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Atoms, Molecules and Optical Physics 1

Atoms and Spectroscopy

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  • This unified presentation of the different fields is unique
  • Presents an exceptionally broad range of advanced atomic and molecular physics in combination with the fundamentals of modern optics
  • Presents meta-context of related and included fields and provides synopsis
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Part of the book series: Graduate Texts in Physics (GTP)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)


About this book

This is the first volume of textbooks on atomic, molecular and optical physics, aiming at a comprehensive presentation of this highly productive branch of modern physics as an indispensable basis for many areas in physics and chemistry as well as in state of the art bio- and material-sciences. It primarily addresses advanced students (including PhD students), but in a number of selected subject areas the reader is lead up to the frontiers of present research. Thus even the active scientist is addressed. This volume 1 provides the canonical knowledge in atomic physics together with basics of modern spectroscopy. Starting from the fundamentals of quantum physics, the reader is familiarized in well structured chapters step by step with the most important phenomena, models and measuring techniques. The emphasis is always on the experiment and its interpretation, while the necessary theory is introduced from this perspective in a compact and occasionally somewhat heuristic manner, easy to follow even for beginners.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie, Berlin, Germany

    Ingolf V. Hertel, Claus-Peter Schulz

About the authors

Ingolf V. Hertel

Born 1941 in Dresden, 1967 Diplom in Physics, Uni Freiburg/Br., PhD thesis in Southampton UK, 1969 Dr. rer. nat. Uni Freiburg, Assistant Uni Mainz, 1970 Associate Professor Uni Kaiserslautern, 1978 Full Professor Experimental Physics FU Berlin, 1986 Full Professor Uni Freiburg, Extended Research Periods in Boulder CO USA and Orsay France, 1992 to 2009 Director at Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy in Berlin- Adlershof, 1993 to 2009 also Full Professor FU Berlin, since 2010 Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Senior Professor HU at Berlin.

Claus-Peter Schulz

Born 1953 in Berlin, 1984 Diplom in Physics TU Berlin, 1987 Dr. rer. nat. FU Berlin, Postdoc at JILA Boulder CO USA, 1988 Assistant Uni Freiburg, since 1993 Scientist at Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy in Berlin-Adlershof, Extended Research Periods at Universit e Paris-Nord and Orsay France as well as in Boulder CO USA.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Atoms, Molecules and Optical Physics 1

  • Book Subtitle: Atoms and Spectroscopy

  • Authors: Ingolf V. Hertel, Claus-Peter Schulz

  • Series Title: Graduate Texts in Physics

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-54321-0Published: 13 November 2014

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-50727-8Published: 01 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-54322-7Published: 24 October 2014

  • Series ISSN: 1868-4513

  • Series E-ISSN: 1868-4521

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXVII, 689

  • Number of Illustrations: 20 b/w illustrations, 265 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics, Physical Chemistry, Classical Electrodynamics

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