Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Approximation Theory; Electrodynamics; Electron Transitions; Fluorescence; Hamiltonians; Laser Beam Effects; Quantum Optics; Quantum Theory; Resonance; Monochromatic Laser Fields; Quantum Electrodynamics (QED); Atomic Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0031-9007

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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Physics Commons

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