Laboratory of Cold Atoms Near Surfaces

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Our research activities are focused on the evanescent wave properties and applications and cold atomic gases. In particular we are interested in:

  • surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) for manipulation of atom movement close to metallic surfaces
  • Bose-Einstein Condensation in an atom chip [more]
  • investigation of the interactions between cold atoms and evanescent wave in the optical dipole mirror [more]
  • investigation of the polarization state of the evanescent wave [more]
  • Light Induced Atomic Desorption (LIAD) [more]

We perform also experiments concerning:

  • investigation of optical properties, optimization and applications of organic nanofibers [more]

Our address:

ZOA Atomic Optics Department
Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics

Laboratory of Cold Atoms near Surfaces
rooms B-1-35 and B-1-33 (I floor)

contact: dr Tomasz Kawalec
room C-1-30
phone: (++48) 12664 4652, 4735, 4579
fax: (++48)
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Łojasiewicza 11
30-348 Cracow
Poland