Effects of magnetic fields on magnetic grating free induction decay (MGFID) in a cold Rb vapor

Sidney B. Cahn, A. Kumarakrishnan, Unyob Shim, Tycho Sleator

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    Abstract

    As presented in another paper, the magnetic grating free induction decay may be produced in a sample of room temperature (300 K) 85Rb, demonstrating the coherence between alternate magnetic sublevels Δm = 2. The decay rate of this coherence is dominated by the dispersal of the atoms and proportional to the most probable velocity u of the atoms. This paper shown that by slowing and confining the atoms in a magneto-optic trap, the decay rate may be reduced by several orders of magnitude, and effects resulting from weak magnetic fields may be investigated.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Number of pages1
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
    EventProceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS - Anaheim, CA, USA
    Duration: Jun 2 1996Jun 7 1996

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    OtherProceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS
    CityAnaheim, CA, USA
    Period6/2/966/7/96

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    Cahn, S. B., Kumarakrishnan, A., Shim, U., & Sleator, T. (1996). Effects of magnetic fields on magnetic grating free induction decay (MGFID) in a cold Rb vapor. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 6th Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS, Anaheim, CA, USA, .