Narrowband Single Photons for Light-Matter Interfaces

  • Markus┬áRambach

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  3. Markus Rambach
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 137-144

About this book


This book provides a step-by-step guide on how to construct a narrowband single photon source for the integration with atom-based memory systems. It combines the necessary theoretical background with crucial experimental methods and characterisations to form a complete handbook for readers at all academic levels.

The future implementation of large quantum networks will require the hybridisation of photonic qubits for communication with quantum memories in the context of information storage. Such an interface requires carefully tailored single photons to ensure compatibility with the chosen memory.

The source itself is remarkable for a number of reasons, including being the spectrally narrowest and brightest source of its kind; in addition, it offers a novel technique for frequency stabilisation in an optical cavity, together with exceptional portability. 

Starting with a thorough analysis of the current literature, this book derives the essential parameters needed to design the source, describes its individual components in detail, and closes with the characterisation of a single photon source.


Quantum Communication Atom-based Quantum Memory Quantum Optics Light-Matter Interface Single Photon Source Narrowband Single Photon Source Narrowband Single Photons Photonic Qubits

Authors and affiliations

  • Markus┬áRambach
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and PhysicsThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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