Focus on Quantum Memory

Gavin Brennen, Elisabeth Giacobino, Christoph Simon

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Quantum memories are essential for quantum information processing and long-distance quantum communication. The field has recently seen a lot of progress, and the present focus issue offers a glimpse of these developments, showing both experimental and theoretical results from many of the leading groups around the world. On the experimental side, it shows work on cold gases, warm vapors, rare-earth ion doped crystals and single atoms. On the theoretical side there are in-depth studies of existing memory protocols, proposals for new protocols including approaches based on quantum error correction, and proposals for new applications of quantum storage. Looking forward, we anticipate many more exciting results in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Article number050201
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2015

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Copyright 2015 IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. First published in New J. Phys. 17, 050201. The original publication is available at, published by IOP Publishing. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


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