We discuss radiative corrections to an atomic two-level system subject to an intense driving laser field. It is shown that the Lamb shift of the laser-dressed states, which are the natural state basis of the combined atom-laser system, cannot be explained in terms of the Lamb shift received by the atomic bare states which is usually observed in spectroscopic experiments. In the final part, we propose an experimental scheme to measure these corrections based on the incoherent resonance fluorescence spectrum of the driven atom.
U. D. Jentschura et al., "Lamb Shift of Laser-Dressed Atomic States," Physical Review Letters, vol. 91, no. 25, pp. 2536011-2536014, American Physical Society (APS), Dec 2003.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.253601
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Approximation Theory; Electrodynamics; Electron Transitions; Fluorescence; Hamiltonians; Laser Beam Effects; Quantum Optics; Quantum Theory; Resonance; Monochromatic Laser Fields; Quantum Electrodynamics (QED); Atomic Physics
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