Ultracold strontium for analog and digital quantum simulations
July 2018: Paul Lauria, Grady Kestler, Julio, Chenghui Yu, Raghav Kansal
Sr Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC)
Sr deeply Degenerate Fermi Gas (DFG)
Previous research: Ultracold bosons in optical superlattices
Quantum optics and quantum many-body systems using ultracold atoms @ Immanuel Bloch's Quantum Optics group
Current research: ultracold atoms
Fermionic quantum computer
Fermionic quantum computer: By loading ultracold Sr atoms in highly controllable optical potentials, we aim to build a fermionic quantum simulator and computer for chemistry. Also, using two electronic states of Sr, we can realize a qubit based computer.
Pictured above: blue 3D MOT of Sr at ~1mK, July '17
New states of matter
New states of matter: By simulating paradigmatic Hamiltonians and Liouvillians, we will realize new dynamics and states of strongly correlated topological matter.
Pictured above: red 3D MOT of Sr at ~1uK. Nov '17
My very first nanophotonic waveguide... well, almost... photoresists still needs to be removed :P ... a new exciting project is in full steam ;)
California Institute for Quantum Emulation
CAIQuE brings together researchers from five UC campuses with a joint focus on driving advances in research, education, and training in the fast growing field of quantum emulation.
The Barreiro Lab is building two ultracold Strontium experiments aimed at (i) creating new states of matter and realizing a (fermionic) quantum computer and (ii) realizing quantum sensors for fundamental physics and applications.
Our work has been sponsored by grants from the Regents of the University of California, the Sloan Foundation and DARPA.