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Ultracold atoms in optical lattices

Immanuel Bloch

in Many-Body Physics with Ultracold Gases: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 94, July 2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661886
eISBN:
9780191748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661886.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter provides an introduction to the field of strong correlation physics with ultracold atoms in optical lattices. After a basic introduction to the single-particle band structure and lattice ... More


Introduction

Maciej Lewenstein, Anna Sanpera, and Verònica Ahufinger

in Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices: Simulating quantum many-body systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573127
eISBN:
9780191775048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573127.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This introductory chapter reports on cold atoms from a historical perspective. It relates ultracold atom physics to the challenges of condensed matter physics and presents the plan of the book.


Optical lattices and quantum simulation

Massimo Inguscio and Leonardo Fallani

in Atomic Physics: Precise Measurements and Ultracold Matter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198525844
eISBN:
9780191780059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525844.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter extends the investigation of ultracold atoms in optical lattices to the emerging field of ‘quantum simulation’, in which atoms are used to experimentally realize basic condensed-matter ... More


Atom Optomechanics

Philipp Treutlein

in Quantum Optomechanics and Nanomechanics: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 105, August 2015

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198828143
eISBN:
9780191866920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828143.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter gives an introduction to optomechanics with ultracold atoms. The opening half deals with optomechanical atom–light interactions. Section 9.2 introduces atom trapping. Section 9.3 ... More


Ultracold Gases and Quantum Information: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School in Singapore: Volume 91, July 2009

Christian Miniatura, Leong-Chuan Kwek, Martial Ducloy, Benoît Grémaud, Berthold-Georg Englert, Leticia Cugliandolo, Artur Ekert, and Kok Khoo Phua (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603657
eISBN:
9780191729515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603657.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

In recent years, there has been much synergy between the exciting areas of quantum information science and ultracold atoms. This volume, as part of the proceedings for the XCI session of Les Houches ... More


Anderson localization of ultracold atoms in a laser speckle

Alain Aspect

in Many-Body Physics with Ultracold Gases: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 94, July 2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661886
eISBN:
9780191748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661886.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter shows that ultracold atoms placed in an optical disordered potential form an excellent system to study Anderson localization (AL) experimentally. The discussion covers AL for the ... More


Ultracold Fermi gases as quantum simulators of condensed matter physics

Frédéric Chevy

in Many-Body Physics with Ultracold Gases: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 94, July 2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661886
eISBN:
9780191748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661886.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter describes some recent experiments on attractive Fermi gases and introduces experimental techniques used to probe these systems. It focuses on the problem of superfluidity in spin 1/2 ... More


Nonequilibrium quantum dynamics in ultracold quantum gases

Ehud Altman

in Strongly Interacting Quantum Systems out of Equilibrium: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 99, August 2012

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198768166
eISBN:
9780191821905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768166.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Several factors make ultracold atoms ideally suited for the study of dynamical phenomena; among these are their convenient timescales and their isolation from the environment. In this chapter, the ... More


Atomic Physics: Precise Measurements and Ultracold Matter

Massimo Inguscio and Leonardo Fallani

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198525844
eISBN:
9780191780059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525844.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Are the fundamental constants of Nature really constant? How can we build clocks that lose only a few seconds on the entire life of the Universe? This book answers these questions by illustrating the ... More


Measurements of the Casimir―Polder Force

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0022
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Modern laboratory techniques make possible the investigation of the role of the Casimir–Polder force in experiments on Bose–Einstein condensation and quantum reflection. Thus, it has been ... More


Optical lattices and precise measurements

Massimo Inguscio and Leonardo Fallani

in Atomic Physics: Precise Measurements and Ultracold Matter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198525844
eISBN:
9780191780059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525844.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the physics of ultracold atoms trapped in optical lattices, i.e., ordered arrays of microscopic traps produced by the interference of counterpropagating laser beams. The motion ... More


Competing instabilities in quench experiments with ultracold Fermi gases near a Feshbach resonance

David Pekker and Eugene Demler

in Many-Body Physics with Ultracold Gases: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 94, July 2010

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661886
eISBN:
9780191748356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661886.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Measuring the tunability of effective two-body interactions near Feshbach resonances is a powerful, experimental tool in systems of ultracold atoms. It has been used to explore a variety of ... More


Collective effects in quantum systems

Thierry Giamarchi

in Current Trends in Atomic Physics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198837190
eISBN:
9780191873973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837190.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The goal of the course was to introduce the methods allowing to treat quantum systems of interacting particles and discuss the resulting physics. Unfortunately time constraints prevent the author ... More


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