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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1986
  • pp: 339–341

Effects of hyperfine structures on an optical stimulated echo memory device

Masaharu Mitsunaga, Ken-ichi Kubodera, and Hiroshi Kanbe  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 5, pp. 339-341 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000339


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Abstract

An optical three-pulse stimulated echo signal is analyzed theoretically and numerically for three pulses of arbitrary shape in a medium having hyperfine structures in the ground and excited states. The feasibility of its use as an optical fast-memory device is emphasized. Numerical analysis shows that the fidelity of the memory is reasonably good as long as the storage time T is short compared with the excited-state lifetime T1. However, the echo suffers severe modulation because of the hyperfine structures when T exceeds T1.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 11, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 1986
Published: May 1, 1986

Citation
Masaharu Mitsunaga, Ken-ichi Kubodera, and Hiroshi Kanbe, "Effects of hyperfine structures on an optical stimulated echo memory device," Opt. Lett. 11, 339-341 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-5-339

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