Quantum Optics Group (LMU) - Quantum Many Body Systems Division (MPQ)

Higgs excitations near absolute zero

Illustration of the Higgs excitation in a two-dimensional system. The dynamics of the Higgs excitation (red sphere) is described by an oscillation in a „sombrero“-shaped potential.
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Part of the experimental apparatus at the MPQ. Shown is an optical table with lasers used to cool the atoms as well as various optical and electro-optical elements to control the laser beam parameters.
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