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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2009
  • pp: 1834–1836

Efficient light storage in a Λ system due to coupling between lower levels

A. Eilam, A. D. Wilson-Gordon, and H. Friedmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 12, pp. 1834-1836 (2009)

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We show analytically and numerically that the application, during the storage time, of an additional weak field connecting the lower levels (LLs) of a Λ system can modify the spin coherence and the amplitude of the retrieved probe without causing distortion. The LL coupling field adds an additional phase-dependent term to the probe propagation equation. The retrieved probe is amplified when the total relative phase Φ = 0 or π and decreased when Φ = π 2 .

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2009
Published: June 9, 2009

A. Eilam, A. D. Wilson-Gordon, and H. Friedmann, "Efficient light storage in a Λ system due to coupling between lower levels," Opt. Lett. 34, 1834-1836 (2009)

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