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8.421 Atomic and Optical Physics I

8.421 Atomic and Optical Physics I (Spring 2014, MIT OCW). Instructor: Professor Wolfgang Ketterle. This is the first of a two-semester subject sequence that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Topics covered include the interaction of radiation with atoms: resonance; absorption, stimulated and spontaneous emission; methods of resonance, dressed atom formalism, masers and lasers, cavity quantum electrodynamics; structure of simple atoms, behavior in very strong fields; fundamental tests: time reversal, parity violations, Bell's inequalities; and experimental methods. (from ocw.mit.edu)

Resonance


Lecture 01 - Resonance I
Lecture 02 - Resonance II
Lecture 03 - Resonance III
Lecture 04 - Resonance IV
Lecture 05 - Resonance V and Atoms I
Lecture 06 - Atoms II
Lecture 07 - Atoms III
Lecture 08 - Atoms IV
Lecture 09 - Atoms V and Atoms in External Fields I
Lecture 10 - Atoms in External Fields II
Lecture 11 - Atoms in External Fields III
Lecture 12 - Atoms in External Fields IV and Atom-light Interactions I
Lecture 13 - Atom-light Interactions II
Lecture 14 - Atom-light Interactions III
Lecture 15 - Atom-light Interactions IV
Lecture 16 - Atom-light Interactions V
Lecture 17 - Atom-light Interactions VI and Line Broadening I
Lecture 18 - Line Broadening II
Lecture 19 - Line Broadening III
Lecture 20 - Line Broadening IV and Two-photon Excitation I
Lecture 21 - Two-photon Excitation II and Coherence
Lecture 22 - Coherence II
Lecture 23 - Coherence III
Lecture 24 - Coherence IV
Lecture 25 - Coherence V

References
8.421 Atomic and Optical Physics I, Spring 2014
Instructor: Professor Wolfgang Ketterle. Readings. Assignments (no solutions). Exams (no solutions). This is the first of a two-semester subject sequence that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics.