5th Institute of Physics
 
 
 
 

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address 5. Physikalisches Institut
Universität Stuttgart
Pfaffenwaldring 57
D-70569 Stuttgart
phone.: +49 711 685 64954
room: 4.158
email: email

Research
Publications
Teaching
Curriculum vitae

Articles:
2012
[29] J. Sedlacek, A. Schwettmann, H. Kübler, R. Löw, T. Pfau, J.P. Shaffer
"Microwave electrometry with Rydberg atoms in a vapour cell using bright atomic resonances",
Nature Physics 8, 819 (2012) (article)
[28] A. Kölle, G. Epple, H. Kübler, R. Löw, and T. Pfau
"Four-wave mixing involving Rydberg states in thermal vapor",
Phys. Rev. A 85, 063821 (2012) (article)
[27] R. Daschner, R. Ritter, H. Kübler, N. Frühauf, E. Kurz, R. Löw, and T. Pfau
"Fabrication and characterization of an electrically contacted vapor cell",
Opt. Lett. 37, 2771 (2012) (article)
[26] J. Nipper, J.B. Balewski, A.T. Krupp, S. Hofferberth, R. Löw, T. Pfau
"Atomic Pair-State Interferometer: Controlling and Measuring an Interaction-Induced Phase Shift in Rydberg-Atom Pairs",
Phys. Rev. X 2, 031011 (2012) (article)
[25] R. Löw, H. Weimer, J. Nipper, J. B. Balewski, B. Butscher, H. P. Büchler, T. Pfau
"An experimental and theoretical guide to strongly interacting Rydberg gases"",
J. Phys. B 45, 113001 (2012) (article)
[24] J. Nipper, J. B. Balewski, A. T. Krupp, B. Butscher, R. Löw, T. Pfau
"Highly Resolved Measurements of Stark-Tuned Frster Resonances between Rydberg Atoms",
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 113001 (2012) (article)
2011
[23] W. Li, T. Pohl, J. M. Rost, Seth T. Rittenhouse, H. R. Sadeghpour, J. Nipper, B. Butscher, J. B. Balewski, V. Bendkowsky, R. Löw, T. Pfau
"A Homonuclear Molecule with a Permanent Electric Dipole Moment",
Science 334, 1110 (2011) (article)
[22] B. Huber, T. Baluktsian, M. Schlagmüller, A. Kölle, H. Kübler, R. Löw, T. Pfau
"GHz Rabi flopping to Rydberg states in hot atomic vapor cells",
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 243001 (2011) (article)
[21] J. Honer, R. Löw, H. Weimer, T. Pfau and H. P. Büchler
"Artificial Atoms Can Do More Than Atoms: Deterministic Single Photon Subtraction from Arbitrary Light Fields",
Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 093601 (2011) (article)
[20] R. Löw and H. P. Büchler
"Kalte Riesen",
Physik Journal 3, 29 (2011) (article)
[19] B. Butscher, V. Bendkowsky, J. Nipper, J. B. Balewski, L. Kukota, R. Löw, T. Pfau W. Li, T. Pohl, J. M. Rost
"Lifetimes of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules in vibrational ground and excited state"
J. Phys. B 44, 184004 (2011) (article)
2010
[18] B. Butscher, J. Nipper, J. B. Balewski, L. Kukota, V. Bendkowsky, R. Löw, and T. Pfau
"Atom-molecule coherence for ultralong range Rydberg dimers"
Nature Physics 6, 970 (2010) (article)
[17] T. Baluktsian, C. Urban, T. Bublat, H. Giessen, R. Löw, and T. Pfau
"Fabrication method for micro vapor cells for alkali atoms",
Opt. Lett. 35, 1950 (2010) (article)
[16] V. Bendkowsky, B. Butscher, J. Nipper, J. Balewski, J. P. Shaffer, R. Löw, T. Pfau, W. Li, J. Stanojevic, T. Pohl, and J. M. Rost
"Rydberg trimers and excited dimers bound by internal quantum reflection",
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 163201 (2010) (article)
[15] H. Kübler, J. P. Shaffer, T. Baluktsian, R. Löw, and T.Pfau
"Coherent excitation of Rydberg atoms in micrometre-sized atomic vapour cells"
Nature Photonics 4, 112 (2010) (article)
2009
[14] R. Löw, H. Weimer, U. Raitzsch, R. Heidemann, V. Bendkowsky, B. Butscher, H. P. Büchler, and T.Pfau
"Universal scaling in a strongly interacting Rydberg gas"
PRA 80, 033422 (2009) (article)
[13] U. Raitzsch, R. Heidemann, H. Weimer, V. Bendkowsky, B. Butscher, P. Kollmann, R. Löw, H.P. Büchler and T. Pfau
"Investigation of dephasing rates in an interacting Rydberg gas"
NJP 11, 055014 (2009) (article)
[12] V. Bendkowsky, B. Butscher, J. Nipper, J. P. Shaffer, R. Löw, T. Pfau
"Observation of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules"
Nature 458, 1005 (2009) (article)
[11] R. Löw and T. Pfau
"Magneto-optics: Hot atoms rotate light rapidly"
Nature Photonics 3, 197 (2009) (article)
2008
[10] H. Weimer, R. Löw, T. Pfau, and H. P. Büchler
"Quantum critical behavior in strongly interacting Rydberg gases"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 250601 (2008) (article)
[9] R. Heidemann, U. Raitzsch, V. Bendkowsky, B. Butscher, R. Löw, T. Pfau,
"Rydberg Excitation of Bose-Einstein Condensates"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 033601 (2008) (article)
[8] U. Raitzsch, V. Bendkowsky, R. Heidemann, B. Butscher, R. Löw, T. Pfau,
"Echo Experiments in a Strongly Interacting Rydberg Gas"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 013002 (2008) (article)
2007
[7] R. Heidemann, U. Raitzsch, V. Bendkowsky, B. Butscher, R. Löw, L. Santos, T. Pfau,
"Evidence for coherent collective Rydberg excitation in the strong blockade regime",
Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 163601 (2007) (article)
[6] R. Löw, U. Raitzsch, R. Heidemann, V. Bendkowsky, B. Butscher, A. Grabowski, T. Pfau, "Apparatus for excitation and detection of Rydberg atoms in quantum gases",
arXiv:0706.2639v1 (2007) (article)
Before 2007
[5] A. Grabowski, R. Heidemann, R. Löw, J. Stuhler, T. Pfau,
"High resolution Rydberg spectroscopy of ultracold rubidium atoms",
Fortschritte der Physik 8-10,765 (2006) (article)
[4] R. Löw, R. Gati, J. Stuhler and T. Pfau
"Probing the light-induced dipole-dipole interaction in momentum space"
Europhys. Lett. 71, 214 (2005) (article)
[3] A. Görlitz, T. L. Gustavson, A. E. Leanhardt, R. Löw, A. P. Chikkatur, S. Gupta, S. Inouye, D. E. Pritchard, and W. Ketterle
"Sodium Bose-Einstein Condensates in the F=2 State in a Large-Volume Optical Trap"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 090401 (2003) (article)
[2] J. Schoser, A. Batär, R. Löw, V. Schweikhard, A. Grabowski, Y.B. Ovchinnikov and T. Pfau
"Intense source of cold Rb atoms from a pure two-dimensional magneto-optical trap"
Phys. Rev. A. 66, 023410 (2002) (article)
[1] S. Inouye, R. Löw, S. Gupta, T. Pfau, A. Görlitz, T. L. Gustavson, D. E. Pritchard and W. Ketterle
"Amplification of light and atoms in a Bose-Einstein condensate"
Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4225 (2000) (article)
A full list of papers, talks, etc can be found here

Theses:
PhD-thesis
"A versatile setup for experiments with Rubidium Bose-Einstein condensates:
From optical lattices to Rydberg matter"

Universität Stuttgart, 2006
Diploma-thesis
"Dressing and trapping Bose-Einstein condensates with light"
Universität Bonn / MIT, 2000
Book contributions:
Ultra-long range Rydberg molecules
McGraw-Hill Yearbook Of Science & Technology 2011
Entangled World
Wiley-VCH, 2004
Jürgen Audretsch (Editor)
Verschrnkte Welt: Faszination der Quanten
Wiley-VCH, 2002
Jürgen Audretsch (Hrsg.)
Other:
TV Show
X-enius: Verrckte Quantenwelt
8.2.2010 on Arte
Book review
V. Letokhov: Laser Control of Atoms and Molecules
Physik Journal 10 / 2007 (article)
T. Pfau and R. Löw
Erste Schritte in der Quantenwelt
Jahrbuch aus Lehre und Forschung der Universität Stuttgart (2001) (article)
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