Modeling of pulse propagation in a four level atomic medium for gyroscopic measurements

Period of Performance: 08/15/2011 - 03/15/2012


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Rochester Optical Manufacturing Company
1260 Lyell Avenue
Rochester, NY 14606
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Research Institution

University of Rochester
518 Hylan, River Campusbox 27014
Rochester, NY 14627
Institution POC


A detail computational model is important in the construction and optimization of a slow-light gyroscope. Such a model needs to take into account many physical conditions such as Doppler broadening and cavity boundary conditions. As a result, the computational cost and resources for a full model can become very demanding even for today s powerful computing capabilities. The proposed effort develops an efficient and reconfigurable computation algorithm for modeling the pulse propagation in an atomic medium on a desktop platform that performs 100 times or better than the convention method.