• Chinese Optics Letters
  • Vol. 22, Issue 12, (2024)
Fan Shimiao, Fan Wenfeng, Yuan Qi, Li Xiaoping, Pei Hongyu, Quan Wei, Duan Lihong
Author Affiliations
  • China
  • Beihang University
  • BUAA
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    We propose a high-sensitivity spin polarization detection scheme based on optical amplitude modulation in atomic co-magnetometers, which is different from the traditional configuration.A linearly polarized laser with intensity modulation interacts with electron spins, generating optical rotation angles. Through differential amplification and demodulation, atomic spin polarization information is extracted with high precision. The effectiveness of the proposed method is verified by applying external perturbations during testing. Compared to traditional detection methods, the proposed approach effectively enhances inertial measurement sensitivity. Specifically, at 1 Hz, the measurement sensitivity has increased from 9.7 ×10−6 °/s/Hz1/2 to 3.25 ×10−6 °/s/Hz1/2. Furthermore, the proposed scheme is easily integrable and conducive to future research on miniaturizing co-magnetometers, and can also be applied to many other related fields.
    Manuscript Accepted: Jun. 24, 2024
    Posted: Jul. 9, 2024