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

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.