Quantum-gas microscopy with 40K

In this experiment we study ultracold and degenerate fermionic Potassium-40 atoms in a square optical lattice. We were among the first in the world to see individual fermionic atoms in a quantum gas microscope (see image above, and here ). Our lab has been recognised as the coldest place in Scotland in 2017. Recently we have implemented Raman Sideband cooling and we aim to use this experiment to discover new physics in the Fermi-Hubbard model in the upcomming years.

Interrested in our research or do you want to join our team as a master of PhD student? Please reach out to either of us:

Prof. Dr. S. Kuhr
Dr. A. La Rooij

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Paul Schroff

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Recent publications

Sub-Doppler laser cooling of 40K with Raman gray molasses on the D2 line. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 50, (2017).

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Single-atom imaging of fermions in a quantum-gas microscope. Nature Physics 11, 738–742 (2015).

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