May19-09, 12:02 AM
i am working with cold atoms, alkali atoms specifically
Is there any book on the calculation of the transition matrix elements between different hyperfine levels?
I know the wigner-eckart theorem is central to this problem, but there are still a lot of stuffs to deal with.
For example, are the transition to the D1 and D2 lines share the same reduced matrix element? or almost the same?
all books i can find only treat trivial problems.
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