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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11832–11840

Dynamic generation of robust and controlled beating signals in an asymmetric procedure of light storage and retrieval

Qian-Qian Bao, Jin-Wei Gao, Cui-Li Cui, Gang Wang, Yan Xue, and Jin-Hui Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11832-11840 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.011832


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Abstract

We propose an efficient scheme for the robust and controlled generation of beating signals in a sample of stationary atoms driven into the tripod configuration. This scheme relies on an asymmetric procedure of light storage and retrieval where the two classical coupling fields have equal detunings in the storage stage but opposite detunings in the retrieval stage. A quantum probe field, incident upon such an atomic sample, is first transformed into two spin coherence wave-packets and then retrieved with two optical components characterized by different time-dependent phases. Therefore the retrieved quantum probe field exhibits a series of maxima and minima (beating signals) in intensity due to the alternative constructive and destructive interference. This interesting phenomenon involves in fact the coherent manipulation of two dark-state polaritons and may be explored to achieve the fast quantum limited measurement.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2011
Published: June 2, 2011

Citation
Qian-Qian Bao, Jin-Wei Gao, Cui-Li Cui, Gang Wang, Yan Xue, and Jin-Hui Wu, "Dynamic generation of robust and controlled beating signals in an asymmetric procedure of light storage and retrieval," Opt. Express 19, 11832-11840 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-12-11832


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