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Fundamental Symmetry Tests: Reviews and Proposals

Gamma Factory; relativistic ions

Parity Nonconservation; searches for variation of alpha, Lorentz-invariance violation,  equivalence-principle violation, laser cooling, and related physics in dysprosium

Parity Nonconservation and related physics in ytterbium

Parity Nonconservation in Molecules

Investigation of anti-relaxation coated cells for magnetometers, atomic clocks, etc.; Light-Induced Atomic Desorption

Nonlinear magneto- and electro-optics; atomic magnetometry

  • D. Maser, S. Pandey, H. Ring, M. P. Ledbetter, S. Knappe, J. Kitching, and D. Budker, Detection of a single cobalt microparticle with a microfabricated atomic magnetometer, Rev. Sci. Instr. 82, 086112 (2011) (ArXiv:1107.1913)
  • S. Xu, M. H. Donaldson, A. Pines, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, and V. V. Yashchuk, Application of atomic magnetometry in magnetic particle detection, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 224105 (2006)physics/0609197; this paper is also available from the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 
  • New cooling techniques, STIRAP

  • Klaas Bergmann, Hanns-Christoph Nägerl, Cristian Panda, Gerald Gabrielse, Eduard Miloglyadov, Martin Quack, Georg Seyfang, Gunther Wichmann, Silke Ospelkaus, Axel Kuhn, Stefano Longhi, Alexander Szameit, Philipp Pirro, Burkard Hillebrands, Xue-Feng Zhu, Jie Zhu, Michael Drewsen, Winfried K Hensinger, Sebastian Weidt, Thomas Halfmann, Hai-Lin Wang, Gheorghe Sorin Paraoanu, Nikolay V Vitanov, Jordi Mompart, Thomas Busch, Timothy J Barnum, David D Grimes, Robert W Field, Mark G Raizen, Edvardas Narevicius, Marcis Auzinsh, Dmitry Budker, Adriana Pálffy and Christoph H Keitel, Roadmap on STIRAP applications, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 52 202001 (2019).
  • N. Petersen, F. Mühlbauer, L. Bougas, A. Sharma, D. Budker, and P. Windpassinger, Sawtooth-wave adiabatic-passage slowing of dysprosium, Phys. Rev. A 99, 063414 (2019); arXiv:1809.06423
  • Simon Rochester, Konrad Szymanski, Mark Raizen, Szymon Pustelny, Marcis Auzinsh, and Dmitry Budker, Efficient polarization of high-angular-momentum systems, Phys. Rev. A 94, 043416 (2016), arXiv:1608.08692
  • Simon Rochester, Szymon Pustelny, Konrad Szymanski, Mark Raizen, Marcis Auzinsh, and Dmitry Budker, Efficient polarization of high-angular-momentum systems,  Proc. SPIE 9763, Slow Light, Fast Light, and Opto-Atomic Precision Metrology IX, 97630D (March 8, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2220208
  • Mark G. Raizen, Dmitry Budker, Simon Rochester, Julia Narevicius, Edvardas Narevicius,  Magneto-Optical Cooling of Atoms, Optics Letters 39(15), 4502–4505 (2014); arXiv:1309.5733
  • Ion Traps, Thorium, Antimatter

    Cosmic Axion Spin-Precession Experiment (CASPEr)

    Global Network of Optical Magnetometers for Exotic physics searches (GNOME)

    More exotic physics

    Sodium laser guide stars (LGS), mesospheric magnetometry, and mirrorless lasing

    NV-diamond: physics and applications


    Squeezed light, squeezed spins

    Nuclear magnetic and quadrupole resonance (and non-resonance), imaging

    Condensed-matter EDM experiments

    Atomic spectroscopy at low temperatures; electro-optics of cryogenic liquids

    Frequency-comb spectroscopy

    Spectroscopy of samarium

    Spectroscopy of silver

    Spectroscopy of barium and xenon

    Tests of quantum statistics


    This is a picture (taken by Damon English) of a spot pattern of a dye-laser beam (556 nm) transmitted through a symmetric spherical cavity with mirror separation adjusted to a "magic" value with N=11. Please read the two papers above to find out more.

    Blue Light

  • Alexander M. Akulshin, Dmitry Budker, and Russell J. McLean, Parametric wave mixing enhanced by velocity insensitive two-photon excitation in Rb vapour, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 34(5), 1016-1022 (2017), arXiv:1701.06015
  • Alexander Akulshin, Dmitry Budker, and Russell McLean, Directional infrared emission resulting from cascade population inversion and four-wave mixing in Rb vapours, Optics Letters 39(4), 845-848 (2014); arXiv:1311.0071
  • Alexander Akulshin, Dmitry Budker, Brian Patton, and Russell McLean, Nonlinear processes responsible for mid-infrared and blue light generation in alkali vapours, arXiv:1310.2694
  • Alexander Akulshin, Christopher Perrella, Gar-Wing Truong, Andre Luiten, Dmitry Budker, and Russell McLean, Linewidth of collimated wavelength-converted emission in Rb vapours, Applied Physics B, (2014) DOI 10.1007/s00340-014-5823-0; arXiv:1301.7117v2
  • Four-Wave Mixing and Mirrorless Lasing

  • D. Antypas, O. Tretiak, D. Budker, and A. Akulshin, Polychromatic, continuous-wave mirrorless lasing from monochromatic pumping of cesium vapor,  Optics Letters 44(15), 3657-3660 (2019), arXiv:1905.06997arXiv:1905.06997
  • Aram Papoyan, Svetlana Shmavonyan, Aleksandr Khanbekyan, Hrayr Azizbekyan, Marina Movsisyan, Guzhi Bao, Dimitra Kanta, Arne Wickenbrock, and Dmitry Budker, Evidence for degenerate mirrorless lasing in alkali metal vapor: forward beam magneto-optical experiment, arXiv:1811.02326 (2018)
  • Demetrious T. Kutzke, Owen Wolfe, Simon M. Rochester, Dmitry Budker, Irina Novikova, and Eugeniy E.Mikhailov, Tailorable Dispersion in a Four-Wave Mixing Laser, Optics Letters 42(14), 2846-2849 (2017); arXiv:1705.02960
  • Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, Jesse Evans, Dmitry Budker, Simon M. Rochester, and Irina Novikova, Four-wave mixing in a ring cavity, Four-wave mixing in a ring cavity, Opt. Eng. 53(10), 102709 (2014); arXiv:1404.4650
  • Nathaniel B. Phillips, Irina Novikova, Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, Dmitry Budker, and Simon Rochester,  Controllable steep dispersion with gain in a four-level N-scheme with four-wave mixing,  Journal of Modern Optics 60(1), 64-72 (2013);  arXiv:1205.2567 
  • Personalia

  • Alexander Pines and Dmitry Budker, Erwin L. Hahn. NAS Biographical Memoir; arXiv:1906.03428
  • Dmitry Budker and Susan Houghton, In Memoriam: Eugene D. Commins (1932-2015),  http://senate.universityofcalifornia.edu/in-memoriam/
  • Dmitry Budker and Jean-Claude Diels, Erwin@90 (a tribute to Erwin L. Hahn on the occasion of his 90th birthday), reproduced from the EPR newsletter 21(2), 6-7 (2011) (www.epr-newsletter.ethz.ch)  with permission from the International EPR(ESR) Society
  • Soft skills

  • D. Budker, Some rules of good scientific writing, Berkeley Scientific Journal 12(2), Article 11, (2009); physics/0608246; reprinted in Postscripts 6(40), 2016
  • Dmitry Budker and Derek Jackson Kimball, Paper Craft, Nature 529, 427-428 (2016) doi:10.1038/nj7586-427a; a non-sterilized authors' version of this article entitled  "Rules for collaborative scientific writing" can be found here: arXiv:1607.02942
  • Miscellaneous Papers

  • A. V. Viatkina, M. G. Kozlov, and V. V. Flambaum, Prediction of quantum many-body chaos in protactinium atom, Phys. Rev. A 95, 022503 (2017)
  • T. A. Bowen, E. Zhivun, A. Wickenbrock, V. Dumont, S. D. Bale, C. Pankow, G. Dobler, J. S. Wurtele, and D. Budker, Network of sensitive magnetometers for urban studies, Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (2018), arXiv:1702.01468
  • Tao Wang, Sean Lourette, Sean R. O Kelley, Metin Kayci, Y. B. Band, Derek F. Jackson Kimball, Alexander Sushkov, and Dmitry Budker, Dynamics of a Ferromagnetic Particle Levitated Over a   Superconductor, Phys. Rev. Applied 11, 044041 (2019); arXiv:1810.08748
  • Derek F. Jackson Kimball, Alexander O. Sushkov, and Dmitry Budker, A Precessing Ferromagnetic Needle Magnetometer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 190801 (2016), arXiv:1602.02818
  • Arijit Sharma, Tridib Ray, Rahul V. Sawant, G. Sheikholeslami, D. Budker, and S. A. Rangwala, Optical control of resonant light transmission for an atom-cavity system, Phys. Rev. A 91, 043824 (2015), arXiv:1503.08438
  • Dmitry Budker, Hartmut Häffner and Holger Müller, 21st International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy – ICOLS 2013, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 467 011001
  • M. V. Balabas, A. O. Sushkov, and D. Budker, Rubidium "whiskers" in a vapor cell, Nature Physics 3, 2 (2007); physics/0611250
  • M. Stewart Siu and Dmitry Budker, Solidification pipes: from solder pots to igneous rocks, physics/9911057.
  • S.M. Rochester and D. Budker, Atomic Polarization Visualized, Am. Journ. Phys. 69(3), (2001). Animated examples
  • D. Budker, Electrons in a Shell (Word-97), Am. Journ. Phys. 66(7), 572 (1998).