Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fundamental limit to Spin Exchange Optical Pumping (SEOP)

In a detailed calculation, we have shown that anisotropic hyperfine interaction between the atomic electron and the rare-gas nucleus spins sets a fundamental limit to the maximum attainable polarization transfer of electron spin to nuclear spin. (submitted to PRL)

Tscherbul, Zhang, Sadeghpour and Dalgarno ( http://arxiv.org/abs/1012.0593).

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