Phase-engineered Light Patterns for Ultracold Atom Experiments
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in spatially-tailored optical patterns for use in manipulating ultracold neutral atoms. In this presentation I will review our methods to produce smooth, high-accuracy and multi-wavelength light patterns by engineering the phase of light with a Spatial Light Modulator (SLM). I will show that this approach successfully combines computational efficiency and algorithm versatility, allowing the accurate reproduction of a variety of target intensity profiles.
Our General Interest Seminars are an opportunity for distinguished speakers to present new research in physics and related areas. The material presented is suitable for undergraduate level upwards and all members of the School are welcome to attend..