J. Phys. II France 2 (1992) 593-599
A strong magneto-optical force exerted on neutral atomsR. Grimm1, V. S. Letokhov2, Yu. B. Ovchinnikov2 and A. I. Sidorov2
1 Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, W-6900 Heidelberg, Germany
2 Institute of Spectroscopy, Academy of Sciences, 142092 Troitsk, Moscow Region, Russia
(Received 11 December 1991, accepted 7 January 1992)
We report the theoretical prediction and the observation of a stimulated novel magneto-optical radiation force, acting on atoms located in a static magnetic field and irradiated by the resonant field of two counterpropagating monochromatic laser beams with different directions of polarization.
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