Site-resolved Imaging of Fermionic Lithium-6 in an Optical Lattice

  • Parsons M
  • Huber F
  • Mazurenko A
 et al. 
  • 108


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • N/A


    Citations of this article.


We demonstrate site-resolved imaging of individual fermionic lithium-6 atoms in a 2D optical lattice. To preserve the density distribution during fluorescence imaging, we simultaneously cool the atoms with 3D Raman sideband cooling. This laser cooling technique, demonstrated here for the first time for lithium-6 atoms, also provides a pathway to rapid low-entropy filling of an optical lattice. We are able to determine the occupation of individual lattice sites with a fidelity >95%, enabling direct, local measurement of particle correlations in Fermi lattice systems. This ability will be instrumental for creating and investigating low-temperature phases of the Fermi-Hubbard model, including antiferromagnets and d-wave superfluidity.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Maxwell F. Parsons

  • Florian Huber

  • Anton Mazurenko

  • Christie S. Chiu

  • Widagdo Setiawan

  • Katherine Wooley-Brown

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free