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Collective scattering of light

Objective

The proposed research network will investigate collective scattering of light from cold clouds of atoms in various complementary situations. To these belong photonic bandgaps in optical lattices, magneto-optic traps, atoms within dipole traps, quantum gases in high-finesse ring cavities and Bose-condensates with vortices. These systems provide ideal toy models for a whole class of phenomena occuring in the interaction between light and matter. In particular, they allow to investigate different aspects of collective light scattering which ultimately will lead to a complete understanding of the topic. Questions on the roles of cooperativity and self-organization of the scatterers, disorder and turbulence in the system, quantum effects in the ensembles, multiple scattering and Anderson localization of photons, super- and sub-radiance of the emitted light, and entanglement between light and matter will be addressed by theory and experiment, and new techniques for measuring and analyzing collective light scattering will be developed. Both experimental and theoretical groups located in Europe and Brazil will work together to develop a thorough understanding of how light interacts with a collectivity of atoms.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/condensed matter physics/quantum gases
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles/photons

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 39 900
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Slama (Dr.)

Participants (2)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 27 300
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robin Kaiser (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 900
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicola Umberto Piovella (Dr.)