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Quantum holography upon resonant adiabatic interaction of fields with an atomic medium in a Λ-configuration

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We study the quantum memory protocol for spatially multimode light based on an atomic ensemble in the Λ-configuration. We analytically solve a system of partial differential equations that describe the evolution of the medium and field for the case where the interaction time considerably exceeds the lifetime of the excited state. This time ratio makes it possible to apply the adiabatic approximation. Unlike problems aimed at storage the time profile of the signal field, we propose optimizing the relation between the writing and reading times and the optical density of the medium, which ensures a high retrieval efficiency of the quantum image.

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Original Russian Text © K. Samburskaya, T. Golubeva, Yu. Golubev, E. Giacobino, 2011, published in Optika i Spektroskopiya, 2011, Vol. 110, No. 5, pp. 827–839.

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Samburskaya, K., Golubeva, T., Golubev, Y. et al. Quantum holography upon resonant adiabatic interaction of fields with an atomic medium in a Λ-configuration. Opt. Spectrosc. 110, 775–787 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0030400X11880011

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Keywords

  • Reading Time
  • Electromagnetically Induce Transparency
  • Signal Field
  • Semiclassical Approximation
  • Writing Process