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Appl Phys Lett. 2006;89(13):23575531-23575533. Epub 2006 Sep 27.

Parametric modulation of an atomic magnetometer.

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  • 1Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53705.

Abstract

The authors report on a rubidium atomic magnetometer designed for use in a shielded environment. Operating in the spin-exchange relaxation-free regime, the magnetometer utilizes parametric modulation of the z-magnetic field to suppress noise associated with airflow through the oven and to simultaneously detect x- and y-field components, using a single probe beam, with minimal loss of sensitivity and bandwidth. A white noise level of 60 fT/(Hz)(1/2) was achieved.

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