LITHIUM III LabPrincipal Investigators: Christophe Salomon and Tarik Yefsah
Strongly interacting Fermi gases at the single atom level
The Lithium III Lab aims at exploring the behavior of strongly interacting Fermi gases using Lithium 6. This new generation experiment is designed to allow for high resolution shaping of arbitrary potentials and detection of single atoms. These tools offer a microscopic perspective for the study of the BEC-BCS crossover in 3D, 2D as well as topological states of matter.
News from the lab
December 19th, 2019 — Shuwei Jin’s PhD defense!
Congratulations to Shuwei for successfully defending his PhD thesis on “A New Generation Quantum Gas Experiment for the Study of Strongly Interacting Fermions” !
September 2019 — We created our first Unitary superfluids on the new machine by cooling our samples at temperatures below 0.17T_F !
May 2019 — Quantum degeneracy reached in the crossed-dipole trap! Fun times!
Next step: transfer in a single arm cylindrically symmetric dipole trap.
April 2019 — Loading atoms in the crossed-dipole trap!
Next step: evaporation to quantum degeneracy !
February 2019 — We tranport atoms from the MOT chamber to the science cell over 31.5cm with 80% efficiency!
Next step: crossed-dipole trap and evaporation.
September 2018 — Optimizing the loading of Lithium 6 atoms from the D1 molasses into the dipole trap.
Next step: optical transport to the science cell!
July 20th, 2017 — Our first Lithium MOT!
June 30th, 2017 — We see slow atoms
April 22nd, 2017 — Our first atomic beam
March 31st, 2017 — The Lithium 6 laser table is ready to cool down atoms!
January 25th, 2017 — Lithium III enters its brand new home