By Dieter Suter
This publication offers a throrough advent to the interplay of atoms and atomic ions with optical and magnetic fields. the writer areas specific emphasis at the wealth of significant multilevel results, the place atomic vapors show anisotropic habit. in addition to masking the vintage two-level atom method of light-atom interactions, Suter describes intimately a normal multilevel formalism, which he makes use of to debate optical pumping, two-dimensional spectroscopy and nonlinear optical dynamics. the ultimate bankruptcy offers with the mechanical results of sunshine, together with the cooling and trapping of atoms. With complete theoretical and experimental insurance, and over 250 illustrations, the booklet could be of serious curiosity to graduate scholars of laser spectroscopy, quantum electronics and quantum optics, and to researchers in those fields.
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