@article {1406,
title = {Relativistic many-body calculations of electric-dipole matrix elements, lifetimes and polarizabilities in rubidium
},
journal = {Physical Review A},
volume = {69},
year = {2004},
month = {2004/2/27},
abstract = { Electric-dipole matrix elements for ns-n{\textquoteright}p, nd-n{\textquoteright}p, and 6d-4f transitions in
Rb are calculated using a relativistic all-order method. A third-order
calculation is also carried out for these matrix elements to evaluate the
importance of the high-order many-body perturbation theory contributions. The
all-order matrix elements are used to evaluate lifetimes of ns and np levels
with n=6, 7, 8 and nd levels with n=4, 5, 6 for comparison with experiment and
to provide benchmark values for these lifetimes. The dynamic polarizabilities
are calculated for ns states of rubidium. The resulting lifetime and
polarizability values are compared with available theory and experiment.
},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.69.022509},
url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0307057v1},
author = {M. S. Safronova and Carl J. Williams and Charles W. Clark}
}