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Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123855084, 9780123855091

Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Volume 60

1st Edition

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Series Volume Editors: Paul Berman Ennio Arimondo Chun Lin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123855084
eBook ISBN: 9780123855091
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd October 2011
Page Count: 560
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1: The Use of the Magnetic Angle Changer in Atomic and Molecular Physics

1. Introduction and Background

2. Principles of Operation of the MAC and Practical Realizations of it

3. Elastic Electron Scattering and Vibrational Excitation

4. Inelastic Electron Scattering

5. Resonances in Electron Impact Excitation of Atoms and Molecules

6. Coincidence Studies in Electron Impact Excitation and Ionization

7. Photoelectron Spectroscopy

8. Conclusions

Chapter 2: X-ray Methods in High-Intensity Discharges and Metal-Halide Lamps

1. Introduction

2. High-Intensity Discharges and Metal-Halide Lamps

3. Why X-ray Methods?

4. Interaction of X rays with Atoms

5. X-ray Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRIF)

6. Summary

Chapter 3: Time-Domain Interferometry with Laser-Cooled Atoms

1. Introduction and Description of Two-Pulse Standing Wave Interferometer

2. Time-Domain Atom Interferometer Experiments—Atomic Recoil

3. Lattice Interferometry

4. Frequency-Domain AI Experiments

5. Time-Domain AI Experiments—Gravity

6. Internal State Labeled Interferometer

7. Coherent Transient Effects

8. Superfluorescence in Cold Atoms


Chapter 4: Interaction between Atomic Ensembles and Optical Resonators: Classical Description

1. Introduction

2. Interaction between a Single Atom and a Free-Space Mode

3. Interaction between an Atomic Ensemble and a Free-Space Mode

4. Interaction between a Single Atom and a Cavity Mode

5. Interaction between an Atomic Ensemble and a Cavity Mode

6. Quantum Mechanical Expression for the Cooperativity Parameter

7. Conclusion


Chapter 5: The First Atomic and Molecular Experiments at the Linac Coherent Light Source X-Ray Free Electron Laser

1. Introduction

2. Optical Properties of X-Rays from Electron Accelerators

3. Photoexcitation and Photoionization

4. Layout of LCLS Experimental Halls

5. Initial Experiments on X-Ray Photoionization

6. First Optical-Pump, X-Ray Probe Experiments

7. Future Prospects


Chapter 6: Generation and Applications of n-Qubit Hyperentangled Photon States

1. Introduction

2. Hyperentanglement

3. Hyperentangled/MultiDOF Photon States: Experimental Realizations

4. Hyperentanglement for Quantum Information

5. Conclusions

Chapter 7: A Pseudoclassical Method for the Atom-Optics Kicked Rotor: from Theory to Experiment and Back

1. Introduction

2. The Pseudoclassical Method for Nearly Resonant Quantum Motion

3. Application of the Pseudoclassical Method

4. Conclusions and Outlook


Chapter 8: Principles and Applications of Attosecond Technology

1. Introduction

2. Schemes for Generation of Isolated Attosecond Pulses

3. Numerical Methods for the Investigation of the Harmonic Generation Process

4. Applications of Isolated Attosecond Pulses

5. Conclusions


Chapter 9: Accurate Evaluation of Parameters of Optical Lattice Clocks

1. Introduction

2. Solving the Atomic Many-Body Problem

3. Magic Wavelength

4. Hyperfine Quenching of the 3P0 States

5. Hyperfine-Induced Vector Light Shift in the 3P0 State

6. Zeeman Effect

7. Blackbody Radiation Shift

8. Rayleigh Heating Rates

9. Summary


Chapter 10: Confinement-Induced Resonances

1. Introduction

2. Confinement and Effective Theories

3. The CIR in Effectively 1D Systems

4. Other Types of CIR

5. Experimental Realizations

6. Future Directions


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Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics publishes reviews of recent developments in a field which 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, and contain both relevant review material and detailed descriptions of important recent developments.

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About the Series Volume Editors

Paul Berman

Paul Berman

Paul Berman is Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. In a career spanning over 40 years, Professor Berman has been engaged in theoretical research related to the interaction of radiation with matter. Of particular interest is the identification of atom-field configurations which can result in qualitatively new phenomena. Professor Berman is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America. He is the co-author of a textbook, Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics, published in2010 by Princeton University Press.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Michigan, Physics Department, Ann Arbor, USA

Ennio Arimondo

Ennio Arimondo

Ennio Arimondo is Professor of Physics at the University of Pisa, Italy. In a a long research career, Professor Arimondo has been engaged in experimental and theoretical research related to laser spectroscopy, the interaction of radiation with matter, laser cooling and new phenomena of ultracold atomic gases. Professor Arimondo is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Institute of Physics. He is editor of Conference and School Proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universita di Pisa, Italy

Chun Lin

Chun Lin

Chun C. Lin is Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has been working in various areas of atomic and molecular physics for several decades. He received the American Physical Society Will Allis Prize “for advancing the understanding of the microscopic behavior of ionized gases through his innovative and pioneering studies of excitation in electron and ion collisions with atomic and molecular targets” in 1996. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has served as the Chair of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics in the American Physical Society (1994 – 1995).

Affiliations and Expertise

Physics Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA