May 27, 2019
David Schuster & Jon Simon
A collaboration of the Simon and Schuster group have realized a photonic strongly interacting Mott insulator using a 1D lattice of superconducting qubits (shown below).
A key difference between photonic and electronic materials is that photon number is not conserved. We have developed dissipative stabilization protocols which can stabilize incompressible phases, including the Mott insulator.