An experimental presentation of the evidence for atomic and nuclear theories; typical experiments are: excitation potentials; electronic charge; specific charge of the electron; the Balmer series; Zeeman splitting; spectroscopic isotope shifts; the photovoltaic effect; the Hall effect; gamma ray spectrometry; beta ray spectrometry; neutron activation of nuclides; statistics of counting processes; optical and X-ray diffraction; the Langmuir probe; and nuclear magnetic resonance. Fall semester, repeated second semester. By arrangement. Laboratory fee $5. Typical texts: Young, Statistical Treatment of Experimental Data; Melissinos, Experiments in Modern Physics.
Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Physics and Engineering Physics
Physics / Nanotechnology
Research & Education
Theoretical quantum optics and laser spectroscopy.
Matter-wave optics: Atom interferometry, nonlinear mixing of matter waves, quantum statistics and coherence properties of matter-wave fields.
Mechanical effects of light on atoms including diffraction of atoms by light fields and trapping of atoms.
Conversion of ultracold atoms into molecules via either Feshbach resonances or photoassociation.
Open quantum systems and system-reservoir interactions: Master equations and quantum Langevin equations.
C.P. Search, J.R.E. Toland, M. Zivkovic. (2009). "Sagnac effect in a chain of mesoscopic quantum rings", Phys. Rev. A. (79), 053607.
Djuric I, Search CP. "Bistable spin currents from quantum dots embedded in a microcavity ", PHYSICAL REVIEW B 75 (15): Art. No. 155307 APR 2007 .
Djuric I, Search CP. "Spin current and shot noise from a quantum dot coupled to a quantized cavity field ", PHYSICAL REVIEW B 74 (11): Art. No. 115327 SEP 2006.
Jeong J, Search CP, Djuric I. "Optimal conversion of Bose-Einstein-condensed atoms into molecules via a Feshbach resonance ", PHYSICAL REVIEW A 74 (2): Art. No. 023619 AUG 2006 .
Search CP, Meystre P. "Molecular matter-wave amplifier ", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 93 (14): Art. No. 140405 OCT 1 2004 .