Mixtures of ultracold atoms in one-dimensional disordered potentials

François Crépin, Gergely Zaránd, Pascal Simon

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Abstract

We study interacting one-dimensional two-component mixtures of cold atoms in a random potential, and extend the results reported earlier. We construct the phase diagram of a disordered Bose-Fermi mixture as a function of the strength of the Bose-Bose and Bose-Fermi interactions, and the ratio of the bosonic sound velocity and the Fermi velocity. Performing renormalization group and variational calculations, three phases are identified: (i) a fully delocalized two-component Luttinger liquid with superfluid bosons and fermions, (ii) a fully localized phase with both components pinned by disorder, and (iii) an intermediate phase where fermions are localized but bosons are superfluid. Within the variational approach, each phase corresponds to a different level of replica symmetry breaking. In the fully localized phase we find that the bosonic and fermionic localization lengths can largely differ. We also compute the long-wavelength asymptotic behavior of the momentum distribution as well as that of the structure factor of the atoms (both experimentally accessible), and discuss how the three phases can be experimentally distinguished.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023625
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume85
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 21 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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