Diffusion-free image storage in hot atomic vapor

Young Wook Cho, Joo Eon Oh, Yoon Ho Kim

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The ability to directly store optical images in atomic vapor has many potential applications, but the diffusion of atoms severely limits the image resolution and storage duration. In this paper, we report an experimental demonstration on diffusion-free storage of optical images in hot atomic vapor. By encoding two-dimensional images in incoherent light and making use of the correlation imaging technique, we overcome the effect of atomic diffusion on the all-optical image storage in atomic vapor.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013844
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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