Author/Editor(s): Vasant Natarajan
Publication Date: April 6, 2015
Publisher: CRC Press
Size: 4.09 MB
This book provides a state-of-the-art account of atomic physics within a basic quantum mechanical framework. It covers a range of topics—from the elementary to the advanced—including the spontaneous emission of radiation, stimulated transitions and the properties of gas, the physics and applications of resonance fluorescence, optical pumping, cooling and trapping of charged and neutral particles, and atomic beam magnetic resonance experiments. Written by a practicing experimental physicist, the text reflects the latest advances in the field, supplying a contemporary understanding of the subject.
About the Author
Vasant Natarajan is a professor in the Department of Physics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research focuses on laser cooling and trapping of atoms, quantum optics, optical tweezers, quantum computation in ion traps, and tests of time-reversal symmetry violation in the fundamental laws of physics using laser-cooled atoms. He earned a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.