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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


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