Polarization of 129Xe with high power external-cavity laser diode arrays

J. N. Zerger, M. J. Lim, K. P. Coulter, T. E. Chupp

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We demonstrate narrowing of a 2 W, broad area laser diode array and present calculations of the resulting improvement of 129Xe polarization by spin exchange with laser optically pumped Rb vapor. This improvement significantly impacts both medical imaging with laser polarized noble gas and spin-exchange pumped noble gas maser research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1798-1800
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 3 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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