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Infrared dynamic polarizability of HD+ rovibrational states

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A calculation of dynamic polarizabilities of rovibrational states with vibrational quantum number v = 0–7 and rotational quantum number J = 0,1 in the 1sσg ground-state potential of HD+ is presented. Polarizability contributions by transitions involving other 1sσg rovibrational states are explicitly calculated, whereas contributions by electronic transitions are treated quasi-statically and partially derived from existing data [R. E. Moss and L. Valenzano, Mol. Phys., 2002, 100, 1527]. Our model is valid for wavelengths >4 μm and is used to assess level shifts due to the blackbody radiation (BBR) electric field encountered in experimental high-resolution laser spectroscopy of trapped HD+ ions. Polarizabilities of 1sσg rovibrational states obtained here agree with available existing accurate ab initio results. It is shown that the Stark effect due to BBR is dynamic and cannot be treated quasi-statically, as is often done in the case of atomic ions. Furthermore it is pointed out that the dynamic Stark shifts have tensorial character and depend strongly on the polarization state of the electric field. Numerical results of BBR-induced Stark shifts are presented, showing that Lamb–Dicke spectroscopy of narrow vibrational optical lines (∼10 Hz natural linewidth) in HD+ will become affected by BBR shifts only at the 10−16 level.

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The article was received on 15 Apr 2011, accepted on 03 Jun 2011 and first published on 13 Jul 2011

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21204D
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011,13, 18844-18851
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    Infrared dynamic polarizability of HD+ rovibrational states

    J.C.J. Koelemeij, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 18844
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CP21204D

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