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Circular Polarization Spectroscopy: Disorientation Cross-Section in the ^133Cs 6p^2 P3/2 Level by Using Two-Photon Two-Color Nano-Second Pulsed Laser

by Marhatta, Ramesh

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We have experimentally investigated the disorientation cross-section of the cesium J = 3/2 excited-level atom by using two-photon two-color nano-second pulsed dye lasers in the presence of argon buffer gas. Alignment and orientation in the 6p^2 P3/2 level were produced with a circularly polarized light. The circular polarization degree was measured with the pump ( ? = 852.112 nm ) and probe laser ( ? = 603.409 nm ) to obtain disorientation cross-section in the 6p^2 P3/2 level cesium due to collision with the ground level argon atoms over the Zeeman population. The disorientation cross-section was extracted, using non-linear square fit, from the measured circular polarization spectra as a function of argon gas pressure. We obtained the value of disorientation cross-section as 151(42) °A^2 which matches with the theory.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:circular polarization spectrum alignment orientation

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Date of Publication:01/01/2007

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