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Optimizing the storage and retrieval efficiency of a solid-state quantum memory through tailored state preparation
Author(s): Matthew D. Eisaman; Sergey Polyakov; Michael Hohensee; Jingyun Fan; Philip Hemmer; Alan Migdall
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Paper Abstract

We theoretically investigate the feasibility of using spectral hole burning in Pr3+:Y2SiO5 to prepare an ensemble of Pr3+ ions with a spectral distribution optimized for use as a quantum memory for single-photon states. We introduce figures of merit for the spectral distribution of the Pr3+ ions when used as a quantum-memory node in a Duan-Lukin-Cirac-Zoller-type quantum-repeater scheme. Finally, we describe progress toward optimizing the hole-burning sequence by using a computational model of the hole-burning process to calculate these figures of merit over a wide range of parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6780, Quantum Communications Realized, 67800K (10 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.733951
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Matthew D. Eisaman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Sergey Polyakov, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Joint Quantum Institute of National Institute of Standards and Technology and Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Michael Hohensee, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Jingyun Fan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Joint Quantum Institute of National Institute of Standards and Technology and Univ. of Maryland (United States)
Philip Hemmer, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Alan Migdall, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Joint Quantum Institute of National Institute of Standards and Technology and Univ. of Maryland (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6780:
Quantum Communications Realized
Yasuhiko Arakawa; Masahide Sasaki; Hideyuki Sotobayashi, Editor(s)

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