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Jean-Claude Garreau’s sources and resources

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(updated 23may2015)


Cold atoms

The original paper on Doppler Cooling

The first papers on Sisyphus Cooling

General texts on cold atoms

  • C. Cohen-Tannoudji and D. Guéry-Odelin, Advances In Atomic Physics : An Overview, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 2011
  • H. J. Metcalf and P. V. D. Straten, Laser Cooling and Trapping, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 1999
  • W. D. Phillips, Laser Cooling, Optical Traps and Optical Molasses in Fundamental Systems in Quantum Optics, Les Houches Summer School p. 165 (1992), J. Dalibard, J.-M. Raimond and J. Zinn-Justin edts.

Ultracold atoms

First observations of a Bose-Einstein condensate

  • M. H. Anderson, J. R. Ensher, M. R. Matthews, C. E. Wieman and E. A. Cornell, Observation of Bose-Einstein condensation in a dilute atomic vapor, Science 269, 198-201 (1995)
  • K. B. Davis, M. O. Mewes, M. R. Andrews, N. J. Drutenvan, D. S. Durfee, D. M. Kurn and W. Ketterle, Bose-Einstein condensation in a gas of sodium atoms, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 3969-3973 (1995)

Feshbach resonances

  • S. Inouye, M. R. Andrews, J. Stenger, H. J. Miesner, D. M. Stamper-Kurn and W. Ketterle, Observation of Feshbach resonances in a Bose-Einstein condensate, Nature 392, 151-154 (1998)

General texts on Bose-Einstein condensation

  • C. J. Pethick and H. Simth, Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases, (2e edition), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2008
  • C. Cohen-Tannoudji and D. Guéry-Odelin, Advances In Atomic Physics : An Overview, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, 2011

Review articles

Quantum chaos & the kicked rotor

The classical dynamics of the kicked rotor

Dynamical localization

  • G. Casati, B. V. Chirikov, J. Ford and F. M. Izrailev, Stochastic behavior of a quantum pendulum under periodic perturbation in Stochastic Behavior in Classical and Quantum Systems, Lect. Notes Phys. 93, 334 (1979)

Quantum dynamics of the kicked rotor

The kicked rotor with cold atoms

Theoretical sugestion :

  • R. Graham, M. Schlautmann and P. Zoller, Dynamical localization of atomic-beam deflection by a modulated standing light wave, Phys. Rev. A 45, R19-R22 (1992)

Experimental realization :

First experimental observation of dynamical realization (the system is not exactly the kicked rotor) :

  • F. L. Moore, J. C. Robinson, C. Bharucha, P. E. Williams and M. G. Raizen, Observation of Dynamical Localization in Atomic Momentum Transfer : A New Testing Ground for Quantum Chaos, Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 2974-2977 (1994)

General books on quantum chaos

  • H. J. Stökmann, Quantum Chaos an Introduction, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1999
  • M. C. Gutzwiller, Chaos in Classical and Quantum Mechanics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 1986

Dynamics in optical potentials

General texts on laser-atom interactions

  • J. Dalibard, Des cages de lumière pour les atomes, Cours au Collège de France, 2013
  • C. Cohen-Tannoudji, Atomic Motion in Laser Light in Fundamental Systems in Quantum Optics, Les Houches Summer School p. 1 (1992), J. Dalibard, J.-M. Raimond and J. Zinn-Justin Edt., North-Holland Amsterdam, Neederlands
  • P. Meystre, Atom Optics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2001
  • D. A. Steck, Atomic motion in a standing wave of far-detuned light

Simple analytical description of the dynamics

Simulating quantum condensed matter

First observations of Bloch oscillations with cold atoms in an optical potential

Many-body physics in optical lattices

  • M. Greiner, O. Mandel, T. Esslinger, T. W. Hansch and I. Bloch, Quantum phase transition from a superfluid to a Mott insulator in a gas of ultracold atoms, Nature 415, 39-44 (2013)

Review article

Artificial gauge fields in optical lattices

Review article

Quantum disorder & the Anderson model

Anderson’s original paper

Equivalence between the dynamical localization and the Anderson model

1D case

3D case

  • G. Casati, I. Guarneri and D. L. Shepelyansky, Anderson transition in a one-dimensional system with three incommensurable frequencies, Phys. Rev. Lett. 62, 345 (1989)

The Anderson transition with cold atoms

Experimental observation of the transition and measurement of its critical exponent

  • J. Chabé, G. Lemarié, B. Grémaud, D. Delande, P. Szriftgiser and J. C. Garreau, Experimental Observation of the Anderson Metal-Insulator Transition with Atomic Matter Waves, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 255702 (2008)
  • G. Lemarié, H. Lignier, D. Delande, P. Szriftgiser and J. C. Garreau, Critical State of the Anderson Transition : Between a Metal and an Insulator, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 090601 (2010)
  • M. Lopez, J.-F. Clément, P. Szriftgiser, J. C. Garreau and D. Delande, Experimental Test of Universality of the Anderson Transition, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 095701 (2012)

Observation of the Anderson localization with Bose-Einstein condensates


  • J. Billy, V. Josse, Z. Zuo, A. Bernard, B. Hambrecht, P. Lugan, D. Clément, L. Sanchez-Palencia, P. Bouyer and A. Aspect, Direct observation of Anderson localization of matter-waves in a controlled disorder, Nature 453, 891-894 (2008)
  • Aubry-André model : G. Roati, C. d’Errico, L. Fallani, M. Fattori, C. Fort, M. Zaccanti, G. Modugno, M. Modugno and M. Inguscio, Anderson localization of a non-interacting Bose-Einstein condensate, Nature 453, 895-898 (2008)


  • S. S. Kondov, W. R. Mcgehee, J. J. Zirbel and B. Demarco, Three-Dimensional Anderson Localization of Ultracold Fermionic Matter, Science 334, 66-68 (2011)
  • F. Jendrzejewski, A. Bernard, K. Muller, P. Cheinet, V. Josse, M. Piraud, L. Pezze, L. Sanchez-Palencia, A. Aspect and P. Bouyer, Three-dimensional localization of ultracold atoms in an optical disordered potential, Nat. Phys. 8, 398-403 (2012)
  • G. Semeghini, M. Landini, P. Castilho, S. Roy, G. Spagnolli, A. Trenkwalder, M. Fattori, M. Inguscio and G. Modugno, Measurement of the mobility edge for 3D Anderson localization, arXiv/1404.3528 (2014)

Anderson model with interactions and nonlinearities

  • A. S. Pikovsky and D. L. Shepelyansky, Destruction of Anderson Localization by a Weak Nonlinearity, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 094101 (2008)
  • N. Cherroret, B. Vermersch, J. C. Garreau and D. Delande, How Nonlinear Interactions Challenge the Three-Dimensional Anderson Transition, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 170603 (2014)
  • T. V. Laptyeva, J. D. Bodyfelt and S. Flach, Subdiffusion of nonlinear waves in two-dimensional disordered lattices, EPL 98, 60002 (2012)
  • B. Vermersch and J. C. Garreau, Interacting ultracold bosons in disordered lattices : Sensitivity of the dynamics to the initial state, Phys. Rev. E 85, 046213 (2012)
  • B. Vermersch and J. C. Garreau, Spectral description of the dynamics of ultracold interacting bosons in disordered lattices, New J. Phys 15, 045030 (2013)
  • M. V. Ivanchenko, T. V. Laptyeva and S. Flach, Anderson Localization or Nonlinear Waves : A Matter of Probability, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 240602 (2011)


General texts in Physics

The "absolute" physics book :

  • R. P. Feynman,R. B. Leighton and M. Sands, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Addison Wesley, Reading, USA, 1965

Classical mechanics

  • T. W. B. Kibble and F. W. Berkshire, Classical Mechanics, (5th ed. ed.), Imperial College Press, London, UK, 2004
  • D. Acheson, From calculus to chaos : An Introduction to dynamics, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 1997

Quantum mechanics

  • J. L. Basdevant and J. Dalibard, Quantum Mechanics, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2002
  • S. Haroche and J. M. Raimond, Exploring the Quantum : Atoms, Cavities, and Photons, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2006
  • R. P. Feynman and A. R. Hibbs, Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals, (Emended. ed.), Dover, New York, USA, 2005

History of science

  • E. Segrè, From X-rays to Quarks : Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries, Dover, New York, USA, 1980
  • E. Segrè, From falling bodies to radio waves : Classical physicists and their discoveries, Dover, New York, USA, 1984
  • G. Gamow, Thirty years that shook physics : The story of quantum theory, Dover, New York, USA, 1966
  • E. Segrè, Enrico Fermi Physicist, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA, 1970