*Note from June 29, 2020*

Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.

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AA 1.1, AA 1.2, AA 1.5, AA1.6, AA 3.1, AA 3.3, AA 5.4
At the end of this teaching unit, the student will be able to:
1. describe the laser-atom interaction with Hamiltonian and density matrix formalisms ; 2. describe the essential steps leading to atom trapping, cooling and condensation ; 3. determine the experimental parameters for Doppler and sub-Doppler cooling ; 4. describe the essential steps leading to nuclear magnetic resonance imaging ; 5. give a quantum definition of scattering and master the concept of cross section. |

*The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.*

M. Fox « Optique quantique. Une introduction », trad. B. Piraux, De Boeck Université, 2011.

P.Lambropoulos and D.Petrosyan « Fundamentals of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information », Springer, 2007.

C. Cohen –Tannoudji, Bernard Diu, Franck Laloë, “Mécanique quantique, tome III”, CNRS Editions, EDP Sciences – Collection: Savoirs Actuels, 2017.

S. Haroche and J.-M. Raimond « Exploring the Quantum », Oxford, 2007.

M.O. Scully & M.S. Zubairy « Quantum Optics », Cambridge University Press, 1997.