Dynamical polarizability of atoms in arbitrary light fields: general theory and application to cesium

Author(s): F.L. Kien, A. Rauschenbeutel

Journal: Eur. Phys. J. D

Page(s): 67:92

Year: 2013

DOI Number: 10.1140/epjd/e2013-30729-x

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We present a systematic derivation of the dynamical polarizability and the ac Stark shift of the ground and excited states of atoms interacting with a far-off-resonance light field of arbitrary polarization. We calculate the scalar, vector, and tensor polarizabilities of atomic cesium using resonance wavelengths and reduced matrix elements for a large number of transitions. We analyze the properties of the fictitious magnetic field produced by the vector polarizability in conjunction with the ellipticity of the polarization of the light field.

Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.2673

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