Our diamond quantum optics team has started a feasibility study concerning the imaging of neural networks. The picture presents first neurons grown on diamond (Dr Eduard Korkotian, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann institute of Science, and Dr. Armin Biess of the AtomChip group, Ben-Gurion University).
Ron receives the Visiting Miller Research Professorship Award
from the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science. Ron will
spend time at the University of California at Berkeley.
One of our PhD students, Amir Waxman, receives the excellent poster award by the Israeli Physical Society.
The third fabrication facility (fab3, dedicated to photonics) is completed. This, together with the lithography center (fab2) and the production hall (fab1), completes Ron's longtime effort to build a cutting edge fabrication facility at BGU. In the picture, Ron pointing out the planned location for the third clean room (September 2010).
The BEC2 experiment observes matter-wave fringes (interference pattern) after recombining a BEC which was split by a new field-gradient-beam-splitter on the atom chip. (S. Machluf et al, arXiv:1208.2526)
Our BEC2 experiment observes interference fringes in a 1D BEC on an AtomChip.
These fringes are due to phase fluctuations when a BEC is extremely elongated.
New book edited by Ron is out: Quantum computing with neutral particles.
Rabi oscillations observed in room temperature solid matter (NV centers in Diamond).
Rabi oscillations, as well as Ramsey fringes, are a hall mark of quantum behavior and have been observed in our lab in three systems so far: cold atoms, vapor (room temperature gas) and solid state.
Our fabrication facility continues to serve the atom chip community.
First permanent magnet chip sent to Amsterdam.
First homemade vapor cell gives nice spectroscopy
This is the first cell in Israel with paraffin coating. Our students from material engineering are studying different combinations of buffer gas and paraffin cell coating for enhanced coherence times. The eventual goal is to to understand and suppress dephasing in the vapor. In addition to new physics insights and applications such as quantum memory and magnetic sensors, such a cell will be miniaturized and manufactured inside the substrate of a semi-conductor chip for integrated devices.
Our present PhD student, Shimon (Shimi) Machluf, has won the Zabey Prize for excellence in his MSc work.
First spectroscopy from NV centers in diamond
First ions trapped on a BGU chip (Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Mainz)
Ron receives the Willis E. Lamb Medal for 2011
One of our experiments observed a grating of atoms with no external potential in the form of a lattice being applied.
The fringes are formed due to different Rabi frequencies in different parts of a cloud of cold atoms, and allow to exactly map the strength and gradient of the MW field applied.
Our fabrication facility continues to serve the community.
Atom chip sent to Nottingham and ion chip sent to Mainz. Production of chip for Berkeley started.
In the picture, the ion chip made at BGU before it is put into the vacuum chamber in Mainz.
BEC2 observes asymmetric spin flipping transitions due to colored noise
See our paper for more details.
Atoms loaded on the chip of BEC1
Our first PhD student receives the MRS graduate award
BEC2 team also reach the phase transition to BEC
Our fabrication facility is serving the AtomChip community - chip sent to LENS, Florence
Tal David's paper is selected as a Highlight paper in the European Physical Journal D
BEC2 puts a working atom chip
The first chip produced by our new fabrication facility - features in Science
BEC2 first MOT
BEC1 team Reach the phase transition to BEC
Starting to build the second BEC experiment (BEC2)
BEC1 puts a new atom chip mount
First BEC experiment being built
First images of optics on the optical table