Bonnie L. Schmittberger, Entered 2010/11  

Bonnie L. Schmittberger

Office Location: FCIEMAS 3539
Office Phone: (919)660-5421
Email Address: bls31@phy.duke.edu

Specialties:
Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Nonlinear dynamics and complex systems

Education:
AM, Physics, Duke University, 2013
BA, Physics, Bryn Mawr College, 2010

Research Description: I study low-light-level nonlinear optics in cold atoms. Specifically, I am exploring strong light-matter interactions via spatio-temporal pattern formation. For a list of recent talks and publications, please visit http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Physics/grad/bonnie.schmittberger

Representative Publications

  1. Bonnie L. Schmittberger and Daniel J. Gauthier, Enhancing light-atom interactions via atomic bunching, Phys. Rev. A, vol. 90 no. 013813 (July 11, 2014) [PhysRevA.90.013813] .
  2. J. A. Greenberg, B. L. Schmittberger, and D. J. Gauthier, Bunching-induced optical nonlinearity and instability in cold atoms [Invited], Optics Express, vol. 19 no. 23 (November 7, 2011), pp. 22535-22549 [abstract.cfm] .

Selected Talks

  1. Optical Pattern Formation in Spatially Bunched Atoms: A Self-Consistent Model and Experiment, Jun. 5, 2014, 45th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP'14), Madison, WI [1]    
  2. Ultra-Low-Threshold Optical Pattern Formation in a Cold Atomic Vapor, May 14, 2013, XIIIth International Quantum Electronics Conference, Munich, Germany    
  3. Free-space, multimode spatial self-organization of cold, thermal atoms, June 06, 2012, 43rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP'12), Anaheim, CA [171524]    
  4. Pattern Formations for Optical Switching Using Cold Atoms as a Nonlinear Medium., June 17, 2011, 42nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP'11), Atlanta, GA [148038]    
Selected Other

  1. Towards Single-Photon Nonlinear Optics via Pattern Formation in Spatially Bunched Atoms, August 7, 2014, Poster presented at International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP 2014), Washington, D.C.    
  2. A Self-Consistent Model for Optical Pattern Formation in Cold Atoms, March 11-12, 2014, Poster presented at the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics Annual Symposium, Duke University    
  3. Optical Pattern Formation in Cold Atoms: Explaining the Red-Blue Asymmetry, June 05, 2013, Poster Presented at the 44th Annual DAMOP Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada [194367]    
  4. Optical Pattern Formation in Cold Atoms: The Role of Sisyphus Cooling, March 11, 2013, Poster presented at the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics Annual Symposium, Duke University    
  5. Free-space, multimode self-organization of cold, thermal atoms via transverse optical patterns, August 15, 2012, Poster presented at Quantum Science Conference in Easton, MA. Sponsored by Gordon Research Conferences.    
  6. Optical Pattern Formation and Self-Organization of Cold Atoms, October 10, 2011, Poster presented at the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics Annual Symposium, Duke University