Magneto-optical effects with cold lithium atoms

S Franke-Arnold, Markus Arndt, Anton Zeilinger

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    We report measurements of magneto-rotational effects in the coherent forward scattering of light on an ensemble of cold 7Li atoms. The effect of the cold atomic cloud on the polarization state of a probe beam is studied for magnetic fields in the Faraday and Voigt configurations. Magneto-optical effects with cold atoms have the potential to be highly sensitive tools for the spatially and temporally resolved detection of either small atomic ensembles or small magnetic fields.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2527-2536
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Austrian Fields of Science 2012

    • 103026 Quantum optics

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