The Wright Research group uses ultra-cold quantum gases to study quantum many-body phenomena.

Areas of interest include macroscopic quantum phenomena (superfluidity), non-equilibrium dynamics, and coherent light-matter interactions.

Group Meeting / Ultracold Journal Club (Spring 2017):
Friday @ 10 a.m. in Wilder 103 (Graduate Student Lounge)
Journal Club papers are on the group wiki. (Internal access only)
Students: make a Journal Club suggestion from the RSS feeds below!

Lab Location: Wilder Basement, Rooms 17/18
The lab is only accessible through room 18, for safety reasons. Please ring the doorbell if you need to reach someone in the lab!

Postdoctoral Position Available
There is an open position in the group for an individual with strong experimental background in AMO physics. Experience with ultracold atoms is desirable, but experienced candidates with other backgrounds will be considered. Interested candidates should send a CV, list of selected publications, and a brief statement of research interests to Prof. Wright. Exceptionally qualified individuals may be encouraged to submit an application to the Dartmouth Society of Fellows.

Graduate Physics at Dartmouth:
Research in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ph.D. Requirements
How To Apply

Undergraduate Research
Interested undergraduates should contact Prof. Wright about getting involved.
Dartmouth has numerous internal programs for supporting undergraduate research. (See the
UGAR website. )

Recent Posts

Cavity and Cell Installation Completed

We've finished installing the bowtie cavity in the 3DMOT chamber, and attached our new fused silica "science" cell made by Precision Glassblowing. The windows have a graded-index surface-relief AR coating, done by Tel Aztec, and it's really strange to see no reflections, and none of the angle-dependent chromatic effects characteristic of multilayer thin film AR coatings.

Preliminary tests of coupling to the cavity in-vacuum show that it is aligned within the chamber as intended, and confirmed that the linewidth is <100 kHz. We've already been able to lock the laser to the cavity using only piezo feedback on the fiber laser, in spite of the excess vibrations from the pumping station temporarily attached to the chamber. Full characterization of the cavity will have to wait until after the bakeout.

  1. Assembly of the High-Finesse Bowtie Cavity Comments Off on Assembly of the High-Finesse Bowtie Cavity
  2. Manuscript posted on the arXiv: SSH model in a 1D ring lattice Comments Off on Manuscript posted on the arXiv: SSH model in a 1D ring lattice
  3. Jesse Evans' Masters Thesis Comments Off on Jesse Evans' Masters Thesis
  4. World's Best Lab? Comments Off on World's Best Lab?