Magnetometer based on atomic coherence and possible application to the search for P and T violating permanent electric dipole moments of atoms Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A new approach to the experimental search for P and T violating permanent electric dipole moments (EDMs) in atoms is proposed. The high dispersion of a phase coherent atomic medium at a point of electromagnetically induced transparency is used to detect linear Stark-shifts associated with an atomic EDM in a highly sensitive interferometric measurement. Possible noise sources are analysed and estimates are given for the device sensitivity.

published proceedings

  • Quantum and Semiclassical Optics: Journal of the European Optical Society Part B

author list (cited authors)

  • Fleischhauer, M., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Fleischhauer, M||Scully, MO

publication date

  • June 1995