Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation of elliptically polarized light Academic Article uri icon


  • An elliptically-dependent nonlinear magneto-optic rotation (NMOR) of elliptically polarized light propagating in a medium with atomic coherence was studied. The multiphoton processes were responsible for the creation of the high-order ground state coherence resulting in elliptically-dependent nonlinear magneto-optical rotation. Simple analytical expressions for the rotation were derived for the M interaction scheme.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

author list (cited authors)

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

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • January 2003