Collective Atom-Light Interactions in Dense Atomic Vapours by James KeaveneyCollective Atom-Light Interactions in Dense Atomic Vapours by James Keaveney

Collective Atom-Light Interactions in Dense Atomic Vapours

byJames Keaveney

Hardcover | June 16, 2014

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The propagation of light in 'dense media' where dipole-dipole interactions play a role is a fundamental topic that was first studied in the work of Clausius, Mossotti, Lorenz and Lorentz in the latter half of the nineteenth century. However, until recently there remained some areas of controversy: for example, whereas the Lorentz model for a gas predicts a resonance shift, a discrete dipole model does not. This thesis makes the first combined measurement of both the Lorentz shift and the associated collective Lamb shift. This clear experimental result stimulated new theoretical work that has significantly advanced our understanding of light propagation in interacting media.
Title:Collective Atom-Light Interactions in Dense Atomic VapoursFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pagesPublished:June 16, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319070991

ISBN - 13:9783319070995

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Independent Atoms.- Thin Cell Spectroscopy.- Atom-Surface Interactions.- Atom-Atom Interactions.- Giant Refractive Index.- Fast Light in Dense Thermal Vapour.- Fluorescence Lifetime.- Coherent Dynamics.- Project Outlook.- Appendices.