Reconfigurable controlled two-qubit operation on a quantum photonic chip

H. W. Li, S. Przeslak, A. O. Niskanen, J. C.F. Matthews, A. Politi, P. Shadbolt, A. Laing, M. Lobino, M. G. Thompson, J. L. O'Brien

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Abstract

Integrated quantum photonics is an appealing platform for quantum information processing, quantum communication and quantum metrology. In all these applications it is necessary not only to be able to create and detect Fock states of light but also to programme the photonic circuits that implement some desired logical operation. Here we demonstrate a reconfigurable controlled twoqubit operation on a chip using a multiwaveguide interferometer with a tunable phase shifter. We found excellent agreement between theory and experiment, with a 0.98 ± 0.02 average similarity between measured and ideal operations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115009
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

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