Springer Theses

Collective Atom–Light Interactions in Dense Atomic Vapours

Authors: Keaveney, James

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by Durham University, UK
  • Presents measurement of the largest negative group index to date
  • Gives quantitative comparisons between experimental results and theory
  • First combined measurement of both the Lorentz shift and the associated collective Lamb shift
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The propagation of light in 'dense media' where dipole-dipole interactions play a role is a fundamental topic that was first studied in the work of Clausius, Mossotti, Lorenz and Lorentz in the latter half of the nineteenth century. However, until recently there remained some areas of controversy: for example, whereas the Lorentz model for a gas predicts a resonance shift, a discrete dipole model does not. This thesis makes the first combined measurement of both the Lorentz shift and the associated collective Lamb shift. This clear experimental result stimulated new theoretical work that has significantly advanced our understanding of light propagation in interacting media.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collective Atom–Light Interactions in Dense Atomic Vapours
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07100-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07100-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07099-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38397-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 144
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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