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Gradient Echo Quantum Memory in Warm Atomic Vapor
 

Gradient Echo Quantum Memory in Warm Atomic Vapor

Article DOI: 10.3791/50552
November 11th, 2013

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Summary November 11th, 2013

The gradient echo memory is a protocol for storing optical quantum states of light in atomic ensembles. Quantum memory is a key element of a quantum repeater, which can extend the range of quantum key distribution. We outline the operation of the scheme when implemented in a 3-level atomic ensemble.

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