Quantum storage via refractive-index control Academic Article uri icon


  • Off-resonant Raman interaction of a single-photon wave packet and a classical control field in an atomic medium with controlled refractive index is investigated. It is shown that a continuous change of refractive index during the interaction leads to the mapping of a single photon state to a superposition of atomic collective excitations (spin waves) with different wave vectors and vice versa. The suitability of refractive-index control for developing multichannel quantum memories is discussed and possible schemes of implementation are considered. 2011 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Kalachev, A., & Kocharovskaya, O.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Kalachev, Alexey||Kocharovskaya, Olga

publication date

  • January 2011