Here at the Greiner Lab, we study ultracold gases that are put into artificial crystals of light called optical lattices. The atoms in the optical lattice end up behaving like electrons in a solid. That means we can use these atoms to simulate models from condensed matter physics in a highly controlled environment.
We have developed a microscopy technique that lets us image atoms in optical lattices with submicron optical resolution, so we can see and manipulate individual atoms. This technique gives us unprecedented understanding of the quantum states we create, and lets us perform experiments with remarkable levels of control and accuracy.
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