Superresolution Microscopy of Cold Atoms

Superresolution Microscopy

Our paper, "Superresolution Microscopy of Cold Atoms in an Optical Lattice" is published in Physical Review X.

We report on a new superresolution imaging technique which reveals the atomic density distribution of cold atoms in an optical lattice with a spatial resolution of 32 nm. The image above shows a byproduct of our scheme, mm-scale moire patterns that are immensely-magnified images of the single-site density distribution.

The work is featured in a Physics Viewpoint article "Zooming in on Ultracold Matter."