QO Group

Tilman Esslinger
▾ Administration
▾ Engineering
▾ Lattice Team
▾ Cavity Team
▾ Lithium Team
▾ Impact Team


Dr. Tobias Donner

ETH Zürich
Institute for Quantum Electronics
Quantum Optics Group
Otto Stern Weg 1, HPF D20
8093 Zürich
Switzerland

Tel.: +41 44 63-33954
Fax: +41 44 63-31254

Email: donner@phys.ethz.ch


Research Interest


Quantum Optics
Cavity Optomechanics
Cavity QED
Bose-Einstein Condensation
Atom Lasers
Critical Phenomena
Geophysics


Short CV


since 08/2013: scientific staff at ETH Zurich
07/2010 - 07/2013: ETH Zürich postdoctoral research fellow
11/2008 - 06/2010: postdoctoral research fellow at JILA, Boulder (CO), USA (DFG fellowship)
06/2008 - 10/2008: ETH Zürich postdoctoral research fellow
01/2005 - 05/2008: ETH Zürich PhD Student
06/2004 - 12/2004: Travelling in China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand
08/2002 - 05/2004: University of Tübingen, Physics Diploma
09/2001 - 07/2002: University of Uppsala, Exchange Student
09/1998 - 08/2001: University of Tübingen
10/1997 - 03/1998: University of Kaiserslautern (correspondence course)


Press response


Second Law in an Optical Cavity and a BEC (APS Synopsis): https://physics.aps.org/synopsis-for/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.160604
The return of supersolids: http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/indepth/2017/feb/14/the-return-of-supersolids
Supersolid produced in exotic state of quantum matter: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/supersolids-produced-exotic-state-quantum-matter
Three-way battles in the quantum world: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160411124720.htm
Mechanics in its ground state: pro-physik.de/Phy/leadArticle.do
Mechanics in its ground state: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/333/6044/832
Measurement of critical exponent: www.sciencemag.org/content/315/5818/1504.full


Teaching


Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases (FS2019)
Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases (HS2017)
QSIT winter school: "Quantum simulation with ultracold atoms" (2017)
EPFL school on matter-light interaction: "Many-body cavity QED" (2017)
QSIT winter school: "Quantum simulation with ultracold atoms" (2016)
SFB summer school: "Critical behavior of a Bose gas" and "Quantum phase transitions in long-range interacting many-body systems" (2016)
Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases (FS2016)
IDEA league summer school: "Quantum simulation with ultracold atoms" (2015)
Frontiers of Quantum Gas Research: Few- and Many-Body Physics (FS2015)
Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases (FS2014)
Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases (FS2013)
QuAMP summer school: "Mechanical interaction of matter and light" (2012)


Awards and Fellowships


IOP Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2016 (New Journal of Physics)
qstarter award of NCCR QSIT (quantum science and information technology)
Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG Forschungsstipendium)
Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD Stipendium)
Fellowship of the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung


Publications


1 Emerging dissipative phases in a superradiant quantum gas with tunable decay
Francesco Ferri; Rodrigo Rosa-Medina; Fabian Finger; Nishant Dogra; Matteo Soriente; Oded Zilberberg; Tobias Donner; Tilman Esslinger
Arxiv preprint 2104.12782 (2021)
ArXiv: 🔗 link
2 Cavity QED with Quantum Gases: New Paradigms in Many-Body Physics
Farokh Mivehvar; Francesco Piazza; Tobias Donner; Helmut Ritsch
Arxiv preprint 2102.04473 (2021)
ArXiv: 🔗 link
3 First order phase transition between two centro-symmetric superradiant crystals
Li, Xiangliang; Dreon, Davide; Zupancic, Philip; Baumgärtner, Alexander; Morales, Andrea; Zheng, Wei; Cooper, Nigel R.; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Physical Review Research, 3, L012024 (2021)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
4 Erratum: Formation of a Spin Texture in a Quantum Gas Coupled to a Cavity [Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 223602 (2018)]
Landini, Manuele; Dogra, Nishant; Kröger, Katrin; Hruby, Lorenz; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Physical Review Letters, 125, 069901 (2020)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
5 Continuous feedback on a quantum gas coupled to an optical cavity
Kroeger, Katrin; Dogra, Nishant; Rosa-Medina, Rodrigo; Paluch, Marcin; Ferri, Francesco; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
New Journal of Physics, 22, 033020 (2020)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
6 Dissipation-induced structural instability and chiral dynamics in a quantum gas
Dogra, Nishant; Landini, Manuele; Kröger, Katrin; Hruby, Lorenz; Donner, Tobias; Esslinger, Tilman;
Science, 366, 1496 (2019)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
7 P-Band Induced Self-Organization and Dynamics with Repulsively Driven Ultracold Atoms in an Optical Cavity
Zupancic, Philip; Dreon, Davide; Li, Xiangliang; Baumgärtner, Alexander; Morales, Andrea; Zheng, Wei; Cooper, Nigel R.; Esslinger, Tilman; Donner, Tobias Ulrik;
Physical Review Letters, 123, 233601 (2019)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
8 Two-mode Dicke model from nondegenerate polarization modes
Morales, Andrea; Dreon, Davide; Li, Xiangliang; Baumgartner, Alexander; Zupancic, Philip; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Physical Review A, 100, 013816 (2019)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
9 Viewpoint: Dipolar Quantum Gases go Supersolid
Donner, Tobias Ulrik;
Physics, 12, 38 (2019)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
10 Experimental Determination of Irreversible Entropy Production in out-of-Equilibrium Mesoscopic Quantum Systems
Brunelli, Matteo; Fusco, Lorenzo; Landig, Renate; Wieczorek, Witlef; Hoelscher-Obermaier, Jason; Landi, Gabriel; Semião, F.L.; Ferraro, Alessandro; Kiesel, Nikolai; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; De Chiara, Gabriele; Paternostro, Mauro;
Physical Review Letters, 121, 160604 (2018)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
11 Coupling two order parameters in a quantum gas
Morales, Andrea; Zupancic, Philip; Léonard, Julian; Esslinger, Tilman; Donner, Tobias Ulrik;
Nature Materials, 17, 686 (2018)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
12 Formation of a Spin Texture in a Quantum Gas Coupled to a Cavity
Landini, Manuele; Dogra, Nishant; Kröger, Katrin; Hruby, Lorenz; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Physical Review Letters, 120, 223602 (2018)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
13 Dissipation-Induced Anomalous Multicritical Phenomena
Soriente, Matteo; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Chitra, Ramasubramanian; Zilberberg, Oded;
Physical Review Letters, 120, 183603 (2018)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
14 Metastability and avalanche dynamics in strongly correlated gases with long-range interactions
Hruby, Lorenz; Dogra, Nishant; Landini, Manuele; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, 3279 (2018)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
15 Monitoring and manipulating Higgs and Goldstone modes in a supersolid quantum gas
Léonard, Julian; Morales, Andrea; Zupancic, Philip; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Science, 358, 1415 (2017)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
16 Supersolid formation in a quantum gas breaking a continuous translational symmetry
Léonard, Julian; Morales, Andrea; Zupancic, Philip; Esslinger, Tilman; Donner, Tobias Ulrik;
Nature, 543, 87 (2017)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
17 Phase transitions in a Bose-Hubbard model with cavity-mediated global-range interactions
Dogra, Nishant; Brennecke, Ferdinand; Huber, Sebastian D.; Donner, Tobias;
Physical Review A, 94, 023632 (2016)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
18 Quantum phases from competing short- and long-range interactions in an optical lattice
Landig, Renate; Hruby, Lorenz; Dogra, Nishant; Landini, Manuele; Mottl, Rafael; Donner, Tobias; Esslinger, Tilman;
Nature, 532, 476 (2016)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
19 Measuring the dynamic structure factor of a quantum gas undergoing a structural phase transition
Landig, Renate; Brennecke, Ferdinand; Mottl, Rafael; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Nature Communications, 6, 7046 (2015)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
20 Optical transport and manipulation of an ultracold atomic cloud using focus-tunable lenses
Léonard, Julian; Lee, Moonjoo; Morales, Andrea; Karg, Thomas M.; Esslinger, Tilman; Donner, Tobias Ulrik;
New Journal of Physics, 16, 093028 (2014)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
21 Real-time observation of fluctuations at the driven-dissipative Dicke phase transition
Brennecke, Ferdinand; Mottl, Rafael; Baumann, Kristian; Landig, Renate; Donner, Tobias; Esslinger, Tilman;
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110, 11763 (2013)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
22 Roton-Type Mode Softening in a Quantum Gas with Cavity-Mediated Long-Range Interactions
Mottl, Rafael; Brennecke, Ferdinand; Baumann, Kristian; Landig, Renate; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Science, 336, 1570 (2012)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
23 Sideband cooling of micromechanical motion to the quantum ground state
Teufel, John D.; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Li, Dale; Harlow, Jennifer W.; Allman, Mark; Cicak, Katarina; Sirois, Adam J.; Whittaker, Jed D.; Lehnert, Konrad W.; Simmonds, Raymond W.;
Nature, 475, 359 (2011)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
24 Nanomechanical motion measured with an imprecision below that at the standard quantum limit
Teufel, John D.; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Castellanos-Beltran, Manuel; Harlow, Jennifer W.; Lehnert, Konrad W.;
Nature Nanotechnology, 4, 820 (2009)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
25 Dynamical coupling between a Bose–Einstein condensate and a cavity optical lattice
Ritter, Stephan; Brennecke, Ferdinand; Guerlin, Christine; Baumann, Kristian; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Applied Physics B, 95, 213 (2009)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
26 Critical behavior of a trapped interacting Bose gas
Donner, Tobias Ulrik;
, , (2008)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
27 Criticality and correlations in cold atomic gases
Köhl, Michael; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Ritter, Stephan; Bourdel, Thomas; Öttl, Anton; Brennecke, Ferdinand; Esslinger, Tilman;
Advances in Solid State Physics, 47, 79 (2008)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
28 Cavity Optomechanics with a Bose-Einstein Condensate
Ferdinand, Brennecke; Ritter, Stephan; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Science, 322, 235 (2008)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
29 Time interval distributions of atoms in atomic beams
Köhl, Michael; Öttl, Anton; Ritter, Stephan; Donner, Tobias; Bourdel, Thomas; Esslinger, Tilman;
Applied Physics B, 86, 391 (2007)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
30 Critical behavior of a trapped interacting Bose gas
Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Ritter, S.; Bourdel, T.; Oettl, A.; Koehl, M.; Esslinger, T.;
Science, 315, 1556 (2007)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
31 Observing the formation of long-range order during Bose-Einstein condensation
Ritter, Stephan; Oettl, Anton; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Bourdel, Thomas; Koehl, Michael; Esslinger, Tilman;
Physical Review Letters, 98, 090402 (2007)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
32 Cavity QED with a Bose-Einstein condensate
Brennecke, Ferdinand; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Ritter, Stephan; Bourdel, Thomas; Koehl, Michael; Esslinger, Tilman;
Nature, 450, 268 (2007)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
33 Cavity QED detection of interfering matter waves
Bourdel, T.; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Ritter, S.; Ottl, A.; Köhl, M.; Esslinger, T.;
Physical Review A, 73, 043602 (2006)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link

Theses


Critical Behavior of a Trapped Interacting Bose Gas
Doctoral thesis, ETH Zurich, May 2008
Mischungen von Lithium und Rubidium im entarteten Regime
Diploma thesis, University of Tübingen, May 2004
High Resolution Data Processing of Magnetotelluric Data
Diploma thesis (Geophysics), University of Uppsala, May 2002
Electron Spectroscopy of Liquid Microjets
Diploma thesis (Physics), University of Uppsala, January 2002