Spin randomization of light-induced desorbed Rb atoms
Authors: Dancheva Y., Marinelli C., Mariotti E., Gozzini S., Marmugi L., Zampelli M.R., Moi L., Ghosh P.N., Gateva S., Krasteva A., Cartaleva S.
Autors Affiliation: CNISM and Department of Physical, Earth and Environmental Sciences University of Siena, Via Roma 56, 53100 Siena, Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Ottica CNR, UOS “A.Gozzini”, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy; Department of Physics, University of Calcutta, 92APC Road, 700 009 Kolkata, India; Acad. E. Djakov Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 72 Tsarigradsko Chaussee, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
Abstract: We present the first experimental observation of atomic spin randomization of Rb atoms released by light-induced atomic desorption (LIAD). A natural mixture of Rb atoms contained in paraffin and PDMS coated glass cells is irradiated by a free-running diode laser light tuned to the Rb D2 resonance line. The transmission spectrum of the Rb vapor is thus modified and shows a strong enhancement of the hyperfine optical pumping as the light intensity is increased and the laser-frequency scanning rate is decreased. The D-2 line spectra are compared for two cases: without and with illumination of the walls of the cell by a UV lamp centered around the wavelength of 404 nm. A simple theoretical model based on the solution of the rate balance equations is introduced in order to analyze the experimental results.
Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONFERENCE SERIES
Volume: 514 Pages from: 012029 to: 012029
KeyWords: Atomic spins; Light-induced atomic desorption; Anti-relaxation coatingsDOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/514/1/012029Citations: 4data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2020-01-12References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here