Theoretical and experimental studies of nuclear polarization induced by single-mode-laser optical pumping are reported. The nuclear polarization is shown to depend on the product of laser intensity and buffer-gas pressure. In Na23 it approaches one at modest laser intensities (∼100 mW/cm2) for pressures as small as a few hundred millitorr.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)