Scattering theory of multilevel atoms interacting with arbitrary radiation fields

André Xuereb, P. Domokos, Peter Horak, Tim Freegarde

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Abstract

We present a generic transfer matrix approach for the description of the interaction of atoms possessing multiple ground state and excited state sublevels with light fields. This model allows us to treat multilevel atoms as classical scatterers in light fields modified by, in principle, arbitrarily complex optical components such as mirrors, resonators, dispersive and dichroic elements, and filters. We verify our formalism for two prototypical sub-Doppler cooling mechanisms and show that it agrees with the standard literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysica Scripta T
VolumeT140
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event16th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, CEWQO2009 - Turku, Finland
Duration: May 23 2009May 27 2009

Other

Other16th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, CEWQO2009
CountryFinland
CityTurku
Period5/23/095/27/09

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radiation distribution
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Scattering theory of multilevel atoms interacting with arbitrary radiation fields. / Xuereb, André; Domokos, P.; Horak, Peter; Freegarde, Tim.

Physica Scripta T. Vol. T140 2010. 014010.

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Xuereb, A, Domokos, P, Horak, P & Freegarde, T 2010, Scattering theory of multilevel atoms interacting with arbitrary radiation fields. in Physica Scripta T. vol. T140, 014010, 16th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics, CEWQO2009, Turku, Finland, 5/23/09. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-8949/2010/T140/014010
Xuereb, André ; Domokos, P. ; Horak, Peter ; Freegarde, Tim. / Scattering theory of multilevel atoms interacting with arbitrary radiation fields. Physica Scripta T. Vol. T140 2010.
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