Universal Approach to Optimal Photon Storage in Atomic Media
Gorshkov, Alexey V.
Sørensen, Anders S.
Lukin, Mikhail D.
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CitationGorshkov, Alexey V., Axel André, Michael Fleischhauer, Anders S. Sørensen, and Mikhail D. Lukin. 2007. “Universal Approach to Optimal Photon Storage in Atomic Media.” Physical Review Letters 98 (12). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevlett.98.123601.
AbstractWe present a universal physical picture for describing storage and retrieval of photon wave packets in a Lambda-type atomic medium. This physical picture encompasses a variety of different approaches to pulse storage ranging from adiabatic reduction of the photon group velocity and pulse-propagation control via off-resonant Raman fields to photon-echo-based techniques. Furthermore, we derive an optimal control strategy for storage and retrieval of a photon wave packet of any given shape. All these approaches, when optimized, yield identical maximum efficiencies, which only depend on the optical depth of the medium.
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