Steven Knoop

Atoms, Molecules & Lasers group
LaserLaB Amsterdam

Since October 2016 moved to KNMI

Research interests

Exploring few- and many-body physics in ultracold quantum gases

keywords: laser cooling and trapping, ultracold atoms and molecules,
Bose-Einstein condensation, Feshbach spectroscopy, Efimov physics


• ultracold mixture of He* and Rb


• An ultracold, optically trapped mixture of 87Rb and metastable 4He atoms
Flores, Mishra, Vassen, Knoop, Eur. Phys. J. D 71, 49 (2017) (open access)

• Quantum-state-controlled Penning-ionization reactions between ultracold alkali-metal and metastable helium atoms
Flores, Vassen, Knoop, Phys. Rev. A 94, 050701(R) (2016)

• Simple method for producing Bose-Einstein condensates of metastable helium using a single beam optical dipole trap
Flores, Mishra, Vassen, Knoop, Appl. Phys. B 121, 391 (2015) (open access) (pdf)

• The ground-state potential energy curve of the Radium dimer from relativistic coupled cluster calculations
Quevedo Teodoro, Andrade Haiduke, Dammalapati, Knoop, Visscher, J. Chem. Phys. 143, 084307 (2015)

• Ab initio interaction potentials and scattering lengths for ultracold mixtures of metastable helium and alkali-metal atoms
Kedziera, Mentel, Zuchowski, Knoop, Phys. Rev. A 91, 062711 (2015)

• Efficient production of a 87Rb F=2, mF=2 Bose-Einstein condensate in a hybrid trap
Mishra, Flores, Vassen, Knoop, Eur. Phys. J. D 69, 52 (2015) (open access) (pdf)

• Ultracold mixtures of metastable He and Rb: scattering lengths from ab initio calculations and thermalization measurements
Knoop, Zuchowski, Kedziera, Mentel, Pachulski, Mishra, Flores, Vassen, Phys. Rev. A 90, 022709 (2014)

Complete list of publications


Short CV

• 6/2011-6/2016: NWO-VIDI laureate within the group of Wim Ubachs
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Topic: ultracold mixture of metastable helium and rubidium

• 12/2010-5/2011: Post-doc in the group of Wim Ubachs (on project of Wim Vassen)
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Topic: ultracold metastable helium

• 3/2009-11/2010: Post-doc in the group of Markus Oberthaler
Kirchhoff-Institut fuer Physik, Heidelberg, Germany
Topics: ultracold mixture of lithium and sodium, Feshbach resonances, polaron physics

• 4/2006-2/2009: Post-doc in the group of Rudi Grimm
Institut fuer Experimentalphysik, Innsbruck, Austria
Topics: ultracold cesium, Feshbach molecules, Efimov physics

• 12/2001-3/2006: PhD (cum laude) in the group of Ronnie Hoekstra and Reinhard Morgenstern
Kernfysisch Versneller Instituut, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
Thesis title: Electron Dynamics in Ion-Atom Interactions
Topics: recoil-ion momentum spectroscopy, magneto-optically trapped sodium, charge exchange

• 9/1997-11/2001: Physics at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands

• 27-2-1979: Born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

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