A photon from the empty lab before the new ceiling was put in. The wrapped experiment has been decorated with a bow, and we look forward to unpacking it!
We have successfully measured the first EIT signal in our new lab in Odense. We still have to optimize the signal a bit and especially start to optically pump our atoms. But this is already a good start.
A photo of magneto-optically trapped atoms in our vacuum chamber. The atomic cloud is placed in the center of eight field plates to precisely control electric fields.
During the night, the fluoresence of the magneto-optical trap is much brighter 😉
We successfully captured the first Rubidium atoms after the move to Odense and can already load them into the optical dipole trap. Next we will align the probes.
Hannes wears his PhD hat after successfully defending his thesis
Christoph and Asaf finish the hat, setting a new record for remaining time in the institute
The group in November 2016
Our Group in May 2016
March 2015: new group picture with new people.
March 2014: new group photo
August 2013: Advanced device labelling techniques
April 2013: The romantic glow of our blue Rydberg excitation light
January 2013: first absorption images of our crossed optical dipole trap
November 2012: You can also see our MOT by eye
November 2012: A first (fuzzy) image of our magneto-optical trap
November 2012: first iteration of our setup
July 2012: ScoPe Volleyball tournament 2nd place!
June 2013: Hannes consuming his usual weekday breakfast
Transmission of probe light vs electric field: EIT leads to happy faces.