An array of 10000 optical tweezers, ready to trap 10000 atoms. Using a spatial light modulator we can trap atoms in versatile geometries and even write our lab logo in atoms.
We use arrays of optical tweezers to trap individual rubidium (blue) and cesium (yellow) atoms. Shown is a 512 aray with a 20um scale bar.
Rendering of our vacuum chamber.
Our design combines plenty of optical access for high resolution microscopy, ultrahigh vacuum and advanced electric field control.
We study optical fields to control individual atoms in the vicinity of nanostructures.
FDTD simulations also look very pretty.
The Bernien lab focuses on finding answers to the questions: How can we scale fully controlled quantum systems from the current few-particle level to many particles and large distances? How can we study the fascinating effects that arise from the increased complexity in these systems? How can these phenomena be utilized for quantum technology?
The lab combines techniques from quantum control and quantum optics with ultracold atoms and nanotechnology in order to develop new ways of engineering large, fully controlled quantum systems and studying the phenomena that arise in such systems.
Check out this lab video to get to know us: BernienLab the movie