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Laser Cooling and Trapping

Code: 205306
ECTS: 0.0
Lecturers in charge: dr. sc. Ticijana Ban - Lectures
Take exam: Studomat

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The course will be devoted to the basics of laser cooling and trapping; technique that has allowed cooling of atoms to temperatures close to absolute zero, and thus has led to a new insight into the world of quantum physics. Topics include: 1. Atom - light interaction; 2. Expression of the light force; 3. General properties concerning laser cooling; 4. Principle of Doppler cooling; 5. The magneto-optical trap (MOT); 6. Cooling bellow the Doppler limit; 7. The dipole force; 8. Magnetic trapping of neutral atoms; 9. Evaporative cooling; 10. Applications (atomic optics, atomic interferometry, Rydberg state, ultra-cold molecules, ultra-cold plasma, Bose-Einstein condesate (BEC), optical gratings, atomic clocks, quantum information, quantum entanglement).
  1. H.J. Metcalf, P. van der Straten, Laser Cooling and Trapping, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999.
  2. W.D. Phillips, Laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms, Reviews of Modern Physics, Vol. 70, No. 3, July 1998.
1. semester
Atomska, molekulska i optička fizika - izborni predmeti - Mandatory smjer - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
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