Electromagnetically induced transparency with tunable single-photon pulses

@article{Eisaman2005ElectromagneticallyIT,
  title={Electromagnetically induced transparency with tunable single-photon pulses},
  author={Matthew D. Eisaman and Axel Andr{\'e} and F. Massou and Michael Fleischhauer and A. S. Zibrov and Mikhail D. Lukin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={438},
  pages={837-841}
}
Techniques to facilitate controlled interactions between single photons and atoms are now being actively explored. These techniques are important for the practical realization of quantum networks, in which multiple memory nodes that utilize atoms for generation, storage and processing of quantum states are connected by single-photon transmission in optical fibres. One promising avenue for the realization of quantum networks involves the manipulation of quantum pulses of light in optically dense… 
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