Sensing Interactions in atomic quantum systems
Interacting (many-body) systems are ubiquitous in Nature, yet the universality in their building blocks enables us to simulate and study them using scale models in the laboratory. Trapped ions and ultracold neutral quantum gases are among the key platforms that facilitate this analog quantum simulation. However, to fully benefit from combining these fields and creating a hybrid ion-atom system, it is essential to understand, characterize, and control the interactions between the atoms and ions. Our experiments focus on this exploration and on using this knowledge to enhance our understanding of quantum chemistry, cold molecules, impurity physics, and quantum simulation of many-body systems. Hybrid ion-atom systems benefit both from the spatial localization and addressability of the ions as well as the long coherence times and scalability of the atoms.
We’re hiring: Join the build!
As a new research group, we are looking for BSc/MSc Students and PhD candidates to join the team and build the setup for ion trapping and creating the ultracold quantum gas.
Interested? For more information contact Rianne Lous
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Our most recent peer reviewed publications
Ultracold ion-atom experiments(2022)
Probing the Interface of a Phase-Separated State in a Repulsive Bose-Fermi MixturePhysical Review Letters (2018)
Thermometry of a deeply degenerate Fermi gas with a Bose-Einstein condensatePhysical Review A (2017)
Lifetime of Feshbach dimers in a Fermi-Fermi mixture of Li-6 and K-40Physical Review A (2016)
Ultrafast many-body interferometry of impurities coupled to a Fermi seaScience (2016)
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