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Springer Handbook of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

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  • This indispensable resource is a single volume to bridge the many interrelated disciplines of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics

  • Along with a summary of key ideas, techniques, and results, many chapters offer you diagrams of apparatus, graphs, and tables of data

  • From atomic spectroscopy to applications in comets, one finds contributions from over 100 authors, all leaders in their respective disciplines

  • Available on CD- ROM

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (92 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lviii
  2. Units and Constants

    1. Units and Constants

      • William Baylis, Gordon Drake
      Pages 1-6
  3. Mathematical Methods

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-171
    2. Angular Momentum Theory

      • James Louck
      Pages 9-74
    3. Group Theory for Atomic Shells

      • Brian Judd
      Pages 75-85
    4. Dynamical Groups

      • Josef Paldus
      Pages 87-100
    5. Perturbation Theory

      • Josef Paldus
      Pages 101-114
    6. Second Quantization

      • Brian Judd
      Pages 115-121
    7. Density Matrices

      • Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 123-133
    8. Computational Techniques

      • David Schultz, Michael Strayer
      Pages 135-152
    9. Hydrogenic Wave Functions

      • Robert Hill
      Pages 153-171
  4. Atoms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-463
    2. Atomic Spectroscopy

      • William Martin, Wolfgang Wiese
      Pages 175-198
    3. High Precision Calculations for Helium

      • Gordon Drake
      Pages 199-219
    4. Atomic Multipoles

      • William Baylis
      Pages 221-226
    5. Atoms in Strong Fields

      • S. Goldman, Mark Cassar
      Pages 227-234
    6. Rydberg Atoms

      • Thomas Gallagher
      Pages 235-245
    7. Rydberg Atoms in Strong Static Fields

      • Thomas Bartsch, Turgay Uzer
      Pages 247-252
    8. Hyperfine Structure

      • Guy Emery
      Pages 253-260

About this book

This Springer Handbook of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics comprises a comprehensive reference source that unifies the entire fields of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, assembling the principal ideas, techniques and results of the field from atomic spectroscopy to applications in comets. Its 92 chapters are written by over 100 authors, all leaders in their respective disciplines.

Carefully edited to ensure uniform coverage and style, with extensive cross references, and acting as a guide to the primary research literature, it is both a source of information and an inspiration for graduate students and other researchers new to the field. Relevant diagrams, graphs, and tables of data are provided throughout the text.

Substantially updated and expanded since the 1996 edition and published in conjunction with the 2005 World Year of Physics (commemorating Einstein’s 1905 "miracle year"), it contains several entirely new chapters covering current areas of great research interest, such as Bose – Einstein condensation, quantum information, and cosmological variations of the fundamental constants. A fully searchable CD-ROM version of the contents accompanies the handbook.

Key Topics

Physical Units and Constants

Mathematical Methods

Atoms

Molecules

Scattering Theory and Experiment

Quantum Optics

Applications

Features

Covers basic theory, methods, and techniques

Contains most frequently used formulae
and relationships

Incorporates the latest CODATA values for
fundamental physical constants

Contains 288 two-color illustrations and
over 100 comprehensive tables

Up-to-date approved references
Parts and chapters with summaries, detailed index and fully searchable CD-ROM guarantee quick access to data and links to other sources

Keywords

  • AMOP
  • Atomic Physics
  • Condensed Matter
  • KLTcatalog
  • Molecular Physics
  • Optics
  • Quantum Optics
  • dgao 2007

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This large, well-produced volume contains everything now needed to work in the fields of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Hence, it should easily available to every working applied physicist. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students through professionals." (A. M. Saperstein, CHOICE, Vol. 43 (10), June, 2006)

"This Handbook comprises a comprehensive reference source that unifies the entire fields of atomic, molecular and optical physics, assembling the principal ideas, techniques and results of the field … . It combines introductory explanations with descriptions of phenomena, discussions of results achieved, and gives a useful selection of references to allow more detailed studies, making the handbook very suitable as a desktop reference. … I can recommend this valuable handbook not only to physicists, but also to professionals … ." (Paul Gerich, Optik, Vol. 117, 2006)

"G.W.F. Drake has marshalled more than 130 authors into contributing 92 articles, organized into seven broad areas … . I have the impression that the entries will be helpful to the physicists for whom they are intended … . The book is beautifully produced, the printing of the mathematics is a pleasure to the eye, the referencing has been standardized … and the pages are nicely formatted. … it will be frequently hauled down from the shelf of any library … ." (P. W. Hawkes, Ultramicroscopy, Vol. 107, 2007)

"The well-received 1996 Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Handbook … has been updated and reissued, with Springer as the new publisher … . The print is easy to read and illustrations have been generously supplied. … I enthusiastically recommend it for rapid acquisition by AMO groups who missed the first edition altogether" (Prof. J. Eberly, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 48 (1), 2007)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Physics, University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada

    Gordon Drake

About the editor

Gordon W F Drake is a Professor of Physics at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He was awarded the 1994 Gold Medal for Achievement in Physics by the Canadian Association of Physicists and has chaired both the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of The American Physical Society, as well as the IUPAP Commission on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. Dr. Drake is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, The American Physical Society, and the British Institute of Physics.

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