Optical Memory in a Microfabricated Vapor Cell

I’m proud and happy to say that I’ve been working for quite a long time now for Prof. Philippe Treutlein, at Basel University. Happy because they are a particularly nice group of people and proud because they are quite ahead of their game.

This time they’ve made it to the cover of Physical Review Letters with a new advance in the fabrication of quantum network implementations. They’ve developed a ground-state quantum memory protocol using laser pulses at the single-photon level in a microfabricated vapor cell. This memory has shown to be capable of on-demand read-in and read-out.

Together with the first author, Roberto Mottola, we’ve made a picture showing the functioning vapor cell.

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