Polarized sodium nuclei produced by laser optical pumping with velocity changing collisions

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  • Theoretical and experimental studies of nuclear polarization induced by single-mode-laser optical pumping are reported. The nuclear polarization is shown to depend on the product of laser intensity and buffer-gas pressure. In Na23 it approaches one at modest laser intensities (∼100 mW/cm2) for pressures as small as a few hundred millitorr. © 1981 The American Physical Society.
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  • Pappas PG; Forber RA; Quivers WW; Dasari RR; Feld MS; Murnick DE
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  • 236
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  • 239
  • Volume

  • 47
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  • 4