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Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124080904, 9780124081109

Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Volume 62

1st Edition

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Series Volume Editors: Paul Berman Ennio Arimondo Chun Lin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124080904
eBook ISBN: 9780124081109
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th July 2013
Page Count: 424
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Table of Contents

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Chapter 1. Ultracold Few-Body Systems

1 Introduction

2 Interactions in Ultracold Gases

3 Efimov Physics in Ultracold Quantum Gases

4 Beyond the Efimov Scenario

5 Other Three-Body Systems Relevant for Cold Atom Physics

6 Outlook



Chapter 2. Shortcuts to Adiabaticity

1 Introduction

2 General Formalisms

3 Expansions of Trapped Particles

4 Transport

5 Internal State engineering

6 Wavepacket Splitting

7 Discussion



Chapter 3. Excitons and Cavity Polaritons for Optical Lattice Ultracold Atoms

1 Introduction

2 Ultracold Atoms in an Optical Lattice as Artificial Crystals

3 Excitons in Optical Lattices

4 Cavity QED with Excitons: Polaritons

5 Optical Lattices with Defects: Beyond the Mott Insulator State

6 Conclusions



Chapter 4. Quantum Science and Metrology with Mixed-Species Ion Chains

1 Introduction

2 Normal Modes of Mixed-Species Chains

3 Sympathetic Cooling

4 Re-Ordering Ions of Different Mass

5 Quantum Logic Readout

6 Quantum Computation

7 Quantum State Engineering

8 Molecular Cooling and Control

9 Outlook



Chapter 5. Limits to Resolution of CW STED Microscopy

1 Introduction

2 Theory

3 Experiment Setup

4 Results

5 Summary and Outlook


Appendix A Confocal Resolution

Appendix B Debye Diffraction Integral

Appendix C Optimal Filling of the Objective


Chapter 6. Ultrafast High Power and Stabilized Semiconductor Diode Lasers—Physics, Techniques, and Applications in Coherent Signal Processing

1 Introduction

2 Background Physics

3 Experimental Configurations for Mode-Locked Semiconductor Diode Lasers

4 Applications

5 Summary, Concluding Remarks, and Future Directions




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Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics publishes reviews of recent developments in a field that 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 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