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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2519–2521

Conversion of laser-frequency noise to optical-rotation noise in cesium vapor

Ricardo Jiménez-Martínez, Svenja Knappe, W. Clark Griffith, and John Kitching  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 16, pp. 2519-2521 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002519


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Abstract

We have studied the noise in the optical rotation of a linearly polarized laser beam transmitted through a spin-polarized Cs 133 vapor as a function of its frequency detuning from the optical resonance. Our measurements demonstrate the direct conversion of the laser-frequency noise into optical rotation noise by the dispersive response of the atomic vapor. We describe this noise-conversion process in terms of a simple model that can be used to optimize the performance of atomic devices, such as atomic magnetometers, that use optical rotation as their operational signal.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4280) Imaging systems : Noise in imaging systems
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 25, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 8, 2009
Published: August 14, 2009

Citation
Ricardo Jiménez-Martínez, Svenja Knappe, W. Clark Griffith, and John Kitching, "Conversion of laser-frequency noise to optical-rotation noise in cesium vapor," Opt. Lett. 34, 2519-2521 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-16-2519


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