Quantum Kate and the Rydberg atom!May 13, 2019
FIRST YB 2D MOT IN ODENSE!!May 15, 2019
First glow of Ytterbium
We just observed the first fluorescence of Yb in the vacuum chamber of our new experiment: the fuzzy white line in the photo is caused by hot Yb atoms scattering light from a 399nm beam. Now that we know that there is Yb vapor in our chamber, we will proceed to laser-cooling these atoms with multiple beams.