Accurate [Formula Presented] polarimetry using the Rb Zeeman frequency shift due to the [Formula Presented] spin-exchange collisions

M. V. Romalis, G. D. Cates

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Abstract

We describe a method of [Formula Presented] polarimetry relying on the polarization-dependent frequency shift of the Rb Zeeman resonance. Our method is ideally suited for on-line measurements of the [Formula Presented] polarization produced by spin-exchange optical pumping. To calibrate the frequency shift we performed an accurate measurement of the imaginary part of the [Formula Presented] spin-exchange cross section in the temperature range typical for spin-exchange optical pumping of [Formula Presented] We also present a detailed study of possible systematic errors in the frequency shift polarimetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3004-3011
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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