We report entanglement generation in atomic quantum memories via deterministic mapping of photonic entanglement. The atomic entanglement is retrieved back into photon modes after a programmable storage time, with an overall efficiency of 17%.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(020.1335) Atomic and molecular physics : Atom optics
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications
H. Deng, K. S. Choi, J. Laurat, and H. J. Kimble, "Mapping Entanglement in and out of Quantum Memories," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper QTuH4.
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