen_US


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