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Introduction to Modern Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Code: 205296
ECTS: 0.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Hrvoje Buljan
dr. sc. Ticijana Ban
Lecturers: dr. sc. Ticijana Ban - Exercises
prof. dr. sc. Hrvoje Buljan - Exercises
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 40
Exercises 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Quantum description of atoms and molecules; many-body wavefunctions and operators; BornOppenheimer approximation; Hartree-Fock approximation; Matrix elements; Second quantization; Coulomb and exchange operators; Multi-configuration wave functions; Reduced one-body density matrix and natural orbitals. The basics of spectroscopy; fine and hyperfine atomic structure; Rydberg atoms.
Interaction of atoms and electromagnetic fields; dipole approximation; two-level system and Rabi oscillations; density matrix and optical Bloch equations; dressed states; linear susceptibility; spontaneous and stimulated emission; three-level system; dark states and electromagnetically induced transparency.
Bose-Einstein condensation. Quantum description of ultracold atomic gases.
Hamiltonian of quantum electrodynamics (QED); quantum description of light; classical versus non-classical light; quantum and classical coherence; entangled states; QED cavities.
Light in photonic systems; photonic crystals; photonic bands and gaps waveguide arrays; paraxial equation; basic elements of plasmonics.
  1. A. Szabo and N.S. Ostlund, Modern Quantum Chemistry - Introduction to Advanced Elektronic Structure Theory, Dover Publications Inc., New York (1996).
  2. H.J. Metcalf, Peter van der Straten: Laser Cooling and Trapping, Springer-Verlag, Berlin (1999).
  3. M.O. Scully, M.S. Zubairy, Quantum Optics, University Press, Cambridge (1997).
  4. C.J. Pethic and H. Smith, Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2008).
  5. J.D. Joannopoulos, S.G. Johnson, J.N. Winn, and R.D. Meade, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light, Princeton University Press, Princeton (2008).
1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Consultations schedule: