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Laser Cooling and Trapping (Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics) Hardcover – 1 Nov 1999

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  • Hardcover: 323 pages
  • Publisher: Springer (1 Nov 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387987479
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387987477
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,371,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the reviews: "A strong recommendation for any book in one's own field is to see it written the way you would have written it. This is certainly the case here. If you are a researcher or a teacher in laser cooling and trapping or a related field of atomic, molecular, and optical physics, then this is a a ~must buya (TM) text for your bookshelf. And buy one for your students too, because your copy will inevitably disappear." The Physicist .,."For its intended use, which is to guide newcomers into the field of laser cooling and trapping, the book does a superb joba ]The book is well placed to evolve with the field for many years to come." Physics Today --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Feb 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is currently the only one that covers the entire topic of laser-cooling; a topic which is at the forefront of experimental science and has been essentially won two Nobel Prizes in the last few years.
Essentially starting at graduate level, it covers theory, experimental concepts and applications in a well organised fashion, breaking the book in three segments.
In the theory section, the introduction is fleeting. It points out what it assumes the reader knows and then carries on from this advance level. So while it is an introductory book, it requires a good background in physics to get the most from it.
As in all books covering so much detail there are errors and some potential in misunderstanding of fundamental points. As this is an early edition, it is hoped that these are removed: things such as a fundamental convolution in the explanation of the nature of pi-transitions.
However this is an excellent book on an interesting topic. The appendices are very good and in combination with the list of references at the finish it gives a near total insight into aser cooling.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great book to get a good understanding of laser cooling. 14 Jun 2000
By Jaime - Published on
Format: Paperback
Laser cooling and trapping techniques have given researchers new tools to explore the atom's dynamics and control. The book gives a good introduction to the forces that arise when an atom interacts with a light (laser) field, and puts a lot of emphasis on giving the reader an excellent idea of what's going on when atoms and photons interact.
Rather than giving all the details of the mathematical and quantum mechanics background that is needed to understand the subject the authors concentrate on giving a clearer picture of the real physics involved.
The book starts with a review of the quantum mechanics principles used to understand laser cooling and trapping, which serves as a good remainder for a person who already has a basic grasp of it.
Although all the mathematical analysis that shows how the formulas and mathematical expressions are derived is not done in the book, the presentation is sufficient to guide the readers interested in it do the work by themselves.
The book also has an excellent reference guide that an interested person can use to get all the mathematical and experimental details on the field.
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Laser Cooling and Traping (Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics) 8 Oct 2012
By jamiu A. Odutola - Published on
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The book is okay. I am collaborating on a research venture and wanted to sharpen my knowledege on this topic. I find this book helpful.
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