We aim to widen the range of quantum simulations with cold atoms investigating phenomena arising from the long-ranged dipolar interaction in reduced dimensionalities. We are designing and assembling a new apparatus for the production and manipulation of quantum gases of highly magnetic Dysprosium atoms. This is a joint project of LENS and INO-CNR.

Laser cooling sources ready to be used

Light at 421nm will be employed for transverse cooling and for the Zeeman slower. Up to 1.2W of blue light is produced in a homemade frequency doubling cavity and is locked to the atomic line using saturated absorption spectroscopy in a hollow cathode lamp.

Light at 626nm will be employed for the magneto-optical trap (MOT). The red light is obtained from a commercial laser system and is locked to the atomic line using saturated absorption spectroscopy in a iodine cell.

Dy People

Alessandro Fregosi
Master student
Jacopo Catani
Scientific staff
Massimo Inguscio
Scientific staff
Giovanni Modugno
Scientific staff
Andrea Fioretti
Scientific staff
Carlo Gabbanini
Scientific staff
Silvia Gozzini
Scientific staff
Eleonora Lucioni
Scientific staff

Dy contacts

For further information, request of material, job opportunities, please contact:

Eleonora Lucioni
(lucioni@lens.unifi.it)