Spin-exchange relaxation-free magnetometry using elliptically polarized light

@inproceedings{Shah2009SpinexchangeRM,
  title={Spin-exchange relaxation-free magnetometry using elliptically polarized light},
  author={Vishal Kumar Shah and Mikhail V. Romalis},
  year={2009}
}
Spin-exchange relaxation free alkali-metal magnetometers typically operate in the regime of high optical density, presenting challenges for simple and efficient optical pumping and detection. We describe a highsensitivity Rb magnetometer using a single elliptically polarized off-resonant laser beam. Circular component of the light creates relatively uniform spin polarization while the linear component is used to measure optical rotation generated by the atoms. Modulation of the atomic spin… CONTINUE READING
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