T. A. Brian Kennedy

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An elementary quantum network operation involves storing a qubit state in an atomic quantum memory node, and then retrieving and transporting the information through a single photon excitation to a remote quantum memory node for further storage or analysis. Implementations of quantum network operations are thus conditioned on the ability to realize(More)
Long-distance quantum communication via distant pairs of entangled quantum bits (qubits) is the first step towards secure message transmission and distributed quantum computing. To date, the most promising proposals require quantum repeaters to mitigate the exponential decrease in communication rate due to optical fiber losses. However, these are(More)
A quantum repeater at telecommunications wavelengths with long-lived atomic memory is proposed, and its critical elements are experimentally demonstrated using a cold atomic ensemble. Via atomic cascade emission, an entangled pair of 1.53 microm and 780 nm photons is generated. The former is ideal for long-distance quantum communication, and the latter is(More)
Differential Stark shift compensation for ground-state 87Rb atoms trapped in an elliptically polarized optical lattice and “magic” magnetic field was recently proposed and demonstrated experimentally by N. Lundblad et al. [e-print arXiv:0912.1528] and analyzed theoretically by A. Derevianko [e-print arXiv:0912.3233]. Here we demonstrate enhanced hyperfine(More)
Entanglement of a 795 nm light polarization qubit and an atomic Rb spin-wave qubit for a storage time of 0.1 s is observed by measuring the violation of Bell's inequality (S=2.65±0.12). Long qubit storage times are achieved by pinning the spin wave in a 1064 nm wavelength optical lattice, with a magic-valued magnetic field superposed to eliminate(More)
An approach to fast entanglement generation based on Rydberg dephasing of collective excitations (spin waves) in large, optically thick atomic ensembles is proposed. Long-range 1/r(3) atomic interactions are induced by microwave mixing of opposite-parity Rydberg states. The required long coherence times are achieved via four-photon excitation and readout of(More)
The entanglement of multiatom quantum states is considered. In order to cancel noise due to inhomogeneous light-atom coupling, the concept of matched multiatom observables is proposed. As a means to eliminate an important form of decoherence this idea should be of broad relevance for quantum information processing with atomic ensembles. The general approach(More)
We describe a new experimental approach to probabilistic atom-photon (signal) entanglement. Two qubit states are encoded as orthogonal collective spin excitations of an unpolarized atomic ensemble. After a programmable delay, the atomic excitation is converted into a photon (idler). Polarization states of both the signal and the idler are recorded and are(More)
A source of deterministic single photons is proposed and demonstrated by the application of a measurement-based feedback protocol to a heralded single-photon source consisting of an ensemble of cold rubidium atoms. Our source is stationary and produces a photoelectric detection record with sub-Poissonian statistics.
A quantum repeater is a system for long-distance quantum communication that employs quantum memory elements to mitigate optical fiber transmission losses. The multiplexed quantum memory (O. A. Collins, S. D. Jenkins, A. Kuzmich, and T. A. B. Kennedy, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 060502 (2007)) has been shown theoretically to reduce quantum memory time requirements.(More)