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Title: Microwave transitions and nonlinear magneto-optical rotation in anti-relaxation-coated cells

Abstract

Using laser optical pumping, widths and frequency shifts are determined for microwave transitions between ground-state hyperfine components of {sup 85}Rb and {sup 87}Rb atoms contained in vapor cells with alkane anti-relaxation coatings. The results are compared with data on Zeeman relaxation obtained in nonlinear magneto-optical rotation (NMOR) experiments, a comparison important for quantitative understanding of spin-relaxation mechanisms in coated cells. By comparing cells manufactured over a forty-year period we demonstrate the long-term stability of coated cells, an important property for atomic clocks and magnetometers.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
840593
Report Number(s):
LBNL-56817
R&D Project: NATOMS; TRN: US0502099
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review A; Journal Volume: 71; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Submitted to Physical Review A: Volume 71, No.1; Journal Publication Date: 01/2005; PBD: 12 Aug 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; LASERS; RUBIDIUM 85; RUBIDIUM 87; COATINGS; OPTICAL PUMPING; SPIN; RELAXATION; STABILITY; ENERGY-LEVEL TRANSITIONS; ZEEMAN EFFECT; ATOMIC CLOCKS, ATOMIC MAGNETOMETERS, ANTI-RELAXATION COATED CELLS

Citation Formats

Budker, Dmitry, Hollberg. Leo, Kimball, Derek F., Kitching J., Pustelny Szymon, and Yashchuk, Valeriy V.. Microwave transitions and nonlinear magneto-optical rotation in anti-relaxation-coated cells. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Budker, Dmitry, Hollberg. Leo, Kimball, Derek F., Kitching J., Pustelny Szymon, & Yashchuk, Valeriy V.. Microwave transitions and nonlinear magneto-optical rotation in anti-relaxation-coated cells. United States.
Budker, Dmitry, Hollberg. Leo, Kimball, Derek F., Kitching J., Pustelny Szymon, and Yashchuk, Valeriy V.. Thu . "Microwave transitions and nonlinear magneto-optical rotation in anti-relaxation-coated cells". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/840593.
@article{osti_840593,
title = {Microwave transitions and nonlinear magneto-optical rotation in anti-relaxation-coated cells},
author = {Budker, Dmitry and Hollberg. Leo and Kimball, Derek F. and Kitching J. and Pustelny Szymon and Yashchuk, Valeriy V.},
abstractNote = {Using laser optical pumping, widths and frequency shifts are determined for microwave transitions between ground-state hyperfine components of {sup 85}Rb and {sup 87}Rb atoms contained in vapor cells with alkane anti-relaxation coatings. The results are compared with data on Zeeman relaxation obtained in nonlinear magneto-optical rotation (NMOR) experiments, a comparison important for quantitative understanding of spin-relaxation mechanisms in coated cells. By comparing cells manufactured over a forty-year period we demonstrate the long-term stability of coated cells, an important property for atomic clocks and magnetometers.},
doi = {},
journal = {Physical Review A},
number = 1,
volume = 71,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Aug 12 00:00:00 EDT 2004},
month = {Thu Aug 12 00:00:00 EDT 2004}
}