Loh Huanqian Group

Advanced materials like superconductors have the potential to change energy transport as we know it. However, their dynamics on the microscopic scale remain poorly understood as they are difficult to simulate with classical computers. A promising solution is to assemble ultracold atoms and molecules as quantum building blocks to mimic these advanced materials, and directly observe the dynamics in these clean systems. Ultracold molecules, in particular, offer rich interactions compared to atoms, making them highly versatile "legos" for quantum simulation.

Our lab focuses on the manipulation of molecules at the single-molecule, single-quantum-state level. To access this regime, we will develop methods to precisely control the motion, internal quantum states, and spatial arrangement of individual molecules. By working at the exciting intersection of atomic physics and quantum chemistry, we plan to harness these ultracold molecules for explorations of new condensed matter phases, quantum information storage, and more.

More information at our homepage: https://lohlab.quantumlah.org/

Our group focuses on using ultracold molecules as quantum building blocks to model advanced materials. We are interested in studies of quantum chemistry, quantum simulation, and quantum information storage.

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Recent papers

  • S. Ding, G. Maslennikov, R. Hablutzel, H.Loh, D. Matsukevich. (2017). Quantum parametric oscillator with trapped ions. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 150404
  • J. W. Park, Z. Z. Yan, H.Loh, S. A. Will, M W. Zwierlein. (2017). Second-Scale Nuclear Spin Coherence Time of Ultracold 23Na40K Molecules. Science 357 372
  • S. A. Will, J. W. Park, Z. Z. Yan, H.Loh, M. W. Zwierlein. (2016). Coherent Microwave Control of Ultracold 23Na40K Molecules. Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 225306
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