An optical prism based on resonance ultra-dispersive media Conference

Sautenkov, VA, Li, H, Rostovtsev, YV et al. (2007). An optical prism based on resonance ultra-dispersive media . 6482 10.1117/12.716477

cited authors

  • Sautenkov, VA; Li, H; Rostovtsev, YV; Scully, MO

fiu authors


  • 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.

publication date

  • May 24, 2007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 10

  • 081946595X

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9780819465955


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