PS 265

PS 265 Lasers, Spectroscopy and Applications (3 units)

This course begins with an introduction to the interaction of light and matter and laser systems. An in depth discussion on laser spectroscopy includes topics such as optical cooling, trapping of atoms and ions, coherence, pico- and femto-second spectroscopy. Students shall also be exposed to spectroscopic instrumentation and applications of the techniques.

Prerequisite: PS 197

Andrews, D. L. & Demidov, A. A., eds., An Introduction to Laser Spectroscopy, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 1996.
Demtroder, Wolfgang & Inguscio, Massimo, eds., Applied Laser Spectroscopy (Proceedings of a NATO ASI held in San Miniato (Pisa), Italy September 3-15, 1989), Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 1991.
Demtroder, Wolfgang, Laser Spectroscopy: Basic Concepts and Instrumentation 2nd Ed., Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1996.
Stenholm, Stig, Foundations of Laser Spectroscopy, New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1984.