Recent Publications

Irreversible entropy transport enhanced by fermionic superfluidity
Philipp Fabritius; Jeffrey Mohan; Mohsen Talebi; Simon Wili; Wilhelm Zwerger; Meng-Zi Huang; Tilman Esslinger
Arxiv preprint 2309.04359
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DC transport in a dissipative superconducting quantum point contact
Anne-Maria Visuri; Jeffrey Mohan; Shun Uchino; Meng-Zi Huang; Tilman Esslinger; Thierry Giamarchi
PRR, 5, 033095 (2023)
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Interaction-induced charge pumping in a topological many-body system
Konrad Viebahn; Anne-Sophie Walter; Eric Bertok; Zijie Zhu; Marius Gächter; Armando A. Aligia; Fabian Heidrich-Meisner; Tilman Esslinger
Arxiv preprint 2308.03756
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Spin- and momentum-correlated atom pairs mediated by photon exchange
Fabian Finger; Rodrigo Rosa-Medina; Nicola Reiter; Panagiotis Christodoulou; Tobias Donner; Tilman Esslinger
Arxiv preprint 2303.11326
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Quantum Fluctuation Dynamics of Dispersive Superradiant Pulses in a Hybrid Light-Matter System
Kevin Stitely; Fabian Finger; Rodrigo Rosa-Medina; Francesco Ferri; Tobias Donner; Tilman Esslinger; Scott Parkins; Bernd Krauskopf
Arxiv preprint 2302.08078
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Reversal of quantised Hall drifts at non-interacting and interacting topological boundaries
Zijie Zhu; Marius Gächter; Anne-Sophie Walter; Konrad Viebahn; Tilman Esslinger
Arxiv preprint 2301.03583
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An accordion superlattice for controlling atom separation in optical potentials
Simon Wili; Tilman Esslinger; Konrad Viebahn
Arxiv preprint 2301.04144
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New J. Phys., 25, 033037 (2023)
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Topological Floquet engineering using two frequencies in two dimensions
Yixiao Wang; Anne-Sophie Walter; Gregor Jotzu; Konrad Viebahn
Arxiv preprint 2301.05229
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PRA, 107, 043309 (2023)
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Phases, instabilities and excitations in a two-component lattice model with photon-mediated interactions
Leon Carl; Rodrigo Rosa-Medina; Sebastian D. Huber; Tilman Esslinger; Nishant Dogra; Tena Dubcek
Arxiv preprint 2210.11313
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PRR, 5, L032003 (2023)
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Superfluid Signatures in a Dissipative Quantum Point Contact
Meng-Zi Huang; Jeffrey Mohan; Anne-Maria Visuri; Philipp Fabritius; Mohsen Talebi; Simon Wili; Shun Uchino; Thierry Giamarchi; Tilman Esslinger
Arxiv preprint 2210.03371
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PRL, 130, 200404 (2023)
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Breakdown of quantisation in a Hubbard-Thouless pump
Anne-Sophie Walter; Zijie Zhu; Marius Gächter; Joaquín Minguzzi; Stephan Roschinski; Kilian Sandholzer; Konrad Viebahn; Tilman Esslinger
Arxiv preprint 2204.06561
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Nat. Phys., , (2023)
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Welcome to
Prof. Tilman Esslinger's
Quantum Optics Group

In our research we use ultracold atoms to synthetically create key models in quantum many-body physics.

The properties of the trapped quantum gases are governed by the interplay between atomic motion and a well characterized interaction between the particles. This conceptual simplicity is unique in experimental physics and provides a direct link between the experiment and the model describing the system. It enables us to shine new light on a wide range of fundamental phenomena and address open challenges.

We explore the physics of quantum phase transitions and crossovers, low-dimensional systems and non-equilibrium dynamics, and thereby establish the basis for quantum simulation of many-body Hamiltonians.

For example, by loading a quantum degenerate gas of potassium atoms into the periodic potential of an optical lattice we realize Hubbard models with atoms and access superfluid, metallic and Mott-insulating phases. A many-body system with infinitely long-range interactions is formed by trapping a Bose-Einstein condensate inside an optical cavity, which has allowed us to observe the Dicke quantum phase transition from a normal to a superradiant phase. We also work on extending the concepts of quantum simulations to device-like structures connected to atomic reservoirs, using a combination of high-resolution microscopy and transport measurements.

We acknowledge funding from SNF and ETH Zürich, NCCR QSIT, SBFI QUIC and the European Union (ERC TransQ, ERC Marie Curie TopSpiD, ETN ColOpt).




05 September 2023
Rodrigo Rosa - Medina successfully defended his PhD thesis.
Congratulations Dr. Rosa-Medina we are happy for you !!!

04 September 2023
Philipp Fabritius successfully defended his PhD thesis.
Congratulations, well done!!!

18 July 2023
Anne-Sophie Walter successfully defended her PhD thesis.
Congratulations Dr. Walter we are proud of you !!!

13 June 2023
Gabriele Natale has started a PostDoc in the Impact team

14 March 2023
Welcome Markus!
Markus perle has started his semester project in the Cavity Team.



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