Dr. Donatella Cassettari

Research Theme:
Condensed Matter and Photonics
Research Group:
St. Andrews
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0)1334 463186/3109
School of Physics & Astronomy, Physical Science Building, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9SS, United Kingdom

Research interests

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.


Modules taught:

Quantum Phenomena (part of first-year physics), Physics of Atoms, Quantum Mechanics 2, part of Advanced Quantum Mechanics.

Other duties:

Final-year projects coordination, pre-honours advising, academic misconduct officer.

Research outputs

  1. Potential landscaping for ultracold atoms using holographic optical traps
    David Bowman, Tiffany Harte, Philip Ireland, Donatella Cassettari and Graham David Bruce (2017)
  2. Potential landscaping for ultracold atoms using holographic optical traps
    David Bowman, Tiffany Harte, Philip Ireland, Donatella Cassettari and Graham David Bruce (2017)
  3. High-fidelity phase and amplitude control of phase-only computer generated holograms using conjugate gradient minimisation DOI
    David Bowman, Tiffany L. Harte, Valentin Chardonnet, Caroline De Groot, Samuel J. Denny, Guillaume Le Goc, Matthew Anderson, Philip Ireland, Donatella Cassettari and Graham David Bruce, Optics Express, 25, 10 , p. 11692-11700 (2017)
  4. Holographic optical traps for atom-based topological Kondo devices DOI
    Francesco Buccheri, Graham David Bruce, Andrea Trombettoni, Donatella Cassettari, Hrachya Babujian, Vladimir E Korepin and Pasquale Sodano, New Journal of Physics, 18 (2016)
  5. Light-induced atomic desorption in a compact system for ultracold atoms DOI
    Lara Torralbo-Campo, Graham David Bruce, Giuseppe Smirne and Donatella Cassettari, Scientific Reports, 5 (2015)
  6. Measurement of vacuum pressure with a magneto-optical trap DOI
    Rowan Moore, Lucie Lee, Elizabeth Findlay, Lara Torralbo Campo, Graham David Bruce and Donatella Cassettari, Review of Scientific Instruments, 86, 9 (2015)
  7. Phase-engineered light patterns for ultracold atom experiments
    Graham David Bruce, Tiffany Harte, David Bowman, Philip Ireland, Jonathan Mark James Keeling and Donatella Cassettari (2015)
  8. Feedback-enhanced algorithm for aberration correction of holographic atom traps DOI
    Graham David Bruce, Matthew Johnson, Edward Cormack, David Richards, James Mayoh and Donatella Cassettari, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 48, 11 (2015)
  9. Multi-wavelength holography with a single spatial light modulator for ultracold atom experiments DOI
    David Bowman, Philip Ireland, Graham D. Bruce and Donatella Cassettari, Optics Express, 23, 7 , p. 8365-8372 (2015)
  10. A conjugate gradient minimisation approach to generating holographic traps for ultracold atoms DOI
    Tiffany Harte, Graham D. Bruce, Jonathan Keeling and Donatella Cassettari, Optics Express, 22, 22 , p. 26548-26558 (2014)
Last updated: 13 Apr 2018 at 21:13