Recent Developments in Laser-Driven Polarized Sources
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.
KeywordsDeuterium Atom Magnetic Sublevel Increase Laser Power Tensor Analyze Power Radiation Trapping
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