Towards ultracold quantum regime in ion-atom systems
October 2nd, 2017 MICHAL TOMZA University of Warsaw

Hybrid systems of laser-cooled trapped ions and ultracold atoms combined in a single experimental setup have recently emerged as a new platform for fundamental research in quantum physics. Reaching ultracold s-wave quantum regime is one of the most important challenges in this field at the moment. Unfortunately, the lowest attainable temperatures in experiments using the Paul ion trap are limited by the potential rf-field-induced heating related to the micromotion. I will discuss two possible solutions to this problem. The first is using the ion-atom mixtures with the large ion/atom mass ratio. The second is the use of a specific type of a Rydberg molecule with a small reduced mass to initialize the scattering event.

Seminar, October 2, 2017, 10:30. ICFO Seminar Room

Hosted by Maciej Lewenstein