Science Bulletin

, Volume 61, Issue 14, pp 1097–1106 | Cite as

Magnetic lattices for ultracold atoms and degenerate quantum gases

  • Yibo Wang
  • Prince Surendran
  • Smitha Jose
  • Tien Tran
  • Ivan Herrera
  • Shannon Whitlock
  • Russell McLean
  • Andrei Sidorov
  • Peter Hannaford
Review Physics & Astronomy


We review recent developments in the use of magnetic lattices as a complementary tool to optical lattices for trapping periodic arrays of ultracold atoms and degenerate quantum gases. Recent advances include the realisation of Bose–Einstein condensation in multiple sites of a magnetic lattice of one-dimensional microtraps, the trapping of ultracold atoms in square and triangular magnetic lattices, and the fabrication of magnetic lattice structures with sub-micron period suitable for quantum tunnelling experiments. Finally, we describe a proposal to utilise long-range interacting Rydberg atoms in a large spacing magnetic lattice to create interactions between atoms on neighbouring sites.


Magnetic lattices Ultracold atoms Degenerate quantum gases Quantum simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yibo Wang
    • 1
  • Prince Surendran
    • 1
  • Smitha Jose
    • 1
  • Tien Tran
    • 1
  • Ivan Herrera
    • 2
  • Shannon Whitlock
    • 3
  • Russell McLean
    • 1
  • Andrei Sidorov
    • 1
  • Peter Hannaford
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Quantum and Optical ScienceSwinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, Department of PhysicsUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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