First Dual BECs of Na and Cs
First Dual BECs of Na and Cs

Check out our paper on overlapping BECs of Na and Cs

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Socially Distanced Group Picture

November 2020

NaCs Lab
NaCs Lab

May 2019

First Dual BECs of Na and Cs
First Dual BECs of Na and Cs

Check out our paper on overlapping BECs of Na and Cs

The Will Lab investigates quantum systems of ultracold atoms and molecules. We cool atoms and molecules to ultracold temperatures just a sliver above absolute zero - reaching the coldest temperatures allowed by nature. Close to absolute zero temperature, the behavior of particles is ultimately determined by the laws of quantum mechanics. Using the precision tools of atomic physics, we have full control over the quantum state of each particle and the interactions between them. 

With ultracold atoms and molecules we create novel many-body quantum systems, perform quantum simulations of strongly interacting matter, and work towards single atom and single molecule control. Our research program focusses on fundamental questions in many-body quantum physics, quantum simulation, and quantum optics, and contributes to the development of modern quantum technologies. For more details go to Research.

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Recent News

June 21, 2021

DURIP Award

We received a  DURIP award from the Office of Naval Research supporting our NaCs molecule effort. Thanks a lot to the ONR DURIP program for the tremendous support! More information here.

June 2, 2021

Overlapping BECs of Na and Cs

Check out our latest paper - first dual Bose-Einstein condensates of sodium and cesium. Two overlapping superfluids and exciting conditions to make very cold clouds of NaCs ground state molecules. Congrats to the entire NaCs Lab team for this great achievement! Link to the preprint: arxiv:2106.01334

June 4, 2021

DAMOP 2021

We had a very successful DAMOP this year with Minho, Aden, Claire, Niccolò, Aaron, and Weijun all presenting on our recent developments. Nice job all!

May 31, 2021

Triangular Lattice from Metasurface

We got our first image of a triangular lattice pattern from a metasurface! It is the first step towards integrating this novel nanophotonic platform into an AMO experiment. We are looking forward to trapping atoms using it in the near future! Thank you Xiaoyan from Prof. Nanfang Yu’s group for providing the metasurfaces.

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