Photon echo pulse shape storage Academic Article uri icon


  • The photon echo technique has been a useful tool in measuring material parameters for many years. Recent experiments also support its use as a basis for signal processing and quantum information storage. It is within this context that we consider the photon echo of a weak signal pulse and solve the coupled Maxwell-Bloch equations for two-level and three-level thick media having inhomogeneous broadening. We find the conditions under which the pulse shape is preserved in the echo and, thus, can be used for quantum information storage.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Rostovtsev, Y., Sariyianni, Z., & Scully, M. O.

complete list of authors

  • Rostovtsev, Y||Sariyianni, Z||Scully, MO

publication date

  • August 2002