Quantum Light Storage in Solid State Atomic Ensembles

  title={Quantum Light Storage in Solid State Atomic Ensembles},
  author={Hugues de Riedmatten and Mikael Afzelius},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
In this chapter, we will describe the storage and retrieval of quantum light (heralded single photons and entangled photons) in atomic ensembles in a solid state environment. We will consider ensembles of rare-earth ions embedded in dielectric crystals. We will describe the methods used to create quantum light spectrally compatible with the narrow atomic transitions, as well as possible protocols based on dipole rephasing that can be used to reversibly map the quantum light onto collective… 

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