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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 3744–3752

Controlled storage and transfer of photonic space-time quantum-coherence in active quantum dot nanomaterials

E. Gehrig and O. Hess  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 3744-3752 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.003744


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Abstract

We demonstrate the potential of semiconductor quantum dot nanomaterials for solid-state based controllable quantum memories in which losses may be compensated by gain. The dynamic photonic quantum-coherence present in a quantum dot ensemble and generated by a coherent signal pulse is influenced and controlled by disorder, spectral detuning and the power of the pulse. We show that the high coupling of spatial and temporal degrees of freedom is a key requirement for coherence transfer and/or storage.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2008
Published: March 6, 2008

Citation
E. Gehrig and O. Hess, "Controlled storage and transfer of photonic space-time quantum-coherence in active quantum dot nanomaterials," Opt. Express 16, 3744-3752 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-6-3744


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