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Title: Higher-order spin-noise spectroscopy of atomic spins in fluctuating external fields

Here, we discuss the effect of external noisy magnetic fields on mesoscopic spin fluctuations that can be probed in semiconductors and atomic vapors by means of optical spin-noise spectroscopy. We also show that conventional arguments of the law of large numbers do not apply to spin correlations induced by external fields, namely, the magnitude of the 4th-order spin cumulant grows as ~N2 with the number N of observed spins, i.e., it is not suppressed in comparison to the 2nd-order cumulant. Moreover, this allows us to design a simple experiment to measure the 4th-order cumulant of spin fluctuations in an atomic system near thermodynamic equilibrium and develop a quantitative theory that explains all observations.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Center for Nonlinear Studies and Theoretical Division
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). National High Magnetic Field Lab.
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Theoretical Division
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-28255
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9926; PLRAAN
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9926
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; Atomic and Nuclear Physics; Material Science; spin noise; higher order correlators
OSTI Identifier:
1335612
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1242608