Multimode memories in atomic ensembles

J Nunn, K Reim, K C Lee, V O Lorenz, B J Sussman, I A Walmsley, D Jaksch

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The ability to store multiple optical modes in a quantum memory allows for increased efficiency of quantum communication and computation. Here we compute the multimode capacity of a variety of quantum memory protocols based on light storage in ensembles of atoms. We find that adding a controlled inhomogeneous broadening improves this capacity significantly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260502
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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    Nunn, J., Reim, K., Lee, K. C., Lorenz, V. O., Sussman, B. J., Walmsley, I. A., & Jaksch, D. (2008). Multimode memories in atomic ensembles. Physical Review Letters, 101(26), 260502.