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Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128001295, 9780128003015

Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Volume 63

1st Edition

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Series Volume Editors: Paul Berman Ennio Arimondo Chun Lin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128001295
eBook ISBN: 9780128003015
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd July 2014
Page Count: 474
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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter One: Detection of Metastable Atoms and Molecules using Rare Gas Matrices
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Basic Concepts
    • 3 Experimental Details
    • 4 Calibrations
    • 5 O(1S) Measurements
    • 6 O(1D) Measurements
    • 7 Sulfur Measurements
    • 8 CO Measurements
    • 9 Future Possibilities
  • Chapter Two: Interactions in Ultracold Rydberg Gases
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Pair Interactions
    • 3 Rydberg Atom Molecules
    • 4 Many-body and Multiparticle Effects
    • 5 Conclusion and Perspectives
    • Acknowlegments
  • Chapter Three: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics in the Early Universe: From Recombination to Reionization
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Cosmological Recombination
    • 3 Pregalactic Gas Chemistry
    • 4 Population III Star Formation
    • 5 The 21-cm Line of Atomic Hydrogen
    • 6 The Reionization of Intergalactic Hydrogen
    • 7 Summary
    • Appendix A Acronyms
    • Appendix B Symbols
  • Chapter Four: Atomic Data Needs for Understanding X-ray Astrophysical Plasmas
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Charge State Distribution
    • 3 Spectral Features
    • 4 Conclusions
  • Chapter Five: Energy Levels of Light Atoms in Strong Magnetic Fields
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Historical background
    • 3 The lightest “light” atom—hydrogen
    • 4 Light atoms: two and few-electron systems
    • 5 Concluding remarks and future prospects
  • Chapter Six: Quantum Electrodynamics of Two-Level Atoms in 1D Configurations
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 The 1D Kernel and Its Spectral Decomposition
    • 3 Propagation of an Ultrashort Pulse in a Slab and the Ensuing Emitted Radiation Spectrum
    • 4 Near-Threshold Behavior for the Pumped Stationary State
    • 5 Polariton–Plasmon Coupling, Transmission Peaks, and Purcell–Dicke Ultraradiance
    • 6 Periodic Structures
    • 7 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
    • Appendix Transfer Matrix Formalism
  • Index
  • Contents of volumes in this serial


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