Scientific Results

A new setup for experiments with ultracold dysprosium atoms

Year: 2017

Authors: Lucioni E., Masella G., Fregosi A., Gabbanini C., Gozzini S., Fioretti A., Del Bino L., Catani J., Modugno G., Inguscio M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR., S.S. “A. Gozzini” di Pisa, via Moruzzi 1, Pisa, 56124, Italy; LENS and Dip. di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Largo B. Pontecorvo, Pisa, 56127, Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR, S.S. Sesto Fiorentino, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019, Italy

Abstract: In the domain of quantum degenerate atomic gases, much interest has been raised recently by the use of lanthanide atoms with large magnetic moments, in particular dysprosium and erbium. These species have been successfully brought to quantum degeneracy and are now excellent candidates for quantum simulations of physical phenomena due to long-range interactions. In this short article, we report on the progresses in the construction of a new experiment on Bose-Einstein condensation of dysprosium atoms. After completing the vacuum and the laser setups, a magneto-optical trap on the narrow 626 nm162Dy transition has been realized and characterized. The prospects for future experiments are briefly discussed.

Journal/Review: EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL-SPECIAL TOPICS

KeyWords: Gases; Physics
DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2016-60387-6

Citations: 5
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