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Well, maybe with some exception– occasionally, particles collide. And I mentioned to you that AMO physics has done breathtaking evolution in my lifetime, or even in the shorter part of my life, which is my research career.

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It has to move up again the standing wave potential. It’s not that we talk about everything. Definitely in the ’50s and ’60s, you would have mentioned that we understand now atomic structure of multi-electron atoms.

And let me know disclose, I plan to occasionally teach on Fridays at the same time.

And those developments were recognized with major prizes. And if the electric field is a standing wave, then we generate, through light-atom interaction, a periodic potential for the atoms. Therefore, laser pulses of very, very high intensity– if you focus a short pulse laser on an atomic system, you can easily downloaad an electric field of the laser which is stronger than the electric field of the atom.

Atomic and Laser Physics Prof. Then what happens is, an atom has an excited and a ground state. This was of course pursued by understanding the mechanical aspect of light. Micro cantilevers, membranes, tiny mirrors in cavities, they have mechanical motion.

And already there was some evolution, because original observations at low resolution were taken to a completely new level when high-resolution methods were developed, when lasers came along, when people had light sources which had fantastic resolution and eventually finer and finer details of the structure of atoms and interactions between atoms were resolved.

Quantum motion in a central potential field, Hydrogenic atoms, Angular Momentum, Fine Structure, Magnetic hyperfine structure, Electric hyperfine structure, Helium-like atoms, Central field approximation for many-electron atoms, Many-electron wavefunctions, Ground states of many-electron atoms, The free electromagnetic field, Interaction of atoms with light and Spontaneous emission.

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Course Home Syllabus Instructor Insights. One is the simple part– excitation and stimulated emission.

A final outlook section stimulates the curiosity of the reader to pursue the study of such advanced topics in graduate courses. The other limit is now that we have a weak, or shallow lattice. This introduction to nuclear physics provides an excellent basis for a core undergraduate course in this area. So we have really gone down to single atoms, single photons, single quantum states.

Observational facts are balanced against the physics behind, where discussions are kept at a fundamental level. Well, what comes next? So over the years, quite often a topic was added to the course, because I felt, hey, that’s getting really exciting, that’s what people want to do in research, that’s what graduate students want to do here.

We’re not talking about any advanced topic in atomic structure. So the course has evolved. It really takes the hierarchy of effects upside down. And the field of collisions– collisions between atoms and atoms, atoms and ions, atoms and molecules, molecules and photons– this was widely started in AMO physics. So various simple and sophisticated methods of trapping and cooling. This book presents fundamental concepts in particle physics and gives an accessible introduction to topics such as quantum electrodynamics, Feynman diagrams, relativistic field theories, and much more.

But if you think you’ve explored everything, well, then you think harder and say, hey, there’s another angle we can get out of it.

So in a nutshell, this happens when we use a pulse on an optical potential. But what is boring for some of you is exciting atommic some others, because these atoms are exquisitely controlled. If you know in which state the atom is, the entropy of the system is zero even if you haven’t changed the state of the atom. So therefore, one could say AMO physics is sort of the playground where we can work on extensions of simple systems which we understand and cherish.

But it’s not just the simplicity of the lasers which we have now, the robustness– to have 10 lasers in the lab, it’s fine. When I say all the information is available, I have to say– not yet. And for bosons, if the interactions get strong enough, the Bose-Einstein condensate is destroyed and what forms is a Mott insulator. In about two months, we will describe light-atom interaction with a formalism which uses a Bloch pcf and the optical Bloch equations. Common sense, or undergraduate textbooks, would say, partially-filled band, this means you’ve a metal, you’ve a conductor.

And maybe let me use this example to point out that I’m really a big friend of explaining the same physics from very, very different perspectives. The only sort of critical comment I’ve heard is that taking 8.

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But finally, if you pulse on an optical standing wave and your object are not individual atoms, non-interacting atoms, your object is the Bose-Einstein condensate or atoms which strongly interact, then you’re not transferring recoil to individual atoms, you’re transferring momentum to a complicated many-body system.

Then we have a situation where all what matters is the potential, and we can completely forget that it’s photons, it’s quantum optics which has created this potential.

And our goal now is to take these systems to much more complexity where wave functions become entangled and we have strong correlations in many-body systems. So this control of single quantum systems was actually just recognized with a Nobel Prize a few months ago.

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