Freiburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
FM 42.8: Poster
Dienstag, 24. September 2019, 16:30–18:30, Tents
Investigating ultracold interactions between Ba+ ions and Li atoms — •Pascal Weckesser, Fabian Thielemann, Daniel Hoenig, Isabelle Lindemann, Florian Hasse, Leon Karpa, and Tobias Schaetz — Physikalisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Germany
The interplay of ultracold atoms and ions has recently gained interest , due to its wide applications in quantum simulations of solid state systems  as well as in quantum computing . In order to implement a reliable atom-ion platform, it is necessary to prepare the mixture at ultracold temperatures. Optical trapping of ions  provides a new pathway to achieve these ultracold atom-ion mixtures, as it overcomes the intrinsic micromotion heating effects of a conventional Paul trap .
In this poster we present our experimental hybrid-setup combining individual 138Ba+ ions in a linear Paul trap with 6Li atoms in a crossed optical dipole trap. First reaction measurements between the two constituents will be shown. We further analyse elastic collisions leading to possible cooling within the Paul trap and discuss its current limitations. In the future we want to overcome these limitations by confining both species in a combined optical dipole trap.
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