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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 5825–5830

High quality anti-relaxation coating material for alkali atom vapor cells

M. V. Balabas, K. Jensen, W. Wasilewski, H. Krauter, L. S. Madsen, J. H. Müller, T. Fernholz, and E. S. Polzik  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 5825-5830 (2010)

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We present an experimental investigation of alkali atom vapor cells coated with a high quality anti-relaxation coating material based on alkenes. The prepared cells with single compound alkene based coating showed the longest spin relaxation times which have been measured up to now with room temperature vapor cells. Suggestions are made that chemical binding of a cesium atom and an alkene molecule by attack to the C = C bond plays a crucial role in such improvement of anti-relaxation coating quality.

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(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

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Original Manuscript: December 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2010
Published: March 9, 2010

M. V. Balabas, K. Jensen, W. Wasilewski, H. Krauter, L. S. Madsen, J. H. Müller, T. Fernholz, and E. S. Polzik, "High quality anti-relaxation coating material for alkali atom vapor cells," Opt. Express 18, 5825-5830 (2010)

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