Wenhui Li Group
Rydberg atoms are atoms in a highly excited state. The strong long-range dipolar interactions between Rydberg atoms make a cold Rydberg gas a very attractive system for investigating quantum many-body physics. It is also appealing for applications such as fast quantum gates in quantum information processing. Our group explores the coherent excitation, manipulation, and evolution of ultracold Rydberg gases. The long term scientific goal is to look for a new kind of atomic system based on Rydberg excitations that exhibits strong correlations and interactions.
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Another research project “Fermions in Optical Lattices”, being conducted jointly with Principal Investigator Kai Dieckmann, is to study quantum many-body physics using cold fermionic atoms in optical lattices. The focus is on various two dimensional (2D) lattice configurations, particularly the realization of a graphene-type hexagonal optical lattice.
|Wenhui Li (Principal Investigator)||Thibault Vogt (Senior Research Fellow)|
|Thomas Gallagher (Visiting Research Professor)||Kumar Molahalli Panidhara (Research Assistant)|
|Guo Ruixiang (Research Fellow)||Han Jingshan (CQT PhD Student)|
|Martin Kiffner (Research Fellow (Theory))||Manukumara Manjappa (CQT PhD Student)|