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.
||National Inst of Standards & Technology||Chair
||University of Glasgow||Vice Chair
||California Institute of Technology||Events Officer
6 April 2019
University of Rome La Sapienza
17 April 2019
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
10 May 2019
The San Jose McEnery Convention Center
OSA is currently seeking a volunteer to lead the Optical Cooling and Trapping Technical Group starting in January 2017. If you are interested in serving as chair and building a strong community for this group’s members, apply for the position by 30 November. Learn more about this opportunity >>
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.