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.

More information at our homepage: http://rydberg.quantumlah.org/

Group Members

Recent papers

  • T. Vogt, J. Han, A. Thiery, W. Li. (2017). Lévy statistics of interacting Rydberg gases. Phys. Rev. A 053418
  • J. Han, T. Vogt, W. Li. (2016). Spectral shift and dephasing of electromagnetically induced transparency in an interacting Rydberg gas. Phys. Rev. A 94 043806
  • M. Kiffner, Davide Ceresoli, W. Li, D. Jaksch. (2016). Quantum mechanical calculation of Rydberg-Rydberg Auger decay rates. J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 204004
  • J. Han, T. Vogt, M. Manjappa, R. Guo, M. Kiffner, W. Li. (2015). Lensing effect of electromagnetically induced transparency involving a Rydberg state. Phys. Rev. A 92 063824
  • T. Vogt, W. Li. (2015). Negative refraction for incoherent atomic matter waves. Phys. Rev. A 91 033634
  • J. Sebastian, C. Gross, K.Li, J Gan, W. Li, K. Dieckmann. (2014). Two-stage magneto-optical trapping and narrow-line cooling of 6Li atoms to high phase-space density. Phys. Rev. A 90 033417
  • M. Kiffner, M. Huo, W. Li, D. Jaksch. (2014). Few-Body Bound States of Dipole-Dipole Interacting Rydberg Atoms. Phys. Rev. A 89 052717
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