Publications of John E. Thomas    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

Papers Published
  1. Cao, C; Elliott, E; Joseph, J; Wu, H; Petricka, J; Schäfer, T; Thomas, JE, Universal quantum viscosity in a unitary Fermi gas., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 331 no. 6013 (January, 2011), pp. 58-61(This is the first measurement of a transport property in a universal Fermi gas, the quantum viscosity, currently of great interest in the search for "perfect fluids," which relates the highest temperature matter in the universe, a quark-gluon plasma at 2 trillion degrees, to the coldest matter, a strongly interacting Fermi gas at 0.1 microdegree.) [21148347], [doi] [abs] .
  2. J.E. Thomas, The nearly perfect Fermi gas, May 2010, Physics Today (May, 2010), pp. 34-37(This is part of a feature on perfect fluids, which I wrote along with two quark-gluon plasma experimentalists and a string theorist.) .
  3. Thomas, JE, Is an ultra-cold strongly interacting Fermi gas a perfect fluid, Nucl. Phys. A, vol. 830 (October, 2009), pp. 635 .
  4. Du, X; Zhang, Y; Petricka, J; Thomas, JE, Controlling spin current in a trapped Fermi gas., Physical Review Letters, vol. 103 no. 1 (July, 2009), pp. 010401 [19659125], [doi] [abs] .
  5. Du, X; Zhang, Y; Thomas, JE, Inelastic collisions of a Fermi gas in the BEC-BCS crossover., Physical Review Letters, vol. 102 no. 25 (June, 2009), pp. 250402 [19659058], [doi] [abs] .
  6. Luo, L; Thomas, JE, Thermodynamic measurements in strongly interacting Fermi gas, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, vol. 154 no. 1-2 (January, 2009), pp. 1-29, Springer Nature [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  7. Du, X; Luo, L; Clancy, B; Thomas, JE, Observation of anomalous spin segregation in a trapped Fermi gas., Physical Review Letters, vol. 101 no. 15 (October, 2008), pp. 150401 [18999574], [doi] [abs] .
  8. Thomas, JE, Energy measurement and virial theorem for confined universal Fermi gases, Physical Review A, vol. 78 no. 1 (July, 2008), pp. 013630, American Physical Society (APS) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  9. Turlapov, A; Kinast, J; Clancy, B; Luo, L; Joseph, J; Thomas, JE, Is a gas of strongly interacting atomic fermions a nearly perfect fluid?, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, vol. 150 no. 3-4 (February, 2008), pp. 567-576, Springer Nature(Online version of paper, published Nov. 2007.) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  10. Clancy, B; Luo, L; Thomas, JE, Observation of nearly perfect irrotational flow in normal and superfluid strongly interacting Fermi gases., Physical Review Letters, vol. 99 no. 14 (October, 2007), pp. 140401 [17930648], [doi] [abs] .
  11. Joseph, J; Clancy, B; Luo, L; Kinast, J; Turlapov, A; Thomas, JE, Measurement of sound velocity in a fermi gas near a feshbach resonance, Physical Review Letters, vol. 98 no. 17 (April, 2007), pp. 170401, American Physical Society (APS) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  12. Luo, L; Clancy, B; Joseph, J; Kinast, J; Thomas, JE, Measurement of the entropy and critical temperature of a strongly interacting Fermi gas., Physical Review Letters, vol. 98 no. 8 (February, 2007), pp. 080402 [17359072], [doi] [abs] .
  13. Luo, L; Clancy, B; Joseph, J; Kinast, J; Turlapov, A; Thomas, JE, Evaporative cooling of unitary Fermi gas mixtures in optical traps, New Journal of Physics, vol. 8 no. 9 (September, 2006), pp. 213-213, IOP Publishing [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  14. Thomas, JE, Ultracold Fermi gas on a chip, Nature Physics, vol. 2 no. 6 (June, 2006), pp. 377-378, Springer Nature [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  15. J. E. Thomas, J. Joseph, B. Clancy, L. Luo, J. Kinast, and A. Turlapov, Optical trapping and fundamental studies of atomic Fermi gases, in Proceedings of the SPIE, vol. 6326 (2006), pp. 632602(Invited talk, San Diego.) .
  16. J. E. Thomas, J. Kinast, and A. Turlapov, Universal thermodynamics of a strongly interacting Fermi gas, in AIP Conference Proceedings, edited by Y. Takano, S. P. Hershfield, S. O. Hill, P. J. Hirshfeld, and A. M. Goldman, vol. 850 (2006), pp. 69-76, AIP(Low temperature Physics: 24th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics.) .
  17. Thomas, JE, Optically-trapped Fermi gases, Habitation, vol. 10 (2006), pp. 242(NASA Invited talk, Orlando, February 5-8 2006.) .
  18. Reil, F; Thomas, JE, Observation of phase conjugation of light arising from enhanced backscattering in a random medium., Physical Review Letters, vol. 95 no. 14 (September, 2005), pp. 143903 [16241655], [doi] [abs] .
  19. Lu, ZH; Thomas, JE; Bali, S, Observation of phase-sensitive temporal correlations in the resonance fluorescence from two-level atoms., Optics Letters, vol. 30 no. 18 (September, 2005), pp. 2478-2480 [16196358] [abs] .
  20. Thomas, JE; Kinast, J; Turlapov, A, Virial theorem and universality in a unitary fermi gas., Physical Review Letters, vol. 95 no. 12 (September, 2005), pp. 120402 [16197054], [doi] [abs] .
  21. Kinast, J; Turlapov, A; Thomas, JE, Damping of a unitary Fermi gas., Physical Review Letters, vol. 94 no. 17 (May, 2005), pp. 170404 [15904273], [doi] [abs] .
  22. Kinast, J; Turlapov, A; Thomas, JE; Chen, Q; Stajic, J; Levin, K, Heat capacity of a strongly interacting Fermi gas., Science, vol. 307 no. 5713 (February, 2005), pp. 1296-1299 [15681340], [doi] [abs] .
  23. Kinast, J; Turlapov, A; Thomas, JE, Optically trapped fermi gases model strong interactions in nature, Optics and Photonics News, vol. 16 no. 12 SPEC. ISS. (January, 2005), pp. 21, The Optical Society [doi] [abs] .
  24. Kinast, J; Turlapov, A; Thomas, JE, Breakdown of hydrodynamics in the radial breathing mode of a strongly interacting Fermi gas, Physical Review A, vol. 70 no. 5 A (November, 2004), pp. 051401(R), American Physical Society (APS) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  25. Kinast, J; Hemmer, SL; Gehm, ME; Turlapov, A; Thomas, JE, Evidence for superfluidity in a resonantly interacting Fermi gas., Physical Review Letters, vol. 92 no. 15 (April, 2004), pp. 150402 [15169270], [doi] [abs] .
  26. Lee, KF; Thomas, JE, Entanglement with classical fields, Physical Review A, vol. 69 no. 5 A (January, 2004), pp. 052311, American Physical Society (APS) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  27. Thomas, JE; Gehm, ME, Optically trapped fermi gases, American Scientist, vol. 92 no. 3 (2004), pp. 238-245 [Gateway.cgi] .
  28. Gehm, ME; Hemmer, SL; O’Hara, KM; Thomas, JE, Unitarity-limited elastic collision rate in a harmonically trapped Fermi gas, Physical Review A, vol. 68 no. 1 (January, 2003), pp. 4, American Physical Society (APS) [0304633v1], [doi] [abs] .
  29. Gehm, ME; Hemmer, SL; Granade, SR; O’Hara, KM; Thomas, JE, Mechanical stability of a strongly interacting Fermi gas of atoms, Physical Review A, vol. 68 no. 1 (January, 2003), pp. 4, American Physical Society (APS) [0212499v2], [doi] [abs] .
  30. O'Hara, KM; Hemmer, SL; Gehm, ME; Granade, SR; Thomas, JE, Observation of a strongly interacting degenerate Fermi gas of atoms., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 298 no. 5601 (December, 2002), pp. 2179-2182 [12424386], [doi] [abs] .
  31. Granade, SR; Gehm, ME; O'Hara, KM; Thomas, JE, All-optical production of a degenerate Fermi gas., Physical Review Letters, vol. 88 no. 12 (March, 2002), pp. 120405 [11909435], [doi] [abs] .
  32. Lee, KF; Thomas, JE, Experimental simulation of two-particle quantum entanglement using classical fields., Physical Review Letters, vol. 88 no. 9 (March, 2002), pp. 097902 [11864055], [doi] [abs] .
  33. O’Hara, KM; Hemmer, SL; Granade, SR; Gehm, ME; Thomas, JE; Venturi, V; Tiesinga, E; Williams, CJ, Measurement of the zero crossing in a Feshbach resonance of fermionic [Formula Presented], Physical Review A, vol. 66 no. 4 (January, 2002), pp. 4, American Physical Society (APS) [0207717v1], [doi] [abs] .
  34. F. Reil and J. E. Thomas, Time-resolved, two-window measurement of Wigner functions for coherent backscatter from a turbid medium, in Saratov Fall Meeting 2001: Coherent Optics of Ordered and Random Media II, edited by Dmitry A. Zimnyakov, Proc. SPIE, vol. 4705 (2002), pp. 22-29 .
  35. S. R. Granade, M. E. Gehm, K. M. O’Hara, and J.E. Thomas, Preparation of a degenerate, two-component Fermi gas by evaporation in a single beam optical trap, in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS) Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2002), OSA Technical Digest, Postconference Edition, vol. 74 (2002), pp. 169-170, Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C. .
  36. J. E. Thomas, S. R. Granade, M. E. Gehm, M.-S. Chang, and K. M. O’Hara, Optical trapping of a two-component Fermi gas, in Proceedings of the XV International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, edited by S. Chu, V. Vuletic, A. J. Kerman, and C. Chin (2002), pp. 46-54, World Scientific, New Jersey .
  37. O'Hara, KM; Thomas, JE, Standing room only at the quantum scale, Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 291 no. 5513 (March, 2001), pp. 2556-2557 [doi] .
  38. O’Hara, KM; Gehm, ME; Granade, SR; Thomas, JE, Scaling laws for evaporative cooling in time-dependent optical traps, Physical Review A, vol. 64 no. 5 (January, 2001), pp. 4, American Physical Society (APS) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  39. O'Hara, KM; Granade, SR; Gehm, ME; Thomas, JE, Loading dynamics of CO2 laser traps, Physical Review A, vol. 63 no. 4 (January, 2001), pp. 1-5 [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  40. K. M. O’Hara, S. R. Granade, M. E. Gehm, M.-S. Chang, and J. E. Thomas, Modeling the evaporative cooling of fermionic atoms in an optical trap, in Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2001), Technical Digest, Postconference Edition, OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS), vol. 57 (2001), pp. 253, Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, .
  41. M. E. Gehm, S. R. Granade, M.-S. Chang, K. M. O’Hara, and J.E. Thomas, Optically trapped Fermi gas, in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, Postconference Edition, vol. 57 (2001), pp. 253-254, Optical Society of America, Washington, DC .
  42. K. F. Lee, F. Reil, and J.E. Thomas, Classical-wave analogs of quantum measurement, in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS) Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2001), Technical Digest, Postconference Edition, vol. 57 (2001), pp. 62-63, Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C. .
  43. F. Reil, K. F. Lee, and J.E. Thomas, Two-window heterodyne methods for measurement of optical coherence in multiple scattering media, in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS) Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2001), Technical Digest, Postconference edition, vol. 57 (2001), pp. 145-146, Optical Society of America, Washington, DC .
  44. O'Hara, KM; Gehm, ME; Granade, SR; Bali, S; Thomas, JE, Stable, strongly attractive, two-state mixture of lithium fermions in an optical trap, Phys Rev Lett, vol. 85 no. 10 (September, 2000), pp. 2092-2095 [10970470], [doi] [abs] .
  45. A. Wax, F. Reil, K. F. Lee, S. Bali, and J. E. Thomas, Time-resolved optical phase space distributions for coherent backscatter, in Saratov Fall Meeting ‘99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine, edited by Valery V. Tuchin; Dmitry A Zimnyakov; Alexander B. Pravdin, Proc. SPIE, vol. 4001 (2000), pp. 130-134(invited internet talk.) .
  46. J. E. Thomas, F. Reil, K. F. Lee, A. Wax, and S. Bali, Wigner Phase Space Distributions and Coherence Tomography, to appear in Proc. SPIE, vol. 3914 (2000)(invited talk BIOS 2000.) .
  47. J. E. Thomas, F. Reil, K. F Lee, A. Wax, S. Bali, Wigner Phase Space Distributions and Coherence Tomography, in Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation II, edited by Yehuda B Band, Proc. SPIE, vol. 3927 (2000), pp. 147-155 .
  48. Wax, A; Bali, S; Thomas, JE, Path-length-resolved optical phase space distributions for enhanced backscatter, Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 85 (2000), pp. 66 .
  49. O'Hara, KM; Granade, SR; Gehm, ME; Savard, TA; Bali, S; Freed, C; Thomas, JE, Ultrastable CO2 laser trapping of lithium fermions, Physical Review Letters, vol. 82 no. 21 (May, 1999), pp. 4204-4207 [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  50. A. Wax and J. E. Thomas, Measurement of Smoothed Wigner Phase Space Distributions for Low-Coherence Light in Multiple Scattering Media, in Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications III, edited by Valery V. Tuchin and Joseph A. Izatt, Proc. SPIE, vol. 3598 (January, 1999), pp. 2(San Jose, CA.) .
  51. Savard, TA; Granade, SR; O’Hara, KM; Gehm, ME; Thomas, JE, Raman-induced magnetic resonance imaging of atoms in a magneto-optical trap, Physical Review A, vol. 60 no. 6 (January, 1999), pp. 4788-4795, American Physical Society (APS) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  52. Bali, S; O’Hara, KM; Gehm, ME; Granade, SR; Thomas, JE, Quantum-diffractive background gas collisions in atom-trap heating and loss, Physical Review A, vol. 60 no. 1 (January, 1999), pp. R29-R32, American Physical Society (APS) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  53. O’hara, KM; Granade, SR; Gehm, ME; Savard, TA; Bali, S; Freed, C; Thomas, JE, Ultrastable CO2laser trapping of lithium fermions, Physical Review Letters, vol. 82 no. 21 (January, 1999), pp. 4204-4207, American Physical Society (APS) [0003049v1], [doi] [abs] .
  54. A. Wax and J. E. Thomas, Optical Phase Space Distributions for Low Coherence Light in Turbid Media, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (1999), Optical Society of America(Washington, D.C..) .
  55. Wax, A; Bali, S; Alphonse, GA; Thomas, JE, Characterizing the coherence of broadband sources using optical phase space contours, J. Biomed. Opt., vol. 4 (1999), pp. 1-8 .
  56. Lee, KF; Reil, F; Bali, S; Wax, A; Thomas, JE, Heterodyne measurement of Wigner distributions for classical optical fields, Optics Letters, vol. 24 no. 19 (1999), pp. 1370-1372 [abs] .
  57. Wax, A; Bali, S; Thomas, JE, Optical phase-space distributions for low-coherence light, Optics Letters, vol. 24 no. 17 (1999), pp. 1188-1190 [abs] .
  58. Gehm, ME; O’Hara, KM; Savard, TA; Thomas, JE, Noise induced Population Loss in Atom Traps, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., vol. 44 (1999), pp. 1153 .
  59. Lu, ZH; Bali, S; Thomas, JE, Observation of Phase-dependent Temporal Correlations in Resonance Fluorescence, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., vol. 44 (1999), pp. 413 .
  60. Lu, ZH; Bali, S; Thomas, JE, Observation of squeezing in the phase-dependent fluorescence spectra of two-level atoms, Physical Review Letters, vol. 81 no. 17 (October, 1998), pp. 3635-3638, American Physical Society (APS) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  61. A. Wax and J. E. Thomas, Measurement of Smoothed Wigner Phase Space Distributions for Coherence Tomography, in International Workshop and Autumn School for Young Scientists and Students, Light Scattering Technologies for Mechanics, Biomedical and Material Science, Proc. SPIE, vol. 3726 (October, 1998), pp. 494, Saratov, Russia, .
  62. Z. H. Lu, S. Bali, and J. E. Thomas, Observation of Squeezing in Free Space Resonance Fluorescence, in Proceedings, QCM’98 (August, 1998), Northeastern Univ., Evanston, IL .
  63. Wax, A; Thomas, JE, Measurement of smoothed Wigner phase-space distributions for small-angle scattering in a turbid medium., Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol. 15 no. 7 (July, 1998), pp. 1896-1908 [9656479] [abs] .
  64. Gehm, ME; O’Hara, KM; Savard, TA; Thomas, JE, Dynamics of noise-induced heating in atom traps, Physical Review A, vol. 58 no. 5 (January, 1998), pp. 3914-3921, American Physical Society (APS) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  65. Zhao, HZ; Lu, ZH; Bacon, AM; Wang, LJ; Thomas, JE, Precision measurement of phase-dependent resonance fluorescence spectra, Physical Review A, vol. 57 no. 2 (January, 1998), pp. 1427-1447, American Physical Society (APS) [Gateway.cgi], [doi] [abs] .
  66. A. Wax and J.E. Thomas, Measurement of Smoothed Wigner Phase Space Distributions in Multiple Scattering Media, in OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, Advances in Optical Imaging and Photon Migration, edited by James G. Fujimoto and Michael S. Patterson, vol. 21 (1998), pp. 348-352, Optical Society of America, Washington, DC .
  67. Savard, TA; O’Hara, KM; Granade, SR; Gehm, ME; Thomas, JE, Raman Induced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Atoms in a MOT, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., vol. 43 (1998), pp. 1292 .
  68. Lu, ZH; Bali, S; Thomas, JE, Observation of Squeezing in Free Space Phase-Dependent Resonance Fluorescence, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., vol. 43 (1998), pp. 1288 .
Papers Accepted
  1. J.E. Thomas, J. Kinast, and A. Turlapov, Universal thermodynamics of a strongly-interacting Fermi gas, in Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (August, 2005) .
  2. J.E. Thomas, Thermodynamics and mechanical properties of a strongly-interacting Fermi gas, in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy (June, 2005) .
  3. THOMAS, JE; HEMMER, SL; KINAST, JM; TURLAPOV, AV; GEHM, ME; O’HARA, KM, DYNAMICS OF A HIGHLY-DEGENERATE, STRONGLY-INTERACTING FERMI GAS, Laser Spectroscopy, vol. 104 (February, 2004), pp. 137-144, World Scientific [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  4. J. E. Thomas, S. L. Hemmer, J. M. Kinast, A. V. Turlapov, M. E. Gehm, and K. M. O'Hara, Dynamics of a highly-Degenerate, strongly-Interacting Fermi gas, in Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Laser, edited by H. Bacor and P. Hannaford (2003) .
  5. J. E. Thomas, S. L. Hemmer, J. M. Kinast, A. V. Turlapov, M. E. Gehm, and K. M. O'Hara, Dynamics of a highly-Degenerate, strongly-Interacting Fermi gas, in Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Laser, edited by H. Bacor and P. Hannaford (2003) .
Papers Submitted
  1. J.E. Thomas, Unitary Fermi gases, in Contemporary Concepts of Condensed Matter Science: Ultracold Bosonic and Fermionic Gases (August, 2010), Elsevier .
Other
  1. J.E. Thomas, Experiments with Interacting Fermi gases, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., vol. 54 (May, 2009), pp. 109 .
  2. J. E. Thomas, L. Luo, B. Clancy, J. Joseph, Y. Zhang, C. Cao, X. Du, and J. Petricka,, Fermi Gases with Tunable Interactions, in Proceedings of the XXI International Conference on Atomic Physics, edited by R. Cote, P. L. Gould, M. Rozman, and W. W. Smith (April, 2009), pp. 201-212, World Scientific .
  3. J. E. Thomas, L. Luo, B. Clancy, J. Joseph, Y. Zhang, C. Cao, X. Du, and J. Petricka, Fermi Gases with Tunable Interactions, in Conference proceedings, ICAP 2008 (June, 2008) .