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Dr. Sebastian Blatt

Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM

Conference Room Querzoli LENS

Published on-line at 12:31:41 PM on Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Towards site-resolved imaging of fermionic lithium quantum gases in two dimensions

Recent advances in site-resolved imaging and control of bosonic 87-Rb atoms trapped in optical lattices have enabled new possibilities for studying strongly-cor

Recent advances in site-resolved imaging and control of bosonic 87-Rb atoms trapped in optical lattices have enabled new possibilities for studying strongly-correlated quantum systems with ultracold atoms. We aim to extend this imaging technique to fermionic atoms, where quantum magnetism arises naturally from fermionic statistics. We load ultracold 6-Li atoms into a two-dimensional square lattice 10 micron below a high resolution microscope objective. The light mass of Li leads to system dynamics on fast timescales, and its broad Feshbach resonances allow precise control over the atomic interaction strength. We report on our progress towards trapping and single-site-resolved imaging of Li.

For further informations, please contact Dr Giacomo Roati.