Ultradispersive adaptive prism based on a coherently prepared atomic medium Academic Article uri icon


  • 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. 2010 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Sautenkov, V. A., Li, H., Rostovtsev, Y. V., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 40

complete list of authors

  • Sautenkov, Vladimir A||Li, Hebin||Rostovtsev, Yuri V||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • June 2010