Storing Light with Subradiant Correlations in Arrays of Atoms

G. Facchinetti, S. D. Jenkins, J. Ruostekoski
2016 Physical Review Letters  
We show how strong light-mediated resonant dipole-dipole interactions between atoms can be utilized in a control and storage of light. The method is based on a high-fidelity preparation of a collective atomic excitation in a single correlated subradiant eigenmode in a lattice. We demonstrate how a simple phenomenological model captures the qualitative features of the dynamics and sharp transmission resonances that may find applications in sensing.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.117.243601 pmid:28009199 fatcat:met6ptpptfb4jdxmquluqthbdm