Accession Number : ADA315721

Title :   Continuous Sources of Optical Coherence for Optical Processing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 93-31 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, John E.

PDF Url : ADA315721

Report Date : 03 OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A broad program to investigate the nonlinear optical properties of a new type of dense atomic medium has been undertaken. This medium consists of a dense, diverging supersonic atomic beam for which the Doppler broadening is nearly eliminated by means of a magnetic field gradient. Research has been focused on characterizing the coherent radiation of the medium when it is prepared by continuous spatially separated optical fields. Spatial, directional, and coherence properties of the coherent field, including its quantum noise, have been investigated.

Descriptors :   *COHERENT OPTICAL RADIATION, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, MAGNETIC FIELDS, NONLINEAR OPTICS, QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, NOISE(ELECTRICAL AND ELECTROMAGNETIC), DOPPLER EFFECT, ATOMIC BEAMS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE