"The fractional quantum Hall effect is one of the most intriguing quantum effects and the topic of much study in condensed matter physics. In the field of ultracold atomic gases, it has been a long endeavor to reach an experimental regime in which the associated strong correlation phenomena can appear. In this project, we want to explore two separate roads towards this regime. In a bulk system, we want to reduce the atom number to mesoscopic values in order to reach to required small fraction of atoms to vortices. In a lattice system, we want to create the recently proposed ""optical flux lattices"", which exhibit bands with non-zero Chern number, and thereby for the first time realize lattices with artificial gauge fields. In both cases, we want to use a single-atom imaging technique to study the ensuing strongly correlated states."
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