Frequency-selective time-domain optical data storage by electromagnetically induced transparency in a rare-earth-doped solid. Academic Article uri icon


  • We report the experimental observation of optical data storage by frequency-selective stimulated spin echoes based on electromagnetically induced transparency in an inhomogeneously broadened rare-earth-doped solid. We find that the spin dephasing time T(2) is almost constant in the range 2-6 K, whereas the optical T(2) shortens rapidly above 4 K. This experiment demonstrates the potential of spin echoes excited by electromagnetically induced transparency for higher-capacity optical data storage at higher temperature.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Ham, B. S., Shahriar, M. S., Kim, M. K., & Hemmer, P. R.

citation count

  • 119

complete list of authors

  • Ham, BS||Shahriar, MS||Kim, MK||Hemmer, PR

publication date

  • December 1997