Abstract

Telecom photonic quantum networks with matter quantum systems enable a rich variety of applications, such as long-distance quantum cryptography and one-way quantum computing. Preparation of a heralded single excitation (HSE) in an atomic ensemble by detecting a telecom wavelength photon having a correlation with the atomic excitation is an important step. Such a system has been demonstrated with a quantum frequency conversion (QFC) to telecom wavelength employing a Rb atomic cloud. However, the limited wavelength selection prevents the next step toward linking various kinds of matter quantum systems through long-distance fiber-based quantum communications. Here we for the first time, demonstrate HSE with a solid-state-based QFC and a detector for a telecom wavelength that will have the great advantage of the utility of mature telecom technologies. We unambiguously show that the demonstrated HSE indicates non-classical statistics by the direct measurement of the autocorrelation function.

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2016 (2)

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2015 (2)

B. Hensen, H. Bernien, A. Dréau, A. Reiserer, N. Kalb, M. S. Blok, J. Ruitenberg, R. F. L. Vermeulen, R. N. Schouten, C. Abellán, W. Amaya, V. Pruneri, M. W. Mitchell, M. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, D. Elkouss, S. Wehner, T. H. Taminiau, and R. Hanson, “Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometres,” Nature 526, 682–686 (2015).
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[Crossref]

2014 (3)

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R. Ikuta, T. Kobayashi, S. Yasui, S. Miki, T. Yamashita, H. Terai, M. Fujiwara, T. Yamamoto, M. Koashi, M. Sasaki, Z. Wang, and N. Imoto, “Frequency down-conversion of 637 nm light to the telecommunication band for non-classical light emitted from NV centers in diamond,” Opt. Express 22, 11205–11214 (2014).
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2013 (4)

R. Ikuta, H. Kato, Y. Kusaka, S. Miki, T. Yamashita, H. Terai, M. Fujiwara, T. Yamamoto, M. Koashi, M. Sasaki, Z. Wang, and N. Imoto, “High-fidelity conversion of photonic quantum information to telecommunication wavelength with superconducting single-photon detectors,” Phys. Rev. A 87, 010301(R) (2013).
[Crossref]

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2012 (5)

S. Ritter, C. Nölleke, C. Hahn, A. Reiserer, A. Neuzner, M. Uphoff, M. Mücke, E. Figueroa, J. Bochmann, and G. Rempe, “An elementary quantum network of single atoms in optical cavities,” Nature 484, 195–200 (2012).
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[Crossref]

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2011 (3)

R. Ikuta, Y. Kusaka, T. Kitano, H. Kato, T. Yamamoto, M. Koashi, and N. Imoto, “Wide-band quantum interface for visible-to-telecommunication wavelength conversion,” Nat. Commun. 2, 1544 (2011).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

I. Buluta, S. Ashhab, and F. Nori, “Natural and artificial atoms for quantum computation,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 74, 104401 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (4)

T. D. Ladd, F. Jelezko, R. Laflamme, Y. Nakamura, C. Monroe, and J. L. O’Brien, “Quantum computers,” Nature 464, 45–53 (2010).
[Crossref]

A. G. Radnaev, Y. O. Dudin, R. Zhao, H. H. Jen, S. D. Jenkins, A. Kuzmich, and T. A. B. Kennedy, “A quantum memory with telecom-wavelength conversion,” Nat. Phys. 6, 894–899 (2010).
[Crossref]

Y. Dudin, A. Radnaev, R. Zhao, J. Blumoff, T. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich, “Entanglement of light-shift compensated atomic spin waves with telecom light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 260502 (2010).
[Crossref]

M. T. Rakher, L. Ma, O. Slattery, X. Tang, and K. Srinivasan, “Quantum transduction of telecommunications-band single photons from a quantum dot by frequency upconversion,” Nat. Photonics 4, 786–791 (2010).
[Crossref]

2009 (1)

S. Olmschenk, D. N. Matsukevich, P. Maunz, D. Hayes, L.-M. Duan, and C. Monroe, “Quantum teleportation between distant matter qubits,” Science 323, 486–489 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (2)

H. J. Kimble, “The quantum internet,” Nature 453, 1023–1030 (2008).
[Crossref]

Z.-S. Yuan, Y.-A. Chen, B. Zhao, S. Chen, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan, “Experimental demonstration of a BDCZ quantum repeater node,” Nature 454, 1098–1101 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

S. Chen, Y.-A. Chen, B. Zhao, Z.-S. Yuan, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan, “Demonstration of a stable atom-photon entanglement source for quantum repeaters,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 180505 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

S. Tanzilli, W. Tittel, M. Halder, O. Alibart, P. Baldi, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “A photonic quantum information interface,” Nature 437, 116–120 (2005).
[Crossref]

1991 (1)

A. K. Ekert, “Quantum cryptography based on Bell’s theorem,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67, 661–663 (1991).
[Crossref]

1990 (1)

1987 (1)

C. K. Hong, Z. Y. Ou, and L. Mandel, “Measurement of subpicosecond time intervals between two photons by interference,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 2044–2046 (1987).
[Crossref]

1956 (1)

R. Hanbury Brown and R. Q. Twiss, “Correlation between photons in two coherent beams of light,” Nature 177, 27–29 (1956).
[Crossref]

Abellán, C.

B. Hensen, H. Bernien, A. Dréau, A. Reiserer, N. Kalb, M. S. Blok, J. Ruitenberg, R. F. L. Vermeulen, R. N. Schouten, C. Abellán, W. Amaya, V. Pruneri, M. W. Mitchell, M. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, D. Elkouss, S. Wehner, T. H. Taminiau, and R. Hanson, “Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometres,” Nature 526, 682–686 (2015).
[Crossref]

Albrecht, B.

P. Farrera, N. Maring, B. Albrecht, G. Heinze, and H. D. Riedmatten, “Nonclassical correlations between a C-band telecom photon and a stored spin-wave,” Optica 3, 1019–1024 (2016).
[Crossref]

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Albrecht, R.

S. Zaske, A. Lenhard, C. Keßler, J. Kettler, C. Hepp, C. Arend, R. Albrecht, W.-M. Schulz, M. Jetter, P. Michler, and C. Becher, “Visible-to-telecom quantum frequency conversion of light from a single quantum emitter,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147404 (2012).
[Crossref]

Alibart, O.

S. Tanzilli, W. Tittel, M. Halder, O. Alibart, P. Baldi, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “A photonic quantum information interface,” Nature 437, 116–120 (2005).
[Crossref]

Amaya, W.

B. Hensen, H. Bernien, A. Dréau, A. Reiserer, N. Kalb, M. S. Blok, J. Ruitenberg, R. F. L. Vermeulen, R. N. Schouten, C. Abellán, W. Amaya, V. Pruneri, M. W. Mitchell, M. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, D. Elkouss, S. Wehner, T. H. Taminiau, and R. Hanson, “Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometres,” Nature 526, 682–686 (2015).
[Crossref]

Arend, C.

S. Zaske, A. Lenhard, C. Keßler, J. Kettler, C. Hepp, C. Arend, R. Albrecht, W.-M. Schulz, M. Jetter, P. Michler, and C. Becher, “Visible-to-telecom quantum frequency conversion of light from a single quantum emitter,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147404 (2012).
[Crossref]

Ashhab, S.

I. Buluta, S. Ashhab, and F. Nori, “Natural and artificial atoms for quantum computation,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 74, 104401 (2011).
[Crossref]

Baldi, P.

S. Tanzilli, W. Tittel, M. Halder, O. Alibart, P. Baldi, N. Gisin, and H. Zbinden, “A photonic quantum information interface,” Nature 437, 116–120 (2005).
[Crossref]

Becher, C.

S. Zaske, A. Lenhard, C. Keßler, J. Kettler, C. Hepp, C. Arend, R. Albrecht, W.-M. Schulz, M. Jetter, P. Michler, and C. Becher, “Visible-to-telecom quantum frequency conversion of light from a single quantum emitter,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 147404 (2012).
[Crossref]

P. Michler, A. Kiraz, C. Becher, W. V. Schoenfeld, P. M. Petroff, L. Zhang, E. Hu, and A. Imamoğlu, “A quantum dot single photon source,” in Advances in Solid State Physics (Springer, 2001), Vol. 41, pp. 3–14.

Bernien, H.

B. Hensen, H. Bernien, A. Dréau, A. Reiserer, N. Kalb, M. S. Blok, J. Ruitenberg, R. F. L. Vermeulen, R. N. Schouten, C. Abellán, W. Amaya, V. Pruneri, M. W. Mitchell, M. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, D. Elkouss, S. Wehner, T. H. Taminiau, and R. Hanson, “Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometres,” Nature 526, 682–686 (2015).
[Crossref]

H. Bernien, B. Hensen, W. Pfaff, G. Koolstra, M. S. Blok, L. Robledo, T. H. Taminiau, M. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, L. Childress, and R. Hanson, “Heralded entanglement between solid-state qubits separated by three metres,” Nature 497, 86–90 (2013).
[Crossref]

Blok, M. S.

B. Hensen, H. Bernien, A. Dréau, A. Reiserer, N. Kalb, M. S. Blok, J. Ruitenberg, R. F. L. Vermeulen, R. N. Schouten, C. Abellán, W. Amaya, V. Pruneri, M. W. Mitchell, M. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, D. Elkouss, S. Wehner, T. H. Taminiau, and R. Hanson, “Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometres,” Nature 526, 682–686 (2015).
[Crossref]

H. Bernien, B. Hensen, W. Pfaff, G. Koolstra, M. S. Blok, L. Robledo, T. H. Taminiau, M. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, L. Childress, and R. Hanson, “Heralded entanglement between solid-state qubits separated by three metres,” Nature 497, 86–90 (2013).
[Crossref]

Blumoff, J.

Y. Dudin, A. Radnaev, R. Zhao, J. Blumoff, T. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich, “Entanglement of light-shift compensated atomic spin waves with telecom light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 260502 (2010).
[Crossref]

Bochmann, J.

S. Ritter, C. Nölleke, C. Hahn, A. Reiserer, A. Neuzner, M. Uphoff, M. Mücke, E. Figueroa, J. Bochmann, and G. Rempe, “An elementary quantum network of single atoms in optical cavities,” Nature 484, 195–200 (2012).
[Crossref]

Boyd, R. W.

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, 3rd ed. (Elsevier, 2008).

Buluta, I.

I. Buluta, S. Ashhab, and F. Nori, “Natural and artificial atoms for quantum computation,” Rep. Prog. Phys. 74, 104401 (2011).
[Crossref]

Chen, S.

Z.-S. Yuan, Y.-A. Chen, B. Zhao, S. Chen, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan, “Experimental demonstration of a BDCZ quantum repeater node,” Nature 454, 1098–1101 (2008).
[Crossref]

S. Chen, Y.-A. Chen, B. Zhao, Z.-S. Yuan, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan, “Demonstration of a stable atom-photon entanglement source for quantum repeaters,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 180505 (2007).
[Crossref]

Chen, Y.-A.

Z.-S. Yuan, Y.-A. Chen, B. Zhao, S. Chen, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan, “Experimental demonstration of a BDCZ quantum repeater node,” Nature 454, 1098–1101 (2008).
[Crossref]

S. Chen, Y.-A. Chen, B. Zhao, Z.-S. Yuan, J. Schmiedmayer, and J.-W. Pan, “Demonstration of a stable atom-photon entanglement source for quantum repeaters,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 180505 (2007).
[Crossref]

Childress, L.

H. Bernien, B. Hensen, W. Pfaff, G. Koolstra, M. S. Blok, L. Robledo, T. H. Taminiau, M. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, L. Childress, and R. Hanson, “Heralded entanglement between solid-state qubits separated by three metres,” Nature 497, 86–90 (2013).
[Crossref]

Chou, C.-W.

Cristiani, M.

B. Albrecht, P. Farrera, X. Fernandez-Gonzalvo, M. Cristiani, and H. D. Riedmatten, “A waveguide frequency converter connecting rubidium-based quantum memories to the telecom C-band,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3376 (2014).

Curty, M.

H.-K. Lo, M. Curty, and K. Tamaki, “Secure quantum key distribution,” Nat. Photonics 8, 595–604 (2014).
[Crossref]

Delteil, A.

A. Delteil, Z. Sun, W.-B. Gao, E. Togan, S. Faelt, and A. Imamoglu, “Generation of heralded entanglement between distant hole spins,” Nat. Phys. 12, 218–223 (2015).
[Crossref]

Dréau, A.

B. Hensen, H. Bernien, A. Dréau, A. Reiserer, N. Kalb, M. S. Blok, J. Ruitenberg, R. F. L. Vermeulen, R. N. Schouten, C. Abellán, W. Amaya, V. Pruneri, M. W. Mitchell, M. Markham, D. J. Twitchen, D. Elkouss, S. Wehner, T. H. Taminiau, and R. Hanson, “Loophole-free Bell inequality violation using electron spins separated by 1.3 kilometres,” Nature 526, 682–686 (2015).
[Crossref]

Duan, L.-M.

S. Olmschenk, D. N. Matsukevich, P. Maunz, D. Hayes, L.-M. Duan, and C. Monroe, “Quantum teleportation between distant matter qubits,” Science 323, 486–489 (2009).
[Crossref]

Dudin, Y.

Y. Dudin, A. Radnaev, R. Zhao, J. Blumoff, T. Kennedy, and A. Kuzmich, “Entanglement of light-shift compensated atomic spin waves with telecom light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 260502 (2010).
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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Concept of an elementary link of quantum matter systems through optical fiber quantum communication by telecom photons. The telecom photons converted from light pulses that have a correlation with the matter systems are measured for heralding the connection between the quantum matter systems.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Our experimental setup without and with the QFC, and the Λ-type energy levels of the D2 line in Rb87 with the relation of the light pulses used in our experiment. The strong write pulse is removed from the optical path of the anti-Stokes photons by the spatial, the polarizing, and the frequency separation. The filtering of the write pulse from the Stokes photons is performed by the large difference of the spatial direction and the temporal separation. The separation of the read light from the signal photons is performed in the same manner. (b) Time sequence of the experiment. (c) The left figure shows the relevant energy levels of QFC. The difference frequency generation of a photon from 780 to 1522 nm is performed by using a strong pump light at 1600 nm. The right graph shows the overall conversion efficiency of the QFC from the front of the PPLN waveguide to the end of the FBG, and the noise counts induced by the frequency converter.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Observed stop signals by (a) Ds1, (b) Dasv1, and (c) Dast1. In every figure, the interval of the clean signals is 1 μs.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Dependencies of the cross correlation functions on the power of the write pulse. (a) gs,asv(2) versus write power without the QFC and (b) gs,ast(2) versus write power with the QFC.

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Table 1. Observed Values of the Correlation Functions

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gs,ast(2)=gs,asv(2)ζ+1ζ+1.
gast,ast(2)=1(1+ζ)2(ζ2gasv,asv(2)+gnoise(2)+2ζ),
gs,s|ast(2)=gs,s|asv(2)(gs,asv(2)gs,ast(2))2ζζ+1+gs,s(2)(1gs,ast(2))21ζ+1.

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