Analysis of Polarizability Measurements Made with Atom Interferometry
AbstractWe present revised measurements of the static electric dipole polarizabilities of K, Rb, and Cs based on atom interferometer experiments presented in [Phys. Rev. A 2015, 92, 052513] but now re-analyzed with new calibrations for the magnitude and geometry of the applied electric ﬁeld gradient. The resulting polarizability values did not change, but the uncertainties were signiﬁcantly reduced. Then, we interpret several measurements of alkali metal atomic polarizabilities in terms of atomic oscillator strengths fik, Einstein coefﬁcients Aik, state lifetimes τk, transition dipole matrix elements Dik, line strengths Sik, and van der Waals C6 coefﬁcients. Finally, we combine atom interferometer measurements of polarizabilities with independent measurements of lifetimes and C6 values in order to quantify the residual contribution to polarizability due to all atomic transitions other than the principal ns-npJ transitions for alkali metal atoms. View Full-Text
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Gregoire, M.D.; Brooks, N.; Trubko, R.; Cronin, A.D. Analysis of Polarizability Measurements Made with Atom Interferometry. Atoms 2016, 4, 21.
Gregoire MD, Brooks N, Trubko R, Cronin AD. Analysis of Polarizability Measurements Made with Atom Interferometry. Atoms. 2016; 4(3):21.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gregoire, Maxwell D.; Brooks, Nathan; Trubko, Raisa; Cronin, Alexander D. 2016. "Analysis of Polarizability Measurements Made with Atom Interferometry." Atoms 4, no. 3: 21.
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