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Laser Physics Laboratory is affiliated both to CNRS and to University Paris 13. We study the interactions between light and matter.

Our experiments range from the most fundamental aspects of basic science to applied research: quantum physics, atomic and molecular physics, optical devices, biomedical imaging...

The lab is structured into eight experimental research teams, four shops and an administrative department. It is composed of about seventy-five people (10 CNRS full-time researchers, 30 university teaching staff members, a technical staff of 15 people, about 20 PhD students and post-docs), plus several short-term trainees and foreign visitors.

Olivier Gorceix,
Director of laboratory

Update team page Atomic spectroscopy at interfaces

Atomic spectroscopy at interfaces (ex OCR)

Topics of interest:

Atomic vapour Spectroscopy in the vicinity of an opics of interestAtomic vapour Spectroscopy in the vicinity of an interface:

Fundamental study of the properties of a free atom in the vicinity of an interface. Casimir-Polder interaction between an atom and a dielectric surface at non-zero temperature in the presence of surface polariton modes.

Sub-micron confinement of alkali atoms within the interstitial regions of an opal (quasi periodic three-dimensional structure of nanospheres), or within ultra-thin vapour cells.

Theoretical study of the interaction between an atom and an optical field with a complex spatial structure at a wavelength scale (Laguerre-Gauss beams, and nano-optics), notably the coupling with nearly forbidden atomic transitions (beyond the electric dipole approximation, and chiral properties).

Updated team page Dipolar quantom gases

Dipolar quantum gases (ex AF)

A new state of matter shows up when a dilute sample of atoms is cooled below a critical ultralow temperature. Then occurs a phenomenon known as the Bose-Einstein Condensation; this phase transition comes along with the building up of a macroscopic material system whose properties are non-classical, ie are dictated by the laws of quantum theory. We perform experiments to study these quantum gases with a special focus on their magnetic properties...

Ultracold chromium atoms. Ultracold strontium atoms. Degenerate quantum gases. Bose-Einstein condensate. Fermi sea. Dipolar interactions. Quantum magnetism. Highly correlated quantum states...

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