Laser-driven polarized H/D sources and targets

Journal Article

Traditionally, Atomic Beam Sources are used to produce targets of nuclear polarized hydrogen (H) or deuterium (D) for experiments using storage rings. Laser-Driven Sources (LDSs) offer a factor of 20-30 gain in the target thickness (however, with lower polarization) and may produce a higher overall figure of merit. The LDS is based on the technique of spin-exchange optical pumping where alkali vapor is polarized by absorbing circularly polarized laser photons. The H or D atoms are nuclear-polarized through spin-exchange collisions with the polarized alkali vapor and through subsequent hyperfine interactions during frequent H-H or D-D collisions. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clasie, B; Crawford, C; Dutta, D; Gao, H; Seely, J; Xu, W

Published Date

  • January 11, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 536 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 260 - 265

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0168-9002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nima.2004.08.082

Citation Source

  • Scopus