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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics