Milan Krstajić

20. April 2022.

You are cordially invited to the SCL seminar of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, which will be held on Thursday, 23 August 2018 at 14:00 in the library reading room “Dr. Dragan Popović” of the Institute of Physics Belgrade.
The talk entitled:

Towards an erbium BEC in an optical box potential

will be given by Milan Krstajić (Atomic, Mesoscopic & Optical Physics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK).

Abstract of the talk:

In this talk we will report on our progress towards producing a Bose-Einstein condensate of dipolar erbium atoms in an optical box potential. Our cooling protocol will closely follow methods applied in similar experiments; a narrow line magneto-optical trap will be loaded using a Zeeman slowed atomic beam from an erbium oven. The atoms will then be optically trapped, and undergo optical transport to a separate glass cell for enhanced optical access. The atoms will then be confined to a quasi-2D box potential. The ability to tune the nature and the strength of the interactions, as well as the confining geometry, will allow us to probe many-body phenomena such as the appearance of a roton minimum in a quasi-2D dipolar gas and supersolidity. Furthermore, we also plan to investigate non-equilibrium many-body physics in quenched and driven quantum systems.