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Optically polarized atoms

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Optically polarized atoms

Simon M. Rochester

UC Berkeley

Dmitry Budker

UC Berkeley and LBNL

Textbook to be published by Oxford University Press

Marcis Auzinsh

University of Latvia

- Learn to analyze situations like this:
- Survey of interesting topics in AMO (student presentations)

- Motivation and preliminaries
- Atomic states
- Atoms in external electric and magnetic fields
- Polarized light
- Atomic transitions
- Coherence in atoms
- Density matrix
- “Maxwell-Bloch” equations
- Examples

- To get into the groove and to introduce some notations, let us write the
classical radius of the electron

…and the fine-structure constant

Let’s see what happens if we divide reby powers of

Characteristic wavelength of atomic radiation

Compton wavelength

Bohr radius

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- Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum by D. A. Varshalovich, A. N. Moskalev, and V. K. Khersonskii
- Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics by A. R. Edmonds
- Angular Momentum by R. N. Zare
- Polarization of Light by S. Huard
- Optical Polarization of Molecules by M. Auzinsh and R. Ferber
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Errata

http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~budker/papers/pdfs/Atomic_Physics_Errata.pdf