Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a three-channel all-optical routing based on light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal. By switching off the control field under the condition of electromagnetically induced transparency, the optical information of the probe light pulse can be stored in the crystal. When three retrieve control fields are switched on in the release process, the stored optical information from one light channel can be transferred (or distributed) into three different light channels. Also we show that this all-optical routing can be time-delayed. Such a multichannel all-optical routing in solids may have practical applications in quantum information and all-optical network.

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    [CrossRef]
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2008

J. Appel, E. Figueroa, D. Korystov, M. Lobino, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Quantum memory for squeezed light," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093602 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Honda, D. Akamatsu, M. Arikawa, Y. Yokoi, K. Akiba, S. Nagatsuka, T. Tanimura, A. Furusawa, and M. Kozuma, "Storage and retrieval of a squeezed vacuum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. S. Choi, H. Deng, J. Laurat, and H. J. Kimble, "Mapping photonic entanglement into and out of a quantum memory," Nature 452, 67-71 (2008)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, X. G. Wei, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Erasure of stored optical information in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011105 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Ham, "Observations of delayed all-optical routing in a slow-light regime," Phys. Rev. A 78, 011808 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

2005

M. Fleischhauer and A. Imamoglu, "Electromagnetically induced transparency: Optics in coherent medium," Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 633-673 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

B. S. Ham, "Experimental demonstration of all-optical quantum routing," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 893-895 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2002

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Observation of ultraslow and stored light pulses in a solid," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001

C. Liu, Z. Dutton, C. H. Behroozi, and L. V. Hau, "Observation of coherent optical information storage in an atomic medium using halted light pulses," Nature (London) 409, 490-493 (2001).
[CrossRef]

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, "Storage of light in atomic vapor," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783-786 (2001).

2000

B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Coherence switching in a four-level system: quantum switching," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4080-4083 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1997

B. S. Ham, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, "Efficient electromagnetically induced transparency in a rare-earth doped crystal," Opt. Commun. 144, 227-230 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Akamatsu, D.

K. Honda, D. Akamatsu, M. Arikawa, Y. Yokoi, K. Akiba, S. Nagatsuka, T. Tanimura, A. Furusawa, and M. Kozuma, "Storage and retrieval of a squeezed vacuum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Akiba, K.

K. Honda, D. Akamatsu, M. Arikawa, Y. Yokoi, K. Akiba, S. Nagatsuka, T. Tanimura, A. Furusawa, and M. Kozuma, "Storage and retrieval of a squeezed vacuum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appel, J.

J. Appel, E. Figueroa, D. Korystov, M. Lobino, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Quantum memory for squeezed light," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093602 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Vewinger, J. Appel, E. Figueroa, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Adiabatic frequency conversion of optical information in atomic vapor," Opt. Lett. 32, 2771-2773 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arikawa, M.

K. Honda, D. Akamatsu, M. Arikawa, Y. Yokoi, K. Akiba, S. Nagatsuka, T. Tanimura, A. Furusawa, and M. Kozuma, "Storage and retrieval of a squeezed vacuum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Behroozi, C. H.

C. Liu, Z. Dutton, C. H. Behroozi, and L. V. Hau, "Observation of coherent optical information storage in an atomic medium using halted light pulses," Nature (London) 409, 490-493 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Beil, F.

J. Klein, F. Beil, and T. Halfmann, "Robust population transfer by stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 113003 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Choi, K. S.

K. S. Choi, H. Deng, J. Laurat, and H. J. Kimble, "Mapping photonic entanglement into and out of a quantum memory," Nature 452, 67-71 (2008)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Deng, H.

K. S. Choi, H. Deng, J. Laurat, and H. J. Kimble, "Mapping photonic entanglement into and out of a quantum memory," Nature 452, 67-71 (2008)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Du, D. M.

H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, X. G. Wei, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Erasure of stored optical information in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011105 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, X. G. Wei, L. Wang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, J. H. Wu, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, and J. Y. Gao, "Optical information transfer between two light channels in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Opt. Express,  15, 16044-16050 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dutton, Z.

C. Liu, Z. Dutton, C. H. Behroozi, and L. V. Hau, "Observation of coherent optical information storage in an atomic medium using halted light pulses," Nature (London) 409, 490-493 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Fan, Y. F.

H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Figueroa, E.

J. Appel, E. Figueroa, D. Korystov, M. Lobino, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Quantum memory for squeezed light," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093602 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Vewinger, J. Appel, E. Figueroa, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Adiabatic frequency conversion of optical information in atomic vapor," Opt. Lett. 32, 2771-2773 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fleischhauer, A.

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, "Storage of light in atomic vapor," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783-786 (2001).

Fleischhauer, M.

M. Fleischhauer and A. Imamoglu, "Electromagnetically induced transparency: Optics in coherent medium," Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 633-673 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Furusawa, A.

K. Honda, D. Akamatsu, M. Arikawa, Y. Yokoi, K. Akiba, S. Nagatsuka, T. Tanimura, A. Furusawa, and M. Kozuma, "Storage and retrieval of a squeezed vacuum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gao, J. Y.

H. H. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, X. G. Wei, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Erasure of stored optical information in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011105 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, X. G. Wei, L. Wang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, J. H. Wu, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, and J. Y. Gao, "Optical information transfer between two light channels in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Opt. Express,  15, 16044-16050 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Halfmann, T.

J. Klein, F. Beil, and T. Halfmann, "Robust population transfer by stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 113003 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ham, B. S.

B. S. Ham, "Observations of delayed all-optical routing in a slow-light regime," Phys. Rev. A 78, 011808 (2008).
[CrossRef]

B. S. Ham, "Experimental demonstration of all-optical quantum routing," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 893-895 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Observation of ultraslow and stored light pulses in a solid," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Coherence switching in a four-level system: quantum switching," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4080-4083 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. S. Ham, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, "Efficient electromagnetically induced transparency in a rare-earth doped crystal," Opt. Commun. 144, 227-230 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hau, L. V.

C. Liu, Z. Dutton, C. H. Behroozi, and L. V. Hau, "Observation of coherent optical information storage in an atomic medium using halted light pulses," Nature (London) 409, 490-493 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hemmer, P. R.

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Observation of ultraslow and stored light pulses in a solid," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Coherence switching in a four-level system: quantum switching," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 4080-4083 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. S. Ham, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, "Efficient electromagnetically induced transparency in a rare-earth doped crystal," Opt. Commun. 144, 227-230 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Honda, K.

K. Honda, D. Akamatsu, M. Arikawa, Y. Yokoi, K. Akiba, S. Nagatsuka, T. Tanimura, A. Furusawa, and M. Kozuma, "Storage and retrieval of a squeezed vacuum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Imamoglu, A.

M. Fleischhauer and A. Imamoglu, "Electromagnetically induced transparency: Optics in coherent medium," Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 633-673 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, Y.

H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, X. G. Wei, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Erasure of stored optical information in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011105 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, X. G. Wei, L. Wang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, J. H. Wu, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, and J. Y. Gao, "Optical information transfer between two light channels in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Opt. Express,  15, 16044-16050 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kang, Z. H.

H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, X. G. Wei, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Erasure of stored optical information in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011105 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, X. G. Wei, L. Wang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, J. H. Wu, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, and J. Y. Gao, "Optical information transfer between two light channels in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Opt. Express,  15, 16044-16050 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kimble, H. J.

K. S. Choi, H. Deng, J. Laurat, and H. J. Kimble, "Mapping photonic entanglement into and out of a quantum memory," Nature 452, 67-71 (2008)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Klein, J.

J. Klein, F. Beil, and T. Halfmann, "Robust population transfer by stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 113003 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Korystov, D.

J. Appel, E. Figueroa, D. Korystov, M. Lobino, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Quantum memory for squeezed light," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093602 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kozuma, M.

K. Honda, D. Akamatsu, M. Arikawa, Y. Yokoi, K. Akiba, S. Nagatsuka, T. Tanimura, A. Furusawa, and M. Kozuma, "Storage and retrieval of a squeezed vacuum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Laurat, J.

K. S. Choi, H. Deng, J. Laurat, and H. J. Kimble, "Mapping photonic entanglement into and out of a quantum memory," Nature 452, 67-71 (2008)
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, A. J.

H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y. J.

H. H. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, X. G. Wei, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Erasure of stored optical information in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011105 (2008).
[CrossRef]

H. H. Wang, X. G. Wei, L. Wang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, J. H. Wu, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, and J. Y. Gao, "Optical information transfer between two light channels in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Opt. Express,  15, 16044-16050 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, C.

C. Liu, Z. Dutton, C. H. Behroozi, and L. V. Hau, "Observation of coherent optical information storage in an atomic medium using halted light pulses," Nature (London) 409, 490-493 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lobino, M.

J. Appel, E. Figueroa, D. Korystov, M. Lobino, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Quantum memory for squeezed light," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093602 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lukin, M. D.

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, "Storage of light in atomic vapor," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783-786 (2001).

Lvovsky, A. I.

J. Appel, E. Figueroa, D. Korystov, M. Lobino, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Quantum memory for squeezed light," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093602 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Vewinger, J. Appel, E. Figueroa, and A. I. Lvovsky, "Adiabatic frequency conversion of optical information in atomic vapor," Opt. Lett. 32, 2771-2773 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mair, A.

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, "Storage of light in atomic vapor," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783-786 (2001).

Musser, J. A.

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Observation of ultraslow and stored light pulses in a solid," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602 (2002).
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D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, "Storage of light in atomic vapor," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783-786 (2001).

Shahriar, M. S.

A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Observation of ultraslow and stored light pulses in a solid," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602 (2002).
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A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Observation of ultraslow and stored light pulses in a solid," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602 (2002).
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Tanimura, T.

K. Honda, D. Akamatsu, M. Arikawa, Y. Yokoi, K. Akiba, S. Nagatsuka, T. Tanimura, A. Furusawa, and M. Kozuma, "Storage and retrieval of a squeezed vacuum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093601 (2008).
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A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Observation of ultraslow and stored light pulses in a solid," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602 (2002).
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Vewinger, F.

Walsworth, R. L.

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, "Storage of light in atomic vapor," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783-786 (2001).

Wang, H. H.

H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, X. G. Wei, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Erasure of stored optical information in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011105 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, X. G. Wei, L. Wang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, J. H. Wu, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, and J. Y. Gao, "Optical information transfer between two light channels in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Opt. Express,  15, 16044-16050 (2007).
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Wang, L.

H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, X. G. Wei, L. Wang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, J. H. Wu, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, and J. Y. Gao, "Optical information transfer between two light channels in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Opt. Express,  15, 16044-16050 (2007).
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Wei, X. G.

H. H. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, X. G. Wei, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Erasure of stored optical information in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011105 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, X. G. Wei, L. Wang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, J. H. Wu, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, and J. Y. Gao, "Optical information transfer between two light channels in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Opt. Express,  15, 16044-16050 (2007).
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Wu, J. H.

H. H. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, X. G. Wei, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Erasure of stored optical information in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011105 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yokoi, Y.

K. Honda, D. Akamatsu, M. Arikawa, Y. Yokoi, K. Akiba, S. Nagatsuka, T. Tanimura, A. Furusawa, and M. Kozuma, "Storage and retrieval of a squeezed vacuum," Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 093601 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, A. J. Li, L. Wang, X. G. Wei, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Enhanced four-wave mixing by atomic coherence in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 231107 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, A. J. Li, D. M. Du, Y. F. Fan, L. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "All-optical routing by light storage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 221112 (2008).
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H. H. Wang, Z. H. Kang, Y. Jiang, Y. J. Li, D. M. Du, X. G. Wei, J. H. Wu, and J. Y. Gao, "Erasure of stored optical information in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011105 (2008).
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C. Liu, Z. Dutton, C. H. Behroozi, and L. V. Hau, "Observation of coherent optical information storage in an atomic medium using halted light pulses," Nature (London) 409, 490-493 (2001).
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B. S. Ham, P. R. Hemmer, and M. S. Shahriar, "Efficient electromagnetically induced transparency in a rare-earth doped crystal," Opt. Commun. 144, 227-230 (1997).
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B. S. Ham, "Observations of delayed all-optical routing in a slow-light regime," Phys. Rev. A 78, 011808 (2008).
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J. Klein, F. Beil, and T. Halfmann, "Robust population transfer by stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in a Pr3+:Y2SiO5 crystal," Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 113003 (2007).
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A. V. Turukhin, V. S. Sudarshanam, M. S. Shahriar, J. A. Musser, B. S. Ham, and P. R. Hemmer, "Observation of ultraslow and stored light pulses in a solid," Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 023602 (2002).
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D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, "Storage of light in atomic vapor," Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 783-786 (2001).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

The related energy level diagram for Pr:YSO.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic diagram of light propagation

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Slow light demonstration.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

All-optical routing by light storage. (a), (b) and (c): ω c1, ω c2 and ω c3 is respectively switched on in the release process. (d) Three retrieve control fields are simultaneously switched on in the release process. The intensity of ω c2 and ω c3 are 6.5 mW and 8.0 mW, respectively.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Time-delayed all-optical routing by switching on a series of short retrieve control pulses in the release process.

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