Abstract

Highly efficient two-pulse and stimulated photon echoes are experimentally demonstrated in an absorbing medium. Recall efficiencies of 235% and 150% with excellent signal contrast are measured for two-pulse and stimulated photon echoes, respectively, in a Tm:YAG crystal with an absorption length of 3.8. The reported efficiencies do not include any correction for decay or beam profile. We believe that this is the first demonstration of an uncorrected echo efficiency greater than 100% with good signal fidelity in an optically thick medium.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (3)

C. Greiner, B. Boggs, T. Loftus, T. Wang, and T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 60, R2657 (1999).
[CrossRef]

T. Wang, C. Greiner, J. R. Bochinski, and T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 60, R757 (1999).
[CrossRef]

M. Azadeh, C. Sjaarda Cornish, W. R. Babbitt, and L. Tsang, Phys. Rev. A 57, 4662 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

C. Sjaarda Cornish, M. Azadeh, W. R. Babbitt, and L. Tsang, Proc. SPIE 3468, 174 (1998).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

2PE for a single weak data pulse. Dotted curve, the input sequence after the crystal. Solid curve, output from the crystal. The 2PE has a recall power efficiency of 235%.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

2PE’s, showing the recall efficiency of a data sequence. The input bit pattern was (-1, 0, 1, 1, 0, -1, 0, -1, 1). The recall efficiencies range from 70% for bit 1 to 235% for bit 5.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

SPE for a single weak data pulse. The SPE has a recall power efficiency of 150%.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

SPE’s, showing the recall efficiency of a data sequence. The echo efficiencies range from 80% to 148%.

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