We demonstrate a novel miniature atomic magnetometer that uses differential detection of the spatially diverging components of a light field to monitor the Larmor precession frequency of alkali atoms confined in a micromachined vapor cell.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
E. R. Hodby, E. A. Donley, and J. Kitching, "A Miniature Differential Atomic Magnetometer Based on a Diverging Laser Beam," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper LWI4.
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