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The Physics of Laser-Atom Interactions

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics

  • Author: Dieter Suter, Swiss Federal University (ETH), Zürich
  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511885563

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  • This book provides a throrough introduction to the interaction of atoms and atomic ions with optical and magnetic fields. The author places particular emphasis on the wealth of important multilevel effects, where atomic vapors exhibit anisotropic behavior. As well as covering the classic two-level atom approach to light-atom interactions, Suter describes in detail a general multilevel formalism, which he uses to discuss optical pumping, two-dimensional spectroscopy and nonlinear optical dynamics. The final chapter deals with the mechanical effects of light, including the cooling and trapping of atoms. With full theoretical and experimental coverage, and over 250 illustrations, the book will be of great interest to graduate students of laser spectroscopy, quantum electronics and quantum optics, and to researchers in these fields.

    • Much broader appeal than most books in this series
    • Covers theoretical and experimental details
    • Includes over 250 clear illustrations
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "With reasonable theoretical and experimental coverage, along with 276 beautiful explanatory illustrations, this volume should serve well as a reference for research scientists and advanced graduate students in fields such as laser spectroscopy, quantum electronics, and quantum optics... boasts a very helpful index...the material covered is as recent as 1994." Reva Garg, Optics & Photonics News

    "The eye-catching element of this book is the brief summary of subject matter in the beginning of each chapter...the author does not hesitate to repeat explanations when needed." Reva Garg, Optics & Phonotics News

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511885563
    • contains: 276 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Two-level atoms
    3. Three-level effects
    4. Internal degrees of freedom
    5. Optical pumping
    6. Optically anisotropic vapors
    7. Coherent Raman processes
    8. Sublevel dynamics
    9. Two-dimensional spectroscopy
    10. Nonlinear dynamics
    11. Mechanical effects of light.

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    Dieter Suter, Swiss Federal University (ETH), Zürich

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