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Phys Rev Lett. 2008 Mar 28;100(12):123903. Epub 2008 Mar 26.

Storage and retrieval of multimode transverse images in hot atomic Rubidium vapor.

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  • 1Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA.


We report on the experimental realization of the storage of images in a hot vapor of Rubidium atoms. The images are stored in and retrieved from the long-lived ground state atomic coherences. We show that an image impressed onto a 500 ns pulse can be stored and retrieved up to 30 mus later. The image storage is made robust to diffusion by storing the Fourier transform of the image.

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