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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1925–1933

Dispersive effects on optical information storage in Bose–Einstein condensates with ultraslow short pulses

Devrim Tarhan, Alphan Sennaroglu, and Özgür E. Müstecaplıoğlu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 1925-1933 (2006)

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We investigate the potential of atomic Bose–Einstein condensates as dynamic memory devices for coherent optical information processing. Specifically, the number of ultraslow pulses that can be simultaneously present within the storage time in the condensate has been analyzed. By modeling short-pulse propagation through the condensate, taking into account high-order dispersive properties, constraints on the information storage capacity are discussed. The roles of temperature, spatial inhomogeneity, the interatomic interactions, and the coupling laser on the pulse shape are pointed out. For a restricted set of parameters, it has been found that coherent optical information storage capacity would be optimized.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: December 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2006

Devrim Tarhan, Alphan Sennaroglu, and Özgür E. Müstecaplioğlu, "Dispersive effects on optical information storage in Bose-Einstein condensates with ultraslow short pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1925-1933 (2006)

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