Quantum memory for light via a stimulated off-resonant Raman process: Beyond the three-levelΛ-scheme approximation

A. S. Sheremet, L. V. Gerasimov, I. M. Sokolov, D. V. Kupriyanov, O. S. Mishina, E. Giacobino, J. Laurat
2010 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
We consider a quantum memory scheme based on the conversion of a signal pulse into a long-lived spin coherence via stimulated off-resonant Raman process. For a storing medium consisting of alkali atoms, we have calculated the Autler-Townes resonance structure created by a strong control field. By taking into account the upper hyperfine states of the D1 optical transition, we show important deviations from the predictions of the usual three-level Lambda-scheme approximation and we demonstrate an
more » ... enhancement of the process for particular detunings of the control. We estimate the memory efficiency one can obtain using this configuration.
doi:10.1103/physreva.82.033838 fatcat:4d5scyelm5erjknxjcezhdovva