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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24124–24131

Optimal storage and retrieval of single-photon waveforms

Shuyu Zhou, Shanchao Zhang, Chang Liu, J. F. Chen, Jianming Wen, M. M. T. Loy, G. K. L. Wong, and Shengwang Du  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24124-24131 (2012)

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We report an experimental demonstration of optimal storage and retrieval of heralded single-photon wave packets using electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in cold atoms at a high optical depth. We obtain an optimal storage efficiency of (49±3)% for single-photon waveforms with a temporal likeness of 96%. Our result brings the EIT quantum light-matter interface closer to practical quantum information applications.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: July 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2012
Published: October 8, 2012

Shuyu Zhou, Shanchao Zhang, Chang Liu, J. F. Chen, Jianming Wen, M. M. T. Loy, G. K. L. Wong, and Shengwang Du, "Optimal storage and retrieval of single-photon waveforms," Opt. Express 20, 24124-24131 (2012)

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