Advances in single photon creation, transmission, and detection suggest that sending quantum information over optical fibers may have losses low enough to be correctable using a quantum error correcting code. Such error-corrected communication is equivalent to a novel quantum repeater scheme, but crucial questions regarding implementation and system requirements remain open. Here we show that long range entangled bit generation with rates approaching $10^8$ ebits/s may be possible using a completely serialized protocol, in which photons are generated, entangled, and error corrected via sequential, one-way interactions with a minimal number of matter qubits. Provided loss and error rates of the required elements are below the threshold for quantum error correction, this scheme demonstrates improved performance over transmission of single photons. We find improvement in ebit rates at large distances using this serial protocol and various quantum error correcting codes.

%B New Journal of Physics %V 18 %P 093008 %8 2016/09/02 %G eng %U http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1367-2630/18/9/093008/meta %N 9 %R 10.1088/1367-2630/18/9/093008 %0 Journal Article %J Physical Review A %D 2009 %T Protocol for Hybrid Entanglement Between a Trapped Atom and a Semiconductor Quantum Dot %A Edo Waks %A Christopher Monroe %X We propose a quantum optical interface between an atomic and solid state system. We show that quantum states in a single trapped atom can be entangled with the states of a semiconductor quantum dot through their common interaction with a classical laser field. The interference and detection of the resulting scattered photons can then herald the entanglement of the disparate atomic and solid-state quantum bits. We develop a protocol that can succeed despite a significant mismatch in the radiative characteristics of the two matter-based qubits. We study in detail a particular case of this interface applied to a single trapped \Yb ion and a cavity-coupled InGaAs semiconductor quantum dot. Entanglement fidelity and success rates are found to be robust to a broad range of experimental nonideal effects such as dispersion mismatch, atom recoil, and multi-photon scattering. We conclude that it should be possible to produce highly entangled states of these complementary qubit systems under realistic experimental conditions. %B Physical Review A %V 80 %8 2009/12/30 %G eng %U http://arxiv.org/abs/0907.0444v1 %N 6 %! Phys. Rev. A %R 10.1103/PhysRevA.80.062330