Novel $p$-wave superfluids of fermionic polar molecules

A. K. Fedorov 1, 2 S. I. Matveenko 3, 2 V. I. Yudson 4, 1 G. V. Shlyapnikov 5, 2, 1, 6

Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 2016, 6, pp.27448

We show that recently suggested subwavelength lattices offer remarkable prospects for the observation of novel superfluids of fermionic polar molecules. It becomes realistic to obtain a topological $p$-wave superfluid of microwave-dressed polar molecules in 2D lattices at temperatures of the order of tens of nanokelvins, which is promising for topologically protected quantum information processing. Another foreseen novel phase is an interlayer $p$-wave superfluid of polar molecules in a bilayer geometry.

  • 1. Russian Quantum Center
  • 2. LPTMS - Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques
  • 3. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • 4. Institute of Spectroscopy
  • 5. Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics
  • 6. Van der Waals - Zeeman Institute