INVESTIGATIONS OF THE OPTICAL DETECTION OF HYPERFINE RESONANCES IN ALKALI VAPORS
Quarterly progress rept. no. 5, 15 May 15 Aug 1962
ROCHESTER UNIV NY INST OF OPTICS
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Experimental investigations using a vacuum ultra violet monochromator showed that a substantial degree of linear polarization of Lyman-alpha radiation 1216 ang0 can be produced by successive reflections at the Brewster angle approx. 60 degrees from cleaved surfaces of lithium fluoride. Two successive reflections gave a ratio of intensities in the plane of incidence and perpendicular to the plane on the order of 110, as determined by a third LiF surface as analyzer, with a transmission on the order of 10 for two reflections.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy