Accession Number : ADA328772

Title :   Joint Services Optics Program Research in the Optical Sciences.

Descriptive Note : Final progress rept. 15 Dec 93-14 May 97,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Powell, Richard C.

PDF Url : ADA328772

Report Date : 14 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : This report describes research on eleven different projects ranging from fundamental quantum optics to optical systems engineering. Some of the important results include: The demonstration of a prototype all solid state intracavity Raman laser for sodium guide star generation in adaptive optics; the demonstration of a prototype generalized aspheric interferometer; the development of a real-time electronic holographic moire system for measuring stress of mechanical components; the development of enhanced techniques for near-field scanning optical microscopy; the characterization of photoactive yellow protein as a media for optical signal processing; the development of a theoretical basis for nonlinear atom optics leading to the generation of a coherent atomic beam; the demonstration of optical trapping of a single Cs atom far off resonance; the characterization of semiconductor quantum well systems; and the demonstration of prototype circular grating surface emitting distributed Bragg grating lasers. The JSOP program supported over 26 graduate students and resulted in over 71 publications. The Optical Sciences Center hosted a review of the JSOP program for DOD laboratory personnel and hosted workshops on quantum cryptography and on atom optics.

Descriptors :   *NONLINEAR OPTICS, *WORKSHOPS, *ADAPTIVE OPTICS, QUANTUM WELLS, PROTEINS, SEMICONDUCTORS, LASERS, OPTICAL SCANNING, SOLITONS, INTERFEROMETERS, ATOMIC BEAMS, MOIRE EFFECTS.

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE