Optical Cooling and Trapping (OT)

Optical Cooling and Trapping (OT)

This group is concerned with the physics of laser cooling, electromagnetic trapping and other radiative manipulation of neutral atoms, ions, dielectric particles and nanostructures. These fundamental studies are used to develop applications to new kinds of physics measurements and processes such as high resolution spectroscopy, atomic clocks, atomic collisions, atom optics, bio-molecular interactions, and atomic-scale and nano-scale fabrication. Basic studies involve Bose-Einstein condensates, cold collisions, optical lattices, optomechanics, and soft-matter interactions.

Name Affiliation Title
Onofrio Marago CNR-IPCF Chair
Philip H. Jones University College London Vice Chair
Antonio A. R. Neves Universidade Federal do ABC  
Le Luo Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis  

The 2nd International Conference on Enhanced Spectroscopy

October 12 - October 15 2015
Messina, Italy

2nd International Conference on Opto-Electronics and Applied Optics, 2015

October 16 - October 17 2015
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, India

Frontiers in Optics: The 99th OSA Annual Meeting and Exhibit/Laser Science XXXI

October 18 - October 22 2015
Fairmont San Jose, San Jose, California, USA

The 20th Microoptics Conference

October 25 - October 28 2015
Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan

Optics & Photonics Taiwan, the International Conference

December 04 - December 06 2015
Hsinchu, Hsinchu, Taiwan


Optical Tweezers Blog
Check out the joint special issues of Optics Express and the Journal of the Optical Society of America B organized by the Optical Cooling and Trapping Technical Group! The issues, which are now available online, are devoted to papers reporting new and challenging results in the field. 

Join us in San Jose, California, from 18 – 22 October for our annual meeting, Frontiers in Optics. Several OSA Technical Groups will be hosting special events at this year's meeting, providing you with a great opportunity to connect with colleagues in your field.