MIT Physics 8.422

 

Atomic and optical Physics

(2017)


FROM THE COURSE CATALOG

8.422 Atomic and Optical Physics II
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*      Graduate(Spring)
Prereq: 8.05
Units: 3-0-9
URL: http://web.mit.edu/physics/subjects/index.html
Lecture: MW1-2.30 (26-142)
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The second of a two-term subject sequence that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Non-classical states of light- squeezed states; multi-photon processes, Raman scattering; coherence- level crossings, quantum beats, double resonance, superradiance; trapping and cooling- light forces, laser cooling, atom optics, spectroscopy of trapped atoms and ions; atomic interactions- classical collisions, quantum scattering theory, ultracold collisions; and experimental methods.
W. Ketterle

 

 

Lectures: Mon. & Wed. (and some Fri.) 1:00 pm -2:30pm, Room 26-142

Instructor: Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle, 26-243 <ketterle@mit.edu>

Office hours: Wed 2:30 3:30, or email me

TAs: Sergio Hiram Cantu, Jules Stuart, Junru Li, Zachary Michael Vendeiro, Woo Chang Chung

Textbook: see website

Grading: Homework (10 problem sets) 50%, Term paper 50%

Schedule: final term paper due on May 18, 2017

Web site: http://cua.mit.edu/8.422

 

Course Calendar

will be updated for recitation/lecture/discussion, homework due dates

 

 

Monday

Wednesday

 

Feb 8

L1:Introduction

Feb 13

L2: Start Module 1

Feb 15

L3

Feb 20

Presidents Day Holiday

Tuesday, Feb 21

MONDAY SCHEDULE OF CLASSES TO BE HELD

L4

Feb 22

L5

Feb 27

L6

Mar 1

L7

March 6

L8

Mar 8

L9: Start Module 2

Mar 10
ADD date

Mar 13

L 10: TA lecture 1

Sergio Cantu

Mar 15

L 11 cancelled

Mar 17

HW Module 2 #1, #2

Mar 20

L12

Mar 22

L13

Mar 24

Make-up class for L11

HW Module 2 #3

Mar 27

Spring break

Mar 29

Spring break

 

Apr 3

L14: Start Module 3

Apr 5

L15

Apr 10

L16
HW Module 3 #1 #2

Apr 12

L17

Apr 17

MIT holiday (Patriots Day)

NO CLASS

4/18: HW Module 3:#3 # 4

Apr 19

L 18

Start Module 4

Apr 24

L 19

Apr 26

L20 TA lecture 2

Zackary Vandeiro

Apr 27 THURSDAY

DROP DATE

May 1

L21
HW Module 4: #1, #2

May 3

L22 TA Lecture 3

Woo Chang Chung

May 5, Friday

Paper HW Module 4

May 8

L23

Start Module 5
HW Module 4: #3, #4

May 10

L24

TA lecture 4

Junru Li

May 12

L25

TA lecture 5

Jules Stuart

May 15

L26

May 17

L27

HW Module 5: #1

May 18 (THURSDAY)

Term papers due

The 8.422 course is broken into five modules: