Experimental Week of Atomic Optics

13-17 February 2017 (IFSC/USP)

Following the two-week (theoretical) School on Interaction of Light with Cold Atoms in ICTP-SAIFR (São Paulo-SP), a week of experimental initiation to atomic optics will be organized in São Carlos Institute of Physics (IFSC/USP). São Carlos is situated at 235km from São Paulo, and hosts several cold atom experiments, including the only Bose-Einstein condensates of South America.

The students attending this event will participate in activities which will give them an overview of the work realized routinely in cold atom laboratories:

  • Doppler-free spectroscopy of atoms
  • Measurement of the velocity distribution of an atomic beam
  • Fabry-Perot cavity as a frequency discriminant
  • Stabilization in intensity of a laser beam using an acousto-optic modulator
  • Building of an electro-optic modulator to frequency-modulate a laser beam

This week of initiation is dedicated to advanced undergraduate students, master students and young PhD students, and is free of registration fees. The transport from São Paulo and accommodation in São Carlos will be provided by the Centro de Pesquisas de Ótica e Fotônica (coordinated by Vanderlei S. Bagnato), which will host the event.

Organizing Committee

  • Romain Bachelard (IFSC/USP)
  • Rodrigo F. Shiozaki (DF/UFSCar & IFSC/USP)
  • Raul Celistrino Teixeira (DF/UFSCar & IFSC/USP)
  • Emanuel Henn (IFSC/USP)
  • Philippe W. Courteille (IFSC/USP)