From Atom Optics to Quantum Simulation

Interacting Bosons and Fermions in Three-Dimensional Optical Lattice Potentials

  • Sebastian¬†Will

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Sebastian Will
    Pages 1-11
  3. Sebastian Will
    Pages 59-82
  4. Sebastian Will
    Pages 83-98
  5. Sebastian Will
    Pages 99-120
  6. Sebastian Will
    Pages 233-239
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-257

About this book


This thesis explores ultracold quantum gases of bosonic and fermionic atoms in optical lattices. The highly controllable experimental setting discussed in this work, has opened the door to new insights into static and dynamical properties of ultracold quantum matter. One of the highlights reported here is the development and application of a novel time-resolved spectroscopy technique for quantum many-body systems. By following the dynamical evolution of a many-body system after a quantum quench, the author shows how the important energy scales of the underlying Hamiltonian can be measured with high precision.  This achievement, its application, and many other exciting results make this thesis of interest to a broad audience ranging from quantum optics to condensed matter physics. A lucid style of writing accompanied by a series of excellent figures make the work accessible to readers outside the rapidly growing research field of ultracold atoms.


Collapse and Revival of a Matter Wave Field Hubbard Model Multi-body Interactions Optical Lattice Potentials Quantum Simulation Strongly Correlated Quantum Phases Ultracold Quantum Gases

Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian¬†Will
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33632-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33633-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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