Volume 81, Number 3, February 2008
Article Number 37004
Number of page(s) 4
Section Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties
Published online 31 December 2007
EPL, 81 (2008) 37004
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/81/37004

Spin-glasses in optical cavity

C. F. Lee1 and N. F. Johnson2

1  Physics Department, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University - Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, UK
2  Physics Department, University of Miami - Coral Gables, Florida FL 33124, USA

received 6 September 2007; accepted in final form 26 November 2007; published February 2008
published online 31 December 2007

Recent advances in nanofabrication and optical control have garnered tremendous interest in multi-qubit-cavity systems. Here we analyze a spin-glass version of such a nanostructure, solving analytically for the phase diagrams in both the matter and radiation subsystems in the replica symmetric regime. Interestingly, the resulting phase transitions turn out to be tunable simply by varying the matter-radiation coupling strength.

75.10.Nr - Spin-glass and other random models.
42.50.Fx - Cooperative phenomena in quantum optical systems.
32.80.-t - Photon interactions with atoms.

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