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Quantum Gases Group


We are always looking for highly motivated new team members! If your interested in joining our team as a Bachelor-, Master- or PhD-student please contact Dr. Christoph Becker or Prof. Dr. Klaus Sengstock(sengstock"AT"

News from the lab

  • 01.09.2019: Felix Klein joins our team as a Master student. Welcome!
  • 05.05.2019: Characterization of Faraday Rotation in a Spinor condensate 
  • 01.01.2019: Jakob Butlewski joins the team as a PhD student. Welcome!
  • 02.11.2018: Feedback cooling of a trampoline oscillator to a mean phonon number of n=3.8.
  • 13.04.2018: Philipp Christoph defends his PhD thesis. Congratulations!
  • 04.03.2018: First customized trampoline oscillator characterized at T=10K with Q>5*10^7.
  • 20.08.2017: Successful feedback cooling in a coupled atom-membrane hybrid system.
  • 09.07.2017: Feedback cooling of our membrane down to a mean phonon occupancy n=16.
  • 13.03.2017: First successful sympathetic cooling of a membrane oscillator to 30mK.
  • 02.11.2016: Optimized fast loading of a BEC in a very near detuned deep optical lattice.
  • 22.09.2016: First new fiber cavities produced with our new intensity stabilized CO2 laser.
  • 11.03.2016: First BEC in a far detuned crossed optical dipole trap.
  • 25.11.2015: Mechanical Feedback cooling of a SiN membrane starting from T=480mK.
  • 11.06.2015: Hooray! Today we created the first BEC after the move to the new lab.
  • 25.02.2015: Packing time! Today we moved the BEC system to the laboratory where the cryostat is located. Huge thanks to the guys from Hasenkamp.
  • 20.08.2014: Optomechanical coupling in a fiber-based asymmetric MiM system
  • 23.07.2014: We realized an asymmetric fibercavity with high reflectivity on resonance!
  • 23.05.2013: We created the first 87Rb BEC in our machine!
  • 15.01.2013: Now we have cold atoms at the experiment. First 3D MOT!
  • 28.09.2012: First 2D MOT! Starting to get the atoms to chill...