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Storage and retrieval of ultraslow optical solitons in coherent atomic system
Zhengyang Bai, Chao Hang, Guoxiang Huang
State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy and Department of Physics, [East China Normal University], Shanghai 200062, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2013, 11(01): pp.012701

DOI:10.3788/COL201311.012701
Topic:Quantum optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 190.5530  270.1670  270.5530  

Abstract
We investigate the propagation of intense probe pulses in a lifetime broadened \Lambda-type three-level atomic system with a configuration of electromagnetically induced transparency. We find that ultraslow optical solitons formed by a balance between dispersion and nonlinearity can be stored and retrieved in the system by switching off and on a control field. Such pulses are robust during storage and retrieval, and hence may have potential applications in optical and quantum information processing.

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Received:2012/10/18
Accepted:2012/12/7
Posted online:2013/1/6

Get Citation: Zhengyang Bai, Chao Hang, Guoxiang Huang, "Storage and retrieval of ultraslow optical solitons in coherent atomic system," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11(01), 012701(2013)

Note: This work was supported by NSF-China under Nos. 11174080 and 11105052, and by the Open Fund from the State Key Laboratory of Precision Spectroscopy, East China Normal University.



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