Artist’s depiction of Faraon Group device. Credit: Ella Maru Studio

Optical quantum memories are essential elements in quantum networks for long distance distribution of quantum entanglement. Recent work by the Faraon group led to development of a computer chip with nanoscale optical quantum memory. “This technology not only leads to extreme miniaturization of quantum memory devices, it also enables better control of the interactions between individual photons and atoms,” says Tian Zhong, Postdoctoral Scholar and Lead Author on the paper. Read the full Caltech Media story and the paper Nanophotonic rare-earth quantum memory with optically controlled retrieval, Zhong, Tian and Kindem, Jonathan M. and Bartholomew, John G. and Rochman, Jake and Craiciu, Ioana and Miyazono, Evan and Bettinelli, Marco and Cavalli, Enrico and Verma, Varun and Nam, Sae Woo and Marsili, Francesco and Shaw, Matthew D. and Beyer, Andrew D. and Faraon, Andrei (2017)  Science.