This book of the physical phenomena resulting from the interactions between atoms and photons brings together and discusses different theoretical approaches which have up to now been dispersed in… Expand

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

It is demonstrated that cold atoms in a one-dimensional dissipative optical lattice are set into directed motion as a result of the breaking of the temporal symmetry of the system.Expand

We present a new type of lattice for trapping cold atoms in nearly-dark states where they weakly interact with light. The periodic potential is obtained with fields in a lin ⊥ lin configuration tuned… Expand