Optical Pumping with Lasers

  • C. Cohen-Tannoudji


Optical pumping is a method for transferring to an ensemble of atoms a fraction of the angular momentum carried by a beam of polarized resonance radiation (1). The observation of the characteristics of the light absorbed or reemitted by these atoms gives a lot of information about atomic structure, relaxation phenomena, interaction processes between atoms and photons ...


Light Beam Spontaneous Emission Optical Pumping Single Mode Laser Larmor Precession 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Cohen-Tannoudji
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecole Normale Supérieure and Collège de FranceParisFrance

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