Optically induced transverse magnetization in ruby near zero magnetic field; magnetically detected transient Hanle effect

Yoshihiro Takagi, Koichi Yamada, Yukio Fukuda, Tsuneo Hashi

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The transverse magnetization (Zeeman coherence) in ruby induced by a circularly polarized light pulse from a Q-switched ruby laser is magnetically detected by a pickup coil at room temperature. From the dependence of the observed signal amplitude on the applied transverse magnetic field (-100 to 100 Oe) the change of magnetization responsible for the Hanle effect near zero magnetic field has been observed and compared with theoretical calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-308
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Oct 24


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