Optimizing stored light efficiency in vapor cells

Irina Novikova, Mason Klein, David F. Phillips, Ronald L. Walsworth

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We present a preliminary experimental study of slow and stored light in Rb vapor cells under the conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). We study the efficiency of light storage as a function of pulse duration, storage time, retrieval field intensity, etc. We demonstrate that atomic diffusion in-and-out of the laser beam plays an important role not well described by previous analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-97
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 22 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2005Jan 26 2005


  • 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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