Donatella Cassettari

Donatella Cassettari

Postal address:
School of Physics & Astronomy
Physical Science Building
North Haugh
St Andrews
United Kingdom

E-mail: dc43@st-andrews.ac.uk

Web address: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~qmgas/

Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 463186/3109

Research overview

Donatella’s expertise is in the area of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute atomic gases. When a cloud of bosonic atoms is cooled below a critical temperature, a phase transition occurs that causes the atoms to ‘condense’ into the same quantum state. A condensate can be thought of as a new state of matter in which the atoms behave as a single quantum mechanical entity. It is a promising system for the study of strongly correlated many-body quantum mechanics and for the implementation of quantum information processing with neutral atoms.

Recent Publications

Potential landscaping for ultracold atoms using holographic optical traps
Bowman, D., Harte, T., Ireland, P., Cassettari, D. & Bruce, G. D. 5 Sep 2017 1 p.
Research output: ResearchPoster

Potential landscaping for ultracold atoms using holographic optical traps
Bowman, D., Harte, T., Ireland, P., Cassettari, D. & Bruce, G. D. 28 Jul 2017 (Accepted/In press) 1 p.
Research output: ResearchAbstract

High-fidelity phase and amplitude control of phase-only computer generated holograms using conjugate gradient minimisation
Bowman, D., Harte, T. L., Chardonnet, V., De Groot, C., Denny, S. J., Le Goc, G., Anderson, M., Ireland, P., Cassettari, D. & Bruce, G. D. 15 May 2017 In : Optics Express. 25, 10, p. 11692-11700
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Holographic optical traps for atom-based topological Kondo devices
Buccheri, F., Bruce, G. D., Trombettoni, A., Cassettari, D., Babujian, H., Korepin, V. E. & Sodano, P. 14 Jul 2016 In : New Journal of Physics. 18, 12 p., 075012
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Light-induced atomic desorption in a compact system for ultracold atoms
Torralbo-Campo, L., Bruce, G. D., Smirne, G. & Cassettari, D. 13 Oct 2015 In : Scientific Reports. 5, 14729
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Measurement of vacuum pressure with a magneto-optical trap: a pressure-rise method
Moore, R., Lee, L., Findlay, E., Torralbo Campo, L., Bruce, G. D. & Cassettari, D. 15 Sep 2015 In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 86, 9, 093108
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Phase-engineered light patterns for ultracold atom experiments
Bruce, G. D., Harte, T., Bowman, D., Ireland, P., Keeling, J. M. J. & Cassettari, D. 25 Jun 2015 Proceedings of 2015 European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - European Quantum Electronics Conference. Optical Society of American (OSA)
Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Feedback-enhanced algorithm for aberration correction of holographic atom traps
Bruce, G. D., Johnson, M., Cormack, E., Richards, D., Mayoh, J. & Cassettari, D. 14 Jun 2015 In : Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 48, 11, 115303
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Multi-wavelength holography with a single spatial light modulator for ultracold atom experiments
Bowman, D., Ireland, P., Bruce, G. D. & Cassettari, D. 24 Mar 2015 In : Optics Express. 23, 7, p. 8365-8372
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

A conjugate gradient minimisation approach to generating holographic traps for ultracold atoms
Harte, T., Bruce, G. D., Keeling, J. & Cassettari, D. 3 Nov 2014 In : Optics Express. 22, 22, p. 26548-26558 11 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

A new multimedia resource for teaching quantum mechanics concepts
Kohnle, A., Cassettari, D., Edwards, T. J., Ferguson, C., Gillies, A. D., Hooley, C., Korolkova, N., Llama, J. & Sinclair, B. D. 2012 In : American Journal of Physics. 80, 2, p. 148-153
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Holographic power-law traps for the efficient production of Bose-Einstein condensates
Bruce, G. D., Bromley, S. L., Smirne, G., Torralbo-Campo, L. & Cassettari, D. 14 Nov 2011 In : Physical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics. 84, 5, p. - 6 p., 053410
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

A smooth, holographically generated ring trap for the investigation of superfluidity in ultracold atoms
Bruce, G. D., Mayoh, J., Smirne, G., Torralbo-Campo, L. & Cassettari, D. 21 Feb 2011 In : Physica Scripta. Topical Issues. T143, 5 p., 014008
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Collisional relaxation of Feshbach molecules and three-body recombination in 87Rb Bose-Einstein condensates
Smirne, G., Godun, R. M., Cassettari, D., Boyer, V., Foot, C. J., Volz, T., Syassen, N., Duerr, S., Rempe, G., Lee, M. D., Goral, K. & Koehler, T. Feb 2007 In : Physical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics. 75, p. 020702(R)
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Dynamic manipulation of Bose-Einstein condensates with a spatial light modulator
Boyer, V., Godun, R. M., Smirne, G., Cassettari, D., Chandrashekar, C. M., Deb, A. B., Laczik, Z. J. & Foot, C. J. Mar 2006 In : Physical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics. 73, 3, p. 0314021-0314024
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Recent Progress in Bose-Einstein Condensation Experiments
Cornish, S. L. & Cassettari, D. 15 Dec 2003 In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences . 361, 1813, p. 2699-2713 15 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Signatures of Quantum Stability in a Classically Chaotic System
Schlunk, S., d'Arcy, M. B., Gardiner, S. A., Cassettari, D., Godun, R. M. & Summy, G. S. Feb 2003 In : Physical Review Letters. 90, 5, p. 0541011-0541014
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Accelerator-mode based technique for studying quantum chaos
d'Arcy, M. B., Godun, R. M., Cassettari, D. & Summy, G. S. 2003 In : Physical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics. 67, 2, 023605
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Trapping neutral atoms with a wire
Haase, A., Cassettari, D., Hessmo, B. & Schmiedmayer, J. Sep 2001 In : Physical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics. 64, 4, p. 0434051-0434055
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Quantum Enhancement of Momentum Diffusion in the Delta-Kicked Rotor
d'Arcy, M. B., Godun, R. M., Oberthaler, M. K., Cassettari, D. & Summy, G. S. Jul 2001 In : Physical Review Letters. 87, 7, p. 0741021-0741024
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Beam Splitter for Guided Atoms
Cassettari, D., Hessmo, B., Folman, R., Maier, T. & Schmiedmayer, J. 25 Dec 2000 In : Physical Review Letters. 85, 26, p. 5483-5487 5 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Controlling Cold Atoms using Nanofabricated Surfaces: Atom Chips
Folman, R., Krueger, P., Cassettari, D., Hessmo, B., Maier, T. & Schmiedmayer, J. 15 May 2000 In : Physical Review Letters. 84, 4749, p. 4749-4752 4 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Micromanipulation of Neutral Atoms with Nanofabricated Structures
Cassettari, D., Chenet, A., Folman, R., Haase, A., Hessmo, B., Krueger, P., Maier, T., Schneider, S., Calarco, T. & Schmiedmayer, J. 2000 In : Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. 70, 721
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Nanofabricated atom optics: atom chips
Brugger, K., Calarco, T., Cassettari, D., Folman, R., Haase, A., Hessmo, B., Krüger, P., Maier, T. & Schmiedmayer, J. 2000 In : Journal of Modern Optics. 47, 2789
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Atoms and Wires: Towards Atom Chips
Bartenstein, M., Cassettari, D., Calarco, T., Chenet, A., Folman, R., Brugger, K., Haase, A., Hartungen, E., Hessmo, B., Kasper, A., Krüger, P., Maier, T., Payr, F., Schneider, S. & Schmiedmayer, J. 2000 In : IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 36, 1364
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

A neutral atom and a wire: towards mesoscopic atom optics
Denschlag, J., Cassettari, D., Chenet, A., Schneider, S. & Schmiedmayer, J. Oct 1999 In : Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. 69, p. 291 291 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Guiding Neutral Atoms with a Wire
Denschlag, J., Cassettari, D. & Schmiedmayer, J. 8 Mar 1999 In : Physical Review Letters. 82, 2014, p. 2014-2017 4 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Guiding a neutral atom with a wire
Denschlag, J., Cassettari, D. & Schmiedmayer, J. 1999 1644 p.
Research output: ResearchOther contribution

Towards Mesoscopic Physics with Cold Atoms
Cassettari, D., Chenet, A., Denschlag, J., Folman, R., Hessmo, B., Schneider, S. & Schmiedmayer, J. 1999
Research output: ResearchOther contribution

External cavity broad-area laser diode operating on the D1 line of Cesium
Cassettari, D., Verkerk, P. & Arimondo, E. 15 Jul 1998 In : Optics Letters. 23, p. 1135 1135 p.
Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Measurement of Attenuation Length of Scintillating and Clear Fibers
Atac, M., Brunetti, R., Cassettari, D., Marago, O., Mishina, M. & Valls, J. A. 1995
Research output: ResearchOther contribution