We study the magic wavelength for two-photon 1S–nS transitions in a hydrogen and deuterium atom, as well as 2S–nS transitions, where the lower level is the metastable 2S state. At the magic wavelength, the dynamic Stark shifts of the ground and the excited state of the transition coincide, so that the transition frequency is independent of the intensity of the trapping laser field. Experimentally feasible magic wavelengths of transitions with small slopes in the atomic polarizabilities are determined; these are the most stable magic wavelengths against variations of the laser frequency. We provide data for the magic wavelengths for the 1S–nS and 2S–nS transitions in hydrogen and deuterium, with n = 2, …, 8. We also analyze the stability of the elimination of the ac Stark shift at the magic wavelength against tiny variations of the trapping laser frequency from the magic value.
C. M. Adhikari et al., "Magic Wavelengths for 1S–nS and 2S–nS Transitions in Hydrogenlike Systems," Atoms, vol. 10, no. 1, article no. 1, MDPI, Mar 2022.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.3390/atoms10010001
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Atomic transitions; Magic wavelength; Optical trapping; Polarizabilities
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01 Mar 2022
National Science Foundation, Grant PHY–2110294