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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 17609–17615

Polarization preserving ultra fast optical shutter for quantum information processing

Nicoló Spagnolo, Chiara Vitelli, Sandro Giacomini, Fabio Sciarrino, and Francesco De Martini  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 17609-17615 (2008)

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We present the realization of a ultra fast shutter for optical fields, which allows to preserve a generic polarization state, based on a self-stabilized interferometer. It exhibits high (or low) transmittivity when turned on (or inactive), while the fidelity of the polarization state is high. The shutter is realized through two beam displacing prisms and a longitudinal Pockels cell. This can represent a useful tool for controlling light-atom interfaces in quantum information processing.

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OCIS Codes
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: May 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2008
Published: October 17, 2008

Nicoló Spagnolo, Chiara Vitelli, Sandro Giacomini, Fabio Sciarrino, and Francesco De Martini, "Polarization preserving ultra fast optical shutter for quantum information processing," Opt. Express 16, 17609-17615 (2008)

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