Portfolio Prof. Dr. Claus Zimmermann

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Academic title:
Prof. Dr.
Claus Zimmermann
Organizational units:
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Physics (PIT)
Department of Physics

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Research focus

BEC in a Ring Cavity

Ultra cold atoms interact with the light in a high finesse ring resonator. Cavity mediated global coupling leads to collective atomic effects such as  superradiance, subradiance, collective atomic recoil lasing (CARL), and Dicke type phase  transitions. 


Mixtures of cold atomic gases Bose-Fermi-Mixtures

Efimov-Physics is studied with mixtures of Lithium and Rubidium quantum gases. Broad heteronuclear Feshbach-resonaces have been observed and are used to investiagate few body physics.


Surface Quantum Optics (in collaboration with Sebastian Slama)

Atomic quantum gases are brought in contact with structured surfaces.  Evanescent wave spectroscopy and condensate diffraction are used to  study the atom surface interaction. The coupling of the atoms with  surface plasmon polaritions is exploited for contructing tailored two  dimensional lattice potentials for the atoms. 


2015 - 2018
Claus Zimmermann
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)


Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
São Paulo, Brazil
Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis
Nizza, Département Alpes-Maritimes , France
Università degli Studi di Milano
Milano, Italy



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