The spin-1 bosons interacting antiferromagnetically in an optical lattice were investigated to study the superfluid-Mott insulator (SF-MI) transition. The phase boundaries between SF and MI phase were calculated to study the SF-MI transition of spin-0 bosons to the spin-1 case. The zero-temperature phase diagram was obtained by a mean-field approximation, starting from the Bose-Hubbard tight-binding model for spin-1 bosons. The results show that the MI phase is strongly stabilized against the SF phase when the number of atoms per lattice is even.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Oct|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)