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Quantum phenomena of many-particle systems are fascinating in their complexity and are consequently not fully understood and largely untapped in terms of practical applications. Ultracold gases provide a unique platform to build up model systems of quantum many-body physics with highly controlled microscopic constituents. In this way, many-body quantum phenomena can be investigated with an unprecedented level of precision, and control and models that cannot be solved with present day computers may be studied using ultracold gases as a quantum simulator.
This book addresses the need for a comprehensive description of the most important advanced experimental methods and techniques that have been developed along with the theoretical framework in a clear and applicable format. The focus is on methods that are especially crucial in probing and understanding the many-body nature of the quantum phenomena in ultracold gases and most topics are covered both from a theoretical and experimental viewpoint, with interrelated chapters written by experts from both sides of research.
Graduate students and post-doctoral researches working on ultracold gases will benefit from this book, as well as researchers from other fields who wish to gain an overview of the recent fascinating developments in this very dynamically evolving field. Sufficient level of both detailed high level research and a pedagogical approach is maintained throughout the book so as to be of value to those entering the field as well as advanced researchers. Furthermore, both experimentalists and theorists will benefit from the book; close collaboration between the two are continuously driving the field to a very high level and will be strengthened to continue the important progress yet to be made in the field.
Contents:Introduction (P Törmä and K Sengstock)Making an Ultracold Gas (D Jervis and J H Thywissen)Quantum Gases in Optical Lattices (P Barmettler and C Kollath)Feshbach Resonances in Ultracold Gases (S Kokkelmans)Specific Optical Lattices (P Windpassinger and K Sengstock)In Situ Imaging of Atomic Quantum Gases (C-L Hung and C Chin)Fluorescence Imaging of Quantum Gases (C Weitenberg)Quantum Noise Correlation Experiments with Ultracold Atoms (S Fölling)The BCS–BEC Crossover (M M Parish)Spectroscopies — Theory (P Törmä)Spectroscopic Tools for Experiments with Ultracold Fermions in Optical Lattices (L Tarruell)Hybrid Quantum Systems of Atoms and Ions (C Sias and M Köhl)Dipolar Gases — Theory (L Santos)Dipolar Gases — Experiment (E A L Henn, J Billy, and T Pfau)
Readership: Graduate students and researchers working in the field of ultracold gases, and researchers in other fields interested in learning about the potential of ultracold gases as a quantum simulator of many-body physics.
Key Features:It covers experimental techniques — especially relevant for many-body quantum physics — in ultracold gases that have not previously been described in textbooks, either at all or at a similar level of depthThe topics are approached from both theoretical and experimental points of view, with twin chapters written by theorists and experimentalistsThe authors of the chapters are world-class experts, often pioneers, in the topic they are writing about