Atoms in Strong Light Fields by N.B. Delone

By N.B. Delone

The monograph is dedicated to phenomena of nonlinear optics showing on a macro­ scopic point within the interplay of excessive mild with an remoted atom. it's a first try to summarize the trouble-free phenomena of nonlinear optics and current a number of the tools utilized in test and idea. In essence, this e-book might be thought of an multiplied model of the hot point of quantum mechanics and atomic physics that during time can be integrated into te- books in this topic. through the center of this century the interplay of sunshine with atoms had develop into the most investigated branches of physics. besides the fact that, within the mid-sixties the improvement of high-power lasers replaced this example thoroughly. it's a recognized proven fact that lasers are primarily new assets of sunshine with excessive depth, sharp directivity, and virtually excellent monochromaticity. completely new phenomena got here up within the reviews of the interplay of sunshine with atoms. In an severe mild box, multiphoton transitions turn into vital. the sector disturbs the atomic degrees, moving, broadening, and combining them. In an exceptionally powerful box the atom ceases to be a sure approach. those and related phenomena at the atomic (microscopic) point make sure the diversities within the averaged, macroscopic homes of the medium, diversifications that reason nonlinear-optics phenomena, which seriously change the basic classical legislation of the interplay of sunshine with topic.

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