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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2771–2773

Adiabatic frequency conversion of optical information in atomic vapor

Frank Vewinger, Jürgen Appel, Eden Figueroa, and A. I. Lvovsky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2771-2773 (2007)

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We experimentally demonstrate a communication protocol that enables frequency conversion and routing of quantum information in an adiabatic and thus robust way. The protocol is based on electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in systems with multiple excited levels: transfer and/or distribution of optical states between different signal modes is implemented by adiabatically changing the control fields. The proof-of-principle experiment is performed using the hyperfine levels of the rubidium D1 line.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.5530) Quantum optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2007
Published: September 17, 2007

Frank Vewinger, Jürgen Appel, Eden Figueroa, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Adiabatic frequency conversion of optical information in atomic vapor," Opt. Lett. 32, 2771-2773 (2007)

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