Atom, Laser And Spectroscopy by S.N. Thakur, D.K. Rai
Experimental spectroscopic techniques, especially those involving lasers, have wide-ranging applications in the fields of physics, medicine, electronics, and chemistry. Keeping in mind the importance of spectroscopic detection and characterization of atomic and molecular species, this book, now in its Second Edition, is updated. It deals with both the conventional and modern experimental techniques related to atoms, spectroscopy and lasers. It discusses the recent innovations, types and operating principles of lasers and laser systems.
Audience of the Book :
This book Useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
1. Coverage is quite extensive to cater to students of most Indian universities—with detailed discussions on atoms, spectroscopy and lasers.
2. Gives special emphasis on modern aspects of spectroscopy such as laser cooling of atoms.
3. Contains more than 140 diagrams to illustrate the concepts better.
Table of Contents:
1. Quantization of Electromagnetic Radiations
2. Line Spectra of Atoms and the Old Quantum Theory
3. Quantum Mechanics and the Central Field Approximation in Atoms
4. Radiation from Atoms and Selection Rules
5. Periodic Classification of Atoms and the Pauli Exclusion Principle
6. Spectra of Alkali Atoms
7. Spectra of Atoms with two Valence Electrons and the Vector Model of Atom
8. Effect of Static Fields on Spectral Lines
9. The Effect of Nucleus in Atomic Spectra
10. Spectral Line Broadening and High Resolution Atomic Spectroscopy
11. Physics of Lasers and Laser Systems
12. Modern Trends in Atomic Spectroscopy
13. Laser Cooling of Atoms and Atom Laser Appendices Suggested Further Reading