- Amari, Atia, et al.
Towards an efficient atomic frequency comb quantum memory
Ingår i: Journal of Luminescence. - : Elsevier. - 0022-2313. ; 130:9, s. 1579-1585
- We present an efficient photon-echo experiment based on atomic frequency combs [Phys. Rev. A 79 (2009) 052329]. Echoes containing an energy of up to 35% of that of the input pulse are observed in a Pr3+ -doped Y2SiO5 crystal. This material allows for the precise spectral holeburning needed to make a sharp and highly absorbing comb structure. We compare our results with a simple theoretical model with satisfactory agreement. Our results show that atomic frequency combs has the potential for high-efficiency storage of single photons as required in future long-distance communication based on quantum repeaters. (c) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.