• Optically trapped, ultra-cold atoms provide a natural platform for quantum simulation and quantum computing. In this project, we use cold 87Rb atoms trapped in dynamic optical lattices to study many-body physics and to explore experimental quantum control of atom states.

  • This is a new project, jointly led by Steve Rolston and Trey Porto, to use strong photon-photon interactions mediated by Rydberg atoms for quantum networking applications.

  • Mixtures of ultracold atoms provide a range of opportunities for cold atom research beyond single-species experiments. In this project we plan to use mixtures of 87Rb and Yb atoms to study quantum gas mixtures.