Classical Electrodynamics: The Fundamental Equations and the Dynamical Variables. Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Approach to Electrodynamics. The Standard Lagrangian and the Coulomb Gauge. Quantum… Expand

We present two cooling mechanisms that lead to temperatures well below the Doppler limit. These mechanisms are based on laser polarization gradients and work at low laser power when the… Expand

Transition Amplitudes in Electrodynamics A Survey of Some Interaction Processes Between Photons and Atoms Nonperturbative Calculation of Transition Amplitudes Radiation Considered as a Reservoir… Expand

Part I. Semi-Classical Description of Matter-Light Interaction: 1. The evolution of interacting quantum systems 2. The semi-classical approach: atoms interacting with a classical electromagnetic… Expand

Many problems of current interest in atomic interferometry lend themselves to a path integral treatment. We present a practical guide to solving such problems, taking as examples the gravitational… Expand

We present a theoretical analysis of a new one-dimensional laser-cooling scheme that was recently demonstrated on a beam of metastable 4He atoms. Both internal and translational degrees of freedom… Expand

Atom-Photon Interactions at the Very Heart of Quantum Physics: A Source of Information on Atoms A Source of Perturbations which Can Be also Useful A Simple System for Studying Higher Order and… Expand