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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1999
  • pp: 31–37

Optical magnetic-resonance imaging of laser-polarized Cs atoms

Kiyoshi Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Anraku, Yoshiro Takahashi, and Tsutomu Yabuzaki  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 31-37 (1999)

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Optical magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) is performed to observe a density distribution of the laser-polarized Cs atoms that diffuse in helium buffer gas at roughly room temperature. Spatial resolution of optical MRI and sensitivity of optical detection are discussed for gaseous atoms in a weak magnetic field. We propose a fast method of three-dimensional optical MRI with parallel processing of signals from a photodetector array, and we discuss its application to the spin-polarized noble gas.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography

Kiyoshi Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Anraku, Yoshiro Takahashi, and Tsutomu Yabuzaki, "Optical magnetic-resonance imaging of laser-polarized Cs atoms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 31-37 (1999)

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