An integrated system of hardware and software allowing precise definition of arbitrarily oriented magnetic fields up to |B| = 1 μT within a five-layer Mumetal shield is described. The system is calibrated with reference to magnetic resonance observed between Zeeman states of the 6S1/2 F = 4 133Cs ground state. Magnetic field definition over the full 4π solid angle is demonstrated with one-sigma tolerances in magnitude, orientation, and gradient of δ|B| = 0.94 nT, δθ = 5.9 mrad, and δ|∇B|=13.0δ|∇B|=13.0 pT/mm, respectively. This field control is used to empirically map Mx magnetometer signal amplitude as a function of the static field (B0) orientation.
- magnetic resonance
- magnetic field measurements
- optical pumping
Data for: "High-precision control of static magnetic field magnitude, orientation, and gradient using optically pumped vapour cell magnetometry"
Ingleby, S. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 1 Dec 2017