Scientific Results

Forty years after the first dark resonance experiment: an overview of the COSMA project results

Year: 2017

Authors: Mariotti E., Bevilacqua G., Biancalana V., Cecchi R., Dancheva Y., Khanbekyan Alen, Marinelli C., Moi L., Stiaccini L., Cartaleva S., Andreeva C., Alipieva E., Gateva S., Krasteva A., Slavov D., Taskova E.T., Taslakov M., Todorov P., Tsvetkov S., Wilson Gordon A. Wilson, Margalit L., Gawlik W., Pustelny S., Stabrawa A., Sudyka J., Wojciechowski A., Renzoni F., Deans C., Hussain S., Marmugi L., Rassi D., Ozun O., Sarkisyan D., Azizbekyan H., Drampyan R., Khanbekyan Alek, Mirzoyan R., Papoyan A., Sargsyan A., Shmavonyan S., Tonoyan A., Ghosh P.N., Dey S., Mitra S., Ray B., Nasyrov K.A., Chapovsky P., Entin V., Nikolov N., Petrov N., Budker D., Patton B., Wickenbrock A., Zhivun L., Gozzini S.

Autors Affiliation: UniSiena, via Roma 56, Siena, Italia; IEBAS, Sofia, Bulgaria; Dept. of Chemistry, BIU, Israel; Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Applied Computer Science, JU, Krakow, Poland; Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UCL, London, UK; College of Human and Health Science, UniSwansea, UK; Institute for Physical Research, NAS RA, Ashtarak, Armenia; Dept. of Physics, Kolkata Univ., India; IAE, Siberian branch of RAS, Novosibirsk,Russia; Dept. of Physics, UCB, USA; Helmholtz Institute, JGU Mainz; INO – CNR, Pisa

Abstract: COSMA – Coherent Optics Sensors for Medical Application is an European Marie Curie Project running from 2012 to
March 2016, with the participation of 10 teams from Armenia, Bulgaria, India, Israel, Italy, Poland, Russia, UK, USA.
The main objective was to focus theoretical and experimental research on biomagnetism phenomena, with the specific
aim to develop all-optical sensors dedicated to their detection and suitable for applications in clinical diagnostics. The
paper presents some of the most recent results obtained during the exchange visits of the involved scientists, after an
introduction about the phenomenon which is the pillar of this kind of research and of many other new fields in laser
spectroscopy, atomic physics, and quantum optics: the dark resonance.


Volume: 10226      Pages from: 102260K-1  to: 102260K-9

More Information: doi: 10.1117/12.2264896
KeyWords: Coherent Population Trapping; Optical Magnetometry; Coatings; Imaging;