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:

Buccheri, F, Bruce, GD, Trombettoni, A , Cassettari, D , Babujian, H, Korepin, VE & Sodano, P 2015, ' Holographic optical traps for atom-based topological Kondo devices ' ArXiv e-prints .
Torralbo-Campo, L, Bruce, GD , Smirne, G & Cassettari, D 2015, ' Light-induced atomic desorption in a compact system for ultracold atoms ' Scientific Reports , vol 5, 14729.
Torralbo Campo, L, Bruce, GD , Smirne, G & Cassettari, D , Data Underpinning: Light-induced atomic desorption in a compact system for ultracold atoms , 2015, Data set/Database, University of St Andrews.
Moore, R, Lee, L, Findlay, E, Torralbo Campo, L, Bruce, GD & Cassettari, D 2015, ' Measurement of vacuum pressure with a magneto-optical trap: a pressure-rise method ' Review of Scientific Instruments , vol 86, no. 9, 093108.
Bruce, GD, Harte, T, Bowman, D, Ireland, P , Keeling, JMJ & Cassettari, D 2015, ' Phase-engineered light patterns for ultracold atom experiments '. in Proceedings of 2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference. The Optical Society of America, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)/Europen Quantum Electronics Conference (EQEC), Munich, Germany, 21-25 June.

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