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Old and new spin physics with atoms in solid helium
Author(s): A. Weis; S. Kanorsky; S. Lang; Markus Arndt; S. B. Ross; S. Luecke; Theodor W. Haensch
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Paper Abstract

Paramagnetic impurities tapped in solid helium matrices are a new experimental sample with outstanding physical properties. One of the most challenging applications of paramagnetic atoms embedded in solid helium is the search for P- and T-violating permanent atomic electric dipole moments. Prerequisites for such an experiment are among others the achievement of a high degree of spin polarization by optical pumping, a long spin relaxation time and the efficient detection of electron spin magnetic resonance. In the present paper we present preliminary results along these lines. We also show that the technique of optically detected magnetic resonance is an efficient tool for the investigation of matrix effects due to anisotropies of the local trapping sites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2799, Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements, (6 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239833
Show Author Affiliations
A. Weis, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany)
S. Kanorsky, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany)
S. Lang, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany)
Markus Arndt, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany)
S. B. Ross, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany)
S. Luecke, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany)
Theodor W. Haensch, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2799:
Atomic and Quantum Optics: High-Precision Measurements
Sergei N. Bagayev; Anatoly S. Chirkin, Editor(s)

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