A prominent aspect of quantum theory, tunneling arises in a variety of contexts across several fields of study, including nuclear, atomic, molecular, and optical physics and has led to technologically relevant applications in mesoscopic science. ...
Exploring mechanisms and consequences, Dynamical Tunneling: Theory and Experiment presents the work of international experts who discuss the considerable progress that has been achieved in this arena in the past two decades. Highlights in this volume include: A historical introduction and overview of dynamical tunneling, with case histories ranging from simple and emblematic to complex and involving experimental counterparts An emphasis on the semiclassical theory of tunneling put forth by various research groups using different approaches Developments in tunneling with cold atoms and molecular manifestations Advances in our ability to perform delicate and precise experiments in atomic systems The visualization and control of photonic tunneling The role of dynamical tunneling on energy flow and localization in large molecules In the near future, complex tunneling processes occurring in few and many-body systems will be able to be predicted, understood, and controlled. Comprising all relevant topics and authors in the context of present-day research on dynamical tunneling, this self-contained volume provides readers with the basis for further discovery into the potential of this powerful phenomenon.