Damir Aumiler
Senior research associate
Institute of Physics

Bijenička cesta 46, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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E-mail: aumiler@ifs.hr
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Last updated: 25.05.2017
Education

  • 2006 PhD in Physics: Resonant interaction of atoms and molecules with the femtosecond laser frequency comb
  • 2003-2006 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics and Astrophysics
  • 2002 B.Sc. in Physics: The influence of perturbers on the structure of atomic and molecular transitions in rubidium vapor
  • 1995-2002 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics
  • 1991-1995 High school, XV Gymnasium, Zagreb
  • 1983-1991 Elementary school, Zagreb

  • Research interests

    Experimental
  • Interaction of atoms with optical frequency combs (trains of ultrashort pulses)
  • Frequency comb spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear interaction of atoms and molecules with ultrashort laser pulses
  • Laser fluorescence microscopy
  • Cold atoms

  • Theoretical
  • Quantum density matrix treatment of atom-laser field interaction
  • Propagation of ultrashort laser pulses in nonlinear dispersive media

  • Popular
  • Laser Harp

  • Teaching @ University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Physics Department

    (Under)graduate level
  • Laser Physics
  • Experimental Methods in Atomic Physics
  • Introduction to Atomic and Molecular Physics (assistant to prof. D. Veža)

  • Postgraduate level
  • Femtosecond Laser Spectroscopy (together with dr. T. Ban)

  • Research visits

  • October 2003: Lehrstuhl für BioMolekulare Optik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • October 2005: Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Institut Galilée, Université Paris-Nord 13, France
  • November 2005: Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Université Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, France
  • 2007-2008: Chinese Government Scholarship
                       Tsinghua University & State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 2008-2009: Chinese Academy of Sciences Research Fellowship for International Young Researchers
                       State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics and Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • June 2015: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
  • December 2015: Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

  • Research projects

    National projects
  • 2014-2020 Centre for Advanced Laser Techniques (CALT)
                      Research Infrastructure project to be funded through the European Regional Development Fund, project coordinator
  • 2014-2019 Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Sensors - CEMS
                      Research Unit: Graphene and Related 2D structures, research unit leader M. Kralj
  • 2015-2019 Frequency-comb-induced optomechanics (HrZZ - IP-2014-09-7342), project leader T. Ban
  • 2007-2013 Femtosecond laser physics of atoms and molecules, project leader G. Pichler
  • 2002-2006 Femtosecond laser spectroscopy and ultracold molecules, project leader G. Pichler

  • International projects
  • 2013-2015 Collaborator in Unity Through Knowledge Fund (UKF) "Crossing borders" grant,
                      Pseudo-magnetic forces and fields for atoms and photons, project leader H. Buljan
  • 2013-2015 Collaborator in Unity Through Knowledge Fund (UKF) "Crossing borders" grant,
                      Confined DNA, project leader T. Vuletić
  • 2013-2015 Collaborator in Austria-Croatia bilateral project Synthetic Lorentz force in rubidium and erbium cold neutral atoms,
                      project leader T. Ban in collaboration with Francesca Ferlaino, University of Innsbruck
  • 2011-2013 Project leader of China-Croatia bilateral project Nonadiabatic effects in molecular reaction dynamics studied by femtosecond laser spectroscopy (II),
                      in collaboration with Andong Xia, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
  • 2008-2010 Collaborator in Unity Through Knowledge Fund (UKF) "My First Research Topic" grant,
                      Protein Assisted DNA Monolayer Assembly, project leader T. Vuletić
  • 2007-2009 Project leader of China-Croatia bilateral project Nonadiabatic effects in molecular reaction dynamics studied by femtosecond laser spectroscopy,
                      in collaboration with Andong Xia, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
  • 2004-2006 Collaborator in France-Croatia bilateral project Theoretical aspects of ultracold molecule formation, new mechanisms, new systems,
                      project leader R. Beuc in collaboration with Olivier Dulieu, Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Orsay
  • 2004-2006 Collaborator in France-Croatia bilateral project Femtosecond laser effects on organic light emitting devices,
                      project leader G. Pichler in collaboration with M.-C. Castex, Institut Galilée, Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Paris
  • 2002-2004 Collaborator in Germany-Croatia bilateral project Ultrafast laser cooling of molecules and biomolecules,
                      project leader G. Pichler in collaboration with E. Ridle, LMU München, Lehrstuhl für BioMolekulare Optik, München
  • 2002-2004 Collaborator in FW5 EU Research Training Network Cold Molecules: Formation, Trapping and Dynamics,
                      Croatian project leader G. Pichler, project leader F. Masnou-Seeuws, Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Orsay

  • Conferences

  • 26. D. Aumiler:
          Centre for Advanced Laser Techniques (CALT) (poster)
          International Conference on Extreme Light (ICEL 2015), Bucharest, Romania (2015).
  • 25. D. Aumiler, G. Kregar, N. Šantić, H. Buljan, T. Ban:
          Frequency-comb-induced radiative force on cold rubidium atoms (talk)
          46th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Columbus, Ohio, USA (2015).
  • 24. G. Kregar, N. Šantić, H. Buljan, T. Ban, D. Aumiler:
          Frequency-comb-induced radiative force on cold rubidium atoms (poster)
          Workshop on Many-body Dynamics and Open Quantum Systems DOQS 2014, Glasgow, Scotland (2014).
  • 23. M. Šoštar, D. Aumiler:
          Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (poster)
          8th Scientific Meeting of Croatian Physical Society, Primošten, Croatia (2013).
  • 22. D. Aumiler, T. Ban:
          Laser cooling of atoms using the optical frequency comb (poster)
          8th Scientific Meeting of Croatian Physical Society, Primošten, Croatia (2013).
  • 21. D. Aumiler:
          Coherent accumulation effects in alkali metal vapors (talk)
          Japanese - Croatian workshop on Material Science, Zagreb, Croatia (2011).
  • 20. Collaborative workshop on Charge density waves: small scales and ultrashort time
          Vukovar, Croatia (2010).
  • 19. D. Aumiler, S. Wang, X. Chen, A. Xia:
          Single-molecule spectroscopy of organic dendrimers (invited talk)
          18th European Symposium on Polymer Spectroscopy, Zadar, Croatia (2010).
  • 18. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, G. Pichler:
          Manipulation of the atomic velocity distributions using the femtosecond optical frequency comb (poster)
          Cold Quantum Matter: Achievements and Prospects, EuroQUAM 2010, Ischgl, Austria (2010).
  • 17. 7-th International Symposium on Ultrafast Surface Dynamics USD7
          Brijuni, Croatia (2010).
  • 16. D. Aumiler:
          Confocal laser microscopy: from the microscope to single molecules (invited talk)
          6th Scientific Meeting of Croatian Physical Society, Primošten, Croatia (2009).
  • 15. The 3rd Annual Advanced Optical Methods Workshop
          Shenzhen, China (2008).
  • 14. The 6th International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine
          PIBM 2007, Wuhan, China (2007).
  • 13. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, H. Skenderović, N. Vujičić, S. Vdović, G. Pichler:
          Coherence accumulation effects in rubidium atoms (invited talk)
          Laser Pulse Shaping and Coherent Control of Molecules, Brijuni, Croatia (2007).
  • 12. T. Ban, S. Vdović, D. Aumiler, H. Skenderović, N. Vujičić, G. Pichler:
          Enhanced sensitivity rubidium velocity comb measurements (poster)
          ECAMP IX, Heraklion (Crete), Greece (2007).
  • 11. D. Aumiler, N. Vujičić, H. Skenderović, G. Pichler:
          Femtosecond pulse propagation in a resonant medium (poster)
          38th EGAS, Naples, Italy (2006).
  • 10. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, H. Skenderović, G. Pichler:
          Mapping of the optical frequency comb to the atom velocity comb (talk)
          Achievements and perspectives of cold molecules, Les Houches, France (2006).
  •   9. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, G. Pichler:
          Femtosecond laser induced conical emission in alkali vapor (poster)
          XXIV International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, Rosario, Argentina (2005).
  •   8. T. Ban, D. Aumiler, H. Skenderović, G. Pichler:
          Velocity selective optical pumping of Rb hyperfine lines induced by a train of femtosecond pulses (poster)
          Brijuni Conference: Laser Control and Molecular Switches, Brijuni, Croatia (2005).
  •   7. D. Aumiler:
          Lasers in modern science and technology (talk)
          Summer school of physics, Labin, Croatia (2005).
  •   6. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, G. Pichler:
          Conical emission in dense cesium vapor (poster)
          Matter under extreme conditions, Brijuni, Croatia (2004).
  •   5. Theoretical concepts and recent experiments on ultracold molecules
          A Workshop and Training school, Volterra, Italy (2003).
  •   4. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, G. Pichler:
          High-resolution measurement of the pressure broadening and shift of rubidium resonance lines (poster)
          XXIII International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions, Stockholm, Sweden (2003).
  •   3. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, G. Pichler:
          Pressure broadening and shift of rubidium resonance lines by argon and helium (talk)
          35th EGAS, Brussels, Belgium (2003).
  •   2. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, G. Pichler:
          Measurements of pressure broadening and shift of rubidium resonance lines by argon and helium (talk)
          4th Scientific Meeting of Croatian Physical Society, Zagreb, Croatia (2003).
  •   1. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, R. Beuc, G. Pichler:
          Determination of the atom number density in rubidium vapor (poster)
          The Brijuni Conference - Space, time and life, Brijuni, Croatia (2002).

  • Publications

  • 32. N. Šantić, T. Dubček, D. Aumiler, H. Buljan, T. Ban:
          Synthetic Lorentz force in an expanding cold atomic gas
          J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 34, 1264 (2017).
  • 31. N. Šantić, T. Dubček, D. Aumiler, H. Buljan, T. Ban:
          Experimental demonstration of a synthetic Lorentz force by using radiation pressure
          Sci. Rep. 5, 13485 (2015).
  • 30. G. Kregar, N. Šantić, D. Aumiler, T. Ban:
          Radiation pressure force on cold rubidium atoms due to excitation to a non-cooling hyperfine level
          Eur. Phys. J. D 68, 360 (2014).
  • 29. T. Dubček, N. Šantić, D. Jukić, D. Aumiler, T. Ban, H. Buljan:
          Synthetic Lorentz force in classical atomic gases via Doppler effect and radiation pressure
          Phys. Rev. A 89, 063415 (2014).
  • 28. G. Kregar, N. Šantić, D. Aumiler, H. Buljan, T. Ban:
          Frequency-comb-induced radiative force on cold rubidium atoms
          Phys. Rev. A 89, 053421 (2014).
  • 27. N. Vujičić, G. Kregar, T. Ban, D. Aumiler, G. Pichler:
          Frequency comb polarization spectroscopy of multilevel rubidium atoms
          Eur. Phys. J. D 68, 9 (2014).
  • 26. N. Vujičić, T. Ban, G. Kregar, D. Aumiler, G. Pichler:
          Velocity-selective double resonance in Doppler-broadened rubidium vapor
          Phys. Rev. A 87, 013438 (2013).
  • 25. K. Salamon, D. Aumiler, G. Pabst, T. Vuletić:
          Probing the mesh formed by the semirigid polyelectrolytes
          Macromolecules 46, 1107 (2013).
  • 24. L. Yan, X. Chen, Q. He, Y. Wang, X. Wang, Q. Guo, F. Bai, A. Xia, D. Aumiler, S. Vdović, S. H. Lin:
          Localized Emitting State and Energy Transfer Properties of Quadrupolar Chromophores and (Multi) Branched Derivatives
          J. Phys. Chem. A 116, 8693 (2012).
  • 23. D. Aumiler, T. Ban:
          Simultaneous laser cooling of multiple atomic species using an optical frequency comb
          Phys. Rev. A 85, 063412 (2012).
  • 22. T. Vuletić, S. Dolanski Babić, D. Grgičin, D. Aumiler, J. Rädler, F. Livolant, S. Tomić:
          Manning free counterion fraction for a rodlike polyion: Aqueous solutions of short DNA fragments in presence of very low added salt
          Phys. Rev. E 83, 041803 (2011).
  • 21. D. Aumiler:
          Coherent population trapping in 87Rb atoms induced by the optical frequency comb excitation
          Phys. Rev. A 82, 055402 (2010).
  • 20. T. Ban, D. Aumiler, S. Vdović, N. Vujičić, H. Skenderović, G. Pichler:
          Coherent population dynamics in rubidium atoms excited by resonant 0p pulses
          Phys. Rev. A 80, 023425 (2009).
  • 19. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, N. Vujičić, S. Vdović, H. Skenderović, G. Pichler:
          Characterization of an optical frequency comb using modified direct frequency comb spectroscopy
          Appl. Phys. B 97, 553 (2009).
  • 18. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, G. Pichler:
          Time dynamics of a multilevel system excited by a train of ultrashort pulses
          Phys. Rev. A 79, 063403 (2009).
  • 17. D. Aumiler, S. Wang, X. Chen, A. Xia:
          Excited state localization and delocalization of internal charge transfer in branched push-pull chromophores studied by single-molecule spectroscopy
          J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 5742 (2009).
  • 16. T. Ban, D. Aumiler, G. Pichler:
          Coherent accumulation effects in atoms excited by a train of femtosecond pulses
          chapter in New Trends in Quantum Coherence and Nonlinear Optics, Nova Science Publishers (2009).
  • 15. W. Lv, X. Chen, D. Aumiler, A. Xia:
          Single molecule fluorescence fluctuations of the cyanine dyes linked covalently to DNA
          Sci. China Ser. B-Chem. 52, 1148 (2009).
  • 14. P. Lazić, D. Aumiler, B. Gumhalter:
          Nonadiabatic quasiparticle dynamics in time resolved electron spectroscopies of surface bands
          Surf. Sci. 603, 1571 (2009).
  • 13. H. Skenderović, T. Ban, N. Vujičić, D. Aumiler, S. Vdović, G. Pichler:
          Cone emission induced by femtosecond excitation in rubidium vapor
          Phys. Rev. A 77, 063816 (2008).
  • 12. T. Ban, D. Aumiler, H. Skenderović, S. Vdović, N. Vujičić, G. Pichler:
          Cancellation of the coherent accumulation in rubidium atoms excited by a train of femtosecond pulses
          Phys. Rev. A 76, 043410 (2007).
  • 11. S. Vdović, T. Ban, D. Aumiler, G. Pichler:
          EIT at 5 2S1/2 - 6 2P3/2 transition in a mismatched V-type rubidium system
          Opt. Commun. 272, 407 (2007).
  • 10. N. Vujičić, S. Vdović, D. Aumiler, T. Ban, H. Skenderović, G. Pichler:
          Femtosecond laser pulse train effect on Doppler profile of cesium resonance lines
          Eur. Phys. J. D 41, 447 (2007).
  •   9. T. Ban, D. Aumiler, H. Skenderović, G. Pichler:
          Mapping of the optical frequency comb to the atom velocity comb
          Phys. Rev. A 73, 043407 (2006).
  •   8. N. Vujičić, H. Skenderović, T. Ban, D. Aumiler, G. Pichler:
          Low-density plasma channels generated by femtosecond pulses
          Appl. Phys. B 82, 377 (2006).
  •   7. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, H. Skenderović, G. Pichler:
          Velocity selective optical pumping of Rb hyperfine lines induced by a train of femtosecond pulses
          Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 233001 (2005).
  •   6. S. Vdović, R. Beuc, D. Aumiler, T. Ban, G. Pichler:
          Absorption spectrum of Na-K-He mixture: experiment and theory
          J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 38, 3107 (2005).
  •   5. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, G. Pichler:
          Femtosecond laser-induced cone emission in dense cesium vapor
          Phys. Rev. A 71, 063803 (2005).
  •   4. T. Ban, D. Aumiler, G. Pichler:
          Rubidium dimer destruction by a diode laser
          Phys. Rev. A 71, 022711 (2005).
  •   3. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, G. Pichler:
          High-resolution measurements of the pressure broadening and shift of the rubidium 5S1/2 - 6P3/2 line by argon and helium
          Phys. Rev. A 70, 032723 (2004).
  •   2. T. Ban, D. Aumiler, R. Beuc, G. Pichler:
          Rb2 diffuse band emission excited by diode lasers
          Eur. Phys. J. D 30, 57 (2004).
  •   1. D. Aumiler, T. Ban, R. Beuc, G. Pichler:
          Simultaneous temperature and density determination of rubidium vapor
          Appl. Phys. B 76, 859 (2003).