Stochastic dynamics of atoms in a resonant light field in the quasi-classical approximation

A. V. Bezverbnyǐ, A. V. Shapovalov

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The stochastic dynamics of atoms with degenerate energy levels in a resonant nonuniformly polarized laser field is considered within the framework of the quasi-classical approach. The regular force entering into the Langevin equation and the correlation function of a random force are represented in the form of expansions in spatial gradients of the total light field. Specific features of kinetic distributions that are caused by the multiplicative character of noise, by anisotropy of dissipative processes, and by the presence of a vortex component in the light-induced force are considered for the example of a model system and a two-dimensional field configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-87
Number of pages8
JournalOptics and Spectroscopy (English translation of Optika i Spektroskopiya)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Stochastic dynamics of atoms in a resonant light field in the quasi-classical approximation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this