Magneto-optical rotation of nonmonochromatic fields and its nonlinear dependence on optical density Academic Article uri icon


  • We calculate magneto-optical rotation of nonmonochromatic fields in an optically thick cold atomic medium. We show that the nonmonochromatic nature leads to a nonlinear dependence of the rotation angle on optical density. Using our calculations, we provide a quantitative analysis of the recent experimental results of Labeyrie et al. [Phys. Rev. A 64, 033402 (2001)] using cold [Formula Presented] atoms. 2003 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., & Dasgupta, S.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS||Dasgupta, Shubhrangshu

publication date

  • June 2003