Professor Emeritus

### About

Professor Berman is engaged in theoretical research related to the interaction of radiation with matter. He works on fundamental problems in non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Among topics of current interest are (1) collective radiation modes of atomic ensembles, (2) entanglement of atoms using optical fields, (3) light scattering by two or more atoms, (4) modified atom-field interactions in dielectrics, and (5) pedagogical problems related to the interaction of radiation and matter.

Professor Berman is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America. He is the coauthor of *Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics*, published by Princeton University Press.

**Selected Publications**

Transmission Resonances and Bloch States for a Periodic Array of Delta Function Potentials, (P. R. Berman), *Am. J. Phys.* **81**, 190-201 (2013).

Absorption of a Pulse by an Optically Dense Medium: An Argument for Field Quantization, (P. R. Berman and J.-L. LeGouët), *Am. J. Phys.* **79**, 527-531 (2011).

Single-Photon Pulse Propagation In and Into a Medium of Two-Level Atoms: Microscopic Fresnel Equations, (P. R. Berman and C. H. Ooi), *Phys. Rev. A* **84**, 063851 1-14 (2011).

Faraday Optical Rotation, (P. R. Berman), *Am. J. Phys.* **78**, 270-276 (2010).

Rayleigh Scattering Revisited: From Vapors to Liquids, (A. Rojo and P. R. Berman), *Am. J. Phys.* **78**, 94-101 (2010).

Spontaneous Decay, Unitarity, and the Weisskopf-Wigner Approximation, (P. R. Berman and G. W. Ford), in *Advances in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, *edited by E. Arimondo, P.R. Berman, and C. C. Lin (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2010) *Vol.* **59**, 176-221 (2010).

Breaking the Dipole Blockade: Many-Body Effects in Few Atoms Systems, (T. Pohl and P. R. Berman), *Phys. Rev. Lett.* **102**, 013004 1-4 (2009).

Quantum Information Storage: A Schrödinger Picture Approach,(P. R. Berman and J.-L. LeGouët), *Phys. Rev. A* **79**, 042314 1-13 (2009).

Dynamic Creation of Electrostatic Fields, (P. R. Berman), *Am. J. of Phys.* **76**, 48-54 (2008).

Light Scattering, (P. R. Berman), *Contemp. Phys.* **49,** 313-330 (2008).

Change in Propagation Constant and Propagation Velocity in a Dielectric: A Microscopic Approach, (P. R. Berman), *Phys. Rev. A* **76**, 042106 1-7 (2007).

Atom Counting Statistics in Ensembles of Interacting Rydberg Atoms, (T. Cubel, A. Reinhard, P. R. Berman, and G. Raithel), *Phys. Rev. Lett.* **95**, 253002 1-4 (2005).

Electrostatic Potential of a Uniformly Charged Conducting Plane Deformed to Include a Spherical Cup, (P. R. Berman and Ruwang Sung), *Phys. Rev. E* **71**, 065601 (2005).

Microscopic Theory of Spontaneous Decay in a Dielectric, (H. Fu and P. R. Berman), *Phys. Rev. A* **72**, 022104 1-6 (2005).

**Field(s) of Study**

- Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Theory