2018-09-26 Welcome guest,  Sign In  |  Sign Up
Chin. Opt. Lett.
 Home  List of Issues    Issue 01 , Vol. 11 , 2013    10.3788/COL201311.012701

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

Topic:Quantum optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 190.5530  270.1670  270.5530  

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.

Copyright: © 2003-2012 . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 View PDF (160 KB)


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.


1. M. Fleischhauer, A. Imamoglu, and J. P. Marangos, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 633 (2005).

2. M. Fleischhauer and M. D. Lukin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5094 (2000).

3. L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, Nature 397, 594 (1999).

4. C. Liu, Z. Dutton, C. Behroozi, and L. Hau, Nature 409, 490 (2001).

5. I. Novikova, R. L. Walsworth, and Y. Xiao, Laser Photon. Rev. 6, 333 (2012).

6. A. B. Matsko, Y. V. Rostovtsev, O. Kocharovskaya, A. S. Zibrov, and M. O. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 64, 043809 (2001).

7. C. Mewes and M. Fleischhauer, Phys. Rev. A 66, 033820 (2002).

8. T. N. Dey and G. S. Agarwal, Phys. Rev. A 67, 033813 (2003).

9. Y. Wu and L. Deng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 143904 (2004).

10. G. Huang, L. Deng, and M. G. Payne, Phys. Rev. E 72, 016617 (2005).

11. H.-j. Li, C. Hang, and G. Huang, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 2028 (2009).

12. B. Luo, C. Hang, H. Li, and G. Huang, Chin. Phys. B 19, 054214 (2010).

Save this article's abstract as
Copyright©2018 Chinese Optics Letters 沪ICP备05015387