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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2323–2325

Photon echoes generated by reversing magnetic field gradients in a rubidium vapor

G. Hétet, M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, D. Oblak, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 20, pp. 2323-2325 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002323


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Abstract

We propose a photon echo quantum memory scheme using detuned Raman coupling to long-lived ground states. In contrast to previous three-level schemes based on controlled reversible inhomogeneous broadening that use sequences of π pulses, the scheme does not require accurate control of the coupling dynamics to the ground states. We present a proof-of-principle experimental realization of our proposal using rubidium atoms in a warm vapor cell. The Raman resonance line is broadened using a magnetic field that varies linearly along the direction of light propagation. Inverting the magnetic field gradient rephases the atomic dipoles and re-emits the light pulse in the forward direction.

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

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2008
Published: October 10, 2008

Citation
G. Hétet, M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, D. Oblak, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler, "Photon echoes generated by reversing magnetic field gradients in a rubidium vapor," Opt. Lett. 33, 2323-2325 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-20-2323


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