Optomechanical Transducers for Long-Distance Quantum Communication
Author(s): K. Stannigel, P. Rabl, A. Sorensen, P. Zoller
Journal: Physical Review Letters
DOI Number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.220501
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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.