Towards Quantum Simulation of Light-Matter Interfaces with Strontium Atoms in Optical Lattices
December 2nd, 2021 ANNIE JIHYUN PARK Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching

Quantum simulators based on ultracold atoms in optical lattices are renowned for their successes in emulating strongly correlated condensed matter systems. In addition, recent theoretical proposals show that the high degree of controllability of these simulators also enables emulating strongly-coupled light-matter-interfaces in parameter regimes that are unattainable in real photonic systems. To realize these exciting proposals, the integration and development of experimental tools are necessary. For this reason, we have been constructing a new quantum simulator based on ultracold strontium atoms in optical lattices that combines clock technology, state-dependent control, build-up cavities, and quantum gas microscopy. In this talk, I will focus on our latest implementation of the in-vacuum, monolithic build-up cavities [1] which will be used to increase the system sizes in quantum gas microscopes by an order of magnitude compared to the state-of-the-art, simultaneously achieving large, deep, and stable two-dimensional cavity-enhanced lattices. These advantages will reduce finite size effects and allow implementing state-dependent lattices, which are a key ingredient to the aforementioned proposals.

Thursday, December 2, 2021, 12:00. Blue Lecture Room

Hosted by Prof Leticia Tarruell