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Atomic Physics


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1: Early Atomic Physics 2: The Hydrogen Atom 3: Helium 4: The Alkalis 5: The LS-coupling scheme 6: Hyperfine Structure and Isotope Shift 7: The Interaction of Atoms with Radiation 8: Doppler-free Laser Spectroscopy 9: Laser cooling and trapping 10: Magnetic trapping, Evaporative cooling and BEC 11: Atom Interferometry 12: Ion Traps 13: Quantum Computing

About the Author

CJ Foot was a Junior Research Fellow of Jesus College in Oxford 1984-86, as well as being awarded the Lindemann Trust Fellowship at Stanford University 1984-85 and the Royal Society University Research Fellowship 1986-1991. In 1991, he became a university lecturer and was awarded the title of Professor of physics in 2002. He won the National Physical Laboratory Metrology Award in 1990.


`This is a very timely book. The author has chosen a very modern set of topics, ones that increasingly are at the heart of the field of atomic and optical physics... I am aware of no competing textbook that offers this wide selection of topics at the cutting edge of this discipline.' Chris Greene, University of Colorado, Boulder `...a useful text on atomic physics and fills something of a gap between traditional textbooks and highly specialised books on the more modern topics.' Charles Adams, University of Durham `The approach to the modern topics, in particular the many connections to the classical developments of the field is masterly done.' Klaus Molmer, University of Aarhus

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