Machine learning for achieving Bose-Einstein condensation of thulium atoms Academic Article uri icon


  • Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) is a powerful tool for a wide range of research activities, a large fraction of which are related to quantum simulations. Various problems may benefit from different atomic species, but cooling down novel species interesting for quantum simulations to BEC temperatures requires a substantial amount of optimization and is usually considered as a hard experimental task. In this work, we implemented the Bayesian machine learning technique to optimize the evaporative cooling of thulium atoms and achieved BEC in an optical dipole trap operating near 532 nm. The developed approach could be used to cool down other novel atomic species to quantum degeneracy without additional studies of their properties.

author list (cited authors)

  • Davletov, E. T., Tsyganok, V. V., Khlebnikov, V. A., Pershin, D. A., Shaykin, D. V., & Akimov, A. V.

complete list of authors

  • Davletov, ET||Tsyganok, VV||Khlebnikov, VA||Pershin, DA||Shaykin, DV||Akimov, AV

publication date

  • January 1, 2020 11:11 AM