QO Group

Tilman Esslinger
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▾ 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


Awards and Fellowships


ERC Consolidator Grant 2022 (SBFI-financed)
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


Teaching


Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases (FS2022)
QSIT winter school: "Quantum simulation with ultracold atoms" (2022)
Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases (FS2020)
QSIT winter school: "Quantum simulation with ultracold atoms" (2020)
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)


Publications


1 A Python GPU-accelerated solver for the Gross-Pitaevskii equation and applications to many-body cavity QED
Lorenzo Fioroni; Luca Gravina; Justyna Stefaniak; Alexander Baumgärtner; Fabian Finger; Davide Dreon; Tobias Donner
Arxiv preprint 2404.14401 (2024)
ArXiv: 🔗 link
2 Dynamics of spin-momentum entanglement from superradiant phase transitions
Oksana Chelpanova; Kushal Seetharam; Rodrigo Rosa-Medina; Nicola Reiter; Fabian Finger; Tobias Donner; Jamir Marino
Arxiv preprint 2312.03827 (2023)
ArXiv: 🔗 link
3 Spin- and Momentum-Correlated Atom Pairs Mediated by Photon Exchange and Seeded by Vacuum Fluctuations
Finger, Fabian; Rosa-Medina Pimentel, Rodrigo Felipe; Reiter, Nicola; Christodoulou, Panagiotis; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Physical Review Letters, 132, 093402 (2024)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
4 Quantum Fluctuation Dynamics of Dispersive Superradiant Pulses in a Hybrid Light-Matter System
Stitely, Kevin C.; Finger, Fabian; Rosa-Medina Pimentel, Rodrigo Felipe; Ferri, Francesco; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman; Parkins, Scott; Krauskopf, Bernd;
Physical Review Letters, 131, 143604 (2023)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
5 Crafting the dynamical structure of synchronization by harnessing bosonic multilevel cavity QED
Valencia-Tortora, Riccardo J.; Kelly, Shane P.; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Morigi, Giovanna; Fazio, Rosario; Marino, Jamir;
Physical Review Research, 5, 023112 (2023)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
6 Laser Frequency Stabilization using a Prescaler and a High-Resolution Frequency to Voltage Converter
Liu, Yu; Frank, Alexander; Esslinger, Tilman; Donner, Tobias; Akin, Abdulkadir;
, , 367 (2023)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
7 Long-range interacting quantum systems
Defenu, Nicolò; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Macrì, Tommaso; Pagano, Guido; Ruffo, Stefano; Trombettoni, Andrea;
Reviews of Modern Physics, 95, 035002 (2023)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
8 Self-oscillating pump in a topological dissipative atom–cavity system
Dreon, Davide; Baumgärtner, Alexander; Li, Xiangliang; Hertlein, Simon; Esslinger, Tilman; Donner, Tobias Ulrik;
Nature, 608, 494 (2022)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
9 Quantum simulation with atoms and photons
Brantut, Jean-Philippe; Donner, Tobias Ulrik;
SPG Mitteilungen, 67, 25 (2022)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
10 Dissipation-Engineered Family of Nearly Dark States in Many-Body Cavity-Atom Systems
Lin, Rui; Rosa-Medina Pimentel, Rodrigo Felipe; Ferri, Francesco; Finger, Fabian; Kroeger, Katrin; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman; Chitra, Ramasubramanian;
Physical Review Letters, 128, 153601 (2022)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
11 Observing dynamical currents in a non-Hermitian momentum lattice
Rosa-Medina Pimentel, Rodrigo Felipe; Ferri, Francesco; Finger, Fabian; Dogra, Nishant; Kroeger, Katrin; Lin, Rui; Chitra, R.; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Physical Review Letters, 128, 143602 (2022)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
12 Multimode-polariton superradiance via Floquet engineering
Johansen, Christian Høj; Lang, Johannes; Morales, Andrea; Baumgärtner, Alexander; Donner, Tobias; Piazza, Francesco;
SciPost Physics, 12, 094 (2022)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
13 Emerging Dissipative Phases in a Superradiant Quantum Gas with Tunable Decay
Ferri, Francesco; Rosa-Medina Pimentel, Rodrigo Felipe; Finger, Fabian; Dogra, Nishant; Soriente, Matteo; Zilberberg, Oded; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Esslinger, Tilman;
Physical Review X, 11, 041046 (2021)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
14 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, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
15 Cavity QED with quantum gases: new paradigms in many-body physics
Mivehvar, Farokh; Piazza, Francesco; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Ritsch, Helmut;
Advances in Physics, 70, 1 (2021)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 Viewpoint: Dipolar Quantum Gases go Supersolid
Donner, Tobias Ulrik;
Physics, 12, 38 (2019)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 Dissipation-Induced Anomalous Multicritical Phenomena
Soriente, M.; Donner, Tobias Ulrik; Chitra, Ramasubramanian; Zilberberg, Oded;
Physical Review Letters, 120, 183603 (2018)
Paper: 🔗 link, arXiv: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 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
38 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
39 Critical behavior of a trapped interacting Bose gas
Donner, Tobias Ulrik;
, , (2008)
Paper: 🔗 link, ETHZ research collection: 🔗 link
40 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
41 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
42 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
43 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
44 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
45 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




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