Abstract

We present an experimental investigation of alkali atom vapor cells coated with a high quality anti-relaxation coating material based on alkenes. The prepared cells with single compound alkene based coating showed the longest spin relaxation times which have been measured up to now with room temperature vapor cells. Suggestions are made that chemical binding of a cesium atom and an alkene molecule by attack to the C = C bond plays a crucial role in such improvement of anti-relaxation coating quality.

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1. Introduction

Alkali atom vapor cells with anti-relaxation coating are used in many experiments in quantum optics and magnetometry [17]. Long relaxation times of atomic polarization are necessary for these experiments, and new coating materials improving the spin relaxation time due to wall collisions “in the dark” (i.e. in the absence of optical pumping or probe light) will in many cases also directly improve the performance of these experiments. For instance, in an atomic quantum memory based on alkali vapor cells the storage time equals the transverse relaxation time T2 in the dark. In atomic magnetometry the sensitivity to magnetic fields (the minimal detectable magnetic field in a given measurement time) scales as1/T2.

Experience with the preparation of traditional paraffin coated cells shows that a special period of “ripening” is needed just after the preparation of the coating [8]. The ripening period is characterized by a permanent increase of atom vapor pressure up to values usually 10-15% below the saturated vapor pressure. We know that during the ripening process the coating material absorbs alkali atoms intensively. Some characteristics of absorption were measured [9,10], but a detailed understanding of the mechanism of absorption is not established yet.

An interesting observation on the ripening process was made by performing Raman spectroscopy on paraffin coating material inside a potassium cell [11]. The spectroscopy was performed twice: just after the cell preparation and one year later. The spectral signature of unsaturated C = C bonds at 1644cm1 was found in the first experiment, while no such line was detected one year later. This suggests that potassium atoms modify the molecules of the coating material during the ripening period with saturation of C = C bonds. Organometallic molecules of the type KCH2(CnH2n)CH3 are the likely reaction products formed during the ripening. As a final result we have a solid solution of organometallic molecules in a saturated hydrocarbon solvent as a chemical model of ripened anti-relaxation coating material. Such organometallic molecules should not give rise to significant extra relaxation of alkali atoms vapor ground state polarization, because these molecules have saturated bonds. An interesting question to address is how the concentration of the solid solution affects the quality of the coating.

2. Experiment and results

To investigate the situation we prepared coated cells with 1-octadecene (CH2=CH(CH2)15CH3) and 1-nonadecene (CH2=CH(CH2)16CH3) from Sigma-Aldrich according to the procedure discussed in [8,11].

We measured the longitudinal relaxation time T1 and the dark line width G0of the magnetic resonance for cesium cells. T1 in the dark was measured by Franzen’s technique [12], described briefly below. The width (HWHM) G0=1/(2πT2) of the RF-optical double resonance line was measured as a function of light intensity in an actively stabilized magnetic environment at a magnetic field B=3500nT and at a cell temperature of Tcell=22C0. The transverse spin decay rate in the dark is determined by extrapolation to zero RF excitation power and light intensity.

The procedure for the T1 measurement is described in detail in [13]. In brief, the relaxation time in Franzen’s technique is inferred from the temporal change S(t) in the absorption of circularly polarized light as a result of a change Δni in the distribution of the populations of the Zeeman sublevels of the ground state due to relaxation transitions between them: S(t)=Δni(t)Wi, where Wi are the relative absorption probabilities for σ± polarized light. To detect the absorption signal the Cs vapor cell under study was placed in a longitudinal magnetic field and optically pumped by circularly polarized light on the D1 line along magnetic field direction. Light from a low noise RF-discharge lamp, spectrally filtered by interference filters, is used for optical pumping and the transmitted pump light is measured as a function of time. Interrupting the pump light path for variable time with an electromechanical shutter (switching time below 8ms), the difference in transmission immediately before and after the dark period is used to determine the decay of the atomic polarization in the dark period. Figure 1 shows raw photo detector signal registered at 12s dark period. The time scale step is 2ms.

 

Fig. 1 Typical raw signal obtained with Franzen’s technique.

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The results of the T1 measurements are presented in Fig. 2 for the case of spherical cesium vapor cells. Cell #1 has 35mm diameter and is coated with the material 1-nonadecene, cell #2 used for comparison has 40mm diameter and is coated with a standard paraffin material [8]. Figure 2 shows the experimental Franzen signal together with a fit to a function S(t) with two exponential decaysS(t)=S1fast[1exp(t/T1fast)]+S1slow[1exp(t/T1slow)]. The fitted parameters are presented for standard coating material and 1-nonadecene in Table 1 . The physics of fast and slow relaxation mechanisms is discussed in [14].

 

Fig. 2 “Relaxation in the dark” signal with a double exponential fit.

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Table 1. Fit parameters obtained from Franzen signal

The RF-optical double resonance line is detected using circularly polarized light on resonance with the CsD1transition, with an experimental setup shown schematically in Fig. 3 . We synchronously detect the unresolved group of Δm=1resonances within the F = 4 manifold of the ground state of Cs atoms. The magnetic field induction is actively stabilized at 3440nT. The light beam is oriented at 300to the direction of the static magnetic field. The dispersion component of the synchronous detection signal is chosen to record the double resonance line. The line width is extracted as half the frequency difference between minima and maxima of the dispersion signal. For further details on setup and procedure we refer to [15].

 

Fig. 3 Sketch of the setup for RF-optical double resonance detection.

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Figure 4 shows the resonance line width as a function of photocurrent (which is proportional to light intensity) together with a linear fit for the same two cells. The dark resonance line width is given by the resonance line width extrapolated to zero RF-excitation power and light intensity and is found from the fit to be G0=1.2(0.1)Hz for standard coating cell and G0=0.67(0.09)Hz for 1-nonadecene coating cell.

 

Fig. 4 Resonance line width as a function of light intensity.

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Comparison of the measured parameters for the cell with the 1-nonadecene coating and a cell with almost the same characteristic size and our standard paraffin coating shows tenfold elongation of T1 and 2-fold elongation of T2in the dark in favor of the 1-nonadecene coating. It should be noted that T2 time measurements are sensitive to both dephasing due to wall collisions as well as to residual inhomogeneity of the applied magnetic field.

To test the observed superiority of alkene based anti-relaxation coatings a set of coated cells were prepared with several standard mixtures of alkenes from Chevron-Phillips and their laboratory-made fractions. All cells showed good characteristics. Some fraction of alkenes showed very good temperature behavior, and it was possible to get signals at Tcell100C0 with characteristics only slightly worse than those at room temperature. This opens up for a wide range of coated cells for high temperature and thus high vapor density applications. Detailed results of these experiments will be reported elsewhere. Also, a few potassium and rubidium vapor cells were prepared with the new coating material. Those cells showed also very good characteristics.

To get a better understanding of the reasons for the improved performance of alkene based coatings more detailed modeling of the behavior of organometallic compounds in solid solution is desirable. Unfortunately, comprehensive information on alkali metal atoms organometallic compounds such as K,Rb,CsCH2(CnH2n)CH3 except methyl-, ethyl-K, Rb, Cs [16] is scarce in the literature. A popular science paper by I. P. Beletskaya [17] points out that organometallic substances of alkali atoms reveal nontrivial phase equilibrium between the substances and their ionic derivatives. Each of the derivatives has its own physical and chemical properties, for example optical absorption spectrum. Equilibrium coordinates depend on various factors, most prominently on the solvent nature and temperature. Therefore, by varying the temperature of the solution we can shift the equilibrium reversibly. Such behavior of organometallic compounds gives the opportunity to construct optimal anti-relaxation coatings for a given application.

3. Conclusion

We prepared vapor cells with high quality anti-relaxation coating based on the alkenes. For a well defined single compound coating material a more detailed description and understanding of alkali atom-coating interaction should be feasible. A good model for a solid solution of organometallic molecules in an alkene solvent could also be helpful to explain the results of light induced atom desorption experiments [18] and electric-field-induced density changes in coated alkali vapor cells [19].

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the members of the Quantop research group for their enthusiastic help and discussion, and the company Chevron-Phillips for support and their material supply. M. Balabas thanks Professor A. V. Baranov for Raman spectroscopy experiments and very helpful discussions. The work was funded by the EU projects QAP, COMPAS and HIDEAS.

References and links

1. D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, and M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62(4), 043403 (2000). [CrossRef]  

2. V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006). [CrossRef]  

3. D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear Magneto-optics and Reduced Group Velocity of Light in Atomic Vapor with Slow Ground State Relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(9), 1767–1770 (1999). [CrossRef]  

4. A. Kuzmich, K. Mølmer, and E. S. Polzik, “Spin squeezing in an ensemble of atoms illuminated with squeezed light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79(24), 4782–4785 (1997). [CrossRef]  

5. B. Julsgaard, A. Kozhekin, and E. S. Polzik, “Experimental long-lived entanglement of two macroscopic objects,” Nature 413(6854), 400–403 (2001). [CrossRef]   [PubMed]  

6. J. F. Sherson, H. Krauter, R. K. Olsson, B. Julsgaard, K. Hammerer, I. Cirac, and E. S. Polzik, “Quantum teleportation between light and matter,” Nature 443(7111), 557–560 (2006). [CrossRef]   [PubMed]  

7. J. Cviklinski, J. Ortalo, J. Laurat, A. Bramati, M. Pinard, and E. Giacobino, “Reversible quantum interface for tunable single-sideband modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(13), 133601 (2008). [CrossRef]   [PubMed]  

8. E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, D. Budker, D. English, D. F. Kimball, C.-H. Li, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Light-induced desorption of alkali-metal atoms from paraffin coating,” Phys. Rev. A 66(4), 042903 (2002). [CrossRef]  

9. M. V. Balabas and S. G. Przhibel’sky, “Kinetics of alkali atom absorption by a paraffin coating,” Chem. Phys. Rep. 4(6), 882–889 (1995).

10. V. Liberman and R. J. Knize, “Relaxation of optically pumped Cs in wall-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. 34(6), 5115–5118 (1986). [CrossRef]  

11. M. V. Ph. D. Balabas, Thesis (Vavilov’s State Optical Institute), 1995.

12. W. Franzen, “Spin relaxation of optically aligned rubidium vapor,” Phys. Rev. 115(4), 850–856 (1959). [CrossRef]  

13. M. V. Balabas, M. I. Karuzin, and A. S. Pazgalev, “Experimental investigation of the longitudinal relaxation time of electronic polarization of the ground state of potassium atoms in a cell with an antirelaxation coating on the walls,” JEPT Lett. 70(3), 196–200 (1999).

14. M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005). [CrossRef]  

15. E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, V. A. Bonch-Bruevich, S. V. Provotorov, and N. N. Yakobson, “Laboratory magnetometer bench,” Instrum. Exp. Tech. 29, 241–243 (1986).

16. E. Weiss, “Structure of organo alkali metal complexes and related compounds,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 32(11), 1501–1523 (1993). [CrossRef]  

17. I. P. Beletskaya, “Organometallic chemistry. Part 2,” Soros’s Educational Journal (in Russ.) 11, 90–95 (1998).

18. T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009). [CrossRef]  

19. D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009). [CrossRef]  

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

2009 (2)

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

J. Cviklinski, J. Ortalo, J. Laurat, A. Bramati, M. Pinard, and E. Giacobino, “Reversible quantum interface for tunable single-sideband modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(13), 133601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (2)

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. F. Sherson, H. Krauter, R. K. Olsson, B. Julsgaard, K. Hammerer, I. Cirac, and E. S. Polzik, “Quantum teleportation between light and matter,” Nature 443(7111), 557–560 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, D. Budker, D. English, D. F. Kimball, C.-H. Li, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Light-induced desorption of alkali-metal atoms from paraffin coating,” Phys. Rev. A 66(4), 042903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

B. Julsgaard, A. Kozhekin, and E. S. Polzik, “Experimental long-lived entanglement of two macroscopic objects,” Nature 413(6854), 400–403 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, and M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62(4), 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (2)

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear Magneto-optics and Reduced Group Velocity of Light in Atomic Vapor with Slow Ground State Relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(9), 1767–1770 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Balabas, M. I. Karuzin, and A. S. Pazgalev, “Experimental investigation of the longitudinal relaxation time of electronic polarization of the ground state of potassium atoms in a cell with an antirelaxation coating on the walls,” JEPT Lett. 70(3), 196–200 (1999).

1998 (1)

I. P. Beletskaya, “Organometallic chemistry. Part 2,” Soros’s Educational Journal (in Russ.) 11, 90–95 (1998).

1997 (1)

A. Kuzmich, K. Mølmer, and E. S. Polzik, “Spin squeezing in an ensemble of atoms illuminated with squeezed light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79(24), 4782–4785 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

M. V. Balabas and S. G. Przhibel’sky, “Kinetics of alkali atom absorption by a paraffin coating,” Chem. Phys. Rep. 4(6), 882–889 (1995).

1993 (1)

E. Weiss, “Structure of organo alkali metal complexes and related compounds,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 32(11), 1501–1523 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1986 (2)

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, V. A. Bonch-Bruevich, S. V. Provotorov, and N. N. Yakobson, “Laboratory magnetometer bench,” Instrum. Exp. Tech. 29, 241–243 (1986).

V. Liberman and R. J. Knize, “Relaxation of optically pumped Cs in wall-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. 34(6), 5115–5118 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1959 (1)

W. Franzen, “Spin relaxation of optically aligned rubidium vapor,” Phys. Rev. 115(4), 850–856 (1959).
[CrossRef]

Acosta, V.

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Alexandrov, E.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Alexandrov, E. B.

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, D. Budker, D. English, D. F. Kimball, C.-H. Li, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Light-induced desorption of alkali-metal atoms from paraffin coating,” Phys. Rev. A 66(4), 042903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, V. A. Bonch-Bruevich, S. V. Provotorov, and N. N. Yakobson, “Laboratory magnetometer bench,” Instrum. Exp. Tech. 29, 241–243 (1986).

Balabas, M.

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Balabas, M. V.

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, D. Budker, D. English, D. F. Kimball, C.-H. Li, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Light-induced desorption of alkali-metal atoms from paraffin coating,” Phys. Rev. A 66(4), 042903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Balabas, M. I. Karuzin, and A. S. Pazgalev, “Experimental investigation of the longitudinal relaxation time of electronic polarization of the ground state of potassium atoms in a cell with an antirelaxation coating on the walls,” JEPT Lett. 70(3), 196–200 (1999).

M. V. Balabas and S. G. Przhibel’sky, “Kinetics of alkali atom absorption by a paraffin coating,” Chem. Phys. Rep. 4(6), 882–889 (1995).

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, V. A. Bonch-Bruevich, S. V. Provotorov, and N. N. Yakobson, “Laboratory magnetometer bench,” Instrum. Exp. Tech. 29, 241–243 (1986).

Beletskaya, I. P.

I. P. Beletskaya, “Organometallic chemistry. Part 2,” Soros’s Educational Journal (in Russ.) 11, 90–95 (1998).

Bonch-Bruevich, V. A.

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, V. A. Bonch-Bruevich, S. V. Provotorov, and N. N. Yakobson, “Laboratory magnetometer bench,” Instrum. Exp. Tech. 29, 241–243 (1986).

Bramati, A.

J. Cviklinski, J. Ortalo, J. Laurat, A. Bramati, M. Pinard, and E. Giacobino, “Reversible quantum interface for tunable single-sideband modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(13), 133601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Budker, D.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, D. Budker, D. English, D. F. Kimball, C.-H. Li, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Light-induced desorption of alkali-metal atoms from paraffin coating,” Phys. Rev. A 66(4), 042903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, and M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62(4), 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear Magneto-optics and Reduced Group Velocity of Light in Atomic Vapor with Slow Ground State Relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(9), 1767–1770 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Cirac, I.

J. F. Sherson, H. Krauter, R. K. Olsson, B. Julsgaard, K. Hammerer, I. Cirac, and E. S. Polzik, “Quantum teleportation between light and matter,” Nature 443(7111), 557–560 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cviklinski, J.

J. Cviklinski, J. Ortalo, J. Laurat, A. Bramati, M. Pinard, and E. Giacobino, “Reversible quantum interface for tunable single-sideband modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(13), 133601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

English, D.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, D. Budker, D. English, D. F. Kimball, C.-H. Li, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Light-induced desorption of alkali-metal atoms from paraffin coating,” Phys. Rev. A 66(4), 042903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Franzen, W.

W. Franzen, “Spin relaxation of optically aligned rubidium vapor,” Phys. Rev. 115(4), 850–856 (1959).
[CrossRef]

Gawlik, W.

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Giacobino, E.

J. Cviklinski, J. Ortalo, J. Laurat, A. Bramati, M. Pinard, and E. Giacobino, “Reversible quantum interface for tunable single-sideband modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(13), 133601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Graf, M.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Graf, M. T.

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hammerer, K.

J. F. Sherson, H. Krauter, R. K. Olsson, B. Julsgaard, K. Hammerer, I. Cirac, and E. S. Polzik, “Quantum teleportation between light and matter,” Nature 443(7111), 557–560 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hovde, D. C.

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jackson Kimball, D.

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jackson-Kimball, D. F.

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Julsgaard, B.

J. F. Sherson, H. Krauter, R. K. Olsson, B. Julsgaard, K. Hammerer, I. Cirac, and E. S. Polzik, “Quantum teleportation between light and matter,” Nature 443(7111), 557–560 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Julsgaard, A. Kozhekin, and E. S. Polzik, “Experimental long-lived entanglement of two macroscopic objects,” Nature 413(6854), 400–403 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Karaulanov, T.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Karuzin, M. I.

M. V. Balabas, M. I. Karuzin, and A. S. Pazgalev, “Experimental investigation of the longitudinal relaxation time of electronic polarization of the ground state of potassium atoms in a cell with an antirelaxation coating on the walls,” JEPT Lett. 70(3), 196–200 (1999).

Kerner, K.

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kimball, D.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kimball, D. F.

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, D. Budker, D. English, D. F. Kimball, C.-H. Li, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Light-induced desorption of alkali-metal atoms from paraffin coating,” Phys. Rev. A 66(4), 042903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, and M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62(4), 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear Magneto-optics and Reduced Group Velocity of Light in Atomic Vapor with Slow Ground State Relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(9), 1767–1770 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Knize, R. J.

V. Liberman and R. J. Knize, “Relaxation of optically pumped Cs in wall-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. 34(6), 5115–5118 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Kozhekin, A.

B. Julsgaard, A. Kozhekin, and E. S. Polzik, “Experimental long-lived entanglement of two macroscopic objects,” Nature 413(6854), 400–403 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krauter, H.

J. F. Sherson, H. Krauter, R. K. Olsson, B. Julsgaard, K. Hammerer, I. Cirac, and E. S. Polzik, “Quantum teleportation between light and matter,” Nature 443(7111), 557–560 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kuzmich, A.

A. Kuzmich, K. Mølmer, and E. S. Polzik, “Spin squeezing in an ensemble of atoms illuminated with squeezed light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79(24), 4782–4785 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Laurat, J.

J. Cviklinski, J. Ortalo, J. Laurat, A. Bramati, M. Pinard, and E. Giacobino, “Reversible quantum interface for tunable single-sideband modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(13), 133601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ledbetter, M. P.

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, C.-H.

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, D. Budker, D. English, D. F. Kimball, C.-H. Li, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Light-induced desorption of alkali-metal atoms from paraffin coating,” Phys. Rev. A 66(4), 042903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Liberman, V.

V. Liberman and R. J. Knize, “Relaxation of optically pumped Cs in wall-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. 34(6), 5115–5118 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Mølmer, K.

A. Kuzmich, K. Mølmer, and E. S. Polzik, “Spin squeezing in an ensemble of atoms illuminated with squeezed light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79(24), 4782–4785 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Narducci, F.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nguyen, K.

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Olsson, R. K.

J. F. Sherson, H. Krauter, R. K. Olsson, B. Julsgaard, K. Hammerer, I. Cirac, and E. S. Polzik, “Quantum teleportation between light and matter,” Nature 443(7111), 557–560 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ortalo, J.

J. Cviklinski, J. Ortalo, J. Laurat, A. Bramati, M. Pinard, and E. Giacobino, “Reversible quantum interface for tunable single-sideband modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(13), 133601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pazgalev, A. S.

M. V. Balabas, M. I. Karuzin, and A. S. Pazgalev, “Experimental investigation of the longitudinal relaxation time of electronic polarization of the ground state of potassium atoms in a cell with an antirelaxation coating on the walls,” JEPT Lett. 70(3), 196–200 (1999).

Pinard, M.

J. Cviklinski, J. Ortalo, J. Laurat, A. Bramati, M. Pinard, and E. Giacobino, “Reversible quantum interface for tunable single-sideband modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(13), 133601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Polzik, E. S.

J. F. Sherson, H. Krauter, R. K. Olsson, B. Julsgaard, K. Hammerer, I. Cirac, and E. S. Polzik, “Quantum teleportation between light and matter,” Nature 443(7111), 557–560 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Julsgaard, A. Kozhekin, and E. S. Polzik, “Experimental long-lived entanglement of two macroscopic objects,” Nature 413(6854), 400–403 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Kuzmich, K. Mølmer, and E. S. Polzik, “Spin squeezing in an ensemble of atoms illuminated with squeezed light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79(24), 4782–4785 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Prabhudesai, V.

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Provotorov, S. V.

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, V. A. Bonch-Bruevich, S. V. Provotorov, and N. N. Yakobson, “Laboratory magnetometer bench,” Instrum. Exp. Tech. 29, 241–243 (1986).

Przhibel’sky, S. G.

M. V. Balabas and S. G. Przhibel’sky, “Kinetics of alkali atom absorption by a paraffin coating,” Chem. Phys. Rep. 4(6), 882–889 (1995).

Pustelny, S.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rangwala, S.

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ravi, K.

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rochester, S.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Rochester, S. M.

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, and M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62(4), 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear Magneto-optics and Reduced Group Velocity of Light in Atomic Vapor with Slow Ground State Relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(9), 1767–1770 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Rosen, Y.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sharma, A.

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sherson, J. F.

J. F. Sherson, H. Krauter, R. K. Olsson, B. Julsgaard, K. Hammerer, I. Cirac, and E. S. Polzik, “Quantum teleportation between light and matter,” Nature 443(7111), 557–560 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tsigutkin, K.

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Weiss, E.

E. Weiss, “Structure of organo alkali metal complexes and related compounds,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 32(11), 1501–1523 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Wong, C.

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Yakobson, N. N.

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, V. A. Bonch-Bruevich, S. V. Provotorov, and N. N. Yakobson, “Laboratory magnetometer bench,” Instrum. Exp. Tech. 29, 241–243 (1986).

Yashchuk, V.

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yashchuk, V. V.

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, D. Budker, D. English, D. F. Kimball, C.-H. Li, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Light-induced desorption of alkali-metal atoms from paraffin coating,” Phys. Rev. A 66(4), 042903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, and M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62(4), 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear Magneto-optics and Reduced Group Velocity of Light in Atomic Vapor with Slow Ground State Relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(9), 1767–1770 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zachorowski, J.

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zolotorev, M.

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, and M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62(4), 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. (1)

E. Weiss, “Structure of organo alkali metal complexes and related compounds,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 32(11), 1501–1523 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Rep. (1)

M. V. Balabas and S. G. Przhibel’sky, “Kinetics of alkali atom absorption by a paraffin coating,” Chem. Phys. Rep. 4(6), 882–889 (1995).

Instrum. Exp. Tech. (1)

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, V. A. Bonch-Bruevich, S. V. Provotorov, and N. N. Yakobson, “Laboratory magnetometer bench,” Instrum. Exp. Tech. 29, 241–243 (1986).

JEPT Lett. (1)

M. V. Balabas, M. I. Karuzin, and A. S. Pazgalev, “Experimental investigation of the longitudinal relaxation time of electronic polarization of the ground state of potassium atoms in a cell with an antirelaxation coating on the walls,” JEPT Lett. 70(3), 196–200 (1999).

Nature (2)

B. Julsgaard, A. Kozhekin, and E. S. Polzik, “Experimental long-lived entanglement of two macroscopic objects,” Nature 413(6854), 400–403 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. F. Sherson, H. Krauter, R. K. Olsson, B. Julsgaard, K. Hammerer, I. Cirac, and E. S. Polzik, “Quantum teleportation between light and matter,” Nature 443(7111), 557–560 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. (2)

V. Liberman and R. J. Knize, “Relaxation of optically pumped Cs in wall-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. 34(6), 5115–5118 (1986).
[CrossRef]

W. Franzen, “Spin relaxation of optically aligned rubidium vapor,” Phys. Rev. 115(4), 850–856 (1959).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. A (6)

E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, D. Budker, D. English, D. F. Kimball, C.-H. Li, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Light-induced desorption of alkali-metal atoms from paraffin coating,” Phys. Rev. A 66(4), 042903 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. T. Graf, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, K. Kerner, C. Wong, D. Budker, E. B. Alexandrov, M. V. Balabas, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Relaxation of atomic polarization in paraffin-coated cesium vapor cells,” Phys. Rev. A 72(2), 023401 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Karaulanov, M. Graf, D. English, S. Rochester, Y. Rosen, K. Tsigutkin, D. Budker, E. Alexandrov, M. Balabas, D. Kimball, F. Narducci, S. Pustelny, and V. Yashchuk, “Controlling atomic vapor density in paraffin-coated cells using light-induced atomic desorption,” Phys. Rev. A 79(1), 012902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Jackson Kimball, K. Nguyen, K. Ravi, A. Sharma, V. Prabhudesai, S. Rangwala, V. Yashchuk, M. Balabas, and D. Budker, “Electric-field-induced change of alkali-metal vapor density in paraffin-coated cells,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 032901 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, V. V. Yashchuk, and M. Zolotorev, “Sensitive magnetometry based on nonlinear magneto-optical rotation,” Phys. Rev. A 62(4), 043403 (2000).
[CrossRef]

V. Acosta, M. P. Ledbetter, S. M. Rochester, D. Budker, D. F. Jackson-Kimball, D. C. Hovde, W. Gawlik, S. Pustelny, J. Zachorowski, and V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear magneto-optical rotation with frequency-modulated light in the geophysical field range,” Phys. Rev. A 73(5), 053404 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

D. Budker, D. F. Kimball, S. M. Rochester, and V. V. Yashchuk, “Nonlinear Magneto-optics and Reduced Group Velocity of Light in Atomic Vapor with Slow Ground State Relaxation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 83(9), 1767–1770 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Kuzmich, K. Mølmer, and E. S. Polzik, “Spin squeezing in an ensemble of atoms illuminated with squeezed light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79(24), 4782–4785 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Cviklinski, J. Ortalo, J. Laurat, A. Bramati, M. Pinard, and E. Giacobino, “Reversible quantum interface for tunable single-sideband modulation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 101(13), 133601 (2008).
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Soros’s Educational Journal (1)

I. P. Beletskaya, “Organometallic chemistry. Part 2,” Soros’s Educational Journal (in Russ.) 11, 90–95 (1998).

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M. V. Ph. D. Balabas, Thesis (Vavilov’s State Optical Institute), 1995.

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Figures (4)

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Fig. 1

Typical raw signal obtained with Franzen’s technique.

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Fig. 2

“Relaxation in the dark” signal with a double exponential fit.

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Fig. 3

Sketch of the setup for RF-optical double resonance detection.

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Fig. 4

Resonance line width as a function of light intensity.

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Table 1 Fit parameters obtained from Franzen signal

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