Abstract

More than 30 years ago, the feasibility of detecting magnetic resonance in the Faraday-rotation noise spectrum of transmitted light was demonstrated experimentally. However, practical applications of this experimental approach have emerged only recently thanks, in particular, to a number of crucial technical advancements. This method has now become a popular and efficient tool for studying magnetic resonance and spin dynamics in atomic and solid-state paramagnets. In this paper, we present a review of research in the field of spin-noise spectroscopy, including its physical basis, its evolution since its first experimental demonstration, and its recent experimental advances. Main attention is paid to the specific capabilities of this technique that render it unique compared to other methods of magnetic and optical spectroscopy. The paper is primarily intended for experimentalists who may wish to use this novel optical technique.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Linear optics, Raman scattering, and spin noise spectroscopy

M. M. Glazov and V. S. Zapasskii
Opt. Express 23(9) 11713-11723 (2015)

Rapid scanning of spin noise with two free running ultrafast oscillators

Jens Hübner, Jan Gerrit Lonnemann, Petrissa Zell, Hendrik Kuhn, Fabian Berski, and Michael Oestreich
Opt. Express 21(5) 5872-5878 (2013)

Reflection spectroscopy of spin-polarized atoms near a dielectric surface

Stefan Grafström, Tilo Blasberg, and Dieter Suter
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13(1) 3-10 (1996)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (18)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (8)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription