Nonlinear magneto-optic polarization rotation with intense laser fields Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We have studied the nonlinear Faraday effect with intense linear polarized light in an optically thick atomic rubidium vapor. We demonstrate that the polarization rotation rate (rotation angle per unit magnetic field, in the limit of low field) has a maximum value as the intensity and density are increased. We also show that the optimal sensitivity of an optical magnetometer based on this system reaches a saturation value as the intensity and density are increased. 2008 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Hsu, P. S., Patnaik, A. K., & Welch, G. R.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Hsu, Paul S||Patnaik, Anil K||Welch, George R

publication date

  • November 2008