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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 775–779

Analysis of optical locking applied for rephasing halt in photon echoes

Byoung Seung Ham  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp. 775-779 (2011)

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Optical locking applied to rephased atoms in photon echoes is analyzed for on-demand photon storage time extension, where the storage time extension is confined by the inverse of spin inhomogeneous broadening. Both optical locking and photon storage mechanisms in atomic frequency comb echoes are discussed and compared with those in two-pulse photon echo-based phase-locked echoes and three-pulse photon echoes.

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(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.6240) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, coherent transient

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Original Manuscript: June 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2010
Published: March 21, 2011

Byoung Seung Ham, "Analysis of optical locking applied for rephasing halt in photon echoes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 775-779 (2011)

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