Laboratory of Cold Atoms Near Surfaces


Visit of prof. D. Guéry-Odelin in Atomic Optics Department

From May, 30th to June, 1st our guest will be prof. David Guéry-Odelin (Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France).

On May, 31st (room 355, 1015) we have pleasure to invite you for his seminar "The physics of guided atom lasers"

Abstract: The talk will be divided in two parts. The first one will be devoted to the production and characterization of guided atom lasers. The control of the mode populations of guided atom lasers (GALs) is demonstrated by showing that the entropy per particle of an optically GAL, and the one of the trapped Bose Einstein condensate (BEC) from which it has been produced are the same. This observation is valid for the two outcoupling schemes, magnetic and optical, that we have investigated. We can prepare GAL in a nearly pure monomode regime (85 % in the ground state). Furthermore, optical outcoupling has enabled the production of spinor guided atom lasers. The second part of the talk will be devoted to examples of new physics that can be explored using guided atom lasers. The emphasis will be put on their interaction with localized optical defects in different geometries.


Triple refelction

In a modified dipole mirror setup a triple reflection was observed  open video.


New subjects of master's theses and students' practice available

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Paper in Optica Applicata

The paper Optical surface devices for atomic and atom physics will be published in Optica Applicata 40(3), 2010.


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