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Optical Quantum Memory Applications in Quantum Communication



Oliver T. Slattery, Xiao Tang, Lijun Ma


Optical quantum memory is a device that can store the quantum state of photons and retrieve it with high fidelity on demand. Many approaches to quantum memory have been proposed and demonstrated. Quantum memory can be used to enhance performance in many quantum communication systems and processes such as deterministic single photon sources, photon interference, measurement device independent (MDI) quantum key distribution (QKD), quantum teleportation and quantum repeaters
Proceedings Title
Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XVII
Conference Dates
August 11-15, 2019
Conference Location
San Diego, CA, US
Conference Title
SPIE Optics and Photonics


quantum memory, quantum communication, quantum network


Slattery, O. , Tang, X. and Ma, L. (2019), Optical Quantum Memory Applications in Quantum Communication, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XVII, San Diego, CA, US, [online], (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created September 5, 2019, Updated October 12, 2021