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|Author(s):||Jabez J. McClelland; Michael H. Kelley;|
|Title:||Detailed Look at Aspects of Optical Pumping in Sodium|
|Published:||January 01, 1985|
|Abstract:||Calculations and measurements are presented of the increase in F-bar=1 ground-state population as a function of incident laser intensity in optically pumped sodium. The calculations involve numerical integration of a multilevel version of the optical Bloch equations. Agreement between experiment and theory is good when proper account is taken of the residual Doppler width in the atomic beam, which causes a larger increase in the F-bar=1 population. The F-bar=1 population increases by 3.5% at 35 mW/cm2, the highest laser intensity investigated.|
|Citation:||Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)|
|Pages:||pp. 3704 - 3710|
|Research Areas:||Atomic Physics|