Laser Physics at the Limits

  • Hartmut Figger
  • Claus Zimmermann
  • Dieter Meschede

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXIV
  2. Atomic and Optical Clocks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norman F. Ramsey
      Pages 3-8
    3. Thomas Udem, Allister I. Ferguson
      Pages 9-22
    4. Lorenz Willmann, Daniel Kleppner
      Pages 23-31
    5. Sergey N. Bagayev, Alexander K. Dmitriyev
      Pages 33-41
    6. Harald R. Telle, Burghard Lipphardt
      Pages 43-50
    7. John L. Hall
      Pages 51-59
    8. Robert Wynands
      Pages 61-78
  3. At the Limits of High Resolution Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. François Biraben, Lucile Julien
      Pages 97-105
    3. Kjeld S. E. Eikema, Wim Ubachs, Wim Vassen, Wim Hogervorst
      Pages 107-114
    4. Jochen Walz
      Pages 115-122
    5. Wolfgang Demtröder, Thorsten Platz
      Pages 131-140
    6. Michael Mei, Sile Nic Chormaic, Sebastian Fray, Martin Weitz
      Pages 141-151
  4. Precision Investigations of Fundamental Physical Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Krzysztof Pachucki
      Pages 177-180
    3. Reinald Kallenbach
      Pages 181-188
    4. Siu Au Lee, William M. Fairbank Jr.
      Pages 189-196
    5. Gerd Leuchs
      Pages 209-221
  5. Cold Atoms and Ions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Günter R. Guthöhrlein, Matthias Keller, Wulfhard Lange, Herbert Walther
      Pages 225-232
    3. Christoph Balzer, Thilo Hannemann, Dirk Reiß, Werner Neuhauser, Peter E. Toschek, Christof Wunderlich
      Pages 233-241
    4. Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Jürgen Eschner, Rainer Blatt, Dietrich Leibfried, Christian Roos, Giovanna Morigi
      Pages 243-260
    5. Christof Wunderlich
      Pages 261-273
    6. Tilman Esslinger, Immanuel Bloch
      Pages 275-280
    7. Ennio Arimondo, Maria Allegrini
      Pages 281-289
    8. Francesco Cataliotti, Sven Burger, Paolo De Natale, Chiara Fort, Giovanni Giusfredi, Massimo Inguscio et al.
      Pages 291-303
    9. Vladan Vuletić
      Pages 305-312
    10. David H. McIntyre, Shannon K. Mayer, Nancy S. Minarik, Mark H. Shroyer
      Pages 313-327
    11. Andreas Hemmerich
      Pages 329-342
  6. Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. Tim Freegarde, Claus Zimmermann
      Pages 345-353
    3. Stephen E. Harris, Alexei V. Sokolov, David R. Walker, Deniz D. Yavuz, Guang-Yu Yin
      Pages 355-365
    4. Klaus J. Witte, George D. Tsakiris, Christoph Gahn, Georg Pretzler
      Pages 381-393
    5. Hartmut Figger, Domagoj Pavicic, Karsten Sändig
      Pages 395-408
    6. Heinz W. Schrötter
      Pages 409-415
  7. Quantum Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Hans J. Briegel, Robert Raussendorf, Axel Schenzle
      Pages 433-447
    3. Christian Kurtsiefer, Markus Oberparleiter, Jürgen Volz, Harald Weinfurter
      Pages 449-458
    4. Claus Zimmermann
      Pages 459-469
    5. Jakob Reichel, Wolfgang Hänsel
      Pages 471-475

About this book


This book contains contributions written by the world-leading scientists in high-resolution laser spectroscopy, quantum optics and laser physics. Emphasis is placed on precision related to results in a variety of fields, such as atomic clocks, frequency standards, and the measurement of physical constants in atomic physics. Furthermore, illustrations and engineering applications of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics are widely covered. It has contributions by Nobel prize winners Norman F. Ramsey, Steven Chu, and Carl E. Wieman and is dedicated to Theodor W. Hänsch on the occasion of his 60th birthday.


Faraday effect Raman spectroscopy atomic physics interferometry laser laser diode laser physics laser spectroscopy laser technology mechanics optics physics quantum mechanics quantum optics spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Hartmut Figger
    • 1
  • Claus Zimmermann
    • 2
  • Dieter Meschede
    • 3
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Angewandte PhysikUniversität BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07627-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04897-9
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