Atomic & Molecular Physics II

The objective of this module is to provide students with a background to the important developments in atomic physics over the last 30 years that have now become standard techniques utilized in many laboratories around the world. The lectures provide a detailed description of the interaction of atoms with electromagnetic fields and apply this analysis to a number of applications such as laser spectroscopy, laser cooling, and magnetic and optical trapping. The course will provide students with a comprehensive background to the tools of modern atomic physics. Syllabus in detail includes atomic structure, the interaction of atoms with electromagnetic fields, absorption spectroscopy, sub Doppler spectroscopy, Zeeman slowing, Doppler and sub Doppler cooling, two photon Raman transitions, magnet and optical trapping techniques.

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