Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Paperback | November 5, 2006

byAlan Corney

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This book discusses many advances in optical physic, and is aimed at advanced undergraduates taking courses in atomic physics, or graduate students in the fields of lasers, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. The book is intended mainly for experimentalists, and the interaction ofelectromagnetic radiation with free atoms is introduced using classical or semi-classical calculations wherever possible. Topics discussed include the spontaneous emission of radiation, stimulated transitions and the properties of gas and turnable dye lasers, and the physics and applications ofresonance fluorescence, optical double resonance, optical pumping, and atomic beam magnetic resonance experiments.

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This book discusses many advances in optical physic, and is aimed at advanced undergraduates taking courses in atomic physics, or graduate students in the fields of lasers, astrophysics, and physical chemistry. The book is intended mainly for experimentalists, and the interaction ofelectromagnetic radiation with free atoms is introduce...

Alan Corney is retired from Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:782 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.69 inPublished:November 5, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199211450

ISBN - 13:9780199211456

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Review of Classical Electrodynamics3. Review of Quantum Mechanics4. The Spontaneous Emission of Radiation5. Selection Rules for Electric Dipole Transitions6. Measurement of Radiative Lifetimes of Atoms and Molecules7. Forbidden Transitions and Metastable Atoms8. The Width and Shape of Spectral Lines9. The Absorption and Stimulated Emission of Radiation10. Radiative Transfer and the Formation of Spectral Lines11. Population Inversion Mechanisms in Gas Lasers12. Resonant Modes of Optical Cavities13. Saturation Characteristics and the Single-Frequency Operation of Gas Lasers14. Turnable Dye Lasers and Atomic Spectroscopy15. The Hanle Effect and the Theory of Resonance Flourescence Experiments16. Optical Double Resonance Experiments17. Optical Pumping Experiments18. The Hyperfine Structure of Atoms and its Investigation by Magnetic Resonance MethodsAppendix

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"The book will be of great value: to undergraduates, to beginning graduate students, even to atomic theorists." --Nature