Experimental and theoretical study of spontaneous spin polarization and hysteresis in cesium vapor

A. Andalkar, R. B. Warrington, Michael V. Romalis, S. K. Lamoreaux, B. R. Heckel, E. N. Fortson

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Abstract

The phenomenon of spontaeous polarization in cesium vapor was studied under a broad range of experimental conditions. The spontaneous growth of spin polarization into either of the two stable spin directions, parallel or anti-parallel to the magnetic field, was observed. Furthermore, hysteresis curves of spin polarization versus the circular polarization of the pump light were measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume65
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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