Group Seminar via Zoom: Quantum gas magnifier for sub-lattice-resolved imaging of three-dimensional quantum systems

May 04, 2021

Christof Weitenberg (Univ. Hamburg)
Group Seminar via video conference (Zoom)
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021, 9:00am (MEZ)

Dealing with the unique situation of partial lock downs worldwide and home office solutions at our Institute due to the current spreading of the Covid 19 virus, we are now holding our group seminars and journal clubs via video conference.
This procedure enables us to continue our research, enhance discussions and exchange important information.


Imaging is central for gaining microscopic insight into physical systems, but direct imaging of ultracold atoms in optical lattices as modern quantum simulation platform suffers from the diffraction limit as well as high optical density and small depth of focus. In this talk, I will describe our novel approach to imaging of quantum many-body systems using matter wave optics to magnify the density distribution prior to optical imaging, allowing sub-lattice spacing resolution in three-dimensional systems [1]. Combining the site-resolved imaging with magnetic resonance techniques for local addressing of individual lattice sites, we demonstrate full accessibility to local information and local manipulation in three-dimensional optical lattice systems. The method opens the path for spatially resolved studies of new quantum many-body regimes including exotic lattice geometries.

[1] L. Asteria et al., arXiv:2104.10089 (2021).

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