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Title: Interferometric measurements of dynamic polarizabilities for metal atoms using electrically exploding wires in vacuum

Abstract

Measurements within 10% accuracy of the dynamic dipole polarizabilities {alpha}({lambda}) for five nonrefractory metal atoms (Mg, Ag, Al, Cu, and Au) at laser wavelengths of {lambda}=532 and 1064 nm are presented using electrical explosion of thin wires in vacuum and a novel laser probing integrated-phase technique. The technique is based on single-wavelength interferometry and does not require axial symmetry of the tested object. Theoretical prediction of {alpha}({lambda}) for wavelengths {lambda}=355, 532, and 1064 nm, as well as the static dipole polarizabilities {alpha}{sub st}, are also presented. An agreement within 20% was obtained between calculated data, recommended static polarizabilities {alpha}{sub st}, and the measured dynamic polarizabilities {alpha}(532 nm) and {alpha}(1064 nm)

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Ktech Corporation, 1300 Eubank Boulevard, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87123 (United States)
  2. (Russian Federation)
  3. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20787095
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.042501; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ALUMINIUM; ATOMS; AXIAL SYMMETRY; COPPER; DIPOLES; EXPLODING WIRES; GOLD; INTERFEROMETRY; LASER RADIATION; MAGNESIUM; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; POLARIZABILITY; SILVER; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Sarkisov, G. S., Beigman, I. L., Shevelko, V. P., Struve, K. W., P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow 119991, and Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185. Interferometric measurements of dynamic polarizabilities for metal atoms using electrically exploding wires in vacuum. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Sarkisov, G. S., Beigman, I. L., Shevelko, V. P., Struve, K. W., P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow 119991, & Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185. Interferometric measurements of dynamic polarizabilities for metal atoms using electrically exploding wires in vacuum. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Sarkisov, G. S., Beigman, I. L., Shevelko, V. P., Struve, K. W., P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow 119991, and Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185. Sat . "Interferometric measurements of dynamic polarizabilities for metal atoms using electrically exploding wires in vacuum". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20787095,
title = {Interferometric measurements of dynamic polarizabilities for metal atoms using electrically exploding wires in vacuum},
author = {Sarkisov, G. S. and Beigman, I. L. and Shevelko, V. P. and Struve, K. W. and P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow 119991 and Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185},
abstractNote = {Measurements within 10% accuracy of the dynamic dipole polarizabilities {alpha}({lambda}) for five nonrefractory metal atoms (Mg, Ag, Al, Cu, and Au) at laser wavelengths of {lambda}=532 and 1064 nm are presented using electrical explosion of thin wires in vacuum and a novel laser probing integrated-phase technique. The technique is based on single-wavelength interferometry and does not require axial symmetry of the tested object. Theoretical prediction of {alpha}({lambda}) for wavelengths {lambda}=355, 532, and 1064 nm, as well as the static dipole polarizabilities {alpha}{sub st}, are also presented. An agreement within 20% was obtained between calculated data, recommended static polarizabilities {alpha}{sub st}, and the measured dynamic polarizabilities {alpha}(532 nm) and {alpha}(1064 nm)},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 4,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}
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