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CONTENTS CONTRIBUTORS ix 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 (Time-Domain)29 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 [21.7.2003-11:12pm] [1-10] [Page No. 5] FIRST PROOFS {Books}4101-Bederson/Pageproofs/3d/4101-Bederson-Prelims.3d (Bederson) Paper: 4101-Bederson-Prelims Keyword v 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


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