PHY 451/565: Quantum Electronics I

Atomic Physics

Spring 2015
Meeting Time and Place: Instructor:


10:00-10:53 P-128  

Prof. Dominik Schneble

A-106 Office hours: tba  
topics   Atomic structure, interaction with static electric and magnetic fields; interaction with oscillating fields - atomic resonance, Bloch-sphere and dressed-state picture; coherence effects in three-level systems; laser-induced optical forces; atom cooling and trapping techniques and their application in ultracold atomic physics.


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

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