Sensitive detection of magnetic fields including their orientation with a magnetometer based on atomic phase coherence Academic Article uri icon


  • An optical magnetometer based on electromagnetically induced transparency is analyzed. Utilizing the different orientation characteristics for different field polarizations, the magnitude and orientation of an applied magnetic field can be measured. As a model system we consider the sodium [Formula Presented] transition taking into account hyperfine structure and optical pumping effects. 1998 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, H., Fleischhauer, M., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 62

complete list of authors

  • Lee, H||Fleischhauer, M||Scully, MO

publication date

  • September 1998