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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 1998
  • pp: 4806–4809

Application of Zeeman modulation Faraday spectroscopy to the measurement of a magnetic field

Xiaohua Yang, Yangqin Chen, Peipei Cai, Hui Wang, Jinhai Chen, and Changping Xia  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4806-4809 (1998)

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We report what is to our knowledge the first possibility of a NO2 molecular magnetometer based on the Zeeman modulation magnetic rotation spectroscopic (ZM MRS) technique and the magneto-optic activity of NO2. The linear dependence of the ZM MRS signal intensity on the modulating magnetic field is theoretically analyzed and experimentally measured. The design concept of the magnetometer and its main features are discussed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.7490) Atomic and molecular physics : Zeeman effect
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(230.2240) Optical devices : Faraday effect
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

Original Manuscript: March 16, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998

Xiaohua Yang, Yangqin Chen, Peipei Cai, Hui Wang, Jinhai Chen, and Changping Xia, "Application of Zeeman modulation Faraday spectroscopy to the measurement of a magnetic field," Appl. Opt. 37, 4806-4809 (1998)

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