Quantum Memories Laboratory (QM)
THE SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
Within the QM Lab we develop techniques of precise control of single photon holograms encoded in an ultracold atomic ensemble by means of strong laser light. In particular, we seek to demonstrate the modulation of stored atomic holograms as well as new method to retrieve holograms that are typically unretrievable by means of typical Raman-scattering schemes. Our research forms an important part of the lively field of quantum memories research. It is also one of very few scenarios that explores spatial properties of light and atomic ensembles. Development of holography-inspired methods and ways to manipulate stored holograms will lead to a processing scheme, in which we will be able to create, manipulate and retrieve holograms in a variety of new complex ways.