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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 16776–16782

Atomic magnetometry with maximally polarized states

Ran Fischer, Ofer Firstenberg, Moshe Shuker, and Amiram Ron  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 16776-16782 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.016776


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Abstract

A new magnetometry method based on electromagnetic induced transparency (EIT) with maximally polarized states is demonstrated. An EIT hyperfine resonance, comprising the mF=F state (end-state), is observed at a non-zero angle between the laser beam and the magnetic field. The method takes advantage of the process of end-state pumping, a well-known rival of simpler EIT magnetometry schemes, and therefore benefits at a high laser power. An experimental demonstration and a numerical analysis of the magnetometry method are presented. The analysis points on a clear sensitivity advantage of the end-state EIT magnetometer.

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OCIS Codes
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2009
Published: September 4, 2009

Citation
Ran Fischer, Ofer Firstenberg, Moshe Shuker, and Amiram Ron, "Atomic magnetometry with maximally polarized states," Opt. Express 17, 16776-16782 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-19-16776


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