At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
a. Contribution of the teaching unit to the learning outcomes of the programme (PHYS2M and PHYS2M1)
AA 1.1, AA 1.2, AA 1.5, AA1.6, AA 3.1, AA 3.3, AA 5.4
b. Specific learning outcomes of the teaching unit
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.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures, video animations, numerical applications, exercises, laboratory demonstrations.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Written examination, closed and open questions
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