# CMT Theory Seminar: Landau-Zener transitions in double-well optical lattices

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Regents 351

Andrij Shvaika

Institute for Condensed Matter Physics

Driven quantum systems are attracting a great interest and have wide applications from chemi-ionization reactions to optical lattices and quantum computing. In this talk an introductive review into “the simplest non-simple problem” of the time evolution of two level quantum system, the Landau-Zener problem, will be given. We consider simple 1D and 2D driven CDW fermionic optical lattices where an exact results can be obtained. Different time protocols are considered and the corresponding time evolutions are discussed.

Host: Jim Freericks