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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  μs later. The image storage is made robust to diffusion by storing the Fourier transform of the image.


This article was originally published in Physical Review Letters, volume 100, issue 12, in 2008.

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