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Atom Optics (Lecture Notes in Statistics)

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One of the most profound revolutions brought about by quantum mechanics is that it does away with the distinction between waves and particles: atoms, in particular, can exhibit all the properties that we associate with wave phenomena, such as diffraction and interference; it has recently even become possible to prepare collections of atoms in coherent states, like those of photons in a laser beam. These developments are at the core of the rapidly expanding field of atom optics. ||Atom Optics gradually leads the reader from elementary concepts to the frontiers of the field. It is organized in three parts, linear, nonlinear, and quantum atom optics. After a review of light forces on atoms and of laser cooling, the first part discusses the application of light forces to atom optical elements such as gratings, mirrors and lenses, matter-wave diffraction, and atomic traps and resonators. The discussion of nonlinear atom optics starts with a review of collisions from a viewpoint that clearly demonstrates its profound analogy with nonlinear optics. The last part, quantum atom optics, first recalls key results of many-body theory in a formulation geared specifically toward atom optics. This is followed by a discussion of atomic Bose-Einstein condensation and "atom lasers." The final chapters treat such applications as atomic solitons, four-wave mixing, superradiance, and conclude with the coherent amplification of matter waves. ||An online web component to the book, a gateway to atom optics, contains links to the leading references and journals in the field, to research sites, and to updates for the contents of the book. FROM THE REVIEWS: ¿Atom optics today has reached maturity: It has become both wave (coherent) and nonlinear atom optics. Of course that expansion required generalization in a new book. Pierre Meystre has taken just such a generalist approach in his timely ATOM OPTICS. His were the pioneering works in atom optics; to get information from the first explorer is always most valuable to the reader ¿ Recommend[ed] to all strata of the physics community.¿ ¿PHYSICS TODAY

Synopsis:

Quantum mechanics does away with the distinction between particles and waves, and one of the more interesting implications of the wave/particle duality - the discovery that atoms may be manipulated in ways analogous to the manipulation of light with lenses and mirrors - has formed the basis for the relatively new field of atom optics. Pierre Meystre's Atom Optics is the first book entirely devoted to this exciting area of research. Reference links to the leading journals in the field, links to research sites, graphics, and updates can be found online.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-302) and index.

Table of Contents

I. GENERAL CONCEPTS 1. Light forces on atoms 2. Atomic cooling II. LINEAR ATOM OPTICS 3. Atomic beam collimation and focusing 4. Atomic diffraction 5. Atomic traps and activities III. NONLINEAR ATOM OPTICS 6. Collisions 7. Simple applications IV. QUANTUM ATOM OPTICS 8. Review of manybody theory 9. Matter-wave coherence 10. Bose-Einstein condensation 11. Atom lasers 12. Nonlinear wave mixing 13. Mixing of optical and matter waves

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387952741
Author:
Meystre, Pierre
Author:
Meystre, P.
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Nuclear Physics
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Optics
Subject:
Atoms
Subject:
Quantum optics
Subject:
Lasers
Subject:
Laser Technology, Photonics
Subject:
Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
Subject:
Physics-Nuclear
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Physics and Astronomy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
20010921
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
327
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1420 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Quantum mechanics does away with the distinction between particles and waves, and one of the more interesting implications of the wave/particle duality - the discovery that atoms may be manipulated in ways analogous to the manipulation of light with lenses and mirrors - has formed the basis for the relatively new field of atom optics. Pierre Meystre's Atom Optics is the first book entirely devoted to this exciting area of research. Reference links to the leading journals in the field, links to research sites, graphics, and updates can be found online.
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