PHY 451/565: Quantum Electronics I

Atomic Physics

Spring 2014
 
Meeting Time and Place: Instructor:

Lecture:

MoWeFr.
10:00-10:53 P-124  

Prof. Dominik Schneble

A-106 Office hours: tba  
     
topics   atomic structure, interaction of atoms with static electric and magnetic fields; interaction with oscillating fields - atomic resonance, Bloch-sphere and dressed-state picture; mechanical effects of laser light; basics and some applications of atom cooling and trapping, and atomic quantum gases.

textbooks

  None required - lecture notes with chapter references to recommended textbooks will be provided as the course proceeds.
grading
PHY451: ~biweekly homework (60%), midterm (15%) & final (25%) exam
PHY565:
~biweekly homework (45%), midterm (15%) & final (25%) exam; term paper (15%)



learning outcomes
Students who completed this course should have a thorough understanding of basic phenomena in AMO physics, should be able to describe these phenomena based on quantum mechanics and electrodynamics, and should be able to make quantitative estimates for them.



ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
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ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION
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DISABILITIES
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CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
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 1/27/2014