Topological Wilson-loop area law manifested using a superposition of loops

Erez Zohar*, Benni Reznik

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Abstract

We introduce a new topological effect involving interference of two meson loops, manifesting a path-independent topological area dependence. The effect also draws a connection between quark confinement, Wilson-loops and topological interference effects. Although this is only a gedanken experiment in the context of particle physics, such an experiment may be realized and used as a tool to test confinement effects and phase transitions in quantum simulation of dynamic gauge theories.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043041
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume15
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

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