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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22464–22470

Phase measurement of fast light pulse in electromagnetically induced absorption

Yoon-Seok Lee, Hee Jung Lee, and Han Seb Moon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22464-22470 (2013)

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We report the phase measurement of a fast light pulse in electromagnetically induced absorption (EIA) of the 5S1/2 (F = 2)–5P3/2 (F′ = 3) transition of 87Rb atoms. Using a beat-note interferometer method, a stable measurement without phase dithering of the phase of the probe pulse before and after it has passed through the EIA medium was achieved. Comparing the phases of the light pulse in air and that of the fast light pulse though the EIA medium, the phase of the fast light pulse at EIA resonance was not shifted and maintained to be the same as that of the free-space light pulse. The classical fidelity of the fast light pulse according to the advancement of the group velocity by adjusting the atomic density was estimated to be more than 97%.

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OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: July 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2013
Published: September 16, 2013

Yoon-Seok Lee, Hee Jung Lee, and Han Seb Moon, "Phase measurement of fast light pulse in electromagnetically induced absorption," Opt. Express 21, 22464-22470 (2013)

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