Optimization of slow and stored light in atomic vapor

Irina Novikova, Alexey V. Gorshkov, David F. Phillips, Yanhong Xiao, Mason Klein, Ronald L. Walsworth

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


We present a preliminary experimental study of optimized slow and stored light pulses in Rb vapor cells. We study the efficiency of light storage as a function of pulse duration, storage time, retrieval field intensity, etc. We demonstrate a procedure based on time reversal for the optimization of the efficiency for storage of light in atomic ensembles suggested in a recent theoretical paper [A.V. Gorshkov et al., e-print archive quant-ph/0604037 (2006)]. Experimental results are in a good qualitative agreement with theoretical calculations based on a simplified three-level model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing IV
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing IV - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2007Jan 25 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherAdvanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing IV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Buffer gas
  • Electromagnetically induced transparency
  • Slow light
  • Stored light
  • Vapor cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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