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Cavity quantum electrodynamics (cavity QED) describes the coherent interaction between matter and an electromagnetic field confined within a resonator structure, and is providing a useful platform for developing concepts in quantum information processing. By using high-quality resonators, a strong coupling regime can be reached experimentally in which atoms(More)
We create weakly bound Li2 molecules from a degenerate two component Fermi gas by sweeping a magnetic field across a Feshbach resonance. The atom-molecule transfer efficiency can reach 85% and is studied as a function of magnetic field and initial temperature. The bosonic molecules remain trapped for 0.5 s and their temperature is within a factor of 2 from(More)
The phase transition of Bose-Einstein condensation was studied in the critical regime, where fluctuations extend far beyond the length scale of thermal de Broglie waves. We used matter-wave interference to measure the correlation length of these critical fluctuations as a function of temperature. Observations of the diverging behavior of the correlation(More)
We report Bose-Einstein condensation of weakly bound 6Li2 molecules in a crossed optical trap near a Feshbach resonance. We measure a molecule-molecule scattering length of 170(+100)(-60) nm at 770 G, in good agreement with theory. We study the 2D expansion of the cloud and show deviation from hydrodynamic behavior in the BEC-BCS crossover region.
We study the horizontal expansion of vertically confined ultracold atoms in the presence of disorder. Vertical confinement allows us to realize a situation with a few coupled harmonic oscillator quantum states. The disordered potential is created by an optical speckle at an angle of 30° with respect to the horizontal plane, resulting in an effective(More)
We report on experiments in 6 Li Fermi gases near Feshbach resonances. A broad s-wave resonance is used to form a Bose-Einstein con-densate of weakly bound 6 Li2 molecules in a crossed optical trap. The measured molecule-molecule scattering length of 170 +100 −60 nm at 770 G is found in good agreement with theory. The expansion energy of the cloud in the(More)
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