05 07 27 8 v 1 2 9 Ju l 2 00 5 Born expansion of the Casimir-Polder interaction of a ground-state atom with dielectric bodies

Within leading-order perturbation theory, the Casimir-Polder potential of a ground-state atom placed within an arbitrary arrangement of dispersing and absorbing linear bodies can be expressed in terms of the polarizability of the atom and the scattering Green tensor of the body-assisted electromagnetic field. Based on a Born series of the Green tensor, a… CONTINUE READING