Karen Sauer: SPACS Colloquium August 30, 2012

Training spin for low-field magnetic resonance

Johnson Center #325  Thursday 3:00pm

Sauer abstract: Magnetic resonance enables the ready identification and characterization of matter; low-field magnetic resonance pushes this capability into the field for widespread use. Potential applications are numerous – oil exploration, security checkpoints, pharmaceutical diagnostics, etc. My research explores how to harness spin dynamics at low fields to boost signal, gain new insight into nuclear interactions in materials, and improve detection sensitivity with the introduction of a radio-frequency quantum magnetometer. In this talk, I focus on optical-magnetic feedback for precision control of spin-dynamics and quantum noise in atomic magnetometry.