I. Introduction to Modern Atomic and Molecular Physics

Chapters, release: spring semester,2018

1. Introduction to the history of atomic and molecular physics

2. Structure of one-electron atoms

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2.1 The Schrödinger equation for one-electron atoms
2.2 Energy levels
2.3 Eigenfunction of the bound states
2.4 Probability density of electrons and parity of the orbitals

3. Spectra of single-electron atoms

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3.1 Charged particles in electromagnetic field
3.2 Atomic transition
3.3 The dipole approximation
3.4 The Einstein coefficients
3.5 Selection rules
3.6 Angular momentum and coupling
3.7 Two level systems
3.8 Dipole traps

4. Fine structure, hyperfine structure and interaction with external fields

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4.1 Fine structure: relativistic corrections to the Schrödinger equation and the Dirac equation
4.2 Hyperfine structure
4.3 The Zeeman effect and clock states
4.4 The Stark effect
4.5 Saturated absorption spectroscopy
4.6 Transition rates among hyperfine states and coefficients Clebsch–Gordan coefficients

5. Structure of two-electron and many-electron atoms

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5.1 Two-electron atoms
5.1.1 Independent particle model of helium
5.1.2 Perturbation theory
5.1.3 Culculus of variations
5.1.4 Wavefunctions of helium
5.1.5 Excited states
5.1.6 Spectrum of helium
5.2 Many-electron atoms
5.2.1 Hamiltonian of many-electron aotms
5.2.2 Hartree-Fock method
5.2.3 Electron correlation and configuration interaction
5.2.4 Approximation methods and quantum chemistry
5.2.5 Entanglement of electrons in atoms

6. Brief introduction to structure of molecules

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6.1 Born-Oppenheimer approximation
6.2 Vibrational-rotational spectra of diatomic molecules
6.3 Electronic spectra of diatomic molecules
6.3.1 Homo atomic molecules
6.3.2 Hetero atomic molecules
6.4 Many-atom molecules and point groups
6.5 Hartree-Fock self-consistent field (SCF) theory

7. Atomic collisions and spectrum

7.1 Photoabsorption and scattering
7.1.1 Compton scattering
7.1.2 Rayleigh scattering
7.1.3 Raman scattering
7.1.4 Photo absorption
7.2 Electron impact spectroscopy
7.2.1 Slow electron impact
7.2.2 Fast electron impact
7.3 Photoabsorption and scattering
7.3.1 Collisions between atoms
7.3.2 Feshbach resonance

8. Quantum manipulation of atoms and molecules

8.1 Classical versus quantum mechanical
8.2 Single atoms
8.3 Collective state of atoms
8.4 Ultra-cold atoms and many-body systems


Christopher J. Foot

Atomic Physics
Oxford University Press, 2005, ISBN: 978-0-19-850695-9.

B. H. Bransden and C. J. Joachain

Physics of atoms and molecules (2nd Edition)
Pearson Education Limited, 2003, ISBN: 0-582-35692-X.

D. A. Steck

R. Grimm, M. Weidemüller, and Y. B. Ovchinnikov

Optical Dipole Traps for Neutral Atoms
Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 42, 95 (2000).

徐克尊,陈向军,陈宏芳 编著

中国科学技术大学出版社,2008,ISBN: 978-7-312-01883-1.

II. Selected topics in correlated quantum systems, 2015

Videos of the courses

Lecture series by Matthias Weidemueller and Claus Zimmerman, watch videos on campus,


Claus Zimmermann Lecture material, 2015 Fall, Chapters:

1. Chapter 1: Optical Resonators chap1 chap1+talk

2. Chapter 2: Photons chap2 part1 chap2 part2

3. Chapter 3: Two-level System and Optical Cooling chap3

4. Chapter 4: Bose-Einstein condensates chap4

X. All four chapters all chapters

III. Coordinating Lecture series with Youjin Deng, 2014 Spring Semester

"Selected topics in correlated quantum systems: Theory and Experiment" 2014, Spring

Boris Svistunov

Classical field theory, BEC, superfluid, many-body system, Video course,access on campus

Barry Sanders

Fundamentals for quantum computing and experimental implementations, Video course, access on campus

Matthias Weidemüller

Light-Matter interaction, the classical and quantum perspectives, Video course, access on campus

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