Hyperpolarizability of the neon atom. Academic Article uri icon


  • The multiconfiguration time-dependent Hartree-Fock method is applied to compute the hyperpolarizabiltiy of the neon atom and its frequency dependence. For the static limit =(0;0,0,0) we obtain =86.5 a.u. This value agrees very well with a recent experimental value of 75 a.u. <<93 a.u. obtained by Shelton and Lu [Phys. Rev. A 37, 3813 (1988)]. The results for the Kerr hyperpolarizability (;0,0,)=Kerr provide an estimate of the dispersion effects. Approximating our results with the formula Kerr=(1+AL2), where for the Kerr effect L2=22, we find A0.5010-10 cm2. 1989 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A Gen Phys

author list (cited authors)

  • Jaszunski, M., & Yeager, D. L.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Jaszunski, M||Yeager, DL

publication date

  • August 1989