Slow light and EIT under realistic (imperfect) conditions

Mason Klein, Yanhong Xiao, Michael Hohensee, David F. Phillips, Ronald L. Walsworth

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Abstract

We report a preliminary experimental study of EIT and stored light in the high optieal depth regime. In particular, we characterize two ways to mitigate radiation trapping, a decoherence mechanism at high atomic density: nitrogen as buffer gas, and a long, narrow cell geometry. Initial results show the promise of both approaches in minimizing radiation trapping, but also reveal problems such as optical pumping into trapped end-states. We also observe distortion in EIT lineshapes at high optical depth, a result of interference from four-wave mixing. Experimental results are in good qualitative agreement with theoretical predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7226
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in Slow and Fast Light II - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2009Jan 27 2009

Other

OtherAdvances in Slow and Fast Light II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/25/091/27/09

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radiation trapping
Slow light
Slow Light
Trapping
Imperfect
Radiation
Optical pumping
Four-wave Mixing
Four wave mixing
Decoherence
optical pumping
four-wave mixing
optical thickness
Nitrogen
Buffer
Experimental Study
Buffers
buffers
Gases
Interference

Keywords

  • Buffer gas
  • Electromagnetically-induced transparency
  • Four-wave mixing
  • Optical depth
  • Slow light
  • Stored light
  • Vapor cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Klein, M., Xiao, Y., Hohensee, M., Phillips, D. F., & Walsworth, R. L. (2009). Slow light and EIT under realistic (imperfect) conditions. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7226). [72260H] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.816326

Slow light and EIT under realistic (imperfect) conditions. / Klein, Mason; Xiao, Yanhong; Hohensee, Michael; Phillips, David F.; Walsworth, Ronald L.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7226 2009. 72260H.

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

Klein, M, Xiao, Y, Hohensee, M, Phillips, DF & Walsworth, RL 2009, Slow light and EIT under realistic (imperfect) conditions. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7226, 72260H, Advances in Slow and Fast Light II, San Jose, CA, United States, 1/25/09. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.816326
Klein M, Xiao Y, Hohensee M, Phillips DF, Walsworth RL. Slow light and EIT under realistic (imperfect) conditions. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7226. 2009. 72260H https://doi.org/10.1117/12.816326
Klein, Mason ; Xiao, Yanhong ; Hohensee, Michael ; Phillips, David F. ; Walsworth, Ronald L. / Slow light and EIT under realistic (imperfect) conditions. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7226 2009.
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