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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics