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Optimizing the Storage and Retrieval Efficiency of a Solid-State Quantum Memory Through Tailored State Preparation

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Author(s)

M D. Eisaman, Sergey V. Polyakov, M Hohensee, Jingyun Fan, P Hemmer, Alan L. Migdall

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-Cirac-Lukin-Zoller-type quantum-repeater scheme [1]. 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.[1] L. M. Duan, M. D. Lukin, J. I. Cirac and P. Zoller, Long-distance quantum communication with atomic ensenmbles and linear optics, Nature 413, 414-418 (2001)
Proceedings Title
SPIE Optics East | 2007 |
Conference Dates
September 9-12, 2007
Conference Title
SPIE Proceedings

Keywords

quantum memory, quantum repeater, rare-earth ion-doped crystal

Citation

Eisaman, M. , Polyakov, S. , Hohensee, M. , Fan, J. , Hemmer, P. and Migdall, A. (2007), Optimizing the Storage and Retrieval Efficiency of a Solid-State Quantum Memory Through Tailored State Preparation, SPIE Optics East | 2007 |, [online], https://doi.org/10.1117/12.733951 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created September 10, 2007, Updated November 10, 2018