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Dy Halo

Collisions of Dy BECs yield halos of dipolar scattered atoms. See movie made by Andrew Sykes.  See also Perspective "Smashing Magnets" by Igor Ferrier-Barbut. Published in New Journal of Physics.

Anisotropic expansion of thermal dipolar Bose gas. PRL

Turtle mode

A new nonequilibrium state of matter.  To appear in Phys Rev Applied.  ArXiv version 

Dr. Nate Burdick

Congratulations Nate Burdick, PhD!

Dr. Alicia Kollar

Congratulations Alicia Kollár, PhD!

Dr. Alexander Pagageorge

Congratuations to Alexander Pagageorge, 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

Scattering lengths for 162Dy and 164Dy have now been measured.  


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