Coupling to Electromagnetic Fields

  • Rainer Dick
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


Electromagnetism is the most important interaction for the study of atoms, molecules and materials. It determines most of the potentials or perturbation operators V which are studied in practical applications of quantum mechanics, and it also serves as a basic example for the implementation of other, more complicated interactions in quantum mechanics. Therefore the primary objective of the current chapter is to understand how electromagnetic fields are introduced in the Schrödinger equation.


Oscillator Strength Polarizability Tensor Order Perturbation Theory Electromagnetic Potential Induce Dipole Moment 
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