Storage and retrieval of thermal light in warm atomic vapor

Young Wook Cho, Yoon Ho Kim

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Abstract

We report an experimental demonstration of slowed propagation and storage and retrieval of thermal light using the effect of electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT) in the ?-type system of the D1 transition of 85Rb atom. The slowed-propagation of the probe thermal light beam through an EIT medium is observed by measuring the second-order correlation function of the light field using the Hanbury-Brown-Twiss interferometer. We also demonstrate the storage and retrieval of thermal light beam in the EIT medium. The direct measurement of the photon number statistics of the retrieved light field shows that the photon number statistics is preserved during the storage and retrieval process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Communications and Quantum Imaging VIII
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventQuantum Communications and Quantum Imaging VIII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Aug 22010 Aug 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7815
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceQuantum Communications and Quantum Imaging VIII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/8/210/8/5

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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