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11. Spectral response and characterization of a high-efficiency upconvertor for single-photon-level detection
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 10/18/2013
Authors: Paulina S Kuo, Oliver T Slattery, Yong-Su Kim, Jason S. Pelc, M. M. Fejer, Xiao Tang
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914453

12. Using radiation pressure for measurement of high-power laser emission
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 10/15/2013
Authors: Paul A Williams, Joshua Aram Hadler, Robert Lee, Frank Maring, John H Lehman
Abstract: We demonstrate a paradigm in absolute laser radiometry where a laser beam's power can be measured from its radiation pressure. Using an off-the-shelf high-accuracy mass scale and a 500 W Yb-doped fiber laser and a 92 kW CO2 laser, we show preliminary ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914101

13. Strong Casimir force reduction by metallic surface nanostructuring
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 9/27/2013
Authors: Francesco Intravaia, Stefan T. Koev, Il Woong Jung, Albert A. Talin, Paul S Davids, Ricardo Decca, Vladimir A Aksyuk, Diego A. R. Dalvit, Daniel Lopez
Abstract: The Casimir force is a quantum-mechanical interaction arising from vacuum fluctuations of the electromagnetic (EM) field and is technologically significant in micro- and nanomechanical systems. Despite rapid progress in nanophotonics, the goal of e ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910133

14. Spectral response of an upconversion detector and spectrometer
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 9/17/2013
Authors: Paulina S Kuo, Oliver T Slattery, Yong-Su Kim, Jason S. Pelc, M. M. Fejer, Xiao Tang
Abstract: We theoretically and experimentally investigate the spectral response of an upconversion detector and discuss implications for its use as an infrared spectrometer. Upconversion detection is based on high-conversion-efficiency sum-frequency generation ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914034

15. Linear and nonlinear Faraday rotations of light polarization in a four-level active-Raman-gain medium
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 8/28/2013
Authors: Lu Deng, Chengjie Zhu, Edward W Hagley
Abstract: We investigate linear and nonlinear Faraday effects in a room-temperature, coherently driven four-level active- Raman-gain (ARG) medium. By using the multiple-scale method, we derive two nonlinear coupled envelope equations governing the dynami ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=914050

16. The Cosmic Infrared Background Experiment (CIBER): the Narrow Band Spectrometer
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 8/19/2013
Authors: Steven W Brown, Keith R. Lykke, Allan W. Smith, P M. Korngut, T. Renbarger, T. Arai, J. Battle, A. Cooray, V. Hristov, B. Keating, M. G. Kims, A. Lanz, D. H. Lee, L. R. Levenson, P. Mason, T. Matsumoto, S. Matsuura, U. W. Niam, B. Shultz, I. Sullivan, K. Tsumura, T. Wada, M. Zemcov
Abstract: We have developed a near-infrared spectrometer designed to measure the absolute intensity of the Solar 854.2 nm Ca II Fraunhofer line, scattered by interplanetary dust, in the Zodiacal light spectrum. Based on the known equivalent line width in the S ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912115

17. Dynamic light deflection in an active Raman-gain medium using a spatially inhomogeneous pump
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 7/25/2013
Authors: Lu Deng, Edward W Hagley, Chengjie Zhu
Abstract: We study optical wave deflection in a three-level active Raman gain medium using a spatially inhomogeneous pump field. Using the eikonal approximation, we derive an analytical expression for the deflection angle and demonstrate more than an ord ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913785

18. Harnessing 3D Scattered Optical Fields for sub-20 nm Defect Detection
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 6/24/2013
Authors: Bryan M Barnes, Martin Y Sohn, Francois R. Goasmat, Hui Zhou, Richard M Silver, Abraham Arceo
Abstract: Experimental imaging at =193 nm of sub-resolved defects performed at several focus positions yields a volume of spatial and intensity data. Defects are located in a differential volume, given a reference, with up to 5x increase in sensitivity ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913510

19. Implementation of generalized quantum measurements for unambiguous discrimination of multiple nonorthogonal coherent states
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 6/18/2013
Authors: Francisco E. Becerra Chavez, Jingyun Fan, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: Generalized quantum measurements can perform perfect discrimination of nonorthogonal states by allowing for inconclusive results, task which is impossible performing only measurements with definite outcomes. We demonstrate the realization of genera ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912966

20. Nanosecond-scale timing jitter in transition edge sensors at telecom and visible wavelengths
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 6/10/2013
Authors: Antia A. Lamas-Linares, Brice R. Calkins, Nathan A Tomlin, Thomas Gerrits, Adriana E Lita, Joern Beyer, Richard P Mirin, Sae Woo Nam
Abstract: Transition edge sensors (TES) have the highest reported efficiencies (> 98%) for single photon detection in the visible and near infrared. Experiments in quantum information and foundations of physics that rely on this efficiency have started incor ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911942



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