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

Goldschmidt, E A; Beavan, S E; Polyakov, S V; Migdall, A L; Sellars, M J


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...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-04-22
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.010087


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