Coherent Control of Nuclei and X-Rays

  • Wen-Te Liao

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Wen-Te Liao
    Pages 1-10
  3. Wen-Te Liao
    Pages 11-25
  4. Wen-Te Liao
    Pages 97-99
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 101-110

About this book


Novel coherent light sources such as x-ray free-electron lasers open exciting prospects for the interaction of light with nuclei. The thesis "Coherent Control of Nuclei and X-rays" covers this still-developing field and proposes, in a daring attempt to revolutionize nuclear physics, three innovative schemes for taming nuclei using coherent effects. The theoretical explorations, which address control of nuclear quantum states, a nuclear memory for single photons in future photonic circuits, and optimized concepts for a nuclear clock, make use of new approaches at the borderline between nuclear physics and quantum dynamics. The result is a well written work, impressive in its stimulating style and promising ideas.


229mTh Nuclear Isomer Clock Isomer Triggering Nuclear Clock Nuclear Quantum Optics Photon Storage Quantum Memory X-ray Free Electron Laser X-ray Phase Modulation X-ray Quantum Optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Wen-Te Liao
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  1. 1.Theory Division 69117Max Planck Institute for Nuclear PhysicsHeidelbergGermany

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