Optical Cooling and Trapping (OT)

Optical Cooling and Trapping

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.

Charles W Clark National Inst of Standards & TechnologyChair
Sonja Franke-Arnold University of GlasgowVice Chair
Markus Krutzik Ferdinand-Braun-InstitutChair Elect
Avinash Kumar California Institute of TechnologyEvents Officer

If you are a member of the Optical Cooling and Trapping Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Charles W. Clark.


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