Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Tue
    18
    Sep
    2018

    Colloquium: Single Atoms Dynamics in Tight Optical Tweezers

    4:00 pmLewis Hall 101

    Eyal Schwartz
    Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Mississippi

    Single Atoms Dynamics in Tight Optical Tweezers

    One of the enduring ambitions in atomic physics is to build an understanding of interacting macroscopic systems completely from knowledge of the underlying microscopic dynamics. In recent years, experimental advancements in the near-deterministic isolation and control of single atoms, paved the way for this connection of the few-body and many-body regimes. As experimental techniques in engineering atom-atom interactions become more reliable and widespread, further opportunities for direct observations of quantum phenomena come to light.

    In this talk I will give an overview of our past and present work. From laser cooling and trapping of a single atom in optical tweezers, through different manipulations to study few body dynamics in an atomic level. I will detail our latest works of “Thermally-robust spin correlations between two atoms” and “Direct measurements of collisional dynamics in ultra-cold atom triads”.

    Our facility gives a push button mechanism for future quantum chemistry, quantum computers and cool fundamental quantum experiments to explore the relations between the micro and macro worlds.