Accession Number:

ADA533952

Title:

Tunable Optical Delay in Doppler-Broadened Cesium Vapor

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

Variable-delay tunable optical delay line or optical buffers are critical for the development of all-optical networks components as well as interferometry and analytic instruments. Recent research on slow light may hold the key for the development of the first practical tunable optical delay device. In this research the linear dispersion delay effects in an alkali vapor. The hyperfine relaxation observations present insight into the complex bleach wave dynamics during a high-intensity pulsed pump in DPAL systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE