K.A.H. (Ton) van Leeuwen

prof.dr.

  • 716 Citations
1988 …2014
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Personal profile

Quote

Quantum physics is simply too strange to understand. That is why I love it. The more so when the strangeness leads to surprising applications.

Research profile

Ton van Leeuwen is full professor of Applied Atom Optics with the research group Coherence and Quantum Technology (QCT) of the TU/e department of Applied Physics. He is also the general director of the Eindhoven School of Education, the TU/e expertise center in the field of professional development of (future) teachers in the science and engineering domain.

Research in the group CQT centers around coherence in ensembles of atoms, ions, electrons and photons. It combines expertise from plasma physics, AMO (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) and particle beam physics to investigate new areas such as Extreme Plasma Physics. The group especially concentrates on the potential applications of those techniques, either to future technologies or to other areas in physics. At present, CQT's research program is divided into four discernable but inter-related subprograms: Ultrafast Electron Beams; Ultracold Atoms and Quantum Gases; Ultracold Electron and Ion Sources; and Laser-assisted Accelerators.

Academic background

K.A.H. (Ton) van Leeuwen studied Physics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands) where he obtained his MSc in 1978 and his PhD in 1984 in the field of atomic spectroscopy. After a postdoc at Stony Brook (NY, USA), where he investigated chaotic effects in atomic ionization, he started as an assistant professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e, The Netherlands) in the Atomic and Optical Interactions group. His research focused on laser cooling, quantum optics and matter wave physics. From 2001 to 2006 he held an appointment as a part-time professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2006, he was appointed full professor in Applied Atom Optics in the Coherence and Quantum Technology group at the department of Applied Physics at TU/e. From 2006 until March 2018, he was Director of Education in Physics at TU/e. Since April 2018, he is the general director of the Eindhoven School of Education at TU/e.

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atoms Physics & Astronomy
lithography Physics & Astronomy
collimation Physics & Astronomy
laser cooling Physics & Astronomy
textbooks Physics & Astronomy
magnetic effects Physics & Astronomy
monatomic gases Physics & Astronomy
Silicon Chemical Compounds

Research Output 1988 2014

15 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

Magic wavelengths for the 2 S-3 -> 2 S-1 transition in helium

Notermans, R. P. M. J. W., Rengelink, R. J., Leeuwen, van, K. A. H. & Vassen, W., 13 Nov 2014, In : Physical Review A : Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 90, 5, p. 052508-1/8 8 p., 052508.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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helium
wavelengths
hyperfine structure
isotope effect
extrapolation

Characterisation of the growth of a carbonaceous film on silicon

Beardmore, J. P., Palmer, A. J., Fabrie, C. G. C. H. M., Leeuwen, van, K. A. H. & Sang, R. T., 2012, In : Thin Solid Films. 520, 7, p. 2414-2417

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Silicon
Oils
oils
silicon
Neon
53 Citations (Scopus)

Adiabatic formation of Rydberg crystals with chirped laser pulses

Bijnen, van, R. M. W., Smit, S., Leeuwen, van, K. A. H., Vredenbregt, E. J. D. & Kokkelmans, S. J. J. M. F., 2011, In : Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 44, p. 1-14 14 p., 184008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

textbooks
monatomic gases
lattice parameters
color
pulses

Rydberg Atom Lattices

Bijnen, van, R. M. W., Leeuwen, van, K. A. H., Vredenbregt, E. J. D. & Kokkelmans, S. J. J. M. F., 2011.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

Rydberg Crystals

Bijnen, van, R. M. W., Smit, S., Leeuwen, van, K. A. H., Vredenbregt, E. J. D. & Kokkelmans, S. J. J. M. F., 2011, Presentation at the Meeting of Amsterdam Quantum Collective, 5 October 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

Activities 2004 2007

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Contributed talk

Colloquium, Quantum Collectief UvA-VU, 19 juni 2007, Amsterdam

Ton van Leeuwen (Speaker)
19 Dec 2007

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Colloquium Physics Department, Griffith University, December 12, 2007, Brisbane, Australia

Ton van Leeuwen (Invited speaker)
12 Dec 2007

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

ESF Workshop ‘Coherence, decoherence and entanglement of non-degenerate massive quantum systems, Wenen

Ton van Leeuwen (Invited speaker)
5 Oct 2007

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Colloquium, Quantum Collectief UvA-VU, 19 juni 2007, Amsterdam

Ton van Leeuwen (Invited speaker)
19 Jun 2007

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Atomphysikalisch Kolloquium, Universitat Bonn, Germany, January 20, 2004

Ton van Leeuwen (Speaker)
20 Jan 2004

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Courses

Advanced optics

1/09/15 → …

Course

Student theses

Active stabilization of a high finesse cavity for the QND experiment

Author: Domen, K., 30 Apr 2002

Supervisor: van Leeuwen, K. (Supervisor 1) & Beijerinck, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Assessment of very large area atom interferometers

Author: Meesters, A., 30 Nov 2003

Supervisor: van Leeuwen, K. (Supervisor 1) & Beijerinck, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Atomic beam preparation for quantum optics experiments

Author: Cornelussen, R., 30 Apr 1999

Supervisor: Koolen, A. (Supervisor 1), van Leeuwen, K. (Supervisor 2) & Beijerinck, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Atomic nano-fabrication the nanobrush

Author: Chan, J., 29 Feb 2008

Supervisor: Meijer, T. (Supervisor 1) & van Leeuwen, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Bragg diffraction of He* by a standing light wave

Author: Jansen, G., 30 Jun 2001

Supervisor: van Leeuwen, K. (Supervisor 1) & Beijerinck, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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