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Atomic vapour microcells

Tubes for quantum electronics

Micrometre-sized atomic vapour cells hosting robust entangled atomic states at room temperature offer a promising route to the realization of quantum photonic devices such as quantum gates and single-photon sources.

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Figure 1: An ensemble of N atoms can be described by a single N-atom state, here illustrated with just two atoms.
Figure 2: Rubidium atomic-vapour cells.


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Rost, JM. Tubes for quantum electronics. Nature Photon 4, 74–75 (2010).

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