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New Technique Efficiently Creates Single Photons for Quantum Information Processing
April 19, 2012
Using lasers to excite just one atom from a cloud of ultra-cold rubidium gas, physicists have developed a new way to rapidly and efficiently create single photons for potential use in optical quantum information processing--and in the study of dynamics and disorder in certain physical systems.
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
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