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

In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Francesca Ferlaino was elected a Corresponding Member of the Mathematical and Natural Sciences Class of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
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Welcome to Arfor, who has joined the Erbium team as PhD Student.
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Farwell to Daniel Petter and Philipp Ilzhöfer, who obtained their PhD toward the end of 2020 and are now heading for new challanges. We wish you every success in your future life!
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Welcome to Daniel Grün, who is joining the Erbium team in the frame of our Excellence Fellowship for master students.
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After 5 productive years in the Dipolar Quantum Gas Group, Lauriane Chomaz is moving to the University of Heidelberg as Tenure-Track Professor. Congratulation Lauriane! We wish you great success in your next adventure in physics
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Lauriane and Francesca, together with Blair Blakie and Danny Bailly (Otago University), theoretically studied the supersolid phase diagram of dipolar quantum Bose gases in cylindrical geometries. The work is now published in Physical Review Research.
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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




Maybe You, Dr.

Post-Doc (ERBIUM)


John
John



Alexander Patscheider, MSc.

PhD Student
(ERBIUM)

John
John



Gabriele Natale, MSc.

PhD Student
(ERBIUM)

John
John



Arfor Houwman, MSc.

PhD Student
(Erbium)

John
John



Simon Gschwendtner, BSc.

Master Student
(ERBIUM)