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

The Elise-Richter fellowship programme from the FWF is a prestigious and selective programme dedicated to senior female post-docs, helping them to achieve independence and guiding them toward the next step of their academic career and in particular their habilitation.
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We are pleased to announce the launching a novel excellence fellowship program to provide support to external master students willing to join our group for their research project. The call for application for the year 2020 is now open. Application should be submitted until April 15th 2020 for an internship
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In a combined theory and experimental work, we study the elementary excitations of trapped dipolar quantum gases crossing from regular superfluid to supersolid. Our work is now published in PRL and summarized in the Synopsis by Sophia Chen.
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In quantum physics, the spectrum of elementary excitations dictates the way a quantum system behaves and reacts to perturbations. Hence, in superfluids, the possibility of frictionless flow is encoded in their excitation spectrum.
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In a joint work from the RARE and ERBIUM team as well as our theory collaborator from IQOQI, Rick van Bijnen, we have observed hallmarks of supersolidity in dipolar quantum gases of Erbium and Dysprosium. Our work is highlighted in a Viewpoint article in Physics by T. Donner.
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Alexandre de Martino, master student from the Institut d'Optique at Palaiseau, France, joins our group for five months to do his final master internship. He will focus on upgrading the transversal cooling scheme of our Erbium experiment.
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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)