Research Project Description.
Ultracold polar molecules provide a promising platform for quantum simulation and studying quantum systems with long-range dipolar interactions. These dipolar interactions can be mapped to spin systems, the study of which could provide immense insights into various condensed matter systems. In addition to containing dipole moments that allow for long-range interactions, systems of ultracold molecules have long lifetimes when compared to other dipolar systems such as Rydberg atoms, which can allow for more complex dynamics to be observed and higher coherence times. Finally, ultracold molecules have many internal degrees of freedom, such as vibrational, rotational, and hyperfine, which can allow for a high level of control when engineering quantum systems. In all, ultracold molecules provide a versatile and robust platform for exploring unique quantum systems.