Atomic Physics Otago

Selected Publications


Shijie Chai, Julia Fekete, and Mikkel F. Andersen, "Measuring the local gravitational field using survival resonances in a dissipatively driven atom-optics system" Phys. Rev. A 98, 063614 (2018)

Shijie Chai, Julia Fekete, Peter McDowall, Simon Coop, Thue Lindballe, and Mikkel F. Andersen "Survival resonances in an atom-optics system driven by temporally and spatially periodic dissipation" Phys. Rev. A, 97, 033616 (2018)

Adrián Peña and Mikkel F Andersen "Complete polarization and phase control with a single spatial light modulator for the generation of complex light fields" Las. Phys. 28, 076201, (2018).


Jayson G. Cosme, Mikkel F. Andersen, and Joachim Brand "Interaction blockade for bosons in an asymmetric double well" Phys. Rev. A 96, 013616  (2017)

P. Sompet, Y. H. Fung, E. Schwartz, M. D. J. Hunter, J. Phrompao, and M. F. Andersen "Zeeman-insensitive cooling of a single atom to its two-dimensional motional ground state in tightly focused optical tweezers" Phys. Rev. A 95, 031403(R) (2017)

J. Fekete, S. Chai, S. A. Gardiner, and M. F. Andersen "Resonant transfer of large momenta from finite-duration pulse sequences" Phys. Rev. A 95, 033601 (2017)


Benjamin T. Beswick, Ifan G. Hughes, Simon A. Gardiner, Hippolyte P. A. G. Astier, Mikkel F. Andersen, and Boris Daszuta "  ε-pseudoclassical model for quantum resonances in a cold dilute atomic gas periodically driven by finite-duration standing-wave laser pulses" Phys. Rev. A 94, 063604 (2016)


Yin Hsien Fung, Pimonpan Sompet and Mikkel F. Andersen "Single Atoms Preparation Using Light-Assisted Collisions" Technologies 2016, 4(1), 4; doi:10.3390/technologies4010004


A. J. Hilliard, Y. H. Fung, P. Sompet, A. V. Carpentier, and M. F. Andersen "In-trap fluorescence detection of atoms in a microscopic dipole trap" Phys. Rev. A 91, 053414 (2015)


Y H Fung and M F Andersen "Efficient collisional blockade loading of a single atom into a tight microtrap" New J. Phys. 17 073011 (2015)


Yin H. Fung, Alicia V. Carpentier, Pimonpan Sompet and Mikkel Andersen, "Two-Atom Collisions and the Loading of Atoms in Microtraps" Entropy  16, 582-606 (2014) doi:10.3390/e16010582


A. V. Carpentier, Y. H. Fung, P. Sompet, A. J. Hilliard, T. G. Walker, M. F. Andersen, "Preparation of a single atom in an optical microtrap" Laser Phys. Lett. 10 125501 (2013) 


P. Sompet, A. V. Carpentier, Y. H. Fung, M. McGovern, and M. F. Andersen, "Dynamics of two atoms undergoing light-assisted collisions in an optical microtrap" Phys. Rev. A 88, 051401(R) (2013) (arXiv)


Boris Daszuta and Mikkel F. Andersen, "Atom interferometry using δ-kicked and finite-duration pulse sequences" Phys. Rev. A 86, 043604 (2012)


Peter D. McDowall, Tzahi Grünzweig, Andrew Hilliard, and Mikkel F. Andersen, "An atomic beam source for fast loading of a magneto-optical trap under high vacuum" Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 055102 (2012)

Matthew McGovern, Tzahi Grünzweig, Andrew J. Hilliard, and Mikkel F. Andersen, "Single beam atom sorting machine", Laser Physics Letters9, 78-84 (2012) (arXiv)


Tzahi Grünzweig, Matthew McGovern, Andrew J. Hilliard, and Mikkel F. Andersen, "Using light-assisted collisions to consistently isolate individual atoms for quantum information processing", Quantum Information Processing, (2011)

Andrew J. Hilliard, Matthew McGovern, Tzahi Grünzweig, and Mikkel F. Andersen, "Consistent isolation and fluorescence imaging of individual atoms", Imaging and Microscopy, 13, 32-34 (May 2011) 

Matthew McGovern, Andrew Hilliard, Tzahi Grünzweig, and Mikkel F. Andersen, "Counting atoms in a deep optical microtrap",  Optics Letters, 36, 1041-1043 (2011) (arXiv)



T. Grünzweig, A. Hilliard, M. McGovern and M. F. Andersen, "Near-deterministic preparation of a single atom in an optical microtrap", Nature Physics. 6, 951–954 (2010)



P. McDowall, A. Hilliard, M. McGovern, T. Grünzweig and M. F. Andersen, "A fidelity treatment of near-resonant states in the atom-optics kicked rotor," New J. Phys. 11 123021 (2009)

M. F. Andersen and T. Sleator, "Lattice Interferometer for Laser-Cooled Atoms," Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 070402 (2009)

P. D McDowall and M. F. Andersen, "Acousto-optic modulator based frequency stabilized diode laser system for atom trapping," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 053101 (2009)