Optical Analogs of Model Atoms in Fields

  • P. W. Milonni
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 287)


Everyone knows there are many analogies between optics and quantum mechanics. I would like to suggest here that some recent effects of interest for atoms in strong fields might possibly be realized in the propagation of light.


Schrodinger Equation Anharmonic Oscillator Paraxial Approximation Classical Chaos Monochromatic Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. W. Milonni
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  1. 1.Theoretical Division, MS-B212Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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