Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lviii
  2. Units and Constants

    1. William Baylis, Gordon Drake
      Pages 1-6
  3. Mathematical Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-171
    2. James Louck
      Pages 9-74
    3. Brian Judd
      Pages 75-85
    4. Josef Paldus
      Pages 87-100
    5. Josef Paldus
      Pages 101-114
    6. Brian Judd
      Pages 115-121
    7. Klaus Bartschat
      Pages 123-133
    8. David Schultz, Michael Strayer
      Pages 135-152
    9. Robert Hill
      Pages 153-171
  4. Atoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-463
    2. William Martin, Wolfgang Wiese
      Pages 175-198
    3. Gordon Drake
      Pages 199-219
    4. William Baylis
      Pages 221-226
    5. S. Goldman, Mark Cassar
      Pages 227-234
    6. Thomas Gallagher
      Pages 235-245
    7. Thomas Bartsch, Turgay Uzer
      Pages 247-252
    8. Guy Emery
      Pages 253-260
    9. Eric Pinnington, Elmar Träbert
      Pages 269-278
    10. Alan Gallagher
      Pages 279-293
    11. Ian Grant
      Pages 325-357
    12. Anthony Starace
      Pages 379-390
    13. Aaron Temkin, Anand Bhatia
      Pages 391-399
    14. Gordon Feldman, Thomas Fulton
      Pages 401-412
    15. Jonathan Sapirstein
      Pages 413-428
    16. Peter Mohr, Barry Taylor
      Pages 429-447
    17. Jonathan Sapirstein
      Pages 449-454
    18. Savely Karshenboim, Victor Flambaum, Ekkehard Peik
      Pages 455-463
  5. Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 465-656
    2. David Yarkony
      Pages 467-489
    3. William Harter
      Pages 491-513
    4. David Huestis
      Pages 515-533
    5. Abigail Dobbyn, David Mordaunt, Reinhard Schinke
      Pages 535-546
    6. Volker Engel
      Pages 547-553
    7. David Flower
      Pages 555-560
    8. Eric Herbst
      Pages 561-574
    9. Nigel Adams
      Pages 575-587
    10. Mary Mandich
      Pages 589-606
    11. Henry Buijs
      Pages 607-613
    12. Kenneth Evenson, John Brown
      Pages 615-622
    13. Paul Engelking
      Pages 623-631
    14. Barbara Paldus, Alexander Kachanov
      Pages 633-640
    15. Glenn Stark, Peter Smith
      Pages 641-656
  6. Scattering Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 657-888

About this book


This Springer Handbook of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics comprises a comprehensive reference source that unifies the entire fields of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, assembling the principal ideas, techniques and results of the field from atomic spectroscopy to applications in comets. Its 92 chapters are written by over 100 authors, all leaders in their respective disciplines.

Carefully edited to ensure uniform coverage and style, with extensive cross references, and acting as a guide to the primary research literature, it is both a source of information and an inspiration for graduate students and other researchers new to the field. Relevant diagrams, graphs, and tables of data are provided throughout the text.

Substantially updated and expanded since the 1996 edition and published in conjunction with the 2005 World Year of Physics (commemorating Einstein’s 1905 "miracle year"), it contains several entirely new chapters covering current areas of great research interest, such as Bose – Einstein condensation, quantum information, and cosmological variations of the fundamental constants. A fully searchable CD-ROM version of the contents accompanies the handbook.

Key Topics

Physical Units and Constants

Mathematical Methods



Scattering Theory and Experiment

Quantum Optics



Covers basic theory, methods, and techniques

Contains most frequently used formulae
and relationships

Incorporates the latest CODATA values for
fundamental physical constants

Contains 288 two-color illustrations and
over 100 comprehensive tables

Up-to-date approved references
Parts and chapters with summaries, detailed index and fully searchable CD-ROM guarantee quick access to data and links to other sources


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gordon Drake
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

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