I. GENERAL CONCEPTS 1. Light forces on atoms 2. Atomic cooling II. LINEAR ATOM OPTICS 3. Atomic beam collimation and focusing 4. Atomic diffraction 5. Atomic traps and activities III. NONLINEAR ATOM OPTICS 6. Collisions 7. Simple applications IV. QUANTUM ATOM OPTICS
8. Review of manybody theory 9. Matter-wave coherence 10. Bose-Einstein condensation 11. Atom lasers 12. Nonlinear wave mixing
13. Mixing of optical and matter waves
The is is the first book on the market on the rapidly developing topic of atom optics, i.e., the manipulation of atoms by light. This research has led to atom cooling and trapping (for which the 1998 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded), Bose-Einstein condensation, and holds great promise for revolutionary developments in the field of lasers.