Storage and retrieval of coherent optical information in atomic populations

  • Gromovyi M
  • Romanenko V
  • Mieth S
 et al. 
  • 16


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 2


    Citations of this article.


We propose a simple and powerful protocol to map an arbitrary atomic coherence between two quantum states into a population distribution of three metastable states, and later to retrieve the atomic coherence from the population distribution. The protocol applies simple sequences of radiation pulses with arbitrary temporal profile, either as coincident or as consecutive pulses. Mapping of rather short-lived atomic coherences into very long-lived atomic populations permits the prolongation of storage times (e.g. of optical information encoded in atomic coherences) by many orders of magnitude - without the need for complicated techniques to reduce homogeneous broadenings. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Atomic coherences
  • Optical information storage
  • Three level scheme

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free