Coherent Control of Nuclei and X-Rays
Novel coherent light sources such as x-ray free-electron lasers open exciting prospects for the interaction of light with nuclei. The thesis "Coherent Control of Nuclei and X-rays" covers this still-developing field and proposes, in a daring attempt to revolutionize nuclear physics, three innovative schemes for taming nuclei using coherent effects. The theoretical explorations, which address control of nuclear quantum states, a nuclear memory for single photons in future photonic circuits, and optimized concepts for a nuclear clock, make use of new approaches at the borderline between nuclear physics and quantum dynamics. The result is a well written work, impressive in its stimulating style and promising ideas.
Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, GermanyRepresents a daring attempt to revolutionize nuclear physicsExplores the frontiers of coherent radiation-nuclei interactionProvides a reader-friendly, exciting introduction to each chapterIntroduces key physical insights using accessible language, while also providing both detailed theory aspects in technical appendices and discussions on experimental realization