Neven Šantić

Welcome to my personal webpages! I am a research associate at the Institute of Physics where I’m working with ultracold strontium and rubidium. I recently finished my postdoc in the Bloch group on the strontium experiment. I am now developing a strontium optical clock here at the Institute with the rest of the cold atom team.

Research interests

Ultracold atoms and precision measurements
Atom interaction with ultrashort laser pulses
2D nonlinear physics with light and atoms



(12) A. J. Park, J. Trautmann, N. Šantić, V. Klüsener, A. Heinz, I. Bloch, S. Blatt
Cavity-enhanced optical lattices for scaling neutral atom quantum technologies [preprint]
submitted to PRX Quantum

(11) A. Heinz, J. Trautmann, N. Šantić, A. J. Park, I. Bloch, S. Blatt
Crossed optical cavities with large mode diameters [preprint]
Opt. Lett. 46, 2, (2021)

(10) A. Heinz, A. J. Park, N. Šantić, J. Trautmann, S. G. Porsev, M. S. Safronova, I. Bloch, S. Blatt
State-Dependent Optical Lattices for the Strontium Optical Qubit [.pdf][supplemental]
Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 203201 (2020)

(9) N. Šantić, D. Buhin, D. Kovačić, I. Krešić, D. Aumiler and T. Ban
Cooling of atoms using an optical frequency comb
Scientific Reports 9, 2510 (2019)

(8) N. Šantić, A. Fusaro, S. Salem, J. Garnier, A. Picozzi, and R. Kaiser
Nonequilibrium precondensation of classical waves in two dimensions propagating through atomic vapors  [.pdf][supplemental]
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 055301 (2018)

(7) N. Šantić, T. Dubček, D. Aumiler, H. Buljan, T. Ban
Synthetic Lorentz force in an expanding cold atomic gas  [.pdf]
JOSA B 34, 1264 (2017)

(6) N. Šantić, T. Dubček, D. Aumiler, H. Buljan, T. Ban
Experimental Demonstration of a Synthetic Lorentz Force by Using Radiation Pressure  [.pdf]
Scientific reports 5, 13485 (2015)

(5) G. Kregar, N. Šantić, D. Aumiler, T. Ban
Radiation pressure force on cold rubidium atoms due to excitation to a non-cooling hyperfine level  [.pdf]
Eur. Phys. J. D 68, 360 (2014)

(4) T. Dubček, N. Šantić, D. Jukić, D. Aumiler, T. Ban, H. Buljan
Synthetic Lorentz force in classical atomic gases via Doppler effect and radiation pressure  [.pdf]
Phys. Rev. A 89, 063415 (2014)

(3) G. Kregar, N. Šantić, D. Aumiler, H. Buljan, and T. Ban
Frequency-comb-induced radiative force on cold rubidium atoms  [.pdf]
Phys. Rev. A, 89, 053421 (2014)

(2) L. Kime, A. Fioretti, Y. Bruneau, N. Porfido, M. Viteau, G. Khalili, N. Šantić, A. Gloter, B. Rasser, P. Sudraud, P. Pillet and D. Comparat
High flux monochromatic ion and electron beams based on lasercooled atoms  [.pdf]
Phys. Rev. A 88, 033424 (2013)

(1) B. Santic and N. Šantić
Potential profile of the quantum step in semiconductors and the example of GaN
Semicond. Sci. Technol. 27, 085014 (2012)



01/2014 – 02/2018
PhD: “Synthetic Lorentz force for neutral cold atoms
Faculty of science, University of Zagreb

09/2005 – 07/2012
M. Sc., master degree: Laser cooling of atoms
Faculty of science, University of Zagreb


Professional training / research visits

07/2018 – 09/2020
Postdoc in the Bloch group on the strontium experiment.
(financed by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship)

Nicolaus Copernicus University, group of Prof. Piotr Maslowski

Umeå University, group of Aleksandra Foltynowicz-Matyba

ICTP Winter College on Optics – Optical frequency combs
(won third poster prize)

10/2015 – 12/2015, again in 05/2016 and 09/2016
Institut Non Linéaire de Nice, group of Robin Kaiser
(financed by a French government scholarship)

University of Innsbruck, Erbium lab, group of Francesca Ferlaino

Cold Atoms PreDoc School, Les Houches, France

09/2012 – 11/2012
Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, University Paris-Sud, group of Daniel Comparat
(financed by a French government scholarship)

Teaching (past)

Teaching assistant: Advanced physics practicum, Electronics practicum, Statistics and measurement basics
Faculty of science, University of Zagreb

Neven Šantić

phone: +385 1 4698869

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