Dressed-state electromagnetically induced transparency for light storage in uniform phase spin-waves

27 Jul 2016  ·  Šibalić Nikola, Kondo Jorge M., Adams Charles S., Weatherill Kevin J. ·

We present, experimentally and theoretically, a scheme for dressed-state electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in a three-step cascade system where a four-level system is mapped into an effective three-level system. Theoretical analysis reveals that the scheme provides coherent state control via adiabatic following and provides a generalized protocol for light storage in uniform phase spin-waves that are insensitive to motional dephasing... The three-step driving enables a number of other features including spatial selectivity of the excitation region within the atomic medium, and kick-free and Doppler-free excitation that produces narrow resonances in thermal vapor. As a proof of concept we present an experimental demonstration of the generalized EIT scheme using the $6S_{1/2} \rightarrow 6P_{3/2} \rightarrow 7S_{1/2} \rightarrow 8P_{1/2}$ excitation path in thermal cesium vapor. This technique could be applied to cold and thermal ensembles to enable longer storage times for Rydberg polaritons. read more

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