Continuous Sources of Optical Coherence for Optical Processing.
Final rept. 1 Aug 93-31 Aug 96,
DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC DEPT OF PHYSICS
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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.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices