Measurement of the5D-level polarizability in laser-cooled Rb atoms Academic Article uri icon


  • We report on accurate measurements of the scalar S and tensor T polarizabilities of the 5D fine structure levels 5D3/2 and 5D5/2 in Rb. The measured values (in atomic units) S(5D3/2)=18400(75), T(5D3/2)=-750(30), S(5D5/2)=18600(76) and T(5D5/2)=- 1440(60) show reasonable correspondence to previously published theoretical predictions, but are more accurate. We implemented laser excitation of the 5D level in a laser-cooled cloud of optically polarized Rb-87 atoms placed in a constant electric field. 2014 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Snigirev, S., Golovizin, A., Tregubov, D., Pyatchenkov, S., Sukachev, D., Akimov, A., Sorokin, V., & Kolachevsky, N.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM