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Characterization of atomic coherence decay for the storage of light
Author(s): E. Figueroa; F. Vewinger; J. Appel; G. Günter; A. I. Lvovsky
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Paper Abstract

We present an experimental study of decoherence of the ground energy levels of 87Rb atoms in vapor cells. We measure the decoherence of the ground state using three different methods: measuring the decay constant of the storage of light in atomic vapor, the decay rates of transient coherence oscillations of the ground state, and the width of the electromagnetically induced transparency resonances. The measurements showed decoherence rates on the scale of 104 s-1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6305, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IV, 630514 (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681295
Show Author Affiliations
E. Figueroa, Institute for Quantum Information Science (Canada)
F. Vewinger, Institute for Quantum Information Science (Canada)
Technische Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
J. Appel, Institute for Quantum Information Science (Canada)
G. Günter, Institute for Quantum Information Science (Canada)
Univ. of Konstanz (Germany)
A. I. Lvovsky, Institute for Quantum Information Science (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6305:
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging IV
Ronald E. Meyers; Yanhua Shih; Keith S. Deacon, Editor(s)

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