Publication

Quantum-gas microscopy with K40
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 link). 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.
Quantum-gas microscopy with K<sup>40</sup>
Quantum-gas microscopy with Rb87
In this experiment we study ultracold and degenrate bosonic Rubidium atoms in a square optical lattice. We use high resolution static and dynamic programmable potentials to modify the lattice potential that traps the atoms.
Quantum-gas microscopy with Rb<sup>87</sup>
Quantum Error Correction (QuERy)
This project, supported by a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship and M Squared Lasers, seeks to develop a new experiment focused on creating dual-species arrays of Cs and Rb for quantum error correction. This is integrated within a 4K closed-cycle cryostat to obtain extended trap lifetime for scaling to large numbers of qubits, and will focus on exploiting long-range dipole interactions between Rydberg states of each species to enable mid-circuit, non-destructive readout and generation of topologically protected logical qubits as a route towards fault tolerant digital quantum computing.
Quantum Error Correction (QuERy)
Caesium in lattice potentials
Group Haller
Caesium in lattice potentials
Compact Components
Group McGilligan
Compact Components
THz Generation
The band within the electromagnetic spectrum between about 300 GHz and 3 THz is often referred to as terahertz radiation. Terahertz radiation is considered to be an upcoming technology in material inspection, quality control, gas sensing, surveillance and security applications, and wireless, short-haul communication. We study a method to produce THz radiation by mixing two cw infrared lasers in a special kind of semiconductor (low-temperature grown GaAs).
THz Generation