Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
We demonstrate an information hiding and retrieval scheme with the relative phases between states in a Rydberg wave packet acting as the bits of a data register. We use a terahertz half-cycle pulse (HCP) to transfer phase-encoded information from an optically accessible angular momentum manifold to another manifold which is not directly accessed by our laser pulses, effectively hiding the information from our optical interferometric measurement techniques. A subsequent HCP acting on these wave packets reintroduces the information back into the optically accessible data register manifold which can then be read out.
Murray, J.M.; Pisharody, S.N.; Wen, H.; and Rangan, Chitra. (2006). Information hiding and retrieval in Rydberg wave packets using half-cycle pulses. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 74 (4), 043402-1-043402-3.