1 September 1991 Corrections to the Golden Rule
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Proceedings Volume 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46791
Event: Southcentral '91 (Dallas), 1991, Dallas, TX, United States
The rate at which one atom in a photodetector is ionized by a beam of classical light is considered. A detailed examination of the probability of transition is presented, using first- order time-dependent perturbation theory and the rotating wave approximation. This method usually leads to the well-known rule called 'golden' by Fermi. The authors have made a more accurate analysis based on numerical quadrature techniques. They discover a curious oscillation in the probability for photoionization for short times and a temporal shift in the curve as compared to the results given by the golden rule. The shift is approximated analytically and found to correspond with the numerical result to a high precision. Results for the probability of photoionization are shown without using the rotating wave approximation.
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Heidi Fearn, Heidi Fearn, Willis E. Lamb, Willis E. Lamb, } "Corrections to the Golden Rule", Proc. SPIE 1497, Nonlinear Optics and Materials, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46791; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46791

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