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 (US)
Article number260502
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 22 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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