Quantum information systems demand methods for the storage and manipulation of qubits. For optical qubits, atomic ensembles provide a potential platform for such operations. In this work, we demonstrate a stopped light optical quantum memory with efficiency up to 87%. We also demonstrate and visualise stationary light, which could potentially enhance weak optical nonlinearities. At the heart of our experiments is a laser-cooled atomic ensemble, which has recently been optimised with the help of a machine learning system that uses an artificial neural network.
|Title of host publication||2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018 - Proceedings|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Aug 6|
|Event||2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018 - San Jose, United States|
Duration: 2018 May 13 → 2018 May 18
|Name||2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018 - Proceedings|
|Other||2018 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2018|
|Period||18/5/13 → 18/5/18|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics