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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 11, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 012701–

Storage and retrieval of ultraslow optical solitons in coherent atomic system

Zhengyang Bai, Chao Hang, and Guoxiang Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 012701- (2013)

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We investigate the propagation of intense probe pulses in a lifetime broadened Λ-type three-level atomic system with a configuration of electromagnetically induced transparency. We find that ultraslow optical solitons formed by a balance between dispersion and nonlinearity can be stored and retrieved in the system by switching off and on a control field. Such pulses are robust during storage and retrieval, and hence may have potential applications in optical and quantum information processing.

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(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

Zhengyang Bai, Chao Hang, and Guoxiang Huang, "Storage and retrieval of ultraslow optical solitons in coherent atomic system," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11, 012701- (2013)

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