Course Materials:

Week 0:
1/2022
Intro to Atomic Physics
Physics 404
and Physics 69003 syllabus
Monday (1/20) overheads 
Introductory lecture

Week 1:
1/2529
Interference & First Order Coherence
Problem Set #1 due
Friday, Jan. 29
Wednesday
(1/27) overheads  First order coherence

Week 2:
2/15 The
twolevel atom
Problem Set #2 due
Friday, Feb. 5
Monday (2/1)
overheads  2nd Order Coherence
Wednesday (2/3)
overheads  Applications of g(2)
Friday (2/5)
overheads  5level Rabi Flopping

Week 3:
2/812 Dressed
Atom Theory and the AC Stark Shift
Problem Set #3 due Friday,
Feb. 12
Friday (2/12) overheads
 Mollow triplet and laser dipole traps

Week 4:
2/1519 Bloch
Sphere, Spontaneous Emission
Problem Set #4 due Friday,
Feb. 19
Monday (2/15) overheads
 Atomic clock

Week 5:
2/2226
Density Matrix, Resonance Fluorescence, and Monte Carlo Wavefunctions
Inclass
worksheet for classical Monte Carlo
Friday
(2/26) overheads  Monte Carlo Wavefuntions / Quantum Trajectories

Week 6:
3/15
Atomic Structure, Angular Momentum, and Selection Rules
Week 6 problem set due
Monday, March 15
Monday
(3/1) overheads  Review of Atomic Structure
Wednesday
(3/3) overheads  Hyperfine Structure and Zeeman Shifts
Monday
(3/5) overheads  Zeeman Shifts and Selection Rules

Week 7:
3/1519
Laser Cooling
Monday (3/15)
overheads  E1 transition selection rules
Wednesday (3/17)
overheads  Doppler cooling
Midterm on Friday, March 19.

Week 8:
3/2226
Laser Cooling and Trapping (continued)
Monday (3/22)
overheads  MagnetoOptical Trap (MOT)
Wednesday (3/24)
overheads  Cooling below the Doppler Limit
Friday
(3/26) overheads  Resolved Sideband Cooling of Ions

Week 9:
3/294/2
3Level Atoms
Saturation
Spectroscopy Assignment
Friday, April 2: Guest lecture by Prof. Irina Novikova on Dark States and Slow
Light with 3Level Atoms.

Week 10:
4/54/9
Photons: Quantizing of Light
Monday, April
5 overheads  Magnetic Trapping (continued) and Evaporative Cooling
Problem set due
Monday, April 12, 2010

Week 11:
4/124/16
Photons: Quantized light and Coherent States

Week 12:
4/194/23
Undergraduate Oral Presentations
Problem set due Monday,
April 26, 2010

Week 13:
4/264/30
Second Quantization and BoseEinstein Condensation
Friday, April 30 overheads
 BoseEinstein Condensation
The final exam for graduate students (PHYS 69003) will be held in Millington
123 on Monday, May 10, 25pm.
