A warm welcome to our two new recruits - Orr and Jonas. Best of luck in building us an ion trap!
Celebrating Idan's MSc! Congratulations Idan!
New lasers and new (temporary) lab. Getting ready for ion trapping!
Visiting Yuval's labs in the Technion. Tx Yuval for the great hospitality!
Our cross-institutional-grant proposal for a national network of clocks has been accepted!
Each participating institute will host a time-and-frequency center for improving local experiments.
The centers will be connected to a national network allowing cross-institutional collaborations.
Many thanks to the groups of Yuval, Gadi, Liron, Ron, and Roee, who participate in this collaboration.
Constructions of the new lab just started!
Celebrating the end of summer and Dror's and Omer's successful summer projects
Idan got our first ions signal in the TOF-MS just in time for the Hebrew new year celebrations! Perfect timing.
If it looks like a qubit, swims like a qubit, and quacks like a qubit, then it probably is a qubit! Omer implemented a qubit that lives in the OPX's FPGA. The "classical" qubit realization keeps track of the wavefunction state and mimics a "real" qubit signal (photons). The photons are then physically connected to our control system (the same OPX...) for us to measure.
Two new kids on the block! Welcome to Dror Einav and Omer Hamdi, and good luck with your summer projects!
Just got our molecular-ionization laser system installed. Thanks to Jurgen from LiopTEC and Yossi from the Physics core facilities department for setting up the system.
Taking our molecular-beam machine for a walk - moving from temp-lab 1 to temp-lab 2.
We got our Quantum Machines control system, OPX+, installed in our lab (the shiny box above the optical table). Big Tx to Yoav and Michal from QM for an insightful day.
We got our new (temporary) bigger home. Big Tx to Ofer, Eilon, Guy, Ezra, Rosty, Ami, and Hila for all the help and support! BTW, the optical table is older than most of the people in this picture.
In four months, we were able to pack our lab completely. Soon we will move to our new (still temporary) bigger home.
Starting to build the molecular-beam machine!
Big Tx to Ziv Landau and Itammar Steinberg for improving our electric ion-trap demonstrator during their "experimental-project" course and for making many beautiful pictures and movies!
Ion-trap "mechanical analog": balancing balls on a rotating saddle. Huge Tx to Yael Lebel and Danielle Gov for making this beautiful demonstrator during their "experimental-project" course!
Our first trapped molecular ions (Lycopodium powder)! Big Tx to Meir and Yuri from the department electric workshop for building this beautiful ion-trap demonstrator!
Finally, we entered the (temporary) lab. Small but cozy!
Joint viewing of the Eurpoean Conference of Trapped Ions (ECTI) and molecular-ions round table at Weizmann Lopatie conference center together with Yuval Shagam's group and Roee Ozeri's group
Idan Hocner joined our lab! Good luck Idan!