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Fundamental Symmetry Tests: Reviews and Proposals

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

Parity Nonconservation and related physics in ytterbium

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

Nonlinear magneto- and electro-optics; atomic magnetometry

Ion Traps and Antimatter

Exotic physics

Sodium laser guide stars (LGS) and mesospheric magnetometry

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, 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

  • 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 
  • Miscellaneous Papers

  • Julian C. Berengut, Dmitry Budker, Cedric Delaunay, Victor V. Flambaum, Claudia Frugiuele, Elina Fuchs, Christophe Grojean, Roni Harnik, Roee Ozeri, Gilad Perez, and Yotam Soreq, Probing new light force-mediators by isotope shift spectroscopy, arXiv:1704.05068
  • 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, arXiv:1702.01468
  • Simon Rochester, Konrad Szymański, 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 Szymański, 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
  • 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
  • Przemysław Włodarczyk, Szymon Pustelny, Dmitry Budker, and Marcin Lipiński, Multi-Channel Data Acquisition System with Absolute Time Synchronization, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 763, 150–154 (2014); arXiv:1311.5849
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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