Atom optics is a well established field and the extension to the nonlinear regime naturally appears if interacting Bose Gases are utilized in the experiment. In this presentation an overview over the recent achievements in the direction of quantum atom optics with BECs i.e. generation and use of squeezed states, will be given. Recent results on the demonstration of internal Josephson physics bifurcating from Rabi oscillations will be presented as well as the demonstration of number squeezed states produced by spin changing collisions.
May 3rd 1968 born in Innsbruck; Austria:
Parents: Gerda Oberthaler, Kurt Oberthaler
1986-1990 Student of Physics at the University Innsbruck
1990-1992 Diploma thesis at the Department of Experimental Physics in Innsbruck:
‘Characterization and temporal compression of ultrashort laser pulses’
Supervisor: Doz. Ralph Höpfel; (finished with honors)
1993- 1997 Ph.D. thesis at the Department of Experimental Physics in Innsbruck:
‘Waves in periodic media’;
Supervisor: Prof. Anton Zeilinger; (finished with honors)
1997 -1999 Research fellow at the University of Oxford, Clarendon Laboratory in the group of Prof. Keith Burnett and Dr. Christopher Foot
2000 - 2003 Award of the Emmy Noether fellowship;
Leader of an independent research group at the Optik-Zentrum Konstanz.
Since 2003 Professor position at the University of Heidelberg
2008 Landesforschungspreis for fundamental research Baden-Württemberg