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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3529–3531

Magnetic field imaging with atomic Rb vapor

Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, I. Novikova, M. D. Havey, and F. A. Narducci  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 22, pp. 3529-3531 (2009)

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We demonstrate the possibility of dynamic imaging of magnetic fields using electromagnetically induced transparency in an atomic gas. As an experimental demonstration we employ an atomic Rb gas confined in a glass cell to image the transverse magnetic field created by a long straight wire. In this arrangement, which clearly reveals the essential effect, the field of view is about 2 × 2 mm 2 and the field detection uncertainty is 0.14 mG per 10 μ m × 10 μ m image pixel.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.3690) Atomic and molecular physics : Line shapes and shifts
(020.7490) Atomic and molecular physics : Zeeman effect
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: September 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2009
Published: November 11, 2009

Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, I. Novikova, M. D. Havey, and F. A. Narducci, "Magnetic field imaging with atomic Rb vapor," Opt. Lett. 34, 3529-3531 (2009)

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