Manipulating mesoscopic multipartite entanglement with atom-light interfaces

J. Stasińska, C. Rodó, S. Paganelli, G. Birkl, A. Sanpera

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Entanglement between two macroscopic atomic ensembles induced by measurement on an ancillary light system has proven to be a powerful method for engineering quantum memories and quantum state transfer. Here we investigate the feasibility of such methods for generation, manipulation, and detection of genuine multipartite entanglement (Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger and clusterlike states) between mesoscopic atomic ensembles without the need of individual addressing of the samples. Our results extend in a nontrivial way the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen entanglement between two macroscopic gas samples reported experimentally in. We find that under realistic conditions, a second orthogonal light pulse interacting with the atomic samples, can modify and even reverse the entangling action of the first one leaving the samples in a separable state. © 2009 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number062304
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2009


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