We acknowledge the financial support from the U. S. Army Research Office.
Optical information processing using alkali-metal vapors†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1995 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 319–322, March 1995
How to Cite
Ai, B. and Knize, R. J. (1995), Optical information processing using alkali-metal vapors. Adv. Mater., 7: 319–322. doi: 10.1002/adma.19950070317
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Nonlinear optical materials include inorganic single crystals, doped glasses, liquid crystals compound semiconductors and organic dyes. Here, an unusual type of NLP materials, with a very simple structure, alkalimetal vapors, are discussed. The vapors have been found to be among the best nonlinear optical materials for information processing in terms of several figures of merit. The “materials” and their applications are reviewed.