Authors: Suter, Dieter
Rosatzin, Martin
Mlynek, Jürgen
Title: Optically driven Spin Nutations in the Ground State of Atomic Sodium
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: We report detailed studies of the dynamic response of spin coherence to a step input of optically resonant narrow-band laser radiation in the presence of a static transverse magnetic field. The evolution of the spins is observed with a cw optical probe beam using polarization-selective detection of the transmitted light. In extension of previous optical-pumping experiments, the dynamics of the system are studied systematically as a function of optical-resonance detuning and intensity. Our experiments are performed on the 3s 2S1/2 ground state of sodium, using the D1 line for optical excitation. The experimental data are compared with theoretical predictions based on a Bloch-type equation of motion for an optically driven spin system in a J=(1/2 ground state.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2003/25001
http://dx.doi.org/10.17877/DE290R-3314
Publishers Link: http://e3.physik.tu-dortmund.de/~suter/eprints/Nutation.pdf
Issue Date: 1990-02
Rights: ©1990 The American Physical Society
Publisher: The American Physical Society
URL: http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRA/v41/p1634
Citation: Dieter Suter, Martin Rosatzin, and Jürgen Mlynek: Optically driven Spin Nutations in the Ground State of Atomic Sodium. In: Phys. Rev. A, 41, pp 1634-1644 (1990).
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