Interesting Articles

Fast and Slow Light

Fast Light, Slow Light, Raymond Y Chiao and Peter W. Milonni, Optics & Photonics News 29, 26 (June 2002).

Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas, L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton & C. H. Behroozi, Nature 397, 594 (1999).

Rabi Oscillations

Incoherent Resonance Fluorescence from a Rb Atomic Beam Excited by a Short Coherent Optical Pulse, Hyatt M. Gibbs,
Phys. Rev. A 8, 446 (1973).

Quantum State Engineering on an Optical Transition and Decoherence in a Paul Trap, Ch. Roos, Th. Zeiger, H. Rohde,
H. C. Nägerl, J. Eschner, D. Liebfried, G. Schmidt-Kaler & Rainer Blatt, Pys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4713 (1999).

Examples of the use of Raman Coupling in Laser Cooling

Laser Cooling below the One-Photon Recoil Energy by Velocity Selective Coherent Population Trapping,
A. Aspect, E. Arimondo, R. Kaiser, N. Vansteenkiste, and C. Cohen-Tannoudji, Phys. Rev. Lett. 61, 826 (1988).

Atomic Velocity Selection Using Stimulatd Raman Transitions,
M. Kasevich, D. S. Weiss, E. Riis, K. Moler, S. Kasapi, and S. Chu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 2297 (1991).

Laser Colling below a Photon Recoil with Three-Level Atoms, M. Kasevic and S. Chu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 1741 (1992).

Resolved-Sideband Raman Cooling of a Bound Atom to the 3D Zero-Point Energy,
C. Monroe, D. M. Meekhof, B. E. King, S. R. Jefferts, W. M. Itano, and D. J. Wineland, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4011 (1995).

Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics – Quantum Bayesianism etc.

D. Mermin, “Quantum Mechanics: Fixing the shifty split”, Physics Today 65, Issue 7, p. 8 (July 2012)

Why quantum mechanics is the biggest embarrassment in all of modern physics, video by cosmologist Sean Carroll.

Vector (Bloch) model of 2-level systems, Ramsey “trick”, composite pulses etc.

Norman Ramsey Nobel Prize in Physics

Tackling systematic errors in quantum logic gates with composite pulses,
H. K. Cummins, G. Llewellyn and J. A. Jones, Phys. Rev. A 67, 042308 (2003).

Accurate microwave control and real-time diagnostics of neutral-atom qubits,
W. Rakreungdet, J.-H. Lee, K.-F. Lee, B. E. Mischuck, E. Montano and P. S. Jessen, Phys. Rev. A 79, 022316 (2009).

Self-induced transparency and solitons

Self-Induced Transparency in Atomic Rubidium,
R. E. Slusher and H. M. Gibbs, Phys. Rev. A 5, 1634 (1972)
; Erratum, ibid, 6, 1255 (1972).


Stimulated Optical Radiation in Ruby, Theodore H Maiman, Nature 187, 493 (1960).
Population Inversion and Continuous Optical Maser Oscillation in a Gas Discharge Containing a He-Ne Mixture,

A, Javan, W. R. Bennett, and D. R. Herriott, Phys. Rev. Lett. 6, 106 (1961).