Polarized sodium nuclei produced by laser optical pumping with velocity changing collisions

P. G. Pappas, R. A. Forber, W. W. Quivers, R. R. Dasari, M. S. Feld, D. E. Murnick

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-239
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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