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Magnetometry with millimeter-scale anti-relaxation-coated alkali-metal vapor cells

Published

Author(s)

M V. Balabas, D Budker, John E. Kitching, P Schwindt, Jason Stalnaker

Abstract

Dynamic nonlinear magneto-optical-rotation signals with frequency- and amplitude-modulated laser light have been observed and investigated with a spherical glass cell of 3-mm diameter containing Cs metal with inner walls coated with para?n. Intrinsic Zeeman relaxation rates of γ/(2π){approximately equal}20 Hz and lower have been observed. Favorable prospects of using millimeter-scale coated cells in portable magnetometers and secondary frequency references are discussed.
Citation
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics
Volume
23
Issue
6

Keywords

atomic clock, atomic magnetometer, cell, non-linear magneto-optic rotation, paraffin, wall coating

Citation

Balabas, M. , Budker, D. , Kitching, J. , Schwindt, P. and Stalnaker, J. (2006), Magnetometry with millimeter-scale anti-relaxation-coated alkali-metal vapor cells, Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=50240 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created June 1, 2006, Updated February 17, 2017