An optical prism based on resonance ultra-dispersive media Conference Paper uri icon


  • 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 rnagnetude 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.

name of conference

  • Integrated Optoelectronic Devices 2007

published proceedings

  • SPIE Proceedings

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

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

editor list (cited editors)

  • Hasan, Z. U., Craig, A. E., Shahriar, S. M., & Coufal, H. J.

publication date

  • February 2007