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Author Hoeckel, David ♦ Benson, Oliver
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS ♦ CESIUM ♦ COUPLING ♦ D STATES ♦ OPACITY ♦ PHOTON BEAMS ♦ PHOTONS ♦ PROBES ♦ PULSES ♦ QUANTUM MECHANICS ♦ VAPORS ♦ VISIBLE RADIATION ♦ ALKALI METALS ♦ BEAMS ♦ BOSONS ♦ ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION ♦ ELEMENTARY PARTICLES ♦ ELEMENTS ♦ ENERGY LEVELS ♦ FLUIDS ♦ GASES ♦ MASSLESS PARTICLES ♦ MECHANICS ♦ METALS ♦ OPTICAL PROPERTIES ♦ PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ♦ RADIATIONS
Abstract We perform electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) experiments in cesium vapor with pulses on the single-photon level for the first time. This was made possible by an extremely large total suppression of the EIT coupling beam by 118 dB mainly due to a newly developed triple-pass planar Fabry-Perot etalon filter. Slowing and shaping of single-photon light pulses as well as the generation of pulses suitable for quantum key distribution applications and testing of approaches for single photon storage is demonstrated. Our results extend single-photon EIT to the particularly interesting wavelength of the Cs D1 line.
ISSN 00319007
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-10-08
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review Letters
Volume Number 105
Issue Number 15


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