Orientation-to-alignment conversion and spin squeezing

  title={Orientation-to-alignment conversion and spin squeezing},
  author={S. Rochester and M. P. Ledbetter and T. Zigdon and A. Wilson-Gordon and D. Budker},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  • S. Rochester, M. P. Ledbetter, +2 authors D. Budker
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Physical Review A
  • The relationship between orientation-to-alignment conversion (a form of atomic polarization evolution induced by an electric field) and the phenomenon of spin squeezing is demonstrated. A "stretched" state of an atom or molecule with maximum angular-momentum projection along the quantization axis possesses orientation and is a quantum-mechanical minimum-uncertainty state, where the product of the equal uncertainties of the angular-momentum projections on two orthogonal directions transverse to… CONTINUE READING

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