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Dr Donatella Cassettari

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Dr Donatella Cassettari
School of Physics & Astronomy
University of St Andrews
North Haugh
St Andrews KY16 9SS
Scotland, UK

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Room 218
Phone 3109
Lab 105
Lab Phone 3186
e-mail dc43

Donatella's expertise is in the area of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute atomic gases. When a cloud of bosonic atoms is cooled below a critical temperature, a phase transition occurs that causes the atoms to "condense" into the same quantum state. A condensate can be thought of as a new state of matter in which the atoms behave as a single quantum mechanical entity. It is a promising system for the study of strongly correlated many-body quantum mechanics and for the implementation of quantum information processing with neutral atoms.

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Recent publications:

Bowman, D, Ireland, P, D. Bruce, G & Cassettari, D 2015, ' Multi-wavelength holography with a single Spatial Light Modulator for ultracold atom experiments ' ArXiv e-prints .
Torralbo-Campo, L, Bruce, GD , Smirne, G & Cassettari, D 2014, ' Light-induced atomic desorption in a compact system for ultracold atoms ' Workshop on Many-body Dynamics and Open Quantum Systems, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 20/10/14 - 22/10/14 , .
Bowman, D, Ireland, P, Lee, L, Bruce, GD & Cassettari, D 2014, ' Towards a BEC Rotation Sensor ' Workshop on Many-body Dynamics and Open Quantum Systems, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 20/10/14 - 22/10/14 , .
Bruce, GD, Harte, T, Johnson, M, Ireland, P, Bowman, D, Cormack, E, Richards, D, Mayoh, J , Keeling, JMJ & Cassettari, D 2014, ' Holographic Generation of Optical Traps for Ultracold Atoms ' Workshop on Many-body Dynamics and Open Quantum Systems, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 20/10/14 - 22/10/14 , .
Harte, T, Bruce, GD , Keeling, J & Cassettari, D 2014, ' A conjugate gradient minimisation approach to generating holographic traps for ultracold atoms ' Optics Express , vol 22, no. 22, pp. 26548-26558.

Current PhD Projects offered:

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  • Holographic traps and guides for superfluidity studies and atom interferometry
  • Holographic traps for the efficient production of Bose-Einstein condensates