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Optically Polarized Atoms: Understanding light-atom interactions

Optically Polarized Atoms: Understanding light-atom interactions


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ISBN-13: 9780199565122
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/10/2010
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marcis Auzinsh is the Rector of the University of Latvia, where he was previously Chairman of the Senate, Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics, and Head of Center of Excellence for Basic Research in Nanoscale Physics and Application. He has held visiting positions at universities around the world, and is a Member of Executive Commitee of the European Physical Society.

Dmitry Budker took his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley, where he won the 1994 American Physical Society Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physics. He is now a Professor of Physics there. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and in 2009 became a American Physical Society Outstanding Referee.

Simon M. Rochester is a Graduate Student Researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, where he holds a NASA Earth System Science Fellowship.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Atomic States
3. A bit of angular-momentum theory
4. Atoms in external electric and magnetic fields
5. Polarized atoms
6. Polarized light
7. Atomic transitions
8. Coherence in atomic systems
9. Optical pumping
10. Light-atom interaction observed in transmitted light
11. Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation
12. Perturbative analysis of light-atom interactions
13. Polarization effects in transitions with partially resolved hyperfine structure
14. The effect of hyperfine splitting on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation
15. Spectral properties of excitation light; ground-state coherence effects revisited
16. Collapse and revival in quantum beats
17. Nuclear quadrupole resonance and alignment-to-orientation conversion
18. Selective addressing of high-rank polarization moments
19. Tensor structure of the DC- and AC-Stark polarizabilities
20. Photoionization of polarized atoms with polarized light Appendix A - Constants, units and notations Appendix B - Units of energy, frequency and wavelength Appendix C - Reference data for hydrogen and the alkali atoms Appendix D - Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with hyperfine structure Appendix E - The Atomic Density Matrix software package

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