Actions
  • shareshare
  • link
  • cite
  • add
add
auto_awesome_motion View all 3 versions
Publication . Article . Preprint . 2016

Dressed-state electromagnetically induced transparency for light storage in uniform-phase spin waves

Nikola Šibalić; Kondo, J. M.; Adams, C. S.; Weatherill, K. J.;
Open Access
Published: 27 Jul 2016
Country: United Kingdom
Abstract

We present, experimentally and theoretically, a scheme for dressed-state electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in a three-step cascade system where a four-level system is mapped into an effective three-level system. Theoretical analysis reveals that the scheme provides coherent state control via adiabatic following and provides a generalized protocol for light storage in uniform phase spin-waves that are insensitive to motional dephasing. The three-step driving enables a number of other features including spatial selectivity of the excitation region within the atomic medium, and kick-free and Doppler-free excitation that produces narrow resonances in thermal vapor. As a proof of concept we present an experimental demonstration of the generalized EIT scheme using the $6S_{1/2} \rightarrow 6P_{3/2} \rightarrow 7S_{1/2} \rightarrow 8P_{1/2}$ excitation path in thermal cesium vapor. This technique could be applied to cold and thermal ensembles to enable longer storage times for Rydberg polaritons.

6 pages, 5 figures

Subjects by Vocabulary

arXiv: Physics::Atomic Physics

Subjects

Physics - Atomic Physics, Physics - Optics, Quantum Physics, Atomic Physics (physics.atom-ph), Optics (physics.optics), Quantum Physics (quant-ph), FOS: Physical sciences

Related Organizations
51 references, page 1 of 6

[3] Y. O. Dudin, L. Li, and A. Kuzmich, Phys. Rev. A 87, 031801 (2013).

[4] M. D. Lukin, S. F. Yelin, and M. Fleischhauer, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4232 (2000).

[5] M. Fleischhauer, A. Imamoglu, and J. Marangos, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 633 (2005).

[6] M. D. Lukin, M. Fleischhauer, R. Cote, L. M. Duan, D. Jaksch, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 037901 (2001).

[7] J. D. Pritchard, D. Maxwell, A. Gauguet, K. J. Weatherill, M. P. A. Jones, and C. S. Adams, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 193603 (2010).

[8] J. Pritchard, K. Weatherill, and C. Adams, in Annu. Rev. Cold Atoms Mol. (World Scientific, 2013) pp. 301- 350.

[9] T. Peyronel, O. Firstenberg, Q.-Y. Liang, S. Hofferberth, A. V. Gorshkov, T. Pohl, M. D. Lukin, and V. Vuletić, Nature , 8 (2012).

[10] O. Firstenberg, T. Peyronel, Q.-Y. Liang, A. V. Gorshkov, M. D. Lukin, and V. Vuletić, Nature 502, 71 (2013).

[11] D. Paredes-Barato and C. S. Adams, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 040501 (2014).

[12] M. Saffman, (2016), arXiv:1605.05207.

Funded by
UKRI| Rydberg soft matter
Project
  • Funder: UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Project Code: EP/M014398/1
  • Funding stream: EPSRC
moresidebar