A new experiment provides a unique platform for creating and controlling highly excited states of quantum matter by combining topological pumping of 1D dysprosium gases and cavity photon-mediated interactions. 

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We create and study quantum spin glasses—and the quantum neural networks they enable—using photon-mediated interactions provided by our new technique, confocal cavity QED.

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We are building a new experiment for driving quantum materials into new phases via cavity photons. The CavMat project aims to enhance critical temperatures of correlated phases in a continuous manner.

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By supadmin, 26 June, 2013


LevLab explores uncharted regimes of quantum matter by pushing the experimental state-of-the-art in ultracold atomic physics, quantum optics, and condensed matter physics. At a billionth of a degree above absolute zero, laser-cooled and trapped gases of neutral atoms are among the coldest objects in the universe. We employ these quantum gases as versatile testbeds for exploring the organizing principles of novel quantum matter. 

The aims are our three projects are to: 

  1. Better our understanding of quantum nonequilibrium physics by creating 1D quantum gases of dysprosium, the most magnetic element, see Dysprosium Quantum Gases
  2. Create quantum spin glasses using atoms and photons and use them to build quantum neural networks for developing novel quantum-advantaged computational devices, see Many-Body Cavity QED
  3. Use our newly invented SQCRAMscope scanning probe microscope to directly image electron transport in quantum materials using the quantum gas as an exceptionally sensitive magnetic field detector, see The SQCRAMscope.

News & Events

We have created the first spin glass made of atoms and photons!  Read

We observe a novel quantum many-body phenominon in quench compressed scar states.  See here for

We report the first measurements of the rapidity and momentum

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Our paper has appeared in Nature regarding the creation of the first optical

LevLab has created a quantum Archimedes' screw. See paper published in

"Ultracold atoms put high-temperature superconductors under the microscope" appears in

New and improved SQCRAMscope can cool samples to 6 K.