School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Te Kura Matū Seminar Series

Single atoms dynamics in tight optical tweezers

Speaker

Eyal Schwartz, Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute

Department of Physics, University of Canterbury

Time & Place

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:00:00 NZDT in Room 531, level 5, Rutherford Building

All are welcome

Abstract

We experimentally study individual 85Rb atoms, trapped in tight optical tweezers. In this talk I will give an overview of our past and present work. From capturing a single atom with almost unity fidelity to Raman side--band cooling it to its quantum ground state and finally detailing our latest result on spin-2 dynamics between two colliding individual atoms. This gives a push button mechanism to explore few body physics giving insight that is usually hidden in ensemble averaging experiments.