Light-Matter Interaction. Atoms and Molecules in External Fields and Nonlinear Optics

  • ID: 2180237
  • Book
  • 325 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Light–Matter Interaction draws together the principal ideas that form the basis of atomic, molecular, and optical science and engineering. The book covers the basics of atoms, diatomic molecules, atoms and molecules in static and electromagnetic fields and nonlinear optics. Exercises and bibliographies supplement each chapter, while several appendices present such important background information as physical constants and definitions, mathematical definitions, atomic and molecular data, and tensor algebra.

This is the second volume of a two–volume set. The first volume of this set has already been published (J. Weiner, P.–T. Ho: Light–Matter Interaction – Fundamentals and Applications). The present volume is self–contained and can stand alone or be used in conjunction with the previous volume. Useful as a course text or a desk reference, this book is accessible to advanced undergraduates, graduate students, or researchers who have been trained in one of the conventional curricula of physics, chemistry, or engineering but who need to acquire familiarity with adjacent areas in order to pursue their research goals.

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Preface

Part 1: Light–Matter Interaction: Atoms, Molecules and External Fields

1. Hydrogen–Like Ion: An Atom (Ion) with One Electron

2. The Structure of the Multielectron Atom

3. Atoms in Static Fields

4. Atoms in AC Fields

5. Diatomic Molecules

6. Molecules in External Fields

Part 2: Light–Matter Interaction: Nonlinear Optics

7. Nonlinear Optics

8. Wave Propagation

9. Quantum Theory

10. Applications

Appendices

A. Atomic Physics Definitions

B. Mathematics Related to AMO Calculations

C. Atomic and Molecular Data

D. Coupling Angular Momenta

E. Tensor Algebra

References

Index
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Wendell T. Hill III
Chi H. Lee
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