By Claude Cohen-Tannoudji,David Guéry-Odelin

This ebook provides a accomplished evaluation of the impressive advances noticeable in atomic physics over the last 50 years. The authors clarify how such development was once attainable through highlighting connections among advancements that happened at diverse occasions. They talk about the recent views and the hot examine fields that glance promising. The emphasis is put, now not on precise calculations, yet quite on actual rules. Combining either theoretical and experimental issues, the publication can be of curiosity to a variety of scholars, academics and researchers in quantum and atomic physics.

Contents:

    • General Introduction
    • General Background
  • Light: A resource of data on Atoms:
    • Optical Methods
    • Linear Superpositions of inner Atomic States
    • Resonance Fluorescence
    • Advances in excessive answer Spectroscopy
  • Atom-Photon Interactions: A resource of Perturbations forAtoms that are Useful:
    • Perturbations because of a Quasi Resonant Optical Excitation
    • Perturbations because of a excessive Frequency Excitation
  • Atom-Photon Interactions: an easy method for learning greater Order Effects:
    • Multiphoton tactics among Discrete States
    • Photoionization of Atoms in severe Laser fields
  • Atom-Photon Interactions: a device for Controlling and Manipulating Atomic Motion:
    • Radiative Forces Exerted on a Two-Level Atom at Rest
    • Laser Cooling of Two-Level Atoms
    • Sub-Doppler Cooling. Sub-Recoil Cooling
    • Trapping of Particles
  • Ultracold Interactions and Their Control:
    • Two-Body Interactions at Low Temperatures
    • Controlling Atom-Atom Interactions
  • Exploring Quantum Interferences with Few Atoms and Photons:
    • Interference of Atomic de Broglie Waves
    • Ramsey Fringes Revisited and Atomic Interferometry
    • Quantum Correlations. Entangled States
  • Degenerate Quantum Gases:
    • Emergence of Quantum results in a Gas
    • The lengthy Quest for Bose-Einstein Condensation
    • Mean box Description of a Bose-Einstein Condensate
    • Coherence homes of Bose-Einstein Condensates
    • Elementary Excitations and Superfluidity in Bose-Einstein Condensates
  • Frontiers of Atomic Physics:
    • Testing primary Symmetries. Parity Violation in Atoms
    • Quantum Gases as easy structures for Many-Body Physics
    • Extreme Light
    • General Conclusion

Readership: Graduate scholars, researchers and teachers attracted to quantum and atomic physics.

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