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Title: Ultradispersive adaptive prism based on a coherently prepared atomic medium

Abstract

We have experimentally demonstrated an ultra-dispersive optical prism made from a coherently driven Rb atomic vapor. The prism possesses spectral angular dispersion that is 6 orders of magnitude higher than that of a prism made of optical glass; such angular dispersion allows one to spatially resolve light beams with different frequencies separated by a few kilohertz. The prism operates near the resonant frequency of atomic vapor and its dispersion is optically controlled by a coherent driving field.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [4]
  1. Department of Physics and Institute for Quantum Studies, Texas A and M University, College Station, Texas 77843-4242 (United States)
  2. (Russian Federation)
  3. Department of Physics, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle, No. 311427, Denton, Texas 76203 (United States)
  4. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21439549
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 81; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.81.063824; (c) 2010 The American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ATOMS; GLASS; OPTICAL DISPERSION; PRISMS; RUBIDIUM; VAPORS; VISIBLE RADIATION; ALKALI METALS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; METALS; RADIATIONS

Citation Formats

Sautenkov, Vladimir A., P. N. Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow 119991, Li Hebin, Rostovtsev, Yuri V., Scully, Marlan O., and College of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. Ultradispersive adaptive prism based on a coherently prepared atomic medium. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.81.063824.
Sautenkov, Vladimir A., P. N. Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow 119991, Li Hebin, Rostovtsev, Yuri V., Scully, Marlan O., & College of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. Ultradispersive adaptive prism based on a coherently prepared atomic medium. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.81.063824.
Sautenkov, Vladimir A., P. N. Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow 119991, Li Hebin, Rostovtsev, Yuri V., Scully, Marlan O., and College of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. Tue . "Ultradispersive adaptive prism based on a coherently prepared atomic medium". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.81.063824.
@article{osti_21439549,
title = {Ultradispersive adaptive prism based on a coherently prepared atomic medium},
author = {Sautenkov, Vladimir A. and P. N. Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow 119991 and Li Hebin and Rostovtsev, Yuri V. and Scully, Marlan O. and College of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544},
abstractNote = {We have experimentally demonstrated an ultra-dispersive optical prism made from a coherently driven Rb atomic vapor. The prism possesses spectral angular dispersion that is 6 orders of magnitude higher than that of a prism made of optical glass; such angular dispersion allows one to spatially resolve light beams with different frequencies separated by a few kilohertz. The prism operates near the resonant frequency of atomic vapor and its dispersion is optically controlled by a coherent driving field.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.81.063824},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 6,
volume = 81,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
month = {Tue Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2010}
}