Welcome to the Dypole lab of Professor Wolfgang Ketterle. We are interested in using dysprosium, the most magnetic element, to explore long-range dipolar interactions in an optical lattice. Long-range interactions open many possibilities for creating strong correlations in many-body systems. Such strong correlations are key to many exotic materials currently studied for their potential applications and pose the greatest challenge to our understanding of many-body quantum states.
The background image for the site is our atomic beam of dysprosium fluorescing as it flies from the oven and is blasted with 421 nm light.