Dr Vera Guarrera PhD

Dr Vera Guarrera

School of Physics and Astronomy
Senior Lecturer

Contact details

Address
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Vera’s activity is focused on the manipulation and study of cold and room-temperature atomic gases. Her current research interests focus on the development of atomic magnetometers with a double orientation between Metrological application and Fundamental Physics.

Vera is also working on quantum simulations using ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates and on the investigation of Physics beyond the Standard Model using ultra-precise clocks based on highly-charged ions.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Atomic Physics, LENS and University of Florence, Italy, 2008
  • Master in Physics, University of Padua, Italy, 2004

Teaching

  • LM Quantum Optics
  • Y1 tutor
  • Y4 projects

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Barontini, G, Blackburn, L, Boyer, V, Butuc-Mayer, F, Calmet, X, Lopez-Urrutia, JRC, Curtis, EA, Darquie, B, Dunningham, J, Fitch, NJ, Forgan, EM, Georgiou, K, Gill, P, Godun, RM, Goldwin, J, Guarrera, V, Harwood, AC, Hill, IR, Hendricks, RJ, Jeong, M, Johnson, MYH, Keller, M, Sajith, LPK, Kuipers, F, Margolis, HS, Mayo, C, Newman, P, Parsons, AO, Prokhorov, L, Robertson, BI, Rodewald, J, Safronova, MS, Sauer, BE, Schioppo, M, Sherrill, N, Stadnik, YV, Szymaniec, K, Tarbutt, MR, Thompson, RC, Tofful, A, Tunesi, J, Vecchio, A, Wang, Y & Worm, S 2022, 'Measuring the stability of fundamental constants with a network of clocks', EPJ Quantum Technology, vol. 9, 12. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjqt/s40507-022-00130-5

Smith, A, Easton, T, Guarrera, V & Barontini, G 2021, 'Generation of optical potentials for ultracold atoms using a superluminescent diode', Physical Review Research, vol. 3, no. 3, 033241. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevResearch.3.033241

Guarrera, V, Gartman, R, Barontini, G, Bevilacqua, G & Chalupczak, W 2019, 'Parametric amplification and noise squeezing in room temperature atomic vapors', Physical Review Letters, vol. 123, no. 3, 033601. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.033601

Guarrera, V, Gartman, R, Bevilacqua, G & Chalupczak, W 2018, 'Linear and nonlinear coherent coupling in a Bell-Bloom magnetometer', Physical Review A, vol. 98, no. 6, 061401(R). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.98.061401

Guarrera, V, Moore, R, Bunting, A, Vanderbruggen, T & Ovchinnikov, Y 2017, 'Distributed quasi-Bragg beam splitter in crossed atomic waveguides', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 4749. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-04710-9

Barontini, G & Guarrera, V 2015, 'Localization by dissipative disorder: Deterministic approach to position measurements', Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 91, no. 3, 032114. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.91.032114

Guarrera, V, Szmuk, R, Reichel, J & Rosenbusch, P 2015, 'Microwave-dressed state-selective potentials for atom interferometry', New Journal of Physics, vol. 17, 083022. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/17/8/083022

Vogler, A, Labouvie, R, Barontini, G, Eggert, S, Guarrera, V & Ott, H 2014, 'Dimensional phase transition from an array of 1D Luttinger liquids to a 3D Bose-Einstein condensate', Physical Review Letters, vol. 113, no. 21, 215301. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.215301

Manthey, T, Weber, TM, Niederprüm, T, Langer, P, Guarrera, V, Barontini, G & Ott, H 2014, 'Scanning electron microscopy of Rydberg-excited Bose-Einstein condensates', New Journal of Physics, vol. 16. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/16/8/083034

Weber, TM, Niederprüm, T, Manthey, T, Langer, P, Guarrera, V, Barontini, G & Ott, H 2012, 'Continuous Coupling of Ultracold Atoms to an Ionic Plasma via Rydberg Excitation', Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 86, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.86.020702

Guarrera, V, Wuertz, P, Ewerbeck, A, Vogler, A, Barontini, G & Ott, H 2011, 'Observation of local temporal correlations in trapped quantum gases', Physical Review Letters, vol. 107, no. 160403. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.160403

Comment/debate

Guarrera, V 2016, 'Lamb Shift Spotted in Cold Gases', Physics, vol. 9, no. 139, 041041. <https://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/139>

Conference contribution

Barontini, G, Boyer, V, Calmet, X, Fitch, NJ, Forgan, EM, Godun, RM, Goldwin, J, Guarrera, V, Hill, IR, Jeong, M, Keller, M, Kuipers, F, Margolis, HS, Newman, P, Prokhorov, L, Rodewald, J, Sauer, BE, Schioppo, M, Sherrill, N, Tarbutt, MR, Vecchio, A & Worm, S 2021, QSNET, a network of clocks for measuring the stability of fundamental constants. in MJ Padgett, K Bongs, A Fedrizzi & A Politi (eds), Quantum technology: driving commercialisation of an enabling science II., 118810K, Proceedings SPIE, vol. 11881, SPIE Photonex, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 28/09/21. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2600493

Letter

Weber, TM, Höning, M, Niederprüm, T, Manthey, T, Guarrera, V, Fleischhauer, M, Barontini, G & Ott, H 2015, 'Mesoscopic Rydberg-blockaded ensembles in the superatom regime and beyond', Nature Physics, vol. 11, pp. 157-161. https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys3214

Preprint

Barontini, G, Blackburn, L, Boyer, V, Butuc-Mayer, F, Calmet, X, Lopez-Urrutia, JRC, Curtis, EA, Darquie, B, Dunningham, J, Fitch, NJ, Forgan, EM, Georgiou, K, Gill, P, Godun, RM, Goldwin, J, Guarrera, V, Harwood, A, Hill, IR, Hendricks, RJ, Jeong, M, Johnson, MYH, Keller, M, Sajith, LPK, Kuipers, F, Margolis, HS, Mayo, C, Newman, P, Parsons, AO, Prokhorov, L, Robertson, BI, Rodewald, J, Safronova, MS, Sauer, BE, Schioppo, M, Sherrill, N, Stadnik, YV, Szymaniec, K, Tarbutt, MR, Thompson, RC, Tofful, A, Tunesi, J, Vecchio, A, Wang, Y & Worm, S 2021 'Measuring the stability of fundamental constants with a network of clocks' arXiv. <https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.10618>

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