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Slow-light-based optical frequency shifter

Li, Qian LU ; Bao, Yupan LU ; Thuresson, Axel LU ; Nilsson, Adam N. LU ; Rippe, Lars LU and Kröll, Stefan LU (2016) In Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) 93(4).
Abstract

We demonstrate experimentally and theoretically a controllable way of shifting the frequency of an optical pulse by using a combination of spectral hole burning, slow light effect, and linear Stark effect in a rare-earth-ion-doped crystal. We claim that the solid angle of acceptance of a frequency shift structure can be close to 2π, which means that the frequency shifter could work not only for optical pulses propagating in a specific spatial mode but also for randomly scattered light. As the frequency shift is controlled solely by an external electric field, it works also for weak coherent light fields and can be used, for example, as a frequency shifter for quantum memory devices in quantum communication.

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Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
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4
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American Physical Society
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1050-2947
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10.1103/PhysRevA.93.043832
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English
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  author       = {Li, Qian and Bao, Yupan and Thuresson, Axel and Nilsson, Adam N. and Rippe, Lars and Kröll, Stefan},
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  title        = {Slow-light-based optical frequency shifter},
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