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    Capacity Bounds for Two-Hop Interference Networks

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    This paper considers a two-hop interference network, where two users transmit independent messages to their respective receivers with the help of two relay nodes. The transmitters do not have direct links to the receivers; instead, two relay nodes serve as intermediaries between the transmitters and receivers. Each hop, one from the transmitters to the relays and the other from the relays to the receivers, is modeled as a Gaussian interference channel, thus the network is essentially a cascade of two interference channels. For this network, achievable symmetric rates for different parameter regimes under decode-and- forward relaying and amplify-and-forward relaying are proposed and the corresponding coding schemes are carefully studied. Numerical results are also provided.Comment: 8 pages, 5 figures, presented in Allerton Conference'0

    Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Honeycomb Optical Lattice: Fingerprint of Superfluidity at the Dirac Point

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    Mean-field Bloch bands of a Bose-Einstein condensate in a honeycomb optical lattice are computed. We find that the topological structure of the Bloch bands at the Dirac point is changed completely by the atomic interaction of arbitrary small strength: the Dirac point is extended into a closed curve and an intersecting tube structure arises around the original Dirac point. These tubed Bloch bands are caused by the superfluidity of the system. Furthermore, they imply the inadequacy of the tight-binding model to describe an interacting Boson system around the Dirac point and the breakdown of adiabaticity by interaction of arbitrary small strength
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