Abstract

Optical locking applied to rephased atoms in photon echoes is analyzed for on-demand photon storage time extension, where the storage time extension is confined by the inverse of spin inhomogeneous broadening. Both optical locking and photon storage mechanisms in atomic frequency comb echoes are discussed and compared with those in two-pulse photon echo-based phase-locked echoes and three-pulse photon echoes.

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2010

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Ham, “Control of photon storage time using phase locking,” Opt. Express 18, 1704–1713 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Ham, “A contradictory phenomenon of deshelving pulses in a dilute medium used for lengthened photon storage time,” Opt. Express 18, 17749–17755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, G. Hetet, J. J. Longdell, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler, “Coherent optical pulse sequencer for quantum applications,” Nature 461, 241–245 (2009).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Ham and J. Hahn, “Atomic coherence swing in a double L-type system using ultraslow light,” Opt. Lett. 34, 776–778(2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

H. de Riedmatten, M. Afzelius, M. U. Staudt, C. Simon, and N. A. Gisin, “A solid-state light-matter interface at the single-photon level,” Nature 456, 773–777 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

V. Boyer, D. F. McCormick, E. Arimondo, and P. D. Lett, “Ultraslow propagation of matched pulses by four-wave mixing in an atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143601 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2004

E. Fraval, M. J. Sellars, and J. J. Longdell, “Method of extending hyperfine coherence times in Pr3+:Y2SiO5,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 077601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2001

S. A. Moiseev and S. Kroll, “Complete reconstruction of the quantum state of a single-photon wave packet absorbed by a Doppler-broadened transition,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 173601(2001).
[CrossRef]

1999

B. S. Ham, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Efficient phase conjugation via two-photon coherence in an optically dense crystal,” Phys. Rev. A 59, R2583–R2586 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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1964

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[CrossRef]

Abella, I. D.

N. A. Kurnit, I. D. Abella, and S. R. Hartmann, “Observation of a photon echo,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 567–570 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Afzelius, M.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

H. de Riedmatten, M. Afzelius, M. U. Staudt, C. Simon, and N. A. Gisin, “A solid-state light-matter interface at the single-photon level,” Nature 456, 773–777 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Amari, A.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

Arimondo, E.

V. Boyer, D. F. McCormick, E. Arimondo, and P. D. Lett, “Ultraslow propagation of matched pulses by four-wave mixing in an atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143601 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Babbitt, W. R.

Boyer, V.

V. Boyer, D. F. McCormick, E. Arimondo, and P. D. Lett, “Ultraslow propagation of matched pulses by four-wave mixing in an atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143601 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Buchler, B. C.

M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, G. Hetet, J. J. Longdell, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler, “Coherent optical pulse sequencer for quantum applications,” Nature 461, 241–245 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Carlson, N. W.

de Riedmatten, H.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

H. de Riedmatten, M. Afzelius, M. U. Staudt, C. Simon, and N. A. Gisin, “A solid-state light-matter interface at the single-photon level,” Nature 456, 773–777 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Fraval, E.

E. Fraval, M. J. Sellars, and J. J. Longdell, “Method of extending hyperfine coherence times in Pr3+:Y2SiO5,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 077601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gisin, N.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

Gisin, N. A.

H. de Riedmatten, M. Afzelius, M. U. Staudt, C. Simon, and N. A. Gisin, “A solid-state light-matter interface at the single-photon level,” Nature 456, 773–777 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hahn, J.

B. S. Ham and J. Hahn, “Atomic coherence swing in a double L-type system using ultraslow light,” Opt. Lett. 34, 776–778(2009).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Ham and J. Hahn, “Phase locked photon echoes for near perfect retrieval efficiency and extended storage time,” arXiv:0911.3869.

Ham, B. S.

B. S. Ham, “A contradictory phenomenon of deshelving pulses in a dilute medium used for lengthened photon storage time,” Opt. Express 18, 17749–17755 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Ham, “Control of photon storage time using phase locking,” Opt. Express 18, 1704–1713 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Ham and J. Hahn, “Atomic coherence swing in a double L-type system using ultraslow light,” Opt. Lett. 34, 776–778(2009).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Ham, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Efficient phase conjugation via two-photon coherence in an optically dense crystal,” Phys. Rev. A 59, R2583–R2586 (1999).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Ham and J. Hahn, “Phase locked photon echoes for near perfect retrieval efficiency and extended storage time,” arXiv:0911.3869.

B. S. Ham, “Atom phase controlled noise-free photon echo,” arXiv:1101.5480.

Hartmann, S. R.

N. A. Kurnit, I. D. Abella, and S. R. Hartmann, “Observation of a photon echo,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 567–570 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Hemmer, P. R.

B. S. Ham, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Efficient phase conjugation via two-photon coherence in an optically dense crystal,” Phys. Rev. A 59, R2583–R2586 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hetet, G.

M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, G. Hetet, J. J. Longdell, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler, “Coherent optical pulse sequencer for quantum applications,” Nature 461, 241–245 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hosseini, M.

M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, G. Hetet, J. J. Longdell, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler, “Coherent optical pulse sequencer for quantum applications,” Nature 461, 241–245 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kroll, S.

S. A. Moiseev and S. Kroll, “Complete reconstruction of the quantum state of a single-photon wave packet absorbed by a Doppler-broadened transition,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 173601(2001).
[CrossRef]

Kröll, S.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

Kurnit, N. A.

N. A. Kurnit, I. D. Abella, and S. R. Hartmann, “Observation of a photon echo,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 567–570 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Lam, P. K.

M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, G. Hetet, J. J. Longdell, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler, “Coherent optical pulse sequencer for quantum applications,” Nature 461, 241–245 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Lauritzen, B.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

Lett, P. D.

V. Boyer, D. F. McCormick, E. Arimondo, and P. D. Lett, “Ultraslow propagation of matched pulses by four-wave mixing in an atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143601 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Longdell, J. J.

M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, G. Hetet, J. J. Longdell, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler, “Coherent optical pulse sequencer for quantum applications,” Nature 461, 241–245 (2009).
[CrossRef]

E. Fraval, M. J. Sellars, and J. J. Longdell, “Method of extending hyperfine coherence times in Pr3+:Y2SiO5,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 077601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

McCormick, D. F.

V. Boyer, D. F. McCormick, E. Arimondo, and P. D. Lett, “Ultraslow propagation of matched pulses by four-wave mixing in an atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143601 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Minar, J.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

Mitsunaga, M.

Moiseev, S. A.

S. A. Moiseev and S. Kroll, “Complete reconstruction of the quantum state of a single-photon wave packet absorbed by a Doppler-broadened transition,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 173601(2001).
[CrossRef]

Mossberg, T. W.

Sangouard, N.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

Sellars, M. J.

E. Fraval, M. J. Sellars, and J. J. Longdell, “Method of extending hyperfine coherence times in Pr3+:Y2SiO5,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 077601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shahriar, M. S.

B. S. Ham, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Efficient phase conjugation via two-photon coherence in an optically dense crystal,” Phys. Rev. A 59, R2583–R2586 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Simon, C.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

H. de Riedmatten, M. Afzelius, M. U. Staudt, C. Simon, and N. A. Gisin, “A solid-state light-matter interface at the single-photon level,” Nature 456, 773–777 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sparkes, B. M.

M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, G. Hetet, J. J. Longdell, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler, “Coherent optical pulse sequencer for quantum applications,” Nature 461, 241–245 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Staudt, M. U.

H. de Riedmatten, M. Afzelius, M. U. Staudt, C. Simon, and N. A. Gisin, “A solid-state light-matter interface at the single-photon level,” Nature 456, 773–777 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Uesugi, N.

Usmani, I.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

Walther, A.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

Nature

M. Hosseini, B. M. Sparkes, G. Hetet, J. J. Longdell, P. K. Lam, and B. C. Buchler, “Coherent optical pulse sequencer for quantum applications,” Nature 461, 241–245 (2009).
[CrossRef]

H. de Riedmatten, M. Afzelius, M. U. Staudt, C. Simon, and N. A. Gisin, “A solid-state light-matter interface at the single-photon level,” Nature 456, 773–777 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

B. S. Ham, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, “Efficient phase conjugation via two-photon coherence in an optically dense crystal,” Phys. Rev. A 59, R2583–R2586 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

M. Afzelius, I. Usmani, A. Amari, B. Lauritzen, A. Walther, C. Simon, N. Sangouard, J. Minar, H. de Riedmatten, N. Gisin, and S. Kröll, “Demonstration of atomic frequency comb memory for light with spin-wave storage,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 040503(2010).
[CrossRef]

V. Boyer, D. F. McCormick, E. Arimondo, and P. D. Lett, “Ultraslow propagation of matched pulses by four-wave mixing in an atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143601 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Moiseev and S. Kroll, “Complete reconstruction of the quantum state of a single-photon wave packet absorbed by a Doppler-broadened transition,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 173601(2001).
[CrossRef]

E. Fraval, M. J. Sellars, and J. J. Longdell, “Method of extending hyperfine coherence times in Pr3+:Y2SiO5,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 077601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. A. Kurnit, I. D. Abella, and S. R. Hartmann, “Observation of a photon echo,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 13, 567–570 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Other

B. S. Ham, “Atom phase controlled noise-free photon echo,” arXiv:1101.5480.

B. S. Ham and J. Hahn, “Phase locked photon echoes for near perfect retrieval efficiency and extended storage time,” arXiv:0911.3869.

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