An optical prism based on resonance ultra-dispersive media
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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
author list (cited authors)
Sautenkov, V. A., Li, H., Rostovtsev, Y. V., & Scully, M. O.
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.