Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Atoms and radiation

CH-360

Lecturer(s) :

Arrell Christopher Alexander

Language:

English

Summary

Spectroscopy, i.e. measurement of the response of a system to a perturbing electromagnetic field, is one of the most important tools to study microscopic systems. This course provides the basics of spectroscopy, discussing in detail the interaction between atoms and electromagnetic radiation.

Content

- Reminder: Early concepts of the atom

- Reminder: Radiating bodies

- Emission, absorption and dispersion of light

- The spectral shapes of atomic transitions

- Spectrometers and Detectors

- Stimulated absorption and emission of radiation

- Fundamentals of lasers

- Fine structure in atomic spectra / Effects of external fields

- Manipulation of atoms with electromagnetic radiation

- Measurement of light

- Ultrashort optics physics

- Strong field physics

- High harmonic Generation

- Attosecond pulse production

- Attosecond experiments

- Photoelectron spectroscopy

- Molecular photoelectron spectrscopy

 

Keywords

Atoms, radiation, spectroscopy, laser, attosecond, high harmonic generation

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Quantum mechanics, Electromagnetism

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Assessment methods

100% oral exam

Supervision

Others Office: CH H1 565

Resources

Bibliography

W. Demtröder : Laser Spectroscopy (Springer Verlag, Berlin 1997)

Hertel :Atoms, Molecules and optical physics

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

Lecture notes

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