Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

1st Edition - October 30, 2003

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  • Editors: Benjamin Bederson, Herbert Walther
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080471778

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This series, established in 1965, is concerned with recent developments in the general area of atomic, molecular and optical physics. The field is in a state of rapid growth, as new experimental and theoretical techniques are used on many old and new problems. Topics covered include related applied areas, such as atmospheric science, astrophysics, surface physics and laser physics. Articles are written by distinguished experts who are active in their research fields. The articles contain both relevant review material and detailed descriptions of important recent developments.


Atomic, molecular and optical physicists, cosmologists, astrophysists, astronomers, and upper-level graduate students in these fields

Table of Contents


    Applications of Optical Cavities in Modern Atomic, Molecular, and
    Optical Physics
    Jun Ye and Theresa W. Lynn
    I. Introduction 2
    II. Mode Structure and Relevant Characteristics of
    Fabry-Perot Cavities .7
    III. Cavity Enhancement: A Simple Physics Picture 9
    IV. Weak Absorption Measured by Field-Phase
    (Frequency - Domain)13
    V. Weak Absorption Measured by Field Decay
    VI. From Optical Frequency Metrology to
    Ultrafast Technology 35
    VII. Quantum Dynamics 50
    VIII. Concluding Remarks on Cavity
    Enhancement 64

    IX. Acknowledgements 78
    X. References 78
    Resonance and Threshold Phenomena in Low-Energy Electron
    Collisions with Molecules and Clusters
    H. Hotop, M.-W. Ruf, M. Allan and I. I. Fabrikant
    I. Introduction 85
    II. Theory 92
    III. Experimental Aspects 113
    IV. Case Studies 123
    V. Conclusions and Perspectives 192
    VI. Acknowledgements 196
    VII. References 197
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    Coherence Analysis and Tensor Polarization Parameters of ðc, ecÞ Photoionization Processes in Atomic Coincidence Measurements
    B. Lohmann, B. Zimmermann, H. Kleinpoppen and U. Becker
    I. Introduction 220
    II. Theory 225
    III. Different Experimental Setups 242
    IV. Angular Distribution and Electron-Photon Polarization 256
    V. Analysis of a Special Case J0 ¼ 0_!J ¼ 1=2 Transitions 265
    VI. Experimental Approaches and Results 274
    VII. Conclusion and Outlook 283
    VIII. Acknowledgments 285
    IX. Appendix A: Expansion of Dipole Matrix Elements 285
    X. Appendix B: Contraction of B Coefficients 288
    XI. Appendix C: Reduction of A Coefficients 290
    XII. References 291

    Quantum Measurements and New Concepts for
    Experiments with Trapped Ions
    Ch. Wunderlich and Ch. Balzer
    I. Overview 295
    II. Spin Resonance with Single Ybþ Ions 302
    III. Elements of Quantum Measurements 307
    IV. Impeded Quantum Evolution: the Quantum Zeno Effect 317
    V. Quantum State Estimation Using Sequential
    Measurements 334
    VI. Quantum Information 345
    VII. Realization of Quantum Channels 348
    VIII. References 370

    Scattering and Reaction Processes in Powerful Laser Fields
    Dejan B. Milos¡evic´ and Fritz Ehlotzky
    I. Scattering Processes 377
    II. Reactions 426
    III. Coherent Control 494
    IV. Final Comments 519
    V. Acknowledgments 520
    VI. References 520
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    Hot Atoms in the Terrestrial Atmosphere
    Vijay Kumar and E. Krishnakumar
    I. Introduction 537
    II. Terrestrial Neutral Atmosphere and Ionosphere 539
    III. Sources of Hot Atoms 542
    IV. Sinks of Hot Atoms 547
    V. Thermalization of Hot Atoms in Collision with
    Bath Gases 549
    VI. Hot Atoms and Space Vehicle Glow 566
    VII. Large NO Densities at 105km 582
    VIII. References 585

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Product details

  • No. of pages: 628
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: October 30, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080471778

About the Series Editors

Benjamin Bederson

Affiliations and Expertise

New York University, U.S.A.

Herbert Walther

Affiliations and Expertise

Max-Planck Institut, Munich, Germany

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