JETP Letters

, Volume 83, Issue 2, pp 64–68

Features of magneto-optical resonances in an elliptically polarized traveling light wave

Authors

  • D. V. Brazhnikov
    • Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of Sciences
    • Novosibirsk State Technical University
  • A. V. Taĭchenachev
    • Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of Sciences
    • Novosibirsk State University
  • A. M. Tumaĭkin
    • Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of Sciences
  • V. I. Yudin
    • Institute of Laser Physics, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of Sciences
    • Novosibirsk State Technical University
  • S. A. Zibrov
    • Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
    • Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (State University)
  • Ya. O. Dudin
    • Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
    • Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (State University)
  • V. V. Vasil’ev
    • Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
  • V. L. Velichansky
    • Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of Sciences
Article

DOI: 10.1134/S0021364006020044

Cite this article as:
Brazhnikov, D.V., Taĭchenachev, A.V., Tumaĭkin, A.M. et al. Jetp Lett. (2006) 83: 64. doi:10.1134/S0021364006020044

Abstract

The parameters of nonlinear absorption magneto-optical resonances in the Hanle configuration have been studied as functions of the ellipticity of a traveling light wave. It has been found that these parameters (amplitude, width, and amplitude-to-width ratio) depend strongly on the polarization of the light wave. In particular, the resonance amplitude can increase by more than an order of magnitude when the polarization changes from linear to optimal elliptic. It has been shown that this effect is associated with the Doppler frequency shift for atoms in a gas. The theoretical results have been corroborated in experiments in Rb vapor.

PACS numbers

33.55.Fi42.50.Gy42.62.Fi

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