When memory qubits and photons get entangled

Phys.org  March 15, 2021 The implementation of efficient interfaces between photons and stationary qubits is crucial for the rate of information transfer and the scalability of a quantum network. With their experimental setup researchers in Germany demonstrated quantum entanglement between a stationary qubit and a photon out of an optical fiber resonator. They showed the generation of deterministic entanglement at a high fidelity of 90.1(17)% between a trapped Yb ion and a photon emitted into the resonator mode. And achieved a success probability for generation and detection of entanglement for a single shot of 2.5 × 10−3 resulting in 62 Hz entanglement rate. […]