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100 1  Bardou, François,|d1967-|eauthor 
245 10 Lévy statistics and laser cooling :|bhow rare events bring
       atoms to rest /|cFrançois Bardou [and others] 
246 3  Lévy Statistics & Laser Cooling 
264  1 Cambridge :|bCambridge University Press,|c2002 
300    1 online resource (xiii, 199 pages) :|bdigital, PDF 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
500    Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 
       Oct 2015) 
505 00 |tLaser cooling --|tSubrecoil laser cooling --|tSubrecoil 
       cooling and Levy statistics --|tSubrecoil laser cooling 
       and anomalous random walks --|tStandard laser cooling: 
       friction forces and the recoil limit --|tFriction forces 
       and cooling --|tThe recoil limit --|tLaser cooling based 
       on inhomogeneous random walks in momentum space --
       |tPhysical mechanism --|tHow to create an inhomogeneous 
       random walk --|tExpected cooling properties --|tQuantum 
       description of subrecoil laser cooling --|tWave nature of 
       atomic motion --|tDifficulties of the standard quantum 
       treatment --|tQuantum jump description. The delay function
       --|tSimulation of the atomic momentum stochastic evolution
       --|tGeneralization. Stochastic wave functions and random 
       walks in Hilbert space --|tFrom quantum optics to 
       classical random walks --|tFictitious classical particle 
       associated with the quantum random walk --|tSimplified 
       jump rate --|tTrapping and recycling. Statistical 
       properties --|tTrapping and recycling regions --|tModels 
       of inhomogeneous random walks --|tFriction --|tTrapping 
       region --|tRecycling region --|tMomentum jumps --
       |tProbability distribution of the trapping times --|tOne-
       dimensional quadratic jump rate --|tGeneralization to 
       higher dimensions --|tGeneralization to a non-quadratic 
       jump rate --|tProbability distribution of the recycling 
       times --|tPresentation of the problem: first return time 
       in Brownian motion --|tThe unconfined model in one 
       dimension --|tThe Doppler model in one dimension --|tThe 
       confined model: random walk with walls --|tBroad 
       distributions and Levy statistics: a brief overview 
520    Laser cooling of atoms provides an ideal case study for 
       the application of Lévy statistics in a privileged 
       situation where the statistical model can be derived from 
       first principles. This book demonstrates how the most 
       efficient laser cooling techniques can be simply and 
       quantitatively understood in terms of non-ergodic random 
       processes dominated by a few rare events. Lévy statistics 
       are now recognised as the proper tool for analysing many 
       different problems for which standard Gaussian statistics 
       are inadequate. Laser cooling provides a simple example of
       how Lévy statistics can yield analytic predictions that 
       can be compared to other theoretical approaches and 
       experimental results. The authors of this book are world 
       leaders in the fields of laser cooling and light-atom 
       interactions, and are renowned for their clear 
       presentation. This book will therefore hold much interest 
       for graduate students and researchers in the fields of 
       atomic physics, quantum optics, and statistical physics 
541    TAEBDC;|d2009 
650  0 Laser manipulation (Nuclear physics) 
650  0 Laser cooling 
650  0 Atoms|xCooling 
650  0 Lévy processes 
776 08 |iPrint version: |z9780521808217 
856 40 |uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511755668
       |zeBook(Cambridge Core)