Optical magnetic resonance imaging with an ultra-narrow optical transition

S. Kato*, K. Shibata, R. Yamamoto, Y. Yoshikawa, Y. Takahashi

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)


We demonstrate optical magnetic resonance imaging (OMRI) of a Bose-Einstein condensate of ytterbium atoms trapped in a one-dimensional (1D) optical lattice using an ultra-narrow optical transition 1S 03P 2 (m=-2). We developed a vacuum chamber equipped with a thin glass cell, which provides high optical access and allows a compact design of magnetic coils. A line shape of a measured spectrum of the OMRI is well described by a spatial distribution of the atoms in a 1D optical lattice with the Thomas-Fermi approximation and an applied magnetic field gradient. The observed spectrum exhibits a periodic structure corresponding to the optical lattice periodicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Optical magnetic resonance imaging with an ultra-narrow optical transition'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this