Atomic Physics

Paperback | December 10, 2004

byC.J. Foot

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This text will thoroughly update the existing literature on atomic physics. Intended to accompany an advanced undergraduate course in atomic physics, the book will lead the students up to the latest advances and the applications to Bose-Einstein Condensation of atoms, matter-wave inter-ferometry and quantum computing with trapped ions. The elementary atomic physics covered in the early chapters should be accessible to undergraduates when they are first introduced to the subject. To complement the usual quantum mechanical treatment of atomic structure the book strongly emphasizes the experimental basis of the subject, especially in the later chapters. It includes ample tutorial material (examples, illustrations, chapter summaries, graded problem sets).

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This text will thoroughly update the existing literature on atomic physics. Intended to accompany an advanced undergraduate course in atomic physics, the book will lead the students up to the latest advances and the applications to Bose-Einstein Condensation of atoms, matter-wave inter-ferometry and quantum computing with trapped ions....

CJ Foot was a Junior Research Fellow of Jesus College in Oxford 1984-86, as well as being awarded the Lindemann Trust Fellowship at Stanford University 1984-85 and the Royal Society University Research Fellowship 1986-1991. In 1991, he became a university lecturer and was awarded the title of Professor of physics in 2002. He won the N...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.79 inPublished:December 10, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198506961

ISBN - 13:9780198506966

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Table of Contents

1. Early Atomic Physics2. The Hydrogen Atom3. Helium4. The Alkalis5. The LS-coupling scheme6. Hyperfine Structure and Isotope Shift7. The Interaction of Atoms with Radiation8. Doppler-free Laser Spectroscopy9. Laser cooling and trapping10. Magnetic trapping, Evaporative cooling and BEC11. Atom Interferometry12. Ion Traps13. Quantum Computing

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`The approach to the modern topics, in particular the many connections to the classical developments of the field is masterly done.'Klaus Molmer, University of Aarhus