Abstract

We report on the transfer of statistical characteristics from writing and reading coupling light to stored and retrieved probe light pulses in a Λ-type electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) scheme based on the 5S1/2-5P1/2 transition of 87Rb atoms. When the coherent probe laser pulse was stored in the EIT medium using the pseudo-thermal coupling light, the characteristics of the pseudo-thermal writing coupling light were transferred to the stored probe laser pulse because of the strong correlation between the probe and coupling light in the EIT medium. The photon number statistics of the retrieved probe light changed from Poisson distribution to Bose-Einstein distribution. Additionally, we measured the change in the properties of the retrieved light pulse due to the photon number statistics of the pseudo-thermal reading coupling light.

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2012

2011

N. B. Phillips, A. V. Gorshkov, and I. Novikova, “Light storage in an optically thick atomic ensemble under conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A83(6), 063823 (2011).
[CrossRef]

I.-H. Bae and H. S. Moon, “Continuous control of light group velocity from subluminal to superluminal propagation with a standing-wave coupling field in a Rb vapor cell,” Phys. Rev. A83(5), 053806 (2011).
[CrossRef]

T. Lauprêtre, C. Proux, R. Ghosh, S. Schwartz, F. Goldfarb, and F. Bretenaker, “Photon lifetime in a cavity containing a slow-light medium,” Opt. Lett.36(9), 1551–1553 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010

D. Höckel and O. Benson, “Electromagnetically induced transparency in cesium vapor with probe pulses on the single-photon level,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105(15), 153605 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y.-W. Cho and Y.-H. Kim, “Storage and retrieval of thermal light in warm atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. A82(3), 033830 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Light Statistics by Non-Calibrated Linear Photodetectors,” Adv. Sci. Lett.2(4), 463–468 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

M. Shuker, O. Firstenberg, R. Pugatch, A. Ron, and N. Davidson, “Storing images in warm atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(22), 223601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007

D. Budker and M. Romalis, “Optical magnetometry,” Nat. Phys.3(4), 227–234 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

2005

Y.-F. Chen, Y.-C. Liu, Z.-H. Tsai, S.-H. Wang, and I. A. Yu, “Beat-note interferometer for direct phase measurement of photonic information,” Phys. Rev. A72(3), 033812 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Chanelière, D. N. Matsukevich, S. D. Jenkins, S.-Y. Lan, T. A. B. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich, “Storage and retrieval of single photons transmitted between remote quantum memories,” Nature438(7069), 833–836 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, and M. O. Scully, “Switching between photon-photon correlations and Raman anticorrelations in a coherently prepared Rb vapor,” Phys. Rev. A72(6), 065801 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003

C. L. Garrido Alzar, L. S. Cruz, J. G. Aguirre Gómez, M. França Santos, and P. Nussenzveig, “Super-Poissonian intensity fluctuations and correlations between pump and probe fields in Electromagnetically Induced Transparency,” Europhys. Lett.61(4), 485–491 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Bajcsy, A. S. Zibrov, and M. D. Lukin, “Stationary pulses of light in an atomic medium,” Nature426(6967), 638–641 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Gao, M. Rosenberry, and H. Batelaan, “Light storage with light of arbitrary polarization,” Phys. Rev. A67(5), 053807 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001

L.-M. Duan, M. D. Lukin, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, “Long-distance quantum communication with atomic ensembles and linear optics,” Nature414(6862), 413–418 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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,” Nature409(6819), 490–493 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of light in atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(5), 783–786 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000

M. Fleischhauer and M. D. Lukin, “Dark-state polaritons in electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett.84(22), 5094–5097 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas,” Nature397(6720), 594–598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1992

S. E. Harris, J. E. Field, and A. Kasapi, “Dispersive properties of electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. A46(1), R29–R32 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1991

K. J. Boller, A. Imamolu, and S. E. Harris, “Observation of electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett.66(20), 2593–2596 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1990

C. Xie, G. Klimeck, and D. S. Elliott, “Generation and intensity-correlation measurements of the real Gaussian field,” Phys. Rev. A41(11), 6376–6384 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Aguirre Gómez, J. G.

C. L. Garrido Alzar, L. S. Cruz, J. G. Aguirre Gómez, M. França Santos, and P. Nussenzveig, “Super-Poissonian intensity fluctuations and correlations between pump and probe fields in Electromagnetically Induced Transparency,” Europhys. Lett.61(4), 485–491 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Allevi, A.

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Light Statistics by Non-Calibrated Linear Photodetectors,” Adv. Sci. Lett.2(4), 463–468 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Andreoni, A.

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Light Statistics by Non-Calibrated Linear Photodetectors,” Adv. Sci. Lett.2(4), 463–468 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bae, I.-H.

I.-H. Bae and H. S. Moon, “Continuous control of light group velocity from subluminal to superluminal propagation with a standing-wave coupling field in a Rb vapor cell,” Phys. Rev. A83(5), 053806 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Bajcsy, M.

M. Bajcsy, A. S. Zibrov, and M. D. Lukin, “Stationary pulses of light in an atomic medium,” Nature426(6967), 638–641 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Batelaan, H.

H. Gao, M. Rosenberry, and H. Batelaan, “Light storage with light of arbitrary polarization,” Phys. Rev. A67(5), 053807 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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,” Nature409(6819), 490–493 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas,” Nature397(6720), 594–598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Benson, O.

D. Höckel and O. Benson, “Electromagnetically induced transparency in cesium vapor with probe pulses on the single-photon level,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105(15), 153605 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Boller, K. J.

K. J. Boller, A. Imamolu, and S. E. Harris, “Observation of electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett.66(20), 2593–2596 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bondani, M.

M. Bondani, A. Allevi, and A. Andreoni, “Light Statistics by Non-Calibrated Linear Photodetectors,” Adv. Sci. Lett.2(4), 463–468 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bretenaker, F.

Budker, D.

D. Budker and M. Romalis, “Optical magnetometry,” Nat. Phys.3(4), 227–234 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Chanelière, T.

T. Chanelière, D. N. Matsukevich, S. D. Jenkins, S.-Y. Lan, T. A. B. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich, “Storage and retrieval of single photons transmitted between remote quantum memories,” Nature438(7069), 833–836 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, J. F.

Chen, Y.-F.

Y.-F. Chen, Y.-C. Liu, Z.-H. Tsai, S.-H. Wang, and I. A. Yu, “Beat-note interferometer for direct phase measurement of photonic information,” Phys. Rev. A72(3), 033812 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Cho, Y.-W.

Y.-W. Cho and Y.-H. Kim, “Storage and retrieval of thermal light in warm atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. A82(3), 033830 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Cirac, J. I.

L.-M. Duan, M. D. Lukin, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, “Long-distance quantum communication with atomic ensembles and linear optics,” Nature414(6862), 413–418 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cruz, L. S.

C. L. Garrido Alzar, L. S. Cruz, J. G. Aguirre Gómez, M. França Santos, and P. Nussenzveig, “Super-Poissonian intensity fluctuations and correlations between pump and probe fields in Electromagnetically Induced Transparency,” Europhys. Lett.61(4), 485–491 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Davidson, N.

M. Shuker, O. Firstenberg, R. Pugatch, A. Ron, and N. Davidson, “Storing images in warm atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(22), 223601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Du, S.

Duan, L.-M.

L.-M. Duan, M. D. Lukin, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, “Long-distance quantum communication with atomic ensembles and linear optics,” Nature414(6862), 413–418 (2001).
[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,” Nature409(6819), 490–493 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas,” Nature397(6720), 594–598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Elliott, D. S.

C. Xie, G. Klimeck, and D. S. Elliott, “Generation and intensity-correlation measurements of the real Gaussian field,” Phys. Rev. A41(11), 6376–6384 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Field, J. E.

S. E. Harris, J. E. Field, and A. Kasapi, “Dispersive properties of electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. A46(1), R29–R32 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Firstenberg, O.

M. Shuker, O. Firstenberg, R. Pugatch, A. Ron, and N. Davidson, “Storing images in warm atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(22), 223601 (2008).
[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(5), 783–786 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fleischhauer, M.

M. Fleischhauer and M. D. Lukin, “Dark-state polaritons in electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett.84(22), 5094–5097 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

França Santos, M.

C. L. Garrido Alzar, L. S. Cruz, J. G. Aguirre Gómez, M. França Santos, and P. Nussenzveig, “Super-Poissonian intensity fluctuations and correlations between pump and probe fields in Electromagnetically Induced Transparency,” Europhys. Lett.61(4), 485–491 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Gao, H.

H. Gao, M. Rosenberry, and H. Batelaan, “Light storage with light of arbitrary polarization,” Phys. Rev. A67(5), 053807 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Garrido Alzar, C. L.

C. L. Garrido Alzar, L. S. Cruz, J. G. Aguirre Gómez, M. França Santos, and P. Nussenzveig, “Super-Poissonian intensity fluctuations and correlations between pump and probe fields in Electromagnetically Induced Transparency,” Europhys. Lett.61(4), 485–491 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ghosh, R.

Goldfarb, F.

Gorshkov, A. V.

N. B. Phillips, A. V. Gorshkov, and I. Novikova, “Light storage in an optically thick atomic ensemble under conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A83(6), 063823 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas,” Nature397(6720), 594–598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

S. E. Harris, J. E. Field, and A. Kasapi, “Dispersive properties of electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. A46(1), R29–R32 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. J. Boller, A. Imamolu, and S. E. Harris, “Observation of electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett.66(20), 2593–2596 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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,” Nature409(6819), 490–493 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. V. Hau, S. E. Harris, Z. Dutton, and C. H. Behroozi, “Light speed reduction to 17 metres per second in an ultracold atomic gas,” Nature397(6720), 594–598 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Höckel, D.

D. Höckel and O. Benson, “Electromagnetically induced transparency in cesium vapor with probe pulses on the single-photon level,” Phys. Rev. Lett.105(15), 153605 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Imamolu, A.

K. J. Boller, A. Imamolu, and S. E. Harris, “Observation of electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett.66(20), 2593–2596 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jenkins, S. D.

T. Chanelière, D. N. Matsukevich, S. D. Jenkins, S.-Y. Lan, T. A. B. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich, “Storage and retrieval of single photons transmitted between remote quantum memories,” Nature438(7069), 833–836 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kasapi, A.

S. E. Harris, J. E. Field, and A. Kasapi, “Dispersive properties of electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. A46(1), R29–R32 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kennedy, T. A. B.

T. Chanelière, D. N. Matsukevich, S. D. Jenkins, S.-Y. Lan, T. A. B. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich, “Storage and retrieval of single photons transmitted between remote quantum memories,” Nature438(7069), 833–836 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kim, J. B.

Kim, Y.-H.

Y.-W. Cho and Y.-H. Kim, “Storage and retrieval of thermal light in warm atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. A82(3), 033830 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Klimeck, G.

C. Xie, G. Klimeck, and D. S. Elliott, “Generation and intensity-correlation measurements of the real Gaussian field,” Phys. Rev. A41(11), 6376–6384 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kuzmich, A.

T. Chanelière, D. N. Matsukevich, S. D. Jenkins, S.-Y. Lan, T. A. B. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich, “Storage and retrieval of single photons transmitted between remote quantum memories,” Nature438(7069), 833–836 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lan, S.-Y.

T. Chanelière, D. N. Matsukevich, S. D. Jenkins, S.-Y. Lan, T. A. B. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich, “Storage and retrieval of single photons transmitted between remote quantum memories,” Nature438(7069), 833–836 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lauprêtre, T.

Lee, L.

Liu, C.

S. Zhou, S. Zhang, C. Liu, J. F. Chen, J. Wen, M. M. T. Loy, G. K. L. Wong, and S. Du, “Optimal storage and retrieval of single-photon waveforms,” Opt. Express20(22), 24124–24131 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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,” Nature409(6819), 490–493 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, Y.-C.

Y.-F. Chen, Y.-C. Liu, Z.-H. Tsai, S.-H. Wang, and I. A. Yu, “Beat-note interferometer for direct phase measurement of photonic information,” Phys. Rev. A72(3), 033812 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Loy, M. M. T.

Lukin, M. D.

M. Bajcsy, A. S. Zibrov, and M. D. Lukin, “Stationary pulses of light in an atomic medium,” Nature426(6967), 638–641 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of light in atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(5), 783–786 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L.-M. Duan, M. D. Lukin, J. I. Cirac, and P. Zoller, “Long-distance quantum communication with atomic ensembles and linear optics,” Nature414(6862), 413–418 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Fleischhauer and M. D. Lukin, “Dark-state polaritons in electromagnetically induced transparency,” Phys. Rev. Lett.84(22), 5094–5097 (2000).
[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(5), 783–786 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Matsukevich, D. N.

T. Chanelière, D. N. Matsukevich, S. D. Jenkins, S.-Y. Lan, T. A. B. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich, “Storage and retrieval of single photons transmitted between remote quantum memories,” Nature438(7069), 833–836 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Moon, H. S.

I.-H. Bae and H. S. Moon, “Continuous control of light group velocity from subluminal to superluminal propagation with a standing-wave coupling field in a Rb vapor cell,” Phys. Rev. A83(5), 053806 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. S. Moon, S. E. Park, Y.-H. Park, L. Lee, and J. B. Kim, “Passive atomic frequency standard based on coherent population trapping in 87Rb using injection-locked lasers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B23(11), 2393–2397 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Novikova, I.

N. B. Phillips, A. V. Gorshkov, and I. Novikova, “Light storage in an optically thick atomic ensemble under conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A83(6), 063823 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nussenzveig, P.

C. L. Garrido Alzar, L. S. Cruz, J. G. Aguirre Gómez, M. França Santos, and P. Nussenzveig, “Super-Poissonian intensity fluctuations and correlations between pump and probe fields in Electromagnetically Induced Transparency,” Europhys. Lett.61(4), 485–491 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Park, S. E.

Park, Y.-H.

Phillips, D. F.

D. F. Phillips, A. Fleischhauer, A. Mair, R. L. Walsworth, and M. D. Lukin, “Storage of light in atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett.86(5), 783–786 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Phillips, N. B.

N. B. Phillips, A. V. Gorshkov, and I. Novikova, “Light storage in an optically thick atomic ensemble under conditions of electromagnetically induced transparency and four-wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A83(6), 063823 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Proux, C.

Pugatch, R.

M. Shuker, O. Firstenberg, R. Pugatch, A. Ron, and N. Davidson, “Storing images in warm atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(22), 223601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Romalis, M.

D. Budker and M. Romalis, “Optical magnetometry,” Nat. Phys.3(4), 227–234 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ron, A.

M. Shuker, O. Firstenberg, R. Pugatch, A. Ron, and N. Davidson, “Storing images in warm atomic vapor,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100(22), 223601 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rosenberry, M.

H. Gao, M. Rosenberry, and H. Batelaan, “Light storage with light of arbitrary polarization,” Phys. Rev. A67(5), 053807 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Rostovtsev, Y. V.

V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, and M. O. Scully, “Switching between photon-photon correlations and Raman anticorrelations in a coherently prepared Rb vapor,” Phys. Rev. A72(6), 065801 (2005).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Simple energy levels of Λ-type atomic system in a 5S1/2-5P1/2 transition of a 87Rb atom.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Detailed experimental setup for the light storage scheme using a probe laser LP and pseudo-thermal laser LC. (EOM: electro-optic modulator; AOM: acoustic-optic modulator; ISO: isolator; NF: neutral-density filter; M: mirror; BS: beam splitter; PBS: polarization beam splitter; MS: μ-metal sheet; HT: heating tape; APD: avalanche photodiode; SPC: single-photon counter). (b) Chaotic RF-signal injected into the AOMs to generate the pseudo-thermal light.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental result (black bars) and theoretical fit (red bars) of the photon number statistics as a function of the (a) laser LP, (b) laser LC, and (c) pseudo-thermal LC light.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Coherent EIT spectrum obtained with the laser LC and (b) the thermal EIT spectrum obtained with the pseudo-thermal LC.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Light storage and photon number statistics for the retrieved pulses. (a) The transmission of the reference LP light pulse (black dotted line), slow LP light pulse (red dashed line), and retrieved LP pulse (blue solid line) during LW and LR switching. The “Write,” “Storage,” and “Read” times of the LP pulse were controlled by the timing sequences of LW (gray solid line) and LR (gray dashed line). (b) The photon number statistics for pulses retrieved during the 3-μs gating time with LR.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Change in the characteristics of the retrieved pulse according to the photon number statistics of the writing coupling light. (a) Time sequences for the stored and retrieved LP pulses with the writing pseudo-thermal LW and the reading laser LR. (b) Photon number statistics of the retrieved LP pulses during the 3-μs gating time.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Change in the characteristics of the retrieved pulse according to the photon number statistics of the reading coupling light. (a) Time sequences for the stored and retrieved LP pulses, the writing laser LW, and the pseudo-thermal LR. (b) The photon number statistics of the pulses retrieved during the gating time by the reading pseudo-thermal LR.

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P Po (n)= n ¯ n n! e n ¯ ,
P BE (n)= n ¯ n (1+ n ¯ ) 1+n .
g 2 (0)=1+ (Δ n 2 n ¯ ) n ¯ 2 .

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