Quantum polarization spectroscopy of ultracold spinor gases

K. Eckert, Zawitkowski, A. Sanpera, M. Lewenstein, E. S. Polzik

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We propose a method for the detection of ground state quantum phases of spinor gases through a series of two quantum nondemolition measurements performed by sending off-resonant, polarized light pulses through the gas. Signatures of various mean-field as well as strongly correlated phases of F=1 and F=2 spinor gases obtained by detecting quantum fluctuations and mean values of polarization of transmitted light are identified. © 2007 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100404
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2007


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