Lasers are an important tool in the field of muon physics. A new application of lasers, namely producing polarized muonic atoms, is the subject of a new program at LAMPF. One technique already demonstrated is stopping unpolarized muons in a laser polarized3He target. A more promising idea is to polarize neutral muonic helium by collisions with laser polrized Rb vapor. These methods for producing polarized muonic helium will be useful for measuring the spin dependence of nuclear muon capture and for determining the induced pseudoscalar coupling.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)