8.421 Atomic and Optical Physics I
The first of a two-term subject sequence that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical phsyics. The interaction of radiation with atoms: resonance; absorption, stimulated and spontaneous emission; methods of resonance, dressed atom formalism, masers and lasers, cavity quantum electrodynamics; structure of simple atoms, behavior in very strong fields; fundamental tests: time reversal, parity violations, Bell's inequalities; and experimental methods.
This class has 8.05 as a prerequisite.
8.421 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by M. Zwierlein.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-231.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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