We aim to widen the range of quantum simulations with cold atoms, by investigating phenomena arising from the long-ranged dipolar interaction in reduced dimensionalities. We are operating a new experimental setup based on quantum gases of the highly magnetic Dysprosium atoms. This is a joint project between LENS and CNR-INO, Sezione di Pisa.

MOT is observed and characterized

We realize a magneto-optical trap for 162Dy atoms on the intermediate linewidth transition at 626 nm. We trap over 2✕108 atoms at temperatures as low as 20 μK in 5 seconds. We observe the best loading at large detuning, -35Γ. Under these operating conditions, MOT forms below the quadrupole centre and the MOT light acts as optical pumping as well.

E. Lucioni et al.
A new setup for experiments with ultracold Dysprosium atoms
Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. 226, 2775 (2017)

Dy People

Francesca Famà
Master student
Alessandro Fregosi
Master student
Eleonora Lucioni
Research fellow
Luca Tanzi
Research fellow
Jacopo Catani
Permanent researcher
Silvia Gozzini
Permanent researcher
Massimo Inguscio
Permanent researcher
Andrea Fioretti
Permanent researcher
Carlo Gabbanini
Permanent researcher
Giovanni Modugno
Permanent researcher

Dy contacts

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

Giovanni Modugno
(modugno@lens.unifi.it)

Dy funding