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Twisted Light

Twisted Light

Experimental and theoretical studies of the interaction of vortex light with single trapped ions, atomic ensembles and complex chiral media.

Contributions to QuantumFrontiers

  • Frequency Metrology
  • New detection techniques of topological materials
  • Development of new methods for the generation of twisted light in the THZ domain
  • Investigations on the potential of vortex light to probe chirality of molecules and nano-objects
  • Investigations of the coupling between twisted light and cold atomic ensembles 
  • Experimental and theoretical studies of highly dipole-forbidden atomic-clock transitions, induced by twisted light, for the development of next generation of atomic clocks
  • Classical and quantum information transfer with the help of twisted light
  • Studies of vortex states of a single ion or atom, for employment as quantum detectors for acceleration and rotation

Collaborative Innovation

  • Investigating the excitation of the highly-forbidden (E3) transition in Yb+ ion by Laguerre-Gaussian modes. (Surzhykov PTB, TUBS / Peik PTB)
  • Studying the potential use of vortex light modes to probe the chirality of molecular systems (Lemmens TUBS / Surzhykov PTB, TUBS)
  • Investigating the interaction of Hermite Gaussian modes with trapped ions and atoms (Mehlstäubler PTB, LUH / Surzhykov PTB, TUBS)
     

Scientific Output

  • Publications
    Peshkov AA, Jordan E, Kromrey M, Mehta KK, Mehlstäubler TE, Surzhykov A. Excitation of Forbidden Electronic Transitions in Atoms by Hermite–Gaussian Modes. Annalen der Physik. 2023 Sep 8;535(9):2300204. doi: 10.1002/andp.202300204
    Peshkov AA, Bidasyuk YM, Lange R, Huntemann N, Peik E, Surzhykov A. Interaction of twisted light with a trapped atom: Interplay between electronic and motional degrees of freedom. Physical Review A. 2023 Feb 13;107(2):023106. doi: 10.1103/physreva.107.023106
    Lange R, Huntemann N, Peshkov AA, Surzhykov A, Peik E. Excitation of an Electric Octupole Transition by Twisted Light. Physical review letters. 2022 Dez 12;129(25):253901. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.129.253901
    Müllner S, Büscher F, Möller A, Lemmens P. Discrimination of Chiral and Helical Contributions to Raman Scattering of Liquid Crystals Using Vortex Beams. Physical review letters. 2022 Nov 10;129(20):207801. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.129.207801
    Serbo VG, Surzhykov A, Volotka A. Resonant Scattering of Plane-Wave and Twisted Photons at the Gamma Factory. Annalen der Physik. 2022 Mär 8;534(3):2100199. Epub 2021 Sep 16. doi: 10.1002/andp.202100199
    Büscher F, Müllner S, Wulferding D, Pashkevich YG, Gnezdilov V, Peshkov AA et al. Raman scattering of plane-wave and twisted light off chiral molecular liquids. Low temperature physics. 2021 Nov;47(11):959-965. doi: 10.1063/10.0006577
    Karlovets DV, Serbo VG, Surzhykov A. Wave function of a photon produced in the resonant scattering of twisted light by relativistic ions. Physical Review A. 2021 Aug;104(2). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.104.023101
    Maiorova AV, Peshkov AA, Surzhykov A. Radiative recombination of twisted electrons with hydrogenlike heavy ions: Linear polarization of emitted photons. Physical Review A. 2021 Aug;104(2):022821. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.104.022821
    Duan Y, Bidasyuk YM, Surzhykov A. Symmetry breaking and phase transitions in Bose-Einstein condensates with spin-orbital-angular-momentum coupling. Physical Review A. 2020 Dez 24;102(6):063328. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.102.063328
    Kosheleva VP, Zaytsev VA, Müller RA, Surzhykov A, Fritzsche S. Resonant two-photon ionization of atoms by twisted and plane-wave light. Physical Review A. 2020 Dez 21;102(6):063115. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.102.063115
    Maiorova AV, Peshkov AA, Peshkov AA, Surzhykov A, Surzhykov A, Surzhykov A. Structured ion beams produced by radiative recombination of twisted electrons. Physical Review A. 2020 Jun 4;101(6):062704. doi: 10.1103/physreva.101.062704
    Schulz SAL, Peshkov AA, Müller RA, Lange R, Huntemann N, Tamm C et al. Generalized excitation of atomic multipole transitions by twisted light modes. Physical Review A. 2020 Jul;102(1):012812. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.102.012812
    Duan Y, Müller RA, Surzhykov A. Selection rules for atomic excitation by twisted light. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 2019 Aug 28;52(18):184002. doi: 10.1088/1361-6455/ab3631
    Peshkov AA, Fritzsche S, Surzhykov A. Scattering of twisted light from a crystal. Physica scripta. 2019 Aug 2;94(10):105402. doi: 10.1088/1402-4896/ab1c74
    Schulz SAL, Fritzsche S, Müller RA, Surzhykov A. Modification of multipole transitions by twisted light. Physical Review A. 2019 Okt 23;100(4):043416. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.100.043416

TG Members

  • Involved Members and their Relevant Expertise
    Members Institution Relevant Expertise
    Andrey Surzhykov, Leader PTB / TUBS Light-Matter Interfaces and Dynamics; Theoretical description of atom/ion coupling with vortex light;
    Peter Lemmens TUBS Propagation of Twisted Light through Media; production of vortex light modes; New Possibilities for Information Transfer
    Tanja Mehlstäubler PTB/LUH Interaction of photonically engineered Hermite–Gaussian modes with ultra-forbidden transitions.
    Jonas Sommerfeldt PTB / TUBS Light-Matter Interfaces and Dynamics
    Anton Peshkov PTB / TUBS Light-Matter Interfaces and Dynamics; Theoretical studies of interaction of trapped ions with structured light; Development novel theoretical approaches
    Florian Büscher TUBS Propagation of Twisted Light through Media: New Possibilities for Information Transfer
    Ekkehard Peik PTB Forbidden-transition spectroscopy with twisted light, atomic clock spectroscopy measurements
    Nils Huntemann PTB Forbidden-transition spectroscopy with twisted light, atomic clock spectroscopy measurements
    Riaan Schmidt PTB/TUBS Interaction of twisted light with a single trapped ion, investigations of Hanle effect
    Silvia Müllner TUBS Twisted light, Metrology, Weyl Semimetal
    Markus Kromrey PTB/LUH Interaction of photonically engineered Hermite–Gaussian modes with ultra-forbidden transitions.
    Elena Jordan PTB Interaction of photonically engineered Hermite–Gaussian modes with ultra-forbidden transitions.
    Jialiang Yu PTB Interaction of photonically engineered Hermite–Gaussian modes with ultra-forbidden transitions.
    Fabian Predelli TU BS Propagation of twisted light through chiral media
    Rinis Ferizaj TU BS Propagation of twisted light through chiral media