Optical atomic magnetometry

Wojciech Gawlik, Szymon Pustelny

Abstract


This work presents new methods of optical magnetometry developed in the Center for Magneto-Optical Research at the Jagiellonian University. Using rubidium atoms contained in cm-long glass cells and amplitude-modulated laser light, we have recorded magneto-optical signals of extremely small widths. These signals allow measurements of magnetic fields with a sensitivity comparable to that achieved with magnetometers based on Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs).

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