Nonlinear magneto-optical effects in Ba vapor
Institute for Physical Research, Armenian Academy of
Science, 2 0203
2 Department of Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, 77843-4242 Texas, USA
3 Department of Physics and Institute for Quantum Studies, Texas A&M University, College Station, 77843-4242 Texas, USA
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b Current address: Department of Physics, the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, 23187-8795 Virginia, USA.
Received in final form: 24 May 2012
Published online: 30 October 2012
We report experimental measurements of linear and nonlinear magneto-optical polarization rotation on an intercombination transition of Ba vapor (λ = 791.1 nm). We observed a maximum polarization rotation angle in Faraday configuration of 15 mrad, accompanied by reduction of absorption.
Key words: Atomic Physics
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