Springer Handbook of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

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Gordon W. F. Drake
Springer Science & Business Media, 2006 - 1504 pages

This Springer Handbook of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics comprises a comprehensive reference source that unifies the entire fields of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, assembling the principal ideas, techniques and results of the field from atomic spectroscopy to applications in comets. Its 92 chapters are written by over 100 authors, all leaders in their respective disciplines.

Carefully edited to ensure uniform coverage and style, with extensive cross references, and acting as a guide to the primary research literature, it is both a source of information and an inspiration for graduate students and other researchers new to the field. Relevant diagrams, graphs, and tables of data are provided throughout the text.

Substantially updated and expanded since the 1996 edition and published in conjunction with the 2005 World Year of Physics (commemorating Einstein’s 1905 "miracle year"), it contains several entirely new chapters covering current areas of great research interest, such as Bose – Einstein condensation, quantum information, and cosmological variations of the fundamental constants. A fully searchable CD-ROM version of the contents accompanies the handbook.

Key Topics

Physical Units and Constants

Mathematical Methods

Atoms

Molecules

Scattering Theory and Experiment

Quantum Optics

Applications

Features

Covers basic theory, methods, and techniques

Contains most frequently used formulae
and relationships

Incorporates the latest CODATA values for
fundamental physical constants

Contains 288 two-color illustrations and
over 100 comprehensive tables

Up-to-date approved references
Parts and chapters with summaries, detailed index and fully searchable CD-ROM guarantee quick access to data and links to other sources

 

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Table des matières

List of Tables XLVll
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Group Theory for Atomic Shells
3
Units and Constants
5
Part A Mathematical Methods
8
01
11
1
12
2
17
4
23
Lasers
627
CavityEnhanced Methods
633
Ultraviolet
641
Scattering Theory
657
Scattering Theory
659
1 Model interaction potentials
685
Orientation and Alignment in Atomic
693
ElectronAtom ElectronIon and ElectronMolecule Collisions
705

and Asymptotic Forms
37
ElectronAtom ElectronIon and ElectronMolecule Collisions
47
Tensor Spherical Harmonics
52
and PairDistributions 811
54
ElectronAtom and ElectronMolecule Collisions
63
Master Theorems
64
Part F Quantum Optics
68
References
72
Group Theory for Atomic Shells
75
Quantum Optical Tests of the Foundations of Physics
80
Dynamical Groups
87
Perturbation Theory
101
Second Quantization
115
Density Matrices
123
Computational Techniques
135
Hydrogenic Wave Functions
153
Part B Atoms
173
Part B Atoms
175
High Precision Calculations for Helium
199
Atomic Multipoles
221
Atoms in Strong Fields
227
Rydberg Atoms
235
Angular momentum theory in its quantum mechani
242
Rydberg Atoms in Strong Static Fields
247
Hyperfme Structure
253
Precision Oscillator Strength and Lifetime Measurements
261
Spectroscopy of Ions Using Fast Beams and Ion Traps
269
Line Shapes and Radiation Transfer
279
ThomasFermi and Other DensityFunctional Theories
295
Multiconfiguration HartreeFock Theories
307
Multiconfiguration HartreeFock Theories
311
Relativistic Atomic Structure
325
XT
329
ManyBody Theory of Atomic Structure and Processes
359
2k Photoionization of Atoms
379
Autoionization
391
Autoionization
392
X
395
Greens Functions of Field Theory
400
Greens Functions of Field Theory
401
Quantum Electrodynamics
413
Tests of Fundamental Physics
429
Parity Nonconserving Effects in Atoms
449
Atomic Clocks and Constraints
455
Atomic Clocks and Constraints
457
Molecules
464
Molecules
467
Molecular Symmetry and Dynamics
491
Molecular Symmetry and Dynamics
495
AiETi cluster with K 28
503
Radiative Transition Probabilities
515
Molecular Photodissociation
535
TimeResolved Molecular Dynamics
547
Nonreactive Scattering
555
Gas Phase Reactions
561
Gas Phase Ionic Reactions
575
Clusters
589
Infrared Spectroscopy
607
Laser Spectroscopy in the Submillimeter
615
Lasers
623
Positron Collisions
731
Adiabatic and Diabatic Collision Processes at Low Energies
741
Adiabatic and Diabatic Collision Processes at Low Energies
743
IonAtom and AtomAtom Collisions
753
IonAtom Charge Transfer Reactions at Low Energies
761
Continuum Distorted Wave and Wannier Methods
775
lonization in High Energy IonAtom Collisions
789
ElectronIon and IonIon Recombination
799
8 2 Kramers Cross Sections Rates Electron EnergyLoss Rates
818
Dielectronic Recombination
829
Binary Encounter
835
Binary Encounter
837
Thomas Peak
863
Classical Trajectory and Monte Carlo Techniques
869
Collisional Broadening of Spectral Lines
875
Part E Scattering Experiments
889
Part E Scattering Experiments
891
Low Energy
901
Intermediate Energies
915
Intermediate Energies
917
ElectronAtom and ElectronMolecule Collisions
929
Low Energy
942
Low Energy
945
IonAtom Collisions High Energy
951
Reactive Scattering
967
Reactive Scattering
972
IonMolecule Reactions
983
Part F Quantum Optics
995
Absorption and Gain Spectra
1009
Laser Principles
1023
Types of Lasers
1035
Nonlinear Optics
1051
Coherent Transients
1065
Multiphoton and StrongField Processes
1077
Cooling and Trapping
1091
Cooling and Trapping
1092
Quantum Degenerate Gases
1107
De Broglie Optics
1125
Quantized Field Effects
1141
Cavity
1167
Quantum Optical Tests of the Foundations of Physics
1185
X
1197
Quantum Information
1215
Part G Applications
1233
Part G Applications
1235
Comets
1247
Aeronomy
1259
Applications of Atomic and Molecular Physics
1293
Atoms in Dense Plasmas
1303
Conduction of Electricity in Gases
1319
Applications to Combustion
1335
Surface Physics
1343
Interface with Nuclear Physics
1355
ChargedParticleMatter Interactions
1373
Radiation Physics
1389
Acknowledgements
1401
Detailed Contents
1424
About the Authors 1405
1425
Subject Index
1471
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À propos de l'auteur (2006)

Gordon W F Drake is a Professor of Physics at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He was awarded the 1994 Gold Medal for Achievement in Physics by the Canadian Association of Physicists and has chaired both the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of The American Physical Society, as well as the IUPAP Commission on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. Dr. Drake is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, The American Physical Society, and the British Institute of Physics.

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