Accession Number:

ADA413208

Title:

ASSERT Proposal - FY 1997 Materials for Optical Memories, Signal Processing, and Frequency Standards

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 1997-31 Aug 2000

Corporate Author:

MONTANA STATE UNIV BOZEMAN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The achievements of previous graduate and undergraduate students and the recent technical accomplishments in our DOD-funded projects are presented to justify support for two graduate research assistants, for graduate student presentation of results at national scientific meetings, and for two undergraduate research students. This is a physicsoptics research program to supplement DEPSCoRAFOSR Contract Numbers F49620-94-1-0465 for Persistent Spectral Hole Burning Materials for Time-and Frequency-Domain Optical Memories and Signal Processing and F49620-96-1-0466 for Very-Narrow-Line Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Clocks Based on Spectral Hole Burning Frequency Standards. Facilities for hole burning and coherent transient research are available in our laboratory at Montana State University, a we have sixteen years of experience in this area, studying a variety of rare-earth activated materials. Our work is carried in collaboration with Scientific Materials Corporation -- an AFOSR SBIR contractor, with Roger Macfarlane at IBM Almaden Research Center, with groups at the University of Oxford - UK, and with other groups in the US and France. Roger Mcfarlane at IBM is collaborating directly in the work proposed here.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE