Interaction-induced adiabatic cooling for antiferromagnetism in optical lattices
|Titre||Interaction-induced adiabatic cooling for antiferromagnetism in optical lattices|
|Type de publication||Journal Article|
|Auteurs||Dare AM, Raymond L, Albinet G, Tremblay A-MS|
|Journal||Physical Review B|
|Année de publication||2007|
In the experimental context of cold-fermion optical lattices, we discuss the possibilities to approach the pseudogap or ordered phases by manipulating the scattering length or the strength of the laser-induced lattice potential. Using the two-particle self-consistent approach, as well as quantum Monte Carlo simulations, we provide isentropic curves for the two- and three-dimensional Hubbard models at half-filling. These quantitative results are important for practical attempts to reach the ordered antiferromagnetic phase in experiments on optical lattices of two-component fermions. We find that adiabatically turning on the interaction in two dimensions to cool the system is not very effective. In three dimensions, adiabatic cooling to the antiferromagnetic phase can be achieved in such a manner, although the cooling efficiency is not as high as initially suggested by dynamical mean-field theory. Adiabatic cooling by turning off the repulsion beginning at strong coupling is possible in certain cases.