Superconducting Vortex Lattice for Ultracold Atoms
Monday, 16 Jun. 2014, 12:00 - 13:00
Presenter: Oriol Romero-Isart
Host: Caslav Brukner
Where: IQOQI Seminar Room, 2nd Floor Boltzmanngasse 3, 1090 Vienna
In this talk I will propose and analyze a nanoengineered vortex array in a thin-film type-II superconductor as a magnetic lattice for ultracold atoms. This proposal addresses several of the key questions in the development of atomic quantum simulators. By trapping atoms close to the surface, tools of nanofabrication and structuring of lattices on the scale of few tens of nanometers become available with a corresponding benefit in energy scales and temperature requirements. This can be combined with the possibility of magnetic single site addressing and manipulation together with a favorable scaling of superconducting surface-induced decoherence. At the end of the talk I will present the main research directions of the Quantum Nanophysics, Optics, and Information group at IQOQI Innsbruck.