Optimizing slow and stored light for multidisciplinary applications

Mason Klein, Yanhong Xiao, Alexey V. Gorshkov, Michael Hohensee, Cleo D. Leung, Mark R. Browning, David F. Phillips, Irina Novikova, Ronald L. Walsworth

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We present a preliminary experimental study of the dependence on optical depth of slow and stored light pulses in Rb vapor. In particular, we characterize the efficiency of slow and stored light as a function of Rb density; pulse duration, delay and storage time; and control field intensity. Experimental results are in good qualitative agreement with theoretical calculations based on a simplified three-level model at moderate densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Slow and Fast Light
StatePublished - Mar 21 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in Slow and Fast Light - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2008Jan 23 2008

Publication series

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


OtherAdvances in Slow and Fast Light
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Buffer gas
  • Electromagnetically-induced transparency
  • Optical depth
  • 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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