23 May 2005 Progress toward generating, storing, and communicating single-photon states using coherent atomic memory (Invited Paper)
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Proceedings Volume 5842, Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics III; (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.609460
Event: SPIE Third International Symposium on Fluctuations and Noise, 2005, Austin, Texas, United States
Abstract
We describe proof-of principle experiments demonstrating a novel approach for generating pulses of light with controllable photon numbers, propagation direction, timing, and pulse shapes. The approach is based on preparation of an atomic ensemble in a state with a desired number of atomic spin excitations, which is later converted into a photon pulse by exploiting long-lived coherent memory for photon states and electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). We discuss our progress toward applying these techniques to transmit quantum states between atomic memory nodes connected by a photonic channel.
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M. D. Eisaman, A. Andre, F. Massou, G.-W. Li, L. Childress, A. S. Zibrov, M. D. Lukin, "Progress toward generating, storing, and communicating single-photon states using coherent atomic memory (Invited Paper)", Proc. SPIE 5842, Fluctuations and Noise in Photonics and Quantum Optics III, (23 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609460; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.609460
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