Specialist Subjects: Ultracold atoms, laser cooling, laser dynamics
I work with ultracold atoms. In the past few years I have developed new techiques to trap and manipulate atoms near microstructured surfaces known as atom chips. Atom chips allow trapping, manipulation, and detection of atomic samples such Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) in complex geometries. The chip combines environment shielded atomic confinement with the possibility to scale up the number of traps on a wafer. This gives access to new physics such as one dimensional quantum gases, atom interferometry with BECs, and quantum information processing using neutral atoms. I have recently moved to Swansea where I will be working on related topics.
Measuring energy differences by BEC interferometry on a chip,
F. Baumgärtner, R. J. Sewell, S. Eriksson, I. Llorente-Garcia, J. Dingjan, J. P. Cotter, and E. A. Hinds, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 243003 (2010).
(2010) G. B. Andresen et. al. (ALPHA Collaboration), Nature 468, 673.
Atom chip for BEC interferometry,
R. J. Sewell, J. Dingjan, F. Baumgartner, I. Llorente-Garcia, S. Eriksson, E. A. Hinds, G. Lewis, P. Srinivasan, Z. Moktadir, C. O. Gollasch, M. Kraft, J. Phys B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 43051003, (2010).
Atom detection and photon production in a scalable, open, optical microcavity,
M. Trupke, J. Goldwin, B. Darquie, G. Dutier, S. Eriksson, J. Ashmore, E. A. Hinds, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 063601 (2007).
MSc (University of Helsinki), PhD (University of Helsinki)
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PH-129 - Laboratory Physics I
PH-333 - Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics II
PH-M10 - Atomic Physics and Quantum Optics III
PH-311 BSc Project
PH-M24 MPhys Research Project