By Topic

Storage and manipulation of orbital angular momentum of light in a cold atomic ensemble

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
D. Moretti ; Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Cidade Universitária, 50670-901 Recife, PE, Brazil ; D. Felinto ; J. W. R. Tabosa

The paper reports on the storage of superposition of orbital angular momentum (OAM) states, as well as its manipulation through an applied transverse magnetic field. In the experiment , Zeeman sublevels of the degenerate two-level system is used. In another series of experiments,an external dc magnetic field is applied, nearly orthogonal to the plane defined by the incident beams. In this case,a series of collapses and revivals of the stored Zeeman coherence is observed. These observations demonstrate that superposition of OAM states can be stored into the atomic ensemble, and also the reversible transfer of OAM between light and atoms. Moreover, it also shows that the stored OAM can be manipulated with an external magnetic field.

Published in:

Lasers and Electro-Optics 2009 and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. CLEO Europe - EQEC 2009. European Conference on

Date of Conference:

14-19 June 2009