Optimal quantum memory with atomic ensembles

Date: 
Monday, February 23, 2009 (All day)
Speaker: 
Dr. Irina Novikova

Efficient and reliable quantum communication will require the control of individual photons. As a step toward this objective, wehave demonstrated promising techniques that involve using a dynamic form of electromagnetically induced transparency to optimally and
reversibly map arbitrary pulses of light onto an ensemble of warm Rubidium atoms. Our techniques, demonstrated in atomic vapor, are
applicable to a wide range of systems and protocols.