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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10087–10094

Storage and retrieval of collective excitations on a long-lived spin transition in a rare-earth ion-doped crystal

E. A. Goldschmidt, S. E. Beavan, S. V. Polyakov, A. L. Migdall, and M. J. Sellars  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10087-10094 (2013)

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Robust, long-lived optical quantum memories are important components of many quantum information and communication protocols. We demonstrate coherent generation, storage, and retrieval of excitations on a long-lived spin transition via spontaneous Raman scattering in a rare-earth ion-doped crystal. We further study the time dynamics of the optical correlations in this system. This is the first demonstration of its kind in a solid and an enabling step toward realizing a solid-state quantum repeater.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: January 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2013
Published: April 16, 2013

E. A. Goldschmidt, S. E. Beavan, S. V. Polyakov, A. L. Migdall, and M. J. Sellars, "Storage and retrieval of collective excitations on a long-lived spin transition in a rare-earth ion-doped crystal," Opt. Express 21, 10087-10094 (2013)

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