Towards an Apparatus for Dipolar Physics using Ultracold Molecules
Ultracold molecules have seen recent success as tools in ultracold chemistry, probing, spectroscopy, and quantum studies. The inherent versatility of this platform that enables its use across various fields is due to the plentiful array of internal states host to the molecular manifold. The dipolar interaction is one route by which one can take advantage of this versatility for research in quantum information science (QIS) and many-body physics (MBP). The purpose of this talk is to describe the unique utility of the dipolar interaction in the ultracold polar molecules for dipolar physics, specifically QIS and MBP. This talk will also describe the progress of the Illinois sodium-rubidium molecule project housed by the Gadway-DeMarco collaboration and our trajectory towards realization of the 23Na87Rb platform.
This talk is intended for local QIS researchers at the University of Illinois; please do not share it more broadly.