Atom optics by Pierre Meystre

By Pierre Meystre

Essentially the most profound revolutions caused by means of quantum mechanics is that it does away with the excellence among waves and debris: atoms, particularly, can convey the entire houses that we go along with wave phenomena, reminiscent of diffraction and interference; it has lately even develop into attainable to organize collections of atoms in coherent states, like these of photons in a laser beam. those advancements are on the center of the speedily increasing box of atom optics. ||Atom Optics steadily leads the reader from trouble-free options to the frontiers of the sector. it truly is prepared in 3 elements, linear, nonlinear, and quantum atom optics. After a evaluate of sunshine forces on atoms and of laser cooling, the 1st half discusses the applying of sunshine forces to atom optical parts akin to gratings, mirrors and lenses, matter-wave diffraction, and atomic traps and resonators. The dialogue of nonlinear atom optics starts off with a evaluate of collisions from a point of view that sincerely demonstrates its profound analogy with nonlinear optics. The final half, quantum atom optics, first recollects key result of many-body concept in a formula geared in particular towards atom optics. this can be through a dialogue of atomic Bose-Einstein condensation and "atom lasers." the ultimate chapters deal with such purposes as atomic solitons, four-wave blending, superradiance, and finish with the coherent amplification of topic waves. ||An on-line internet part of the publication, a gateway to atom optics, comprises hyperlinks to the major references and journals within the box, to investigate websites, and to updates for the contents of the ebook.

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"Atom optics at the present time has reached adulthood: It has develop into either wave (coherent) and nonlinear atom optics. in fact that enlargement required generalization in a brand new ebook. Pierre Meystre has taken simply the sort of generalist procedure in his well timed ATOM OPTICS. His have been the pioneering works in atom optics; to get details from the 1st explorer is often most useful to the reader ... Recommend[ed] to all strata of the physics community." -PHYSICS this day

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Die Winkelabhängigkeit in GI. 15) bringt eine typische Richtungscharakteristik der Ausstrahlung zum Ausdruck: Ein elektrischer Dipol strahlt in seiner Schwingungsrichtung gar nicht, senkrecht dazu dagegen maximal. In ähnlicher Weise hängt auch die von einer Antenne absorbierte Energie empfindlich vom Einfallswinkel ab. ) Die physikalische Ursache für dieses Verhalten einer Empfangsantenne liegt übrigens auf der Hand. Nur die Komponente der elektrischen Feldstärke in Dipolrichtung vermag den Dipol in Schwingungen zu versetzen.

Ist die Photonenzahl für eine Mode gleich Null, sprechen wir vom Vakuumzustand dieser Mode. 2 Quantelung der elektromagnetischen Energie 53 Entsprechend befindet sich das Gesamtfeld im Vakuumzustand, wenn die Photonenzahlen für alle Moden (exakt) verschwinden. Wir wollen an dieser Stelle noch ein paar Worte über die Nullpunktsenergie des elektromagnetischen Feldes sagen. Tatsächlich kommt ja dem Grundzustand des harmonischen Oszillators die Energie thv zu, - wobei wir den Nullpunkt der Energiezählung so gewählt haben, daß die potentielle Energie des elastisch gebundenen Teilchens in dessen Ruhelage den Wert Null annimmt (Fig.

Die Anregung einer Eigenschwingung wird durch eine (reelle) Amplitude und eine Phase beschrieben, die man zweckmäßig zu einer komplexen Amplitude zusammenfaßt. Allgemein ist ein beliebiger Anregungszustand des Strahlungsfeldes durch eine Superposition solcher Eigenschwingungen gegeben. Das "Modenbild" erweist sich deshalb als besonders vorteilhaft für die quantenmechanische Beschreibung des Feldes, weil man jede einzelne Mode für sich quantisieren kann. Die einzelnen Moden entsprechen unabhängigen Freiheitsgraden des Feldes, im besonderen setzt sich dessen Energie additiv aus den Beiträgen der einzelnen Moden zusammen.

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