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Title: Realizing type-II Weyl points in an optical lattice
Authors: Shastri, Kunal
Yang, Zhaoju
Zhang, Baile
Keywords: Photonics
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Shastri, K., Yang, Z., & Zhang, B. (2017). Realizing type-II Weyl points in an optical lattice. Physical Review B, 95, 014306-.
Series/Report no.: Physical Review B
Abstract: The recent discovery of the Lorentz symmetry-violating “type-II” Weyl semimetal phase has renewed interest in the study of Weyl physics in condensed-matter systems. However, tuning the exceptional properties of this novel state has remained a challenge. Optical lattices, created using standing laser beams, provide a convenient platform to tune tunneling parameters continuously in time. In this paper, we propose a generalized two level system exhibiting type-II Weyl points that can be realized using ultracold atoms in an optical lattice. The system is engineered using a three-dimensional lattice with complex π phase tunneling amplitudes. Various unique properties of the type-II Weyl semimetal such as open Fermi surface, anomalous chirality, and topological Fermi arcs can be probed using the proposed optical lattice scheme.
ISSN: 2469-9950
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.014306
Rights: © 2017 American Physical Society. This paper was published in Physical Review B and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of American Physical Society. The published version is available at: []. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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