Quantum storage based on control-field angular scanning Academic Article uri icon


  • Continuous change of the propagation direction of a classical control field in the process of its off-resonant Raman interaction with a weak signal field in a three-level atomic medium is suggested for quantum storage of a single-photon wave packet. It is shown that due to the phase-matching condition such an angular control allows one to reversibly map the single-photon wave packet to the Raman spatial coherence grating. Thus, quantum storage and retrieval can be realized without using inhomogeneous broadening of the atomic transitions or manipulating the amplitude of the control field. Under some conditions the proposed scheme proves to be mathematically analogous to the quantum storage scheme based on controlled reversible inhomogeneous broadening of the atomic states. 2013 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

altmetric score

  • 2.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, X., Kalachev, A., & Kocharovskaya, O.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Xiwen||Kalachev, Alexey||Kocharovskaya, Olga

publication date

  • January 2013