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Congratulations Alicia Kollár, PhD!
We created the first spin-orbit-coupled dipolar Fermi gas with Dy! Read about it in PRX here.
APS Physics Viewpoint on quantum flucuations in imploding dipolar condensates.
Benjamin promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
Digital Micromirror Devices (DMD) provide a robust platform with which to implement digital holography, in principle providing the means to rapidly generate propagating transverse electromagnetic fields with arbitrary mode profiles at visible and IR wavelengths. We use a DMD to probe a Fabry-Pérot cavity in single-mode and near-degenerate confocal configurations. Pumping arbitrary modes of the... Read More
We present a novel cavity QED system in which a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) is trapped within a high-finesse optical cavity whose length may be adjusted to access both single-mode and multimode configurations. We demonstrate the coupling of an atomic ensemble to the cavity in both configurations. The atoms are confined... Read More
Alicia and Nate are ready to trick-or-treat!
We observe the suppression of inelastic dipolar scattering due to Fermi statistics in ultracold gases of the highly magnetic atom, dysprosium. Inelastic dipolar scattering in non-zero magnetic fields leads to heating or to loss of the... Read More
Congratulations to Mingwu! Dr. Mingwu Lu defended his thesis June 2014 and is now a postdoc with Prof. Jeff Kimble at Caltech.