Recent Developments in Laser-Driven Polarized Sources

  • L. Young
  • K. P. Coulter
  • R. J. Holt
  • E. R. Kinney
  • R. S. Kowalczyk
  • D. H. Potterveld
  • A. Zghiche
Conference paper

Abstract

Recent progress in the performance of laser-driven sources of polarized hydrogen and deuterium is described. The current status of the prototype source, I = 2.5 x 1017s-1, polarization = 0.29 (including atomic fraction), is comparable to classical Stern-Gerlach sources. A scheme to improve source performance by approximately an order of magnitude, using a combination of optical-pumping spin-exchange and RF transitions, is outlined.

Keywords

Deuterium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Young
    • 1
  • K. P. Coulter
    • 1
  • R. J. Holt
    • 1
  • E. R. Kinney
    • 1
  • R. S. Kowalczyk
    • 1
  • D. H. Potterveld
    • 1
  • A. Zghiche
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DivisionArgonne National LaboratoryArgonneUSA

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