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Selective Reflection of Laser Radiation from Ultrathin Layers of Cesium Atomic Vapors Confined in a Nanocell

  • A. D. SargsyanEmail author
  • A. S. Sarkisyan
  • D. H. Sarkisyan
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Abstract

The effect of the van der Waals interaction of cesium atoms with the sapphire windows of a nanocell was experimentally investigated using the selective reflection process. The distance L between the windows varied in the range of 50–2000 nm and the nanocell was filled with the vapors of cesium atoms. For the Cs atoms (the transition 6S1/2 → 6P1/2), the C3 coefficient of the van der Waals interaction with the sapphire windows of the nanocell is measured. It is shown that it is possible to determine the magnetic fields with the spatial resolution of 70 nm using the selective reflection spectrum and, consequently, both the homogeneous and highly gradient magnetic fields can be measured.

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cesium vapors selective reflection nanocell laser radiation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. D. Sargsyan
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. S. Sarkisyan
    • 1
  • D. H. Sarkisyan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Physical ResearchNAS of ArmeniaAshtarakArmenia

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