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  1. New Publication: “Suppression of Emittance Growth Using a Shaped Cold Atom Electron and Ion Source”

    D. J. Thompson, D. Murphy, R. W. Speirs, R. M. W. van Bijnen, A. J. McCulloch, R. E. Scholten, B. M. Sparkes Physical Review Letters 117, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/atomopt/2016/11/07/new-publication-suppression-of-emittance-growth-using-a-shaped-cold-atom-electron-and-ion-source

  2. New Publication: “Disorder-induced heating of ultracold neutral plasmas created from atoms in partially filled optical lattices”

    The fabrication of ever-shrinking semi-conductor devices requires focused ion milling sources with smaller and smaller resolution. To achieve the sub-nanometre focusing potential of a cold atom …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/atomopt/2016/08/15/new-publication-disorder-induced-heating-of-ultracold-neutral-plasmas-created-from-atoms-in-partially-filled-optical-lattices

  3. New Publication: “Stimulated Raman adiabatic passage for improved performance of a cold-atom electron and ion source”

    New electron sources using laser-cooled atoms promise breakthrough enhancements in brightness with potential for ultrafast imaging at atomic scales. In these sources the beam current is …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/atomopt/2016/08/15/new-publication-stimulated-raman-adiabatic-passage-for-improved-performance-of-a-cold-atom-electron-and-ion-source

  4. New Publication: “Cold electron sources using laser-cooled atoms”

    This invited article reviews cold atom electron sources, describing the many different implementations of the concept and an overview of the relevant theory behind their operation. …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/atomopt/2016/08/04/new-publication-cold-electron-sources-using-laser-cooled-atoms

  5. New Publication: “Sub-kilohertz laser linewidth narrowing using polarization spectroscopy”

    Stabilisation of laser frequency is essential for numerous applications, including atomic clocks, laser cooling and trapping of atoms, and Bose-Einstein condensation. We have shown that polarisation …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/atomopt/2016/05/25/new-publication-sub-kilohertz-laser-linewidth-narrowing-using-polarization-spectroscopy

  6. Single-Shot Cold Electron Diffraction Paper Selected in ‘Highlights of 2015’ by editors of J Phys B

    Our article Single-shot electron diffraction using a cold electron source, has been selected by the Editors of Journal of Physics B:Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics for …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/atomopt/2016/03/08/single-shot-cold-electron-diffraction-paper-selected-in-highlights-of-2015-by-editors-of-j-phys-b

  7. New Publication: “Increasing the Brightness of Cold Ion Beams by Suppressing Disorder-Induced Heating with Rydberg Blockade”

    We have shown that the phenomena of Rydberg blockade can be used to increase the ordering of ions in a cold expanding bunch, leading to an …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/atomopt/2015/11/24/new-publication-increasing-the-brightness-of-cold-ion-beams-by-suppressing-disorder-induced-heating-with-rydberg-blockade

  8. Light, Atoms, Ions, Electrons, Diamonds: Atomic and Quantum Optics

    Welcome to the Atomic and Quantum Optics research group at the School of Physics, University of Melbourne. Here, we study how light interacts with all sorts …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/atomopt/2015/10/29/hello-world