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 Nikolopoulos, Lampros A. A. [Browse]
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 English
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 San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2019]
 Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2019]
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 Biographical/Historical note
 Lampros Nikolopoulos, PhD, is a lecturer at the School of Physical Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU). He was brought up in Greece and holds a BSc (Hons) in physics from the Physics Department of the University of Athens, and an MSc and PhD in theoretical atomic physics from the University of Crete, Greece. His previous posts include MPQGarching in Germany, IFAAarhus in Denmark, and QUBBelfast in the UK, before he settled in Dublin. His research interests include ultrashort lasermatter quantum dynamics and development of highperformance computational methods. A recent thesis supervised by him received a prize from the UKIOP Computational Group as the 'Best PhD Thesis in Comupational Physics' for the year 2016. He has (co)authored over 80 journal articles, two book chapters and coedited a special issue on 'shortwavelength free electron lasers'.
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 The dynamics of quantum systems exposed to ultrafast (at the femtosecond timescale) and strong laser radiation has a highly nonlinear character, leading to a number of new phenomena, outside the reach of traditional spectroscopy. The current laser technology makes feasible the probing and control of quantumscale systems with fields that are as strong as the interatomic Coulombic interactions and time resolution that is equal to (or less than) typical atomic evolution times. It is indispensable that any theoretical description of the induced physical processes should rely on the accurate calculation of the atomic structure and a realistic model of the laser radiation as pulsed fields. This book aims to provide an elementary introduction of theoretical and computational methods and by no means is anywhere near to complete. The selection of the topics as well as the particular viewpoint is best suited for earlystage students and researchers; the included material belongs in the mainstream of theoretical approaches albeit using simpler language without sacrificing mathematical accuracy. Therefore, subjects such as the Hilbert vectorstate, densitymatrix operators, amplitude equations, Liouville equation, coherent laser radiation, freeelectron laser, Dysonchronological operator, subspace projection, perturbation theory, stochastic densitymatrix equations, timedependent Schrödinger equation, partialwave analysis, sphericalharmonics expansions, basis and grid wavefunction expansions, ionization, electron kineticenergy and angular distributions are presented within the context of laseratom quantum dynamics.
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 "Version: 20190301"Title page verso.
 "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"Title page verso.
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 Includes bibliographical references.
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 Contents

 1. Introduction
 2. Quantum dynamics
 2.1. Hilbert vector states
 2.2. Subspace dynamics
 2.3. von Neumann (density) matrix states
 2.4. Homework problems
 3. Atomic potentials
 3.1. Central field
 3.2. Harmonic oscillator
 3.3. Homework problems
 4. Laser pulses
 4.1. Classical electrodynamics
 4.2. Laser pulses in the paraxial approximation
 4.3. Coherent and partially coherent fields
 4.4. Homework problems
 5. Quantum systems in laser fields
 5.1. Atomic TDSE in the dipole approximation
 5.2. Timedependent perturbation theory
 5.3. Driven quantum oscillator
 5.4. Homework problems
 6. Amplitude coefficient equations
 6.1. Twolevel systems
 6.2. Ionization
 6.3. Resonant excitation and (auto)ionization
 6.4. Homework problems
 7. Densitymatrix element equations
 7.1. Resonant ionization
 7.2. Ionization in stochastic fields
 7.3. Homework problems
 8. Matrix elements of atomic operators
 8.1. Atomic operators on the angular basis
 8.2. Inversion symmetry (parity)
 8.3. Plane waves as a momentum basis
 8.4. One and twoelectron ionization amplitudes
 8.5. Homework problems
 9. TDSE of hydrogenlike atoms in laser fields
 9.1. Spectral and angular basis formulation
 9.2. Calculation of observables
 9.3. Practical considerations
 9.4. Homework problems
 10. Space division of a onedimensional TDSE
 10.1. Timeindependent potential
 10.2. Timedependent potential
 10.3. Homework problems
 11. Quantum mechanics of vector and matrixstates
 11.1. Vectors and operators
 11.2. Statistical matrix state (or density matrix)
 11.3. Position representation
 11.4. Degenerate systems
 11.5. Homework problems
 12. Technicalities
 12.1. Radial atomic Schrödinger equation
 12.2. Timepropagation methods
 12.3. Bspline polynomial basis
 Appendix A. Mathematical formalism.
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 168174712X
 OCLC
 1091997434
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