Quantum spin liquid is an exotic phase of matter with intrinsic topological order, which has been a major focus of explorations in condensed matter physics for the past several decades. In this talk, I will lead a discussion about a novel platform of Rydberg atoms array[1] to explore such exotic phase. I will first introduce the recent theoretical idea about realizing the physics of quantum dimer model [2][3], known as an exactly solvable model of spin liquid, in the platform of Rydberg atoms array. Then I will discuss some recent experimental progresses in this direction[4].

[1] Antoine Browaeys and Thierry Lahaye, Many-body physics with individually controlled Rydberg atoms, Nature Physics, 16, 132 (2020).

[2] Ruben Verresen, Mikhail D. Lukin, and Ashvin Vishwanath, Prediction of Toric Code Topological Order from Rydberg Blockade, PRX 11, 031005 (2021).

[3] Rhine Samajdara, Wen Wei Ho, Hannes Pichler, Mikhail D. Lukina, and Subir Sachdev, Quantum phases of Rydberg atoms on a kagome lattice, PNAS (2021).

[4] Lukin’s group, Probing Topological Spin Liquids on a Programmable Quantum Simulator, arXiv: 2104.04119.