Optimal control of light pulse storage and retrieval

TitleOptimal control of light pulse storage and retrieval
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsNovikova, I, Gorshkov, AV, Phillips, DF, Sorensen, AS, Lukin, MD, Walsworth, RL
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Date Published2007/6/15

We demonstrate experimentally a procedure to obtain the maximum efficiency
for the storage and retrieval of light pulses in atomic media. The procedure
uses time reversal to obtain optimal input signal pulse-shapes. Experimental
results in warm Rb vapor are in good agreement with theoretical predictions and
demonstrate a substantial improvement of efficiency. This optimization
procedure is applicable to a wide range of systems.

Short TitlePhys. Rev. Lett.