Peculiar supersolid phases induced by frustrated tunneling in the extended Bose-Hubbard model
AbstractBy using a state-of-the-art tensor network state method, we study the ground-state phase diagram of an extended Bose-Hubbard model on the square lattice with frustrated next-nearest-neighbor tunneling. In the hard-core limit, tunneling frustration stabilizes a peculiar half-supersolid phase with one sublattice being superfluid and the other sublattice being Mott insulator away from half filling. In the soft-core case, the model shows very rich phase diagrams above half filling, including three different types of supersolid phases depending on the interaction parameters. The considered model provides a promising route to experimentally search for a novel stable supersolid state induced by frustrated tunneling in the region below half filling with dipolar atoms or molecules.