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The Hulet group investigates atoms at temperatures as low as a few nano-Kelvin. At such low temperatures, the strange and fascinating effects of quantum mechanics dominate, greatly altering normal atomic behavior. Hulet and his group have used laser cooling and atom trapping techniques to explore this exotic regime of matter, investigating ultracold atom collisions, Bose-Einstein condensation, and pairing of atomic Fermi gases. Our current interest is the realization of fundamental models of condensed matter using ultracold atoms confined by optical lattices, the study of few-body physics of bosons with resonant interactions, and realizations of matter-wave solitons.

Recent Publications

Splitting of nonlinear-Schrödinger breathers by linear and nonlinear localized potentials:

Oleksandr V. Marchukov, Boris A. Malomed, Vladimir A. Yurovsky, Maxim Olshanii, Vanja Dunjko, and Randall G. Hulet, Physical Review A 99, 063623 (2019) PDF

Parametric Excitation of a Bose-Einstein Condensate: From Faraday Waves to Granulation:

J.H.V. Nguyen, M.C. Tsatsos, D. Luo, A.U.J. Lode, G.D. Telles, V.S. Bagnato, and R.G. Hulet, Physical Review X 9, 011052 (2019) PDF Supplemental Materials

Measurement of the Dynamical Structure Factor of a 1D Interacting Fermi Gas:

T. L. Yang, P. Grisins, Y. T. Chang, Z. H. Zhao, C. Y. Shih, T. Giamarchi, and R. G. Hulet, Physical Review Letters 121, 103001 (2018) PDF Supplemental Materials

Dissociation of One-Dimensional Matter-Wave Breathers due to Quantum Many-Body Effects:

Vladimir A. Yurovsky, Boris A. Malomed, Randall G. Hulet, and Maxim Olshanii, Physical Review Letters 119, 220401 (2017) PDF

Formation of matter-wave soliton trains by modulational instability:

Jason H. V. Nguyen, De Luo, Randall G. Hulet, Science 356, 422 (2017) Abstract Full Text PDF

1D-3D Crossover of a Spin-Imbalanced Fermi Gas:

Melissa C. Revelle, Jacob A. Fry, Ben A. Olsen, Randall G. Hulet, Physical Review Letters 117, 235301 (2016) PDF

Detecting π-phase superfluids with p-wave symmetry in a quasi-one-dimensional optical lattice:

Bo Liu, Xiaopeng Li, Randall G. Hulet, and W. Vincent Liu, Physical Review A 94, 031602 (2016) PDF

Observation of antiferromagnetic correlations in the Hubbard model with ultracold atoms:

Russell A. Hart, Pedro M. Duarte, Tsung-Lin Yang, Xinxing Liu, Thereza Paiva, Ehsan Khatami, Richard T. Scalettar, Nandini Trivedi, David A. Huse, and Randall G. Hulet, Nature 519, 211-214 (2015) PDF

Congratulations Danyel!

2019-08-09 :

Danyel received a prize for the best presentation at the annual Smalley-Curl Institute Summer Research Colloquim for his presentation on p-wave pairing in one dimension.

Farewell Daniel!

2019-08-09 :

We all thank Daniel for a great, productive summer working on making a polarimeter for 671nm light. We wish him success in his upcoming year studying abroad in Switzerland at EPFL.

Welcome Chengyuan!

2019-07-10 :

We welcome Chengyuan Qian from the University of Science and Technology of China. He is a new PhD Student at Rice who will be working with the 3D lattice experiment to develop new techniques to spatially tune the chemical potential of the lattice.

Welcome Visal!

2019-07-01 :

We welcome Visal So, a new PhD student at Rice from the University of Oklahoma, to our group this summer. Visal will start working on a project to create a UV light source for a narrow linewidth MOT for the boson experiment.

Welcome Daniel!

2019-06-03 :

We welcome Daniel Augusto Ortuño González, a summer student from Monterrey Tech, to our group this summer. Daniel will work on engineering a polarimeter that will help us analyze the exact polarization of 671nm light.

Mailing Address

6100 Main Street
Dept of Physics and Astronomy, MS-61
Rice University
Houston, TX 77005

Physical Address

Brockman Hall for Physics
Room B01

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