Stationary pulses of light in an atomic medium

  title={Stationary pulses of light in an atomic medium},
  author={Michal Bajcsy and A. S. Zibrov and Mikhail D. Lukin},
Physical processes that could facilitate coherent control of light propagation are under active exploration. In addition to their fundamental interest, these efforts are stimulated by practical possibilities, such as the development of a quantum memory for photonic states. Controlled localization and storage of photonic pulses may also allow novel approaches to manipulating of light via enhanced nonlinear optical processes. Recently, electromagnetically induced transparency was used to reduce… 
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  • Harris
  • Physics
    Physical review letters
  • 1993
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