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Spin Polarization of Atoms by Laser Driven Two Photon and Excimer Transitions

  • N. H. Tran
  • N. D. Bhaskar
  • W. Happer
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 30)

Abstract

Spin polarization of atoms by one-photon optical pumping has been an important tool ever since its discovery by Brossel and Kastler [1] and by Hawkins and Dicke [2]. In some situations the use of two-photon optical pumping to produce spin polarization would be advantageous. For exampl, one might use two-photon optical pumping with wavelengths between 2000 Å and 3000 Å to spin polarize Xe129, Xe131, Kr83 and other noble gases for which direct one-photon optical pumping of the ground state necessitates the use of vacuum ultraviolet photons. The localization of the spin polarization produced by nonlinear two-photon pumping near the focus of the pumping beam would have important advantages for remote sensing applications.

Keywords

Spin Polarization Rubidium Atom Internuclear Separation Spin Signal Laser Drive 
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References

  1. 1.
    J. Brossel and A. Kastler, Compt. Rend. 229, 1213 (1949).Google Scholar
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    W.B. Hawkins and R.H. Dicke, Phys. Rev. 91, 1008 (1953).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    R.E.M. Hedges, D.L. Drummond and A. Gallagher, Phys. Rev. A6, 1519 (1972)ADSGoogle Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. H. Tran
    • 1
  • N. D. Bhaskar
    • 1
  • W. Happer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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