Dr. Krishna Myneni
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research
Development, and Engineering Center Redstone Arsenal, AL
I will discuss our basic and applied research program in atomic physics at the U.S. Army AMRDEC, and its use of precision spectroscopy for measurements of laser-atom interactions and atomic structure, as well as for application to sensor technologies of interest to us. In basic research, we perform precision spectroscopy to validate analytically-solvable models of hyperfine-resolved pump- probe spectra of alkali atoms in the weak pump-weak probe regime. We also perform basic and applied research in utilizing fast-light phenomena for optical cavity scale-factor enhancement in gyroscopes, and in using light-pulse atom interferometry for inertial sensing at useful measurement rates.