Detail Project and Funding

Ricerche sugli atomi ultrafreddi al Centro BEC

PAT-13-15

Funded by: Provincia Autonoma di Trento  
Calls: art. 21 Legge Provincia Autonoma di Trento N° 14 2005
Start date: 2013-01-01  End date: 2015-12-31
Total Budget: EUR 1.380.000,00  INO share of the total budget: EUR 1.380.000,00
Scientific manager: Ferrari Gabriele   and for INO is: Ferrari Gabriele

Organization/Institution/Company main assignee: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO)

other Organization/Institution/Company involved:

other INO’s people involved:
Abad Garcia Marta
Aldemar Pena Ardila Luis
Bartolo Nicola
Carusotto Iacopo
Colzi Giacomo
Dalfovo Franco
De Rosi Giulia
Donadello Simone
Fava Eleonora
Finazzi Stefano
Giorgini Stefano
Hou Yan-Hua
Larcher Fabrizio
Larrè Pierre Elie
Lebreuilly Josè
Li Yun
Martone Giovanni Italo
Matveeva Natalia
Menotti Chiara
Ozawa Tomoki
Papoular David
Pitaevskii Lev
Price Hannah
Recati Alessio
Rota Riccardo
Salerno Grazia
Sartori Alberto
Serafini Simone
Stringari Sandro
Tylutki Marek
Yu Zeng-Qiang
Zou Peng


Abstract: The main objective of the project is to put the new experimental laboratory at the BEC Center in Trento in a position to quickly reach the highest operational level, extending the group with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, completing the purchase of equipment and supporting the expenses for the first measurement campaigns on condensates of sodium and, subsequently, on mixtures of potassium and sodium. Another important goal of the project is to direct part of the theoretical activities of the Center to create synergies with the experiments, creating a solid relationship between the two cores of the Center, theoretical one and experimental one, as well as between them and their network international collaborations.

INO’s Experiments/Theoretical Study correlated:
Experiments with ultra-cold atoms: Study of defects across phase transitions
Theory of Bose-Einstein condensates, cold atomic gases and quantum fluids

The Scientific Results:
1) Quantum vacuum emission in a nonlinear optical medium illuminated by a strong laser pulse
2) Quantum fluids of light
3) Solitonic vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates
4) Dynamical decoupling and dynamical isolation in temporally modulated coupled pendulums
5) Chandrasekhar-Clogston limit and critical polarization in a Fermi-Bose superfluid mixture
6) Spontaneous Peierls dimerization and emergent bond order in one-dimensional dipolar gases
7) Josephson Oscillations and Self-Trapping of Superfluid Fermions in a Double-Well Potential
8) Compact high-flux source of cold sodium atoms
9) Spontaneous creation of Kibble–Zurek solitons in a Bose–Einstein condensate
10) Oscillatory Vertical Coupling between a Whispering-Gallery Resonator and a Bus Waveguide
11) Many-body braiding phases in a rotating strongly correlated photon gas
12) Berry curvature effects in the Bloch oscillations of a quantum particle under a strong (synthetic) magnetic field
13) Non-equilibrium quasi-condensates in reduced dimensions
14) Approach for making visible and stable stripes in a spin-orbit-coupled Bose-Einstein superfluid
15) Dipolar-induced resonance for ultracold bosons in a quasi-one-dimensional optical lattice
16) Metal-insulator transition induced by random dipoles
17) Snake instability of dark solitons in fermionic superfluids
18) Focus on Bose condensation phenomena in atomic and solid state physics
19) Observation of Solitonic Vortices in Bose-Einstein Condensates
20) Spontaneous quantum emission from analog white holes in a nonlinear optical medium
21) Spectrum and entanglement of phonons in quantum fluids of light
22) Anomalous and Quantum Hall Effects in Lossy Photonic Lattices
23) Direct Observation of Dirac Cones and a Flatband in a Honeycomb Lattice for Polaritons
24) Probing few-particle Laughlin states of photons via correlation measurements
25) Entangled phonons in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates
26) Quantum Langevin model for nonequilibrium condensation
27) Superfluid light in bulk nonlinear media
28) Quasi-periodic Wannier-Stark ladders from driven atomic Bloch oscillations
29) Polar molecules in bilayers with high population imbalance
30) A study of coherently coupled two-component Bose-Einstein condensates
31) Dynamics of highly unbalanced Bose-Bose mixtures: miscible vs. immiscible gases
32) Persistent currents in two-component condensates in a toroidal trap
33) Quantum Monte Carlo study of the dynamic structure factor in the gas and crystal phase of hard-sphere bosons
34) Quantum Monte Carlo study of a resonant Bose-Fermi mixture
35) Impurity problem in a bilayer system of dipoles
36) Fixed-node diffusion Monte Carlo study of the BCS-BEC crossover in a bilayer system of fermionic dipoles
37) Single-particle versus pair superfluidity in a bilayer system of dipolar bosons
38) Many-body Bose systems and the hard-sphere model: dynamic properties from the weak to the strong interaction regime
39) Dynamics of a cold quantum gas
40) Second sound and the superfluid fraction in a Fermi gas with resonant interactions
41) Supercurrent and dynamical instability of spin-orbit coupled ultracold Bose gases
42) Superstripes and the excitation spectrum of a spin-orbit-coupled Bose-Einstein condensate
43) Scaling solutions of the two fluid hydrodynamic equations in a harmonically trapped gas at unitarity
44) First and second sound in a highly elongated Fermi gas at unitarity
45) Collective Modes in a Unitary Fermi Gas across the Superfluid Phase Transition
46) Fast Thermalization and Helmholtz Oscillations of an Ultracold Bose Gas
47) Discontinuities in the First and Second Sound Velocities at the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Transition