Large polarization rotation via atomic coherence. Academic Article uri icon


  • We report significant enhancement of the nonlinear Faraday rotation in optically thick Rb vapor. Polarization rotation angles as large as 10 rad were observed for what is believed to be the first time for sub-Gauss magnetic fields. The use of this effect for high-precision magnetometry is also discussed.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Novikova, I., Matsko, A. B., & Welch, G. R.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Novikova, I||Matsko, AB||Welch, GR

publication date

  • January 2001