# An elementary quantum network of single atoms in optical cavities

@article{Ritter2012AnEQ, title={An elementary quantum network of single atoms in optical cavities}, author={Stephan Ritter and Christian N{\"o}lleke and Carolin Hahn and Andreas Reiserer and Andreas Neuzner and Manuel Uphoff and Martin M{\"u}cke and Eden Figueroa and J{\"o}rg Bochmann and Gerhard Rempe}, journal={Nature}, year={2012}, volume={484}, pages={195-200} }

Quantum networks are distributed quantum many-body systems with tailored topology and controlled information exchange. They are the backbone of distributed quantum computing architectures and quantum communication. Here we present a prototype of such a quantum network based on single atoms embedded in optical cavities. We show that atom–cavity systems form universal nodes capable of sending, receiving, storing and releasing photonic quantum information. Quantum connectivity between nodes is…

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