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Optical Engineering

Optically pumped atomic magnetometers after three decades
Author(s): Evgeny B. Alexandrov; Victor A. Bonch-Bruevich
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Paper Abstract

The main achievements in the development of optically pumped atomic magnetometers are reviewed. The best up-to-date magnetometers have sensitivities up to 0.1 pT/(Hz)1/2 and absolute accuracy of about 0.1 nT, permitting notless than 10 readings per 1 s. The main applications are earth field gradiometry and variometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 31(4) doi: 10.1117/12.56132
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 31, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Evgeny B. Alexandrov
Victor A. Bonch-Bruevich, S. I. Vavilov State Optics (United States)


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