Atomic Physics

Atomic Physics

by Christopher J. Foot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198506953

ISBN-13: 9780198506959

Pub. Date: 06/15/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book is primarily intended to accompany an advanced undergraduate course in atomic physics. However, the elementary atomic physics covered in the early chapters should be accessible to undergraduates when they are first introduced to the subject. The book describes some of the latest advances and the applications to Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms,…  See more details below

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This book is primarily intended to accompany an advanced undergraduate course in atomic physics. However, the elementary atomic physics covered in the early chapters should be accessible to undergraduates when they are first introduced to the subject. The book describes some of the latest advances and the applications to Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms, matter-wave interferometry and quantum computing with trapped ions. To complement the usual quantum mechanical treatment of atomic structure the book strongly emphasizes the experimental basis of the subject, especially in the later chapters. The text is supplemented with many exercises which are suitable for use in class.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198506959
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/15/2004
Series:
Oxford Master Series in Atomic, Optical and Laser Physics Series
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Early atomic physics1
2The hydrogen atom22
3Helium45
4The alkalis60
5The LS-coupling scheme80
6Hyperfine structure and isotope shift97
7The interaction of atoms with radiation123
8Doppler-free laser spectroscopy151
9Laser cooling and trapping178
10Magnetic trapping, evaporative cooling and Bose-Einstein condensation218
11Atom interferometry246
12Ion traps259
13Quantum computing282
App. APerturbation theory298
App. BThe calculation of electrostatic energies302
App. CMagnetic dipole transitions305
App. DThe line shape in saturated absorption spectroscopy307
App. ERaman and two-photon transitions310
App. FThe statistical mechanics of Bose-Einstein condensation315

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