Modern atomic physics
 Responsibility
 Vasant Natarajan (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India).
 Publication
 Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]
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 ©2015
 Physical description
 xxi, 418 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 Natarajan, Vasant, author.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Metrology Measurement systems Universal units and fundamental constants Atomic units
 Preliminaries Classical harmonic oscillator Quantum harmonic oscillator Coherent states Squeezed states Radiation
 Atoms Spectroscopic notation Energy levels of one electron atoms Interaction with magnetic fields Atoms in static electric fieldsStark effect Permanent atomic electric dipole moment (EDM) Atoms in oscillating electric fields Strong oscillating fieldsDressed atoms
 Nucleus Isotope effects Hyperfine structure
 Resonance Introduction Magnetic resonance Magnetic resonance of quantized spin Resonance in a two state system Density matrix Resonance of a realistic two state system
 Interaction Interaction of EM radiation with atoms Selection rules and angular distribution Transition rates Spontaneous emission Orderofmagnitude of spontaneous emission Saturation intensities
 Multiphoton Two photon absorption Two photon deexcitation processes Raman processes Dressed atom for multiphoton processes
 Coherence Coherence in single atoms Coherence in localized ensembles Coherence in extended ensembles Mixed examples Coherent control in multilevel atoms Other effects in coherent control
 Lineshapes Low intensity and simple collisions Relativistic effects in emission and absorption Lineshape of atoms in a gas Confined particles Gaussian beam optics
 Spectroscopy Alkali atoms Experimental tools Dopplerfree techniques Nonlinear magnetooptic rotationNMOR
 Cooling and Trapping Spontaneous force Stimulated force Magnetic trapping and evaporative cooling BoseEinstein condensation Optical tweezers Ion trapping
 Appendices A. Standards B. What is a photon? C. Einstein as armchair detective: The case of stimulated radiation D. Frequency comb
 Index
 Problems appear at the end of each chapter.
 (source: Nielsen Book Data)
 Metrology. Preliminaries. Atoms. Nucleus. Resonance. Interaction. Multiphoton. Coherence. Lineshapes. Spectroscopy. Cooling and Trapping. Appendices. Index.
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 Publisher's summary

Much of our understanding of physics in the last 30plus years has come from research on atoms, photons, and their interactions. Collecting information previously scattered throughout the literature, Modern Atomic Physics provides students with one unified guide to contemporary developments in the field. After reviewing metrology and preliminary material, the text explains core areas of atomic physics. Important topics discussed include the spontaneous emission of radiation, stimulated transitions and the properties of gas, the physics and applications of resonance fluorescence, coherence, cooling and trapping of charged and neutral particles, and atomic beam magnetic resonance experiments. Covering standards, a different way of looking at a photon, stimulated radiation, and frequency combs, the appendices avoid jargon and use historical notes and personal anecdotes to make the topics accessible to nonatomic physics students. Written by a leader in atomic and optical physics, this text gives a stateoftheart account of atomic physics within a basic quantum mechanical framework. It shows students how atomic physics has played a key role in many other areas of physics.
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 Publisher's summary

Much of our understanding of physics in the last 30plus years has come from research on atoms, photons, and their interactions. Collecting information previously scattered throughout the literature, Modern Atomic Physics provides students with one unified guide to contemporary developments in the field.After reviewing metrology and preliminary mat.
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Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2015
 Copyright date
 2015
 Note
 "A Chapman & Hall book."
 ISBN
 1482242036
 9781482242034
 9781482242065
 9781482242041
 9781482242058