Optimizing the storage and retrieval efficiency of a solid-state quantum memory through tailored state preparation Conference Paper uri icon


  • We theoretically investigate the feasibility of using spectral hole burning in Pr 3+ :Y 2 SiO 5 to prepare an ensemble of Pr 3+ ions with a spectral distribution optimized for use as a quantum memory for single-photon states. We introduce figures of merit for the spectral distribution of the Pr 3+ ions when used as a quantum-memory node in a Duan-Lukin-Cirac-Zoller-type quantum-repeater scheme. Finally, we describe progress toward optimizing the hole-burning sequence by using a computational model of the hole-burning process to calculate these figures of merit over a wide range of parameters.

name of conference

  • Quantum Communications Realized

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE

author list (cited authors)

  • Eisaman, M. D., Polyakov, S., Hohensee, M., Fan, J., Hemmer, P., & Migdall, A.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Eisaman, Matthew D||Polyakov, Sergey||Hohensee, Michael||Fan, Jingyun||Hemmer, Philip||Migdall, Alan

editor list (cited editors)

  • Arakawa, Y., Sasaki, M., & Sotobayashi, H.

publication date

  • September 2007