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We present an experimental and theoretical study of self-rotation of optical polarization in a rubidium vapor. The atomic vapor is placed in a magnetic shielding cavity to suppress the Faraday rotation effect. In our experiment, Doppler-free spectroscopy configuration is used, and F=2 -> F'=3 transition of 87Rb D2 line is chosen. We observe self-rotation of optical polarization effect at different pump light ellipticities. A theoretical analysis is then provided based on the experimental conditions. Theoretical simulation and experimental results are in good agreement.

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2011

T. Horrom, S. Balik, A. Lezama, M. D. Havey, and E. E. Mikhailov, Phys. Rev. A 83, 053850 (2011).

L. Krzemien, K. Brzozowski, A. Noga, M. Witkowski, J. Zachorowski, M. Zawada, and W. Gawlik, Opt. Commun. 284, 1247 (2011).

2010

2009

E. E. Mikhailov, A. Lezam, T. W. Noel, and I. Novikova, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1985 (2009).

2002

I. Novikova, A. B. Matsko, and G. R. Welch, J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2565 (2002).

2001

S. M. Rochester, D. S. Hsiung, D. Budker, R. Y. Chiao, D. F. Kimball, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 63, 043814 (2001).

2000

M. Fleischhauer, A. B. Matako, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 62, 013808 (2000).

I. Novikova, A. B. Matsko, V. A. Sautenkov, V. L. Velichansky, G. R. Welch, and M. O. Scully, Opt. Lett. 25, 1651 (2000).

1992

W. V. Davis, A. L. Gaeta, and R. W. Boyd, Opt. Lett. 17, 18 (1992).

Balik, S.

T. Horrom, S. Balik, A. Lezama, M. D. Havey, and E. E. Mikhailov, Phys. Rev. A 83, 053850 (2011).

Boyd, R. W.

W. V. Davis, A. L. Gaeta, and R. W. Boyd, Opt. Lett. 17, 18 (1992).

Brzozowski, K.

L. Krzemien, K. Brzozowski, A. Noga, M. Witkowski, J. Zachorowski, M. Zawada, and W. Gawlik, Opt. Commun. 284, 1247 (2011).

Budker, D.

S. M. Rochester, D. S. Hsiung, D. Budker, R. Y. Chiao, D. F. Kimball, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 63, 043814 (2001).

Chiao, R. Y.

S. M. Rochester, D. S. Hsiung, D. Budker, R. Y. Chiao, D. F. Kimball, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 63, 043814 (2001).

Davis, W. V.

W. V. Davis, A. L. Gaeta, and R. W. Boyd, Opt. Lett. 17, 18 (1992).

Fleischhauer, M.

M. Fleischhauer, A. B. Matako, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 62, 013808 (2000).

Gaeta, A. L.

W. V. Davis, A. L. Gaeta, and R. W. Boyd, Opt. Lett. 17, 18 (1992).

Gao, H.

Gawlik, W.

L. Krzemien, K. Brzozowski, A. Noga, M. Witkowski, J. Zachorowski, M. Zawada, and W. Gawlik, Opt. Commun. 284, 1247 (2011).

Havey, M. D.

T. Horrom, S. Balik, A. Lezama, M. D. Havey, and E. E. Mikhailov, Phys. Rev. A 83, 053850 (2011).

Horrom, T.

T. Horrom, S. Balik, A. Lezama, M. D. Havey, and E. E. Mikhailov, Phys. Rev. A 83, 053850 (2011).

Hsiung, D. S.

S. M. Rochester, D. S. Hsiung, D. Budker, R. Y. Chiao, D. F. Kimball, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 63, 043814 (2001).

Kimball, D. F.

S. M. Rochester, D. S. Hsiung, D. Budker, R. Y. Chiao, D. F. Kimball, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 63, 043814 (2001).

Krzemien, L.

L. Krzemien, K. Brzozowski, A. Noga, M. Witkowski, J. Zachorowski, M. Zawada, and W. Gawlik, Opt. Commun. 284, 1247 (2011).

Lezam, A.

E. E. Mikhailov, A. Lezam, T. W. Noel, and I. Novikova, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1985 (2009).

Lezama, A.

T. Horrom, S. Balik, A. Lezama, M. D. Havey, and E. E. Mikhailov, Phys. Rev. A 83, 053850 (2011).

Li, T.

Lu, D.

Matako, A. B.

M. Fleischhauer, A. B. Matako, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 62, 013808 (2000).

Matsko, A. B.

Mikhailov, E. E.

T. Horrom, S. Balik, A. Lezama, M. D. Havey, and E. E. Mikhailov, Phys. Rev. A 83, 053850 (2011).

E. E. Mikhailov, A. Lezam, T. W. Noel, and I. Novikova, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1985 (2009).

Noel, T. W.

E. E. Mikhailov, A. Lezam, T. W. Noel, and I. Novikova, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1985 (2009).

Noga, A.

L. Krzemien, K. Brzozowski, A. Noga, M. Witkowski, J. Zachorowski, M. Zawada, and W. Gawlik, Opt. Commun. 284, 1247 (2011).

Novikova, I.

E. E. Mikhailov, A. Lezam, T. W. Noel, and I. Novikova, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1985 (2009).

I. Novikova, A. B. Matsko, and G. R. Welch, J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2565 (2002).

I. Novikova, A. B. Matsko, V. A. Sautenkov, V. L. Velichansky, G. R. Welch, and M. O. Scully, Opt. Lett. 25, 1651 (2000).

Qi, Y.

Rochester, S. M.

S. M. Rochester, D. S. Hsiung, D. Budker, R. Y. Chiao, D. F. Kimball, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 63, 043814 (2001).

Sautenkov, V. A.

Scully, M. O.

I. Novikova, A. B. Matsko, V. A. Sautenkov, V. L. Velichansky, G. R. Welch, and M. O. Scully, Opt. Lett. 25, 1651 (2000).

M. Fleischhauer, A. B. Matako, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 62, 013808 (2000).

Shi, C.

Velichansky, V. L.

Wang, Y.

Wei, R.

Welch, G. R.

Witkowski, M.

L. Krzemien, K. Brzozowski, A. Noga, M. Witkowski, J. Zachorowski, M. Zawada, and W. Gawlik, Opt. Commun. 284, 1247 (2011).

Yashchuk, V. V.

S. M. Rochester, D. S. Hsiung, D. Budker, R. Y. Chiao, D. F. Kimball, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 63, 043814 (2001).

Zachorowski, J.

L. Krzemien, K. Brzozowski, A. Noga, M. Witkowski, J. Zachorowski, M. Zawada, and W. Gawlik, Opt. Commun. 284, 1247 (2011).

Zawada, M.

L. Krzemien, K. Brzozowski, A. Noga, M. Witkowski, J. Zachorowski, M. Zawada, and W. Gawlik, Opt. Commun. 284, 1247 (2011).

Zhang, S.

Zhou, Z.

Chin. Opt. Lett.

J. Mod. Opt.

I. Novikova, A. B. Matsko, and G. R. Welch, J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2565 (2002).

E. E. Mikhailov, A. Lezam, T. W. Noel, and I. Novikova, J. Mod. Opt. 56, 1985 (2009).

Opt. Commun.

L. Krzemien, K. Brzozowski, A. Noga, M. Witkowski, J. Zachorowski, M. Zawada, and W. Gawlik, Opt. Commun. 284, 1247 (2011).

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

M. Fleischhauer, A. B. Matako, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 62, 013808 (2000).

S. M. Rochester, D. S. Hsiung, D. Budker, R. Y. Chiao, D. F. Kimball, and V. V. Yashchuk, Phys. Rev. A 63, 043814 (2001).

T. Horrom, S. Balik, A. Lezama, M. D. Havey, and E. E. Mikhailov, Phys. Rev. A 83, 053850 (2011).

Other

C. J. Foot, Atomic Physics (Oxford University Press, England, 2005).

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