Preparing rare-earth-ion-doped inorganic crystals for quantum information processing

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The paper reports on the experimental realization on the possibility of isolating ions in a selected frequency channel. In the scheme, this interaction is mediated by the change in permanent dipole moment experienced by the rare-earth ions when they are optically excited from the ground state to an excited state. The change in dipole moment changes the electric field experienced by ions situated close to the excited ion, thus their absorption frequencies are changed. The important aspect, in order to use this frequency shift for controlled logic, is that the shift is large enough for ions, originally resonant with a certain laser frequency, to be shifted out of resonance with this laser field. Excitation induced frequency shifts are experimentally observed, which opens the way for the realisation of the first quantum gate in this type of solid state materials


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


  • absorption frequencies, excited state, ground state, dipole moment change, rare-earth-ion-doped inorganic crystals, quantum information processing, controlled logic, frequency shift, quantum gate
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2003 European Quantum Electronics Conference. EQEC 2003 (IEEE Cat No.03TH8665)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)0-7803-7733-8
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch
Event2003 European Quantum Electronics Conference. EQEC 2003 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2003 Jun 222003 Jun 27


Conference2003 European Quantum Electronics Conference. EQEC 2003