This is the first of a two-semester subject sequence that provides the foundations for contemporary research in selected areas of atomic and optical physics. Topics covered include the interaction of radiation with atoms: resonance; absorption, stimulated and spontaneous emission; methods of resonance, dressed atom formalism, masers and lasers, cavity quantum electrodynamics; structure of simple atoms, behavior in very strong fields; fundamental tests: time reversal, parity violations, Bell's inequalities; and experimental methods.
1. Resonance I. 2. Resonance II. 3. Resonance III. 4. Resonance IV. 5. Resonance V and Atoms I. 6. Atoms II. 7. Atoms III. 8. Atoms IV. 9. Atoms V and Atoms in External Fields I. 10. Atoms in External Fields II. 11. Atoms in External Fields III. 12. Atoms in External Fields IV and Atom-light Interactions I. 13. Atom-light Interactions II. 14. Atom-light Interactions III. 15. Atom-light Interactions IV. 16. Atom-light Interactions V. 17. Atom-light Interactions VI and Line Broadening I. 18. Line Broadening II. 19. Line Broadening III. 20. Line Broadening IV and Two-photon Excitation I. 21. Two-photon Excitation II and Coherence I. 22. Coherence II. 23. Coherence III. 24. Coherence IV. 25. Coherence V.