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Claude Cohen Tannoudji

Prix Nobel en 1997 pour le ralentissement et le piégeage des atomes par la lumière laser.

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École Prédoctorale de Physique des Houches

Ultracold Atoms, Metrology and Quantum Optics

12-24 September 2010


Laser cooling of atoms has been extensively developped these last years. In particular, it has allowed to put a macroscopic sample of atoms in the same quantum state, phenomenon known as the Bose-Einstein Condensation. One of the original points of this domain is that it has been extensively studied in the frame of condensated matter Physics (superfluidity, superconductivity), and, today, it is oriented towards atomic Physics with the cold atomic samples.

This year, our PreDoc school will cover three closely related topics. A series of lectures will be devoted to the basic techniques to reach the quantum degenerate regime, and the remarkable properties of this regime. A second series of lectures will deal with metrology, and the last one with quantum optics. Both experimental approaches and theoretical concepts will be covered, as well as a general overview of the fields, and an introduction to the underlying phenomena.


Introduction : Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (1 lecture)

Part I : From cold atoms to degenerate gases (16 lectures)

  • Hélène Perrin (5 lectures) Laser Cooling
  • Gora Shlyapnikov (5 lectures) Degenerate quantum gases
  • Jook Walraven (6 lectures) Thermodynamics and Collisions in Trapped Atomic Gases

Part II : Metrology (10 lectures)

  • Saïda Guellati (5 lectures) Introduction to metrology
  • Ekkehard Peik (3 lectures) Frequency standards with trapped ions
  • Ernst Rasel (2 lectures) Atomic inertial sensors

Part III : Quantum Optics (9 lectures)

  • Elisabeth Giacobino (3 lectures) Introduction to quantum optics
  • Gerd Leuchs (2 lectures) Temporal and spectral properties of quantum light
  • Igor Sokolov (2 lectures) Light scattering and localization in atomic ensembles
  • Victor Balykin (2 lectures) Nano-optics and atom nano-optics

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