Storage of quantum light in solid state quantum memories

Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Speaker: 
Jonathan Lavoie
Speaker's Institution: 
University of Geneva

We study the generation, storage and characterization of different quantum states of light, including hyper-entangled states, displaced single photons and multiple entangled single photons. The solid state memory consists of an ensemble of rare-earth ions doped in a crystal at cryogenic temperature with a multimode capacity. Our source of energy-time entangled photon pairs and large atomic ensembles are also an ideal platform to study more fundamental aspects of quantum theory, including large dimensions.