Accession Number : ADA293879

Title :   Quantum and Nonlinear Optics Research.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Mar 90-28 Feb 93,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kaplan, Alexander E.

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Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Since the research on this AFOSR grant started on March 1, '90, a number of new results were obtained by this principal investigator and his group in the field of nonlinear optics and quantum electronics. The research progressed basically in these directions: Pilot theoretical research on X-ray nonlinear optics, including resonant saturation related effects in plasmas (nonlinear absorption and nonlinear refractive index), and proposals for X-ray third harmonics generation, X-ray laser with noncoherent pumping, and X-ray four-wave mixing; Experimental discovery and experimental and theoretical research on dark spatial solitons; Theoretical investigation of previously discovered by this PI and his group dispersion related multimode amplification, instabilities, oscillations and chaos in nonlinear counterpropagating waves; Theoretical research on the fundamental problem of gradient-field-induced second-order nonlinear optical processing vacuum due to the photon-photon scattering of intense laser radiation in a dc magnetic field. jg p.4

Descriptors :   *QUANTUM WELLS, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, *LASER BEAMS, *SOLITONS, FREQUENCY, IONS, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, RADIATION, SCATTERING, MAGNETIC FIELDS, DISPERSING, SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), INTENSITY, REFRACTIVE INDEX, FOUR WAVE MIXING, SATURATION, INCOHERENCE, WAVE PROPAGATION, RESONANCE, THIRD HARMONIC GENERATION, PHOTONS, QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, MULTIMODE, ABSORPTION, PILOT STUDIES, AMPLIFICATION, GENERATORS, OSCILLATION, DIRECT CURRENT, PUMPING, ALKALI METALS, ZINC SELENIDES, X RAY LASERS.

Subject Categories : Quantum Theory and Relativity
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE