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An optical prism based on resonance ultra-dispersive media
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Paper Abstract

We have theoretically predicted and experimentally demonstrated an ultra-dispersive atomic prism made of coherently driven Rb atomic vapor. The prism posses spectral angular dispersion that six orders of magnetude higher than the prism made from optical glass; it is the highest spectral angular dispersion that has been ever shown (such angular dispersion allows one to resolve spatially light separated by a few kHz). The prism is working near the resonant frequency of atomic vapor, and its dispersion is optically controlled by coherent driving field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6482, Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing IV, 64820W (6 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.716477
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir A. Sautenkov, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Hebin Li, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Yuri V. Rostovtsev, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Marlan O. Scully, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Princeton Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6482:
Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing IV
Zameer U. Hasan; Alan E. Craig; Selim M. Shahriar; Hans J. Coufal, Editor(s)

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