Magnetometry optimisation in unshielded environments

Arnold, Aidan and Griffin, Paul and Riis, Erling and Kale, Yogeshwar and Ingleby, Stuart and Henderson, Victoria and Elvin, Rachel and McGilligan, James Patrick (2016) Magnetometry optimisation in unshielded environments. In: 47th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2016-05-23 - 2016-05-27, Rhode Island Convention Center.

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    Abstract

    Optically pumped magnetometry in unshielded environments is potentially of great advantage in a wide range of surveying and security applications. Optimisation of OPM modulation schemes and feedback in the Mx scheme offers enhanced sensitivity through noise cancellation and decoherence suppression. The work presented demonstrates capability for softwarecontrolled optimisation of OPM performance in ambient fields in the 0.5G range. Effects on magnetometer bandwidth and sensitivity are discussed. Supported by UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.