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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1016–1018

Large polarization rotation via atomic coherence

I. Novikova, A. B. Matsko, and G. R. Welch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 13, pp. 1016-1018 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001016


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Abstract

We report significant enhancement of the nonlinear Faraday rotation in optically thick Rb vapor. Polarization rotation angles as large as 10 rad were observed for what is believed to be the first time for sub-Gauss magnetic fields. The use of this effect for high-precision magnetometry is also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.7490) Atomic and molecular physics : Zeeman effect
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

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I. Novikova, A. B. Matsko, and G. R. Welch, "Large polarization rotation via atomic coherence," Opt. Lett. 26, 1016-1018 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-13-1016


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