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A ship-in-a-bottle quantum gas microscope setup for magnetic mixtures

by Maximilian Sohmen, Manfred J. Mark, Markus Greiner, Francesca Ferlaino

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Maximilian Sohmen
Submission information
Preprint Link: scipost_202306_00014v2  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2023-10-16
Date submitted: 2023-08-25 13:42
Submitted by: Sohmen, Maximilian
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
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Academic field: Physics
  • Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics - Experiment
  • Quantum Physics
Approach: Experimental


Quantum gas microscopes are versatile and powerful tools for fundamental science as well as promising candidates for enticing applications such as in quantum simulation or quantum computation. Here we present a quantum gas microscopy setup for experiments with highly magnetic atoms of the lanthanoid elements erbium and dysprosium. Our setup features a non-magnetic, non-conducting, large-working-distance, high-numerical-aperture, in-vacuum microscope objective, mounted inside a glue-free quartz glass cell. The quartz glass cell is enclosed by a compact multi-shell ferromagnetic shield that passively suppresses external magnetic field noise by a factor of more than a thousand. Our setup will enable direct manipulation and probing of the rich quantum many-body physics of dipolar atoms in optical lattices, and bears the potential to put exciting theory proposals - including exotic magnetic phases and quantum phase transitions - to an experimental test.

Author comments upon resubmission

Dear Editor, Dear Referees,
With gratitude and pleasure we submit the revised version of our manuscript.
We are much indebted to You all for the careful judgement and the fair and constructive feedback on our work. This has been a great help in improving several aspects the paper. We hope we succeeded in acknowledging all points duly.
If there are further points that deserve discussion, we are of course always available and ready to be contacted anytime.
On behalf of all co-authors,
Maximilian Sohmen

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In the revised manuscript, changes with respect to the earlier version are marked in red colour.
"Appendix" has been renamed into "Supplementary Information".

Published as SciPost Phys. 15, 182 (2023)

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Anonymous Report 1 on 2023-9-8 (Invited Report)


The authors have clarified the manuscript and replied to all questions raised in a fully satisfactory way. I enjoyed reading the revised version and recommend publication.

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Anonymous on 2023-09-01  [id 3941]

The authors introduced all the comments and corrections I asked in my first report.
The paper is now more complete and coherent.