Near-term performance of quantum repeaters with imperfect ensemble-based quantum memories [article]

Yufeng Wu, Jianlong Liu, Christoph Simon
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We study the feasibility of meaningful proof-of-principle demonstrations of several quantum repeater protocols with photon (single-photon and photon-pair) sources and atomic-ensemble based quantum memories. We take into account non-unit memory efficiencies that decay exponentially with time, which complicates the calculation of repeater rates. We discuss implementations based on quantum dots, parametric down-conversion, rare-earth-ion doped crystals, and Rydberg atoms. Our results provide
more » ... ce for the near-term implementation of long-distance quantum repeater demonstrations, suggesting that such demonstrations are within reach of current technology.
arXiv:1912.01702v1 fatcat:7m76as5obfcu7gsjradjb5agha