Zeeman effect

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Zee·man ef·fect

the splitting of spectral lines into three or more symmetrically placed lines when the light source is subjected to a magnetic field.

Zeeman,

Pieter, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate, 1865-1943.
Zeeman effect - the splitting of spectral lines into three or more symmetrically placed lines when the light source is subjected to a magnetic field.
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Optical magnetometers based on CPT and SERF regime operate in zero-magnetic-field conditions while the others require a weak magnetic field to induce Zeeman splitting. Between all the operation modes of optical magnetometers, the Mx configuration and SERF regime can achieve the highest sensitivity.
He pointed to the observation that the more luminous (hotter) stars have narrow lines, while less luminous (cooler) stars have broader lines, and also reviewed the effect that magnetic fields have on spectral lines, the Zeeman splitting observed when starlight is passed through a calcite crystal polariser, which separates circularly polarised and linearly polarised light.