ADVANCED ATOMIC PHYSICS | FAF190 |

**Credits:** 5.
**Grading scale:** TH.
**Optional for:** F4.
**Course coordinator:** Anne L'Huillier, anne.lhuillier@fysik.lth.se, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet.
**Prerequisites:** FAF270 Atomic and nuclear physics with applications or equivalent.
**Assessment:** Written exam. One laboratory exercise. One numerical assignment. Project with presentation.
**Homepage:** http://www-atom.fysik.lth.se/kurser/AtomfysikFK.

**Aim**

The objective of the course is to give to the students advanced knowledge in modern atomic physics close to the research front.

The students will develop their ability to solve problems with a number of exercises and an assignment aiming at numerically solving the Schrödinger equation. The course also includes an experimental part with a laboratory exercise in a research laboratory. The project includes calculations or literature search and is orally presented.

Another aim of the course is to show that Quantum Mechanics can be applied to very interesting and fascinating problems in modern atomic physics.

**Contents**

- Repetition of elementary atomic physics. Atoms in electric and magnetic fields.
- Interaction of atoms with electromagnetic radiation. Atoms in strong laser fields.
- Cooling and trapping of atoms
- Magnetic traps, atom interferometry, ion traps
- Introduction to quantum computers

**Literature**

Foot, C.J.: Atomic Physics. Oxford University Press 2004 (Chap. 7-14)

Laboratory instructions.