Single atoms dynamics in tight optical tweezers
Eyal Schwartz, Postdoctoral Fellow
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
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.