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Atomic and laser spectroscopy

Author: Alan Corney
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford classic texts in the physical sciences.
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This book discusses many advances in optical physics and is intended mainly for experimentalists. The interaction of electromagnetic radiation with free atoms is introduced using classical or  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Corney, Alan.
Atomic and laser spectroscopy.
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2006
(DLC) 2007273582
(OCoLC)74812476
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Corney
ISBN: 9780191526336 0191526339
OCLC Number: 560553996
Notes: Originally published: 1977.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 763 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface --
CONTENTS --
1. INTRODUCTION --
1.1. Planck's radiation law --
1.2. The photoelectric effect --
1.3. Early atomic spectroscopy --
1.4. The postulates of Bohr's theory of atomic structure --
1.5. Development of quantum mechanics --
1.6. Interaction of atoms and radiation 1926-39 --
1.7. Optical physics since 1945 --
1.8. The present situation (1975) --
Problems --
References --
General references and further reading --
2. REVIEW OF CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS --
2.1. Maxwell's equations --
2.2. The electromagnetic wave equations 2.3. Plane wave solutions2.4. Linear and circular polarizations --
2.5. The energy density and the Poynting vector --
2.6. Vector and scalar potentials --
2.7. Electric dipole radiation --
2.8. Rate of radiation by an electric dipole oscillator --
2.9. Angular momentum of dipole radiation --
2.10. Magnetic dipole radiation --
2.11. Electric quadrupole radiation --
2.12. Multipole fields --
Problems --
General references and further reading --
3. REVIEW OF QUANTUM MECHANICS --
3.1. The SchrÃœdinger wave equation --
3.2. Expectation values and matrix elements 3.3. Solution of SchrÃœdinger's equation for spherically symmetric potentials3.4. Orbital angular momentum --
3.5. Hydrogenic wave functions --
3.6. Spin angular momentum --
3.7. Coupling of two angular momenta --
3.8. Spin-orbit interaction and the vector model --
3.9. Many-electron atoms --
Problems --
General references and further reading --
4. THE SPONTANEOUS EMISSION OF RADIATION --
4.1. The classical atomic model --
4.2. Radiative lifetime of a classical atom --
4.3. Spontaneous emission probability, A[sub(ki)] 4.4. Spontaneous emission according to quantum electrodynamics4.5. Spontaneous transitions between degenerate levels --
4.6. Radiative lifetimes of excited atoms --
4.7. Intensity of light emitted by optically thin sources --
4.8. Oscillator strengths --
4.9. The line strength, S[sub(ki)] --
4.10. Oscillator strengths in hydrogenic systems --
4.11. Theoretical oscillator strengths in complex atoms --
Problems --
References --
General references and further reading --
5. SELECTION RULES FOR ELECTRIC DIPOLE TRANSITIONS --
5.1. Introduction 5.2. One-electron atoms without spin5.3. One-electron atoms with spin --
5.4. Tensor properties of the electric dipole operator --
5.5. Many-electron atoms --
5.6. Relative intensities in L-S coupling and forbidden transitions --
Problems --
General references and further reading --
6. MEASUREMENT OF RADIATIVE LIFETIMES OF ATOMS AND MOLECULES --
6.1. The beam-foil method --
6.2. Fast beam experiments using laser excitation --
6.3. The delayed-coincidence method using electron excitation --
6.4. Delayed-coincidence experiments using optical excitation
Series Title: Oxford classic texts in the physical sciences.
Responsibility: Alan Corney.

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