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Accession Number ADA564075
Title Physics of Spin-Polarized Media.
Publication Date Mar 2011
Media Count 12p
Personal Author W. Happer
Abstract The work supported by this AFOSR grant during the past year was focused on the fundamental physics and the applications of spin polarized species. The most notable accomplishments of the past year were: (1) basic work basic physics needed to transform gas-cell atomic clocks based on optically- pumped alkali-metal atoms from secondary frequency standards to primary frequency standards; (2) completion of studies of optical pumping and magnetic resonances of spin-polarized metastable Xe atoms as potential candidates for atomic clocks; (3) detailed studies of nuclear and electron spin currents from an optically pumped vapor to cell walls; (4) initial studies of the optical pumping of alkali-metal atoms under laboratory conditions similar to those prevailing in sodium guidestars used in adaptive optics; (5) Personnel supported by this AFSOR grant or its predecessors have published a book Optical Pumping of Atoms, based on work that AFOSR has supported over the years.
Keywords Atomic clocks
Atomic properties
Atomic spin relaxation
Liouville space
Magnetic resonance
Optical pumping
Optically pumped alkali metal atoms
Sodium guidestar atoms
Xenon


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 99F - Physical & Theoretical Chemistry
Corporate Author Princeton Univ., NJ. Dept. of Physics.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 31 May 2010-6 Mar 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number FA9550-07-1-0103

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