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Resonant nonlinear magneto-optical effects of atoms in vapors, beams, and quantum crystals
Author(s): Antoine Weis; Georg Bison; Daniel Nettels; Ulrich Rasbach; Reinhard Mueller-Siebert
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Paper Abstract

We describe the basic principles underlying resonant nonlinear magneto-optical spectroscopy of alkali atoms and show how the technique can be applied for high resolution investigations of weak and strongly suppressed processes in spin coherent atomic ensembles. We illustrate this by a detailed discussion of four distinct applications, viz. the detection of small biomagnetic fields, the space and time resolved tomographic study of gas phase diffusion, the measurement of linear and quadratic Stark effects in atomic ground states and the study of (quantum) crystal field effects on solid helium-isolated atomic defect structures.

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Date Published: 29 May 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4748, ICONO 2001: Fundamental Aspects of Laser-Matter Interaction and Physics of Nanostructures, (29 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468930
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Antoine Weis, Univ. de Fribourg (Switzerland)
Georg Bison, Univ. de Fribourg (Switzerland)
Daniel Nettels, Univ. de Fribourg (Switzerland)
Ulrich Rasbach, Univ. de Fribourg (Switzerland)
Reinhard Mueller-Siebert, Univ. de Fribourg (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4748:
ICONO 2001: Fundamental Aspects of Laser-Matter Interaction and Physics of Nanostructures

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