Our Erbium MOT

Our Erbium MOT

we created our first MOT of Erbium atoms

Setting up the experiment

Setting up the experiment

View through the experiment into the atomic beam source

The team and the lab

The team and the lab

The team enjoying our new lab space

Optical tables in new lab

Optical tables in new lab

Our optical tables arrived an the new lab space

New lab space

New lab space

our empty new lab space before insertion of optical tables

T-REQS LAB

We are currently designing and building a new experimental apparatus to study Rydberg states of multi-valence electrons.

Using our strong experience from the ERBIUM and the RARE experiment, we will set up a similar apparatus exploiting a transversal cooling chamber, Zeeman-slower, and a main chamber with a 5-beam MOT. The main chamber will also feature a versatile electric-field control to provide precise control over the Rydberg atoms.

Rydberg states in multi-electron atoms

Rydberg atoms are well-known for their exaggerated properties, especially their strong long-range interaction due to their extremely large dipole moment. In recent years, tremendous progress has been made, in both experimental as well as theoretical work, in studying their properties and first applications for quantum simulation. However, most of these studies concentrate on single- or two-electron systems like alkali, alkaline-earth or alkaline-earth-like atomic species. We will extent the studies to a new class of atomic complexity by investigating the multi-electron atom erbium.

Lab news
Goodbye to Juan Recoaro, who is leaving the T-Reqs lab after his Masters' internship.
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Welcome to Juan Recoaro, who is joining T-Reqs lab for his Masters' internship.
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Welcome to Antonio Ortu, who is joining the T-REQS lab as a postdoc.
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Welcome to Johanna Hennebichler, who has joined the T-Reqs team for her Master Thesis.
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It is now an exciting time to work with ultracold highly-magnetic quantum gases, thrived by the rapid developments of quantum science based on lanthanide species. We are continually searching for outstanding Master and PhD Students!
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Our review on the quantum many-body physics in ultracold magnetic lanthanides is now published in Nature Physics!
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Lab Team

Francesca Ferlaino, Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Group Leader / PI

Manfred Mark, Dr.

Senior Scientist/ Research Assistant

Hagai Edri, Dr.

Post-Doc (T-REQS)

Antonio Ortu, Dr.

Post-Doc (T-REQS)

Julian Maloberti, MSc.

PhD Student (T-REQS)

Samuel White, MSci.

PhD Student (T-REQS)

Johanna Hennebichler Johanna Hennebichler

Johanna Hennebichler, BSc.

Master Student