Magneto-optic piston effect

Dattagupta, S. ; Ghosh, R. ; Singh, J. (1999) Magneto-optic piston effect Physical Review Letters, 83 (4). pp. 710-713. ISSN 0031-9007

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Light-induced drift of optically active atoms in a buffer gas is a consequence of the unequal diffusive frictions suffered by the excited and the ground-state atoms. This drift can be used to create an "optical piston," which is best observed when the piston action is confined to a one-dimensional motion. We show that a novel way of realizing this phenomenon is to apply a magnetic field on charged active atoms.

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