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Abstract's title: Dissipative Phase Transition of Incoherently Driven Lattice Bosons
Submitting author: Orazio Scarlatella
Affiliation: Insitute de Physique Théorique (IPhT)-CEA/Saclay, Paris
Affiliation Address: Institut de Physique Théorique - UMR 3681 - Orme des Merisiers - bâtiment 774 Point courrier 136 - CEA/DRF/IPhT - CEA/Saclay F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex – FRANCE
Country: France
Oral presentation/Poster (Author's request): Oral presentation
Other authors and affiliations: Marco Schirò

Developments in quantum engineering have brought forth the possibility of studying emergent collective phenomena in hybrid systems of interacting matter and light. These platforms, which are intrinsically driven and dissipative, allow to probe fundamental quantum many-body physics in uncharted territories. In this talk I will discuss the steady state and dynamical properties of an incoherently driven Bose Hubbard model and its dissipative phase transition between a non-equilibrium superfluid and a Mott-like insulating state. I will highlight the crucial role of the pumping scheme and the unique features that emerge in the driven-dissipative case as compared to the well known equilibrium quantum phase transition.