Quantum Control group

University of Southampton: School of Physics and Astronomy


Introduction to the Physics of Waves

   ISBN 9780521147163 (paperback)
   ISBN 9780521197571 (hardback)
   Cambridge University Press (2012)

Introduction to the Physics of Waves


Reprints are in many cases available by following the links given; otherwise, please contact us for a copy.

articles in preparation

  • Classical theory of mirror-mediated cooling
       André Xuereb, James Bateman and Tim Freegarde

submitted for publication

  • Matterwave interferometric velocimetry of cold Rb atoms
       Max Carey, Mohammad Belal, Matthew Himsworth, James Bateman and Tim Freegarde, http://arxiv.org/abs/1709.03559


  • Non-trivial phase coupling in polariton multiplets
       Hamid Ohadi, Rachel Gregory, Tim Freegarde, Yuri Rubo, Alexey Kavokin, Natalia Berloff and Pavlos Lagoudakis, Phys. Rev. X 6, 031032 (2016)   



  • Composite pulses for interferometry in a thermal cold atom cloud
       Alex Dunning, Rachel Gregory, James Bateman, Nathan Cooper, Matt Himsworth, Tim Freegarde and Jonathan Jones, Phys Rev A 90, 033608 (2014)   


  • Trapping of 85Rb atoms by optical pumping between metastable hyperfine states
       Nathan Cooper and Tim Freegarde, J. Phys. B 46, 215003 (2013)   
  • A stabilized fiber-optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer for carrier-frequency rejection
       Nathan Cooper, Jonathan Woods, James Bateman, Alexander Dunning and Tim Freegarde, Appl Opt 52, 5713 (2013)   



  • Amplified optomechanics in a unidirectional ring cavity
       André Xuereb, Peter Horak and Tim Freegarde, J Mod Opt 58 1342 (2011)   
  • Efficient optomechanical cooling in one-dimensional interferometers
       Péter Domokos, André Xuereb, Tim Freegarde and Peter Horak, Proc SPIE 7951 79510B (2011)   
  • Cavity cooling of atoms: within and without a cavity
       André Xuereb, Péter Domokos, Peter Horak and Tim Freegarde, Eur Phys J D 65 273 (2011)   




  • Fractional Adiabatic Passage in two-level systems: mirrors and beam-splitters for atomic interferometry
      James Bateman, Tim Freegarde, Phys Rev A 76 013416 (2007)   


  • Coherent amplification in laser cooling and trapping
      Tim Freegarde, Geoff Daniell, Danny Segal, Phys Rev A 73 033409 (2006)   
  • Atom guiding along high order Laguerre-Gaussian light beams formed by spatial light modulation
      D. P. Rhodes, D. M. Gherardi, J. Livesey, D. McGloin, H. Melville, T. Freegarde, K. Dholakia, J Mod Opt 53 547-56 (2006)   




1995 - 2000

PhD theses

  • A mode-locked diode laser frequency comb for ultracold atomic physics experiments
      Jonathan Woods, (2016) (pdf - 28MB)
  • Phase and intensity control of lasers for atom interferometry
      Rachel Gregory, (2015) (pdf - 22MB)
  • Novel techniques for the trapping and manipulation of ultracold atoms
      Nathan Cooper, (2014) (pdf - 65MB)
  • Coherent atomic manipulation and cooling using composite optical pulse sequences
      Alex Dunning, (2014) (pdf - 8MB)
  • Coherent two-photon excitation within an extended cloud of Rubidium 85 for the purposes of atomic interferometry and cooling
      Richard Murray, (2011) (pdf - 17MB)
  • Optical cooling using the dipole force
      André Xuereb, (2011) (pdf - 10MB)
  • Coherent manipulation of ultracold rubidium
      Matt Himsworth, (2009) (pdf - 7MB)
  • Novel schemes for the optical manipulation of atoms and molecules
      James Bateman (2009) (pdf - 51MB)
  • A chirped, pulsed laser system and magneto-optical trap for rubidium
      Sunil Patel, (2009) (pdf - 53MB)
  • Spectroscopic applications of pulsed metal vapour lasers
      Tim Freegarde, (1989) (pdf - 53MB)

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