Probing quantum dynamics in strongly-driven optical lattices

David Weld, Assistant Professor of Physics at UC Santa Barbara

Thursday, October 17, 2019
12:30 – 1:30pm
PAT C-520

Degenerate quantum gases in modulated optical lattices provide a near-ideal testbed for the experimental study of quantum matter driven far from equilibrium. I will discuss a sequence of recent experimental results: flexible Floquet engineering of band structure and transport properties, observation of relativistic harmonic motion, detailed experimental mapping of the properties of prethermal Floquet matter, and a measurement of anomalously slow heating in a rapidly driven interacting gas.

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Meeting ID: 655 002 528

This seminar is part of the ABC Physics Seminar Series at UW.