Spinor atom laser

Welcome on the webpage of the Ultracold Atoms group led by David Guéry-Odelin at the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse.

We are part of the Laboratoire Collisions, Agrégats, Réactivité (LCAR) of the IRSAMC institute, and currently work on the physics of guided atom lasers.

The team in June 2009

Latest news

November 15th, 2010: We have a MOT with several 1010 atoms in the new setup, loaded in about one second by a novel type of Zeeman slower using permanent magnets in a Halbach configuration. See here for a video of the MOT, and here for many more details about the slower. The preprint arXiv:1101.3243 (submitted to Rev. Sci. Instr.) describes the slower in great details.

October 22th, 2010: The paper Cold-atom dynamics in crossed-laser-beam waveguides, Phys. Rev. A 82, 043420 (2010), is now published.

September 20th, 2010: The paper Shortcut to Adiabatic Passage in Two- and Three-Level Atoms, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 123003 (2010), is now published.

August 30th, 2010: Our paper Interaction of a propagating guided matter wave with a localized potential, New J. Phys. 12, 085013 (2010), is now published.

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