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Engineering atomic polarization with microwave-assisted optical pumping

  title={Engineering atomic polarization with microwave-assisted optical pumping},
  author={A. Tretiakov and C. A. Potts and Y. Y. Lu and J. P. Davis and Lindsay J LeBlanc},
Polarized atomic ensembles play a crucial role in precision measurements. We demonstrate a novel method of creating atomic polarization in an alkali vapor in a continuous-wave regime. The method relies on a combination of optical pumping by a laser beam and microwave transitions due to a cavity-enhanced magnetic field. With this approach, atomic internal angular momentum can be oriented along a static magnetic field at an arbitrary angle with respect to the laser beam. Furthermore, the atomic… 

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