First Steps Towards Two-Photon Magnetometry Using Polarized Noble Gases

We are collaborating with Skyler Degenkolb and Prof. Tim Chupp from the University of Michigan on demonstrating two-photon magnetometry using nuclear-spin polarized noble gases. Spinlab happens to have an intense and tumble UV laser source needed for this project. The first step is to find the UV two-photon transition in gaseous Xe. Shown below are Steve Fromm (DRS Scholar) & Skyler, the display of the 9-digit wavemeter on loan from UM, and the power of the UV laser at 256 nm.