Storage by trapping and spatial staggering of multiple interacting solitons in Lambda-type media

W.P. Beeker, Willem Beeker, Christopher James Lee, E. Can, Klaus J. Boller

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Abstract

In this paper we investigate the properties of self-induced transparency (SIT) solitons, propagating in a Λ-type medium. We find that the interaction between SIT solitons can lead to trapping with their phases preserved in the ground-state coherence of the medium. These phases can be altered in a systematic way by the application of appropriate light fields, such as additional SIT solitons. Furthermore, multiple independent SIT solitons can be made to propagate as bisolitons through their mutual interaction with a separate light field. Finally, we demonstrate that control of the SIT soliton phase can be used to implement an optical exclusive-or (xor) gate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical review A: Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Volume82
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • METIS-267491
  • IR-75232

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