Method for measuring surface-interaction parameters of spin-polarized Rb atoms on coated Pyrex glass surfaces using edge enhancement

K. F. Zhao, M. Schaden, Z. Wu

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Abstract

We present a method for measuring surface interaction parameters of spin-polarized Rb atoms on coated Pyrex glass surfaces based on edge enhancement in optically pumped Rb vapor. The best fit to the measured magnetic resonance lines using a theoretical model yields a dwell time τs =1.8 μs and a spin relaxation probability ξs =0.015 for a spin-polarized Rb atom on a Pyrex glass surface coated with dichlorooctamethyl-tetrasiloxane (Surfasil), and τs =0.5 μs and ξs =0.001 on a surface coated with octadecyltrichlorosilane (OTS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034901
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume78
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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