Transient behaviors of photon switching by quantum interference

Yong Fan Chen, Guan Chi Pan, Ite A. Yu

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The use of quantum interference to examine the transient behavior of photon switching in cold 87Rb atoms was discussed. It was observed that the cold traps were produced by a vapor-cell magneto-optical trap (MOT). It was found that single photon switching was achieved under the condition that the pulse length of the switching field was set equal to the delay time of the probe propagation in a medium. The results shows that single-photon switching in the four-state system was feasible with respect to the rise time of the probe absorption.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063801
Pages (from-to)063801-1-063801-6
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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