Description:  This diagram represents a technique for storing the information about a light pulse in a collection of gas atoms. Panel 1: a laser beam prepares a set of rubidium atoms as a light pulse approaches. Panel 2: the light pulse interacts with the rubidium atoms. Panel 3: the laser beam is off and the light pulse has disappeared, leaving an impression in the atoms. Panel 4: the laser beam is turned back on, which reconstitutes the light pulse. Panel 5: the light pulse exits.
Source:  Eric Smalley
Story:  Light impresses atoms
TRN January 24, 2001
TRN Categories:  Quantum Computing
Form:  Still

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