arc.alkali_atom_functions.AlkaliAtom.getSphericalDipoleMatrixElement#

AlkaliAtom.getSphericalDipoleMatrixElement(j1, mj1, j2, mj2, q)[source]#

Spherical Component of Angular Matrix Element

Parameters:
  • j1 (float) – total orbital angular momentum of state 1

  • mj1 (float) – projection of total orbital angular momentum of state 1

  • j2 (float) – total orbital angular momentum of state 2

  • mj2 (float) – projection of total orbital angular momentum of state 2

  • q (int) – specifies transition that the driving field couples to, from state 1 to state 2, with +1, 0 or -1 corresponding to driving \(\sigma^+\), \(\pi\) and \(\sigma^-\) transitions respectively.

Returns:

(units of reduced matrix element \(<j||er||j'>\) )

Return type:

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