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8 February 2007 Optimization of slow and stored light in atomic vapor
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We present a preliminary experimental study of optimized slow and stored light pulses in Rb vapor cells. We study the effciency of light storage as a function of pulse duration, storage time, retrieval field intensity, etc. We demonstrate a procedure based on time reversal for the optimization of the effciency for storage of light in atomic ensembles suggested in a recent theoretical paper [A.V. Gorshkov et al., e-print archive quant-ph/0604037 (2006)]. Experimental results are in a good qualitative agreement with theoretical calculations based on a simplified three-level model.
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Irina Novikova, Alexey V. Gorshkov, David F. Phillips, Yanhong Xiao, Mason Klein, and Ronald L. Walsworth "Optimization of slow and stored light in atomic vapor", Proc. SPIE 6482, Advanced Optical and Quantum Memories and Computing IV, 64820M (8 February 2007);

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