Low-frequency 129Xe nuclear spin oscillator with optical spin detection

A. Yoshimi, T. Inoue, T. Furukawa, T. Nanao, K. Suzuki, M. Chikamori, M. Tsuchiya, H. Hayashi, M. Uchida, N. Hatakeyama, S. Kagami, Y. Ichikawa, H. Miyatake, K. Asahi

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Abstract

We have constructed a 129Xe nuclear spin oscillator which executes a self-sustained oscillation through an external feedback loop with optical detection of nuclear spin. The oscillator is capable of operating at frequencies much lower than the conventional nuclear spin maser. A method for efficient optical detection of spin has been developed and applied to the nuclear spin oscillator, and the frequency characteristics of the oscillator at low frequencies has been investigated. The spin oscillator was operated at frequencies 2.5-36 Hz. The frequency performance of the oscillator is discussed in relation to a planned search for an atomic electric dipole moment taking advantage of the present oscillator scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1924-1929
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume376
Issue number24-25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 14 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electric dipole moment
  • Frequency precision
  • Nuclear spin oscillator
  • Spin polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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