3D array of large-spin fermions

3D array of large-spin fermions

In joint theoretical and experimental work with our theory colleagues A.-M. Rey (JILA) and B. Zhu (ITAMP) we investigate dipolar induced magnetization-conserving spin exchange dynamics with fermionic Er in a 3D optical lattice

The ERBIUM lab

The ERBIUM lab

The ERBIUM lab

Excitation spectrum of a trapped dipolar supersolid

Excitation spectrum of a trapped dipolar supersolid

In a combined theory and experimental work, we study the elementary excitations of trapped dipolar quantum gases crossing from regular superfluid to supersolid.

Observation of roton quasiparticles in Erbium

Observation of roton quasiparticles in Erbium

In collaboration with our theory collaborators from Innsbruck and Hannover, we have observed for the first time so-called roton quasiparticles in an ultracold bosonic gas of erbium atoms.

Polarizability of Erbium

Polarizability of Erbium

In collaboration with our theory colleagues from Paris, we have determined the dynamical polarizability of ultracold erbium atoms.

Crossover from a BEC to a macrodroplet

Crossover from a BEC to a macrodroplet

Together with our theory colleagues from Hannover, we have investigated the formation of a macrodroplet state in an ultracold bosonic gas of erbium atoms.

Extended Bose-Hubbard Model

Extended Bose-Hubbard Model

We have studied the extended Bose-Hubbard Model with dipolar Er atoms as well as how the superfluid-to-Mott-insulator transition is modified by the dipole-dipole interaction.

Quantum Chaos in Ultracold Collisions of Erbium

Quantum Chaos in Ultracold Collisions of Erbium

We have studied the scattering behavior of ultracold Er atoms and observed an enormous number of Fano-Feshbach scattering resonances.

Reaching Fermi Degeneracy via Universal Dipolar Scattering

Reaching Fermi Degeneracy via Universal Dipolar Scattering

We have reported on the creation of the first degenerate dipolar Fermi gas of erbium atoms.

Narrow-line magneto-optical trap for erbium

Narrow-line magneto-optical trap for erbium

We have reported on the experimental realization of a robust and efficient magneto-optical trap for erbium atoms, based on a narrow cooling transition at 583 nm.

ERBIUM LAB

Dipolar Quantum Gases of Erbium Atoms 

In our ERBIUM Lab, we daily produce Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) and degenerate Fermi gases (dFG) of strongly magnetic Er atoms, which is the last born species in the family of Bose condensed atoms. Based on the richness of Er internal level structure, we were able to devise a very simple approach to reach quantum degeneracy with this complex species. In 2012, we produced the first Er BEC and shortly after the first dFG. Er degenerate quantum gases have an extremely prominent dipolar character because of their large atomic magnetic moment, opening the possibility to study fascinating effect arising from the anisotropic and long-range dipole-dipole interaction.

If you want to learn more about Er, you can find more info in the publications and/or contact us!

Featured Publications

A full list of the Er publications can be found here

 

Lab news
Dani held his defense for his PhD thesis and is now officially a Doctor of Philosophy. He will continue to carry out his research as a post-doctoral fellow beginning of next year in the group of David Norris at the ETH. Congratulations and good luck!
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Welcome to Amal El-Arrach and Simon Gschwendter, who have joined respectively the T-REQS and the Erbium teams for their master thesis.
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Our publication on the first-time observation of roton quasiparticles in quantum gases was chosen by the editors of Nature Physics as one of their favorite papers of the past 15 years. To mark the anniversary of the journal, the most important works in the various disciplines of physics are presented.
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On July 23th, the Erbium Team was hiking to the Meissner Haus near Innsbruck to get together for a discussion day.
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Since May 15th 2020, Lauriane has joined the Editorial Board of New Journal of Physics (NJP). NJP is a scientific journal publishing important new research with significance across a broad readership.
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Jan held his defense for his PhD thesis and is now officially a Doctor of Philosophy. He will continue to carry out his research as a post-doctoral fellow in the group of Selim Jochim in Heidelberg. Congratulations and good luck!
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Lab Team

Jane
Jane


Francesca Ferlaino, Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Group Leader / PI

Mike
Mike



Manfred Mark, Dr.

Senior Scientist/ Research Assistant

John
John


Lauriane Chomaz, Dr.

Post-Doc (ERBIUM)

John
John


Bing Yang, Dr.

Post-Doc (ERBIUM)

John
John



Daniel Petter, MSc.

PhD Student
(ERBIUM)

John
John



Alexander Patscheider, MSc.

PhD Student
(ERBIUM)

John
John



Gabriele Natale, MSc.

PhD Student
(ERBIUM)

John
John



Simon Gschwendtner, BSc.

Master Student
(ERBIUM)