Category: RbLi

Perpetual emulation threshold of PT-symmetric Hamiltonians

We describe a technique to emulate the dynamics of two-level PT-symmetric spin Hamiltonians, replete with gain and loss, using the unitary dynamics of a larger quantum system. The two-level system in question is embedded in a subspace of a four-level

Eliot Fenton: a UMD Undergraduate Researchers of the Year for 2018

UMD Senior Eliot Fenton (LEFT FRONT) was been selected for recognition as one of Maryland¹s ‘Undergraduate Researchers of the Year’ for 2018. So cool! After the awards ceremony we all went to town hall to celebrate! Eliot will be moving

Russell Anderson returns to his native land

After a very productive two month visit to the RbL lab at JQI, Russell Anderson of Monash University has returned home.  Thanks for a great time Russ!

Fourier transform spectroscopy of a spin–orbit coupled Bose gas

We describe a Fourier transform spectroscopy technique for directly measuring band structures, and apply it to a spin-1 spin–orbit coupled Bose–Einstein condensate. In our technique, we suddenly change the Hamiltonian of the system by adding a spin–orbit coupling interaction and

Vortex nucleation in a Bose–Einstein condensate: from the inside out

We observed a new mechanism for vortex nucleation in Bose–Einstein condensates (BECs) subject to synthetic magnetic fields. We made use of a strong synthetic magnetic field initially localized between a pair of merging BECs to rapidly create vortices in the

Celebration of: Magnetic phases of spin-1 spin–orbit-coupled Bose gases

The UMD team got together to celebrate our recent paper “Magnetic phases of spin-1 spin–orbit-coupled Bose gases;” for some reason we went to Town Hall a long-time College Park dive bar. Times were good! Ana, Erin and Dimi were in

Rashba realization: Raman with RF

We theoretically explore a Rashba spin–orbit coupling scheme which operates entirely in the absolute ground state manifold of an alkali atom, thereby minimizing all inelastic processes. An energy gap between ground eigenstates of the proposed coupling can be continuously opened

Magnetic phases of spin-1 spin–orbit-coupled Bose gases

Phases of matter are characterized by order parameters describing the type and degree of order in a system. Here we experimentally explore the magnetic phases present in a near-zero temperature spin-1 spin–orbit-coupled atomic Bose gas and the quantum phase transitions

Ryan Price flies the coop!

Ryan defended his thesis today. Rock out!

Dan Campbell graduates

Dan defended this thesis titled “Engineered potentials in ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates” today. Way to go!