Nonlinear optics with cold and hot atomic vapors

Current projects:
- Optomechanical and nonlinear self-structuring (GL & RK)
- Classical wave condensation using light in atomic vapors (RK)

Older projects: four-wave mixing, gain and lasing in cold atoms (preliminary work for the random laser project)


People currently involved in this topic:

Robin Kaiser, Guillaume Labeyrie

External collaborators: Thorsten Ackemann and his colleagues (Strathclyde University), Antonio Picozzi (Dijon).


People involved in the past:

Abdoulaye Camara (PhD, 2012-2015), Franck Michaud (PhD, 2005-2008), Giovanni Luca Gattobigio (PhD, 2004-2008).

External collaborators: José Tabosa (Recife, Brazil)

Internal (INLN) collaborators: Umberto Bortolozzo, Gian-Luca Lippi



  • Non-equilibrium precondensation of classical waves propagating through atomic vapors
    N. Šantić, S. Salem, J. Garnier, A. Fusaro, A. Picozzi, R. Kaiser
    Preprint: coming soon
  • Thick-medium model of transverse pattern formation in optically excited cold two-level atoms with a feedback mirror
    W. J. Firth, I. Krešić, G. Labeyrie, A. Camara, T. Ackemann
    Phys. Rev. A 96, 053806 (2017), preprint: arXiv:1707.04090
  • Kibble-Zurek mechanism in the self-organization of a cold atomic cloud
    G. Labeyrie, R. Kaiser
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 275701 (2016), preprint: arXiv:1610.00917
  • Interferences between Raman gain and four wave mixing in cold atoms
    F. Michaud, G.-L. Gattobigio, J.W.R.Tabosa, R. Kaiser
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, A40 (2007)
  • Nonlinear lensing mechanisms in a cloud of cold atoms
    G. Labeyrie, G.-L. Gattobigio, T. Chaneliere, G.-L. Lippi, T. Ackemann, R. Kaiser
    Eur. Phys. J. D 41, 337 (2007)
  • Bunching induced asymmetry in degenerate four-wave mixing with cold atoms
    G.-L. Gattobigio, F. Michaud, J. Javaloyes, J.W.R. Tabosa, R. Kaiser
    Phys. Rev. A 74, 043407 (2006)
  • Nonlinear effects and patterns in a cold atomic cloud
    G. Labeyrie, T. Ackemann, B. Klappauf, M. Pesch, G.-L. Lippi, R. Kaiser
    Opt. Photon. News 14, 41 (2003)
  • Nonlinear beam shaping by a cloud of cold Rb atoms
    G. Labeyrie, T. Ackemann, B. Klappauf, M. Pesch, G.-L. Lippi, R. Kaiser
    Eur. Phys. J. D 22, 473 (2003)


See also the PhD thesis: