Vjekoslav Vulić

joined our cold atoms group as s PhD student. December 2019.

Dr. H. Hamedi

from the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy in Vilnius, Lithuania visited our lab and held a seminar titled “Light beams carrying orbital angular momentum interacting with cold atoms”. September 2019.

Valentin Torggler

from the group of prof. H. Ritsch in Innsbruck visited our lab as part of bilateral project. July 2019.

Matej Vilić

defended his master thesis titled: “Cold atoms in  multi-mode optical resonator“. Congratulations from cold atoms team! July 2019.

The first MOT in the new lab

is achieved and cold rubidium cloud is characterized, end of June 2019.

We are moving

our cold lab to a new lab space that is located in another wing of the institute. It was pretty easy to disassemble everything. May 2019.

Research activities in the field of cold atoms in Croatia take place at the Department of Physics, University of Zagreb and the Institute of Physics in Zagreb.

Theoretical studies on cold atoms at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb have started in 2005. Today they are exploring interacting ultracold atomic gases in synthetic magnetic fields and searching for the anyon signatures. You can find more about theoretical studies at the project pages of prof. H. Buljan.

Experimental studies are taking place at the Institute of Physics, Zagreb where the first operating magneto-optical trap in south-eastern Europe was realized in 2011. The research is focused on exploring the interaction of femtosecond pulses with cold rubidium atoms. On this page you can find out more about our experimental research.