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Chin. Opt. Lett.
 Home  List of Issues    Issue 06 , Vol. 15 , 2017    10.3788/COL201715.060201

Optical storage of orbital angular momentum via Rydberg electromagnetically induced transparency
Kai Wang1;2, Wei Zhang1;2, Zhiyuan Zhou1;2, Mingxing Dong1;2, Shuai Shi1;2, Shilong Liu1;2, Dongsheng Ding1;2, and Baosen Shi1;2
1 Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, CAS, [University of Science and Technology of China], Hefei 230026, China
2 Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information and Quantum Physics, [University of Science and Technology of China], Hefei 2 3002 6, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(06): pp.060201

Topic:Atomic and molecular physics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 160.2900  020.5780  

In this Letter, we report on the successful optical storage of orbital angular momentum (OAM) using Rydberg electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in cold rubidium atoms. With a storage time of 1.4 μs, the retrieved structure is highly similar, showing the ability of storing light’s OAM at a principal quantum number of 20. The results at higher principal quantum numbers (n=25,30) are also measured. These results show the promise of image processing based on a Rydberg atomic system.

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Get Citation: Kai Wang, Wei Zhang, Zhiyuan Zhou, Mingxing Dong, Shuai Shi, Shilong Liu, Dongsheng Ding, and Baosen Shi, "Optical storage of orbital angular momentum via Rydberg electromagnetically induced transparency," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(06), 060201(2017)

Note: This work was supported by the National Fundamental Research Program of China (No. 2 011CBA00200), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 11174271, 61275115, 61435011, and 61525504), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.


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