Retardation effects in spectroscopic measurements of the Casimir-Polder interaction

  title={Retardation effects in spectroscopic measurements of the Casimir-Polder interaction},
  author={J. C. de Aquino Carvalho and Paolo Pedri and Martial Ducloy and Athanasios Laliotis},
  journal={arXiv: Atomic Physics},
Spectroscopy is a unique experimental tool for measuring the fundamental Casimir-Polder interaction between excited state atoms, or other polarizable quantum objects, and a macroscopic surface. Spectroscopic measurements probe atoms at nanometric distances away from the surface where QED retardation is usually negligible and the atom-surface interaction is proportional to the inverse cube of the separation distance, otherwise known as the van der Waals regime. Here we focus on selective… 

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