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8.422 Atomic and Optical Physics II

8.422 Atomic and Optical Physics II (Spring 2013, MIT OCW). Instructor: Professor Wolfgang Ketterle. This is the second of a two-semester subject sequence beginning with Atomic and Optical Physics I (8.421) that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Topics covered include non-classical states of light--squeezed states; multi-photon processes, Raman scattering; coherence--level crossings, quantum beats, double resonance, superradiance; trapping and cooling-light forces, laser cooling, atom optics, spectroscopy of trapped atoms and ions; atomic interactions - classical collisions, quantum scattering theory, ultracold collisions; and experimental methods. (from ocw.mit.edu)

Introduction to Atomic Physics


Lecture 01 - Introduction to Atomic Physics
Lecture 02 - QED Hamiltonian
Lecture 03 - Quantum Description of Light, Part 1
Lecture 03 - Quantum Description of Light, Part 2
Lecture 04 - Non-Classical Light, Squeezing, Part 1
Lecture 04 - Non-Classical Light, Squeezing, Part 2
Lecture 05 - Single Photons, Part 1
Lecture 05 - Single Photons, Part 2
Lecture 06 - Entangled States
Lecture 07 - Metrology, Shot Noise and Heisenberg Limit, Part 1
Lecture 07 - Metrology, Shot Noise and Heisenberg Limit, Part 2
Lecture 08 - g(2) for Atoms and Light
Lecture 09 - Diagrams for Light-Atom Interactions
Lecture 10 - van der Waals and Casimir Interactions
Lecture 11 - Casimir Force
Lecture 12 - Resonant Interactions
Lecture 13 - Derivation of Optical Bloch Equations
Lecture 14 - Solutions of Optical Bloch Equations, Part 1
Lecture 14 - Solutions of Optical Bloch Equations, Part 2
Lecture 15 - Unraveling Open System Quantum Dynamics
Lecture 16 - Light Forces, Part 1
Lecture 16 - Light Forces, Part 2
Lecture 17 - Dressed Atom, Part 1
Lecture 17 - Dressed Atom, Part 2
Lecture 18 - Techniques for Ultralow Temperatures
Lecture 19 - Bose Gases
Lecture 20 - Fermi Gases, BEC-BSC Crossover
Lecture 21 - Ion Trapping and Quantum Gates

References
8.422 Atomic and Optical Physics II, Spring 2013
Instructor: Professor Wolfgang Ketterle. Readings. Assignments (no solutions). Atomic and Optical Physics provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics.