Optomechanical Transducers for Long-Distance Quantum Communication

Author(s): K. Stannigel, P. Rabl, A. Sorensen, P. Zoller

Journal: Physical Review Letters

Volume: 105

Page(s): 220501

Year: 2010

DOI Number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.220501

Link: Link to publication

Abstract:

We describe a new scheme to interconvert stationary and photonic qubits which is based on indirect qubit-light interactions mediated by a mechanical resonator. This approach does not rely on the specific optical response of the qubit and thereby enables optical quantum interfaces for a wide range of solid state spin and charge based systems. We discuss the implementation of state transfer protocols between distant nodes of a quantum network and show that high transfer fidelities can be achieved under realistic experimental conditions.

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