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Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Alan Corney


This book gives an account of the progress that has been made in the fields of atomic physics and laser spectroscopy during the last fifty years. The first five chapters prepare the foundations of atomic physics, classical electro-magnetism, and quantum mechanics, which are necessary for an understanding of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with free atoms. The application of these concepts to processes involving the spontaneous emission of radiation is then developed in Chapters 6, 7, and 8, while stimulated emission and the properties of gas and tunable dye lasers form the subject ... More

Keywords: atomic physics, classical electro-magnetism, quantum mechanics, spontaneous emission, stimulated emission, lasers, resonance fluorescence, optical double-resonance, optical pumping, atomic beam magnetic resonance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199211456
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Corney, author
Retired from Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford