Atomic-frequency-comb quantum memory via piecewise adiabatic passage

TitleAtomic-frequency-comb quantum memory via piecewise adiabatic passage
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsRubio, JL, Viscor, D, Mompart, J, Ahufinger, V
JournalPhys. Rev. A
Date PublishedOct

In this paper, we propose a method to create an atomic frequency comb (AFC) in hot atomic vapors using the piecewise adiabatic passage (PAP) technique. Due to the Doppler effect, the trains of pulses used for PAP give rise to a velocity-dependent transfer of the atomic population from the initial state to the target one, thus forming a velocity comb whose periodicity depends not only on the repetition rate of the applied pulses but also on the specific atomic transitions considered. We highlight the advantages of using this transfer technique with respect to standard methods and discuss, in particular, its application to store a single telecom photon in an AFC quantum memory using a high density Ba atomic vapor.

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