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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: A1–A6

Teleportation of an N-photon Greenberger–Horne–Zeilinger (GHZ) polarization-entangled state using linear optical elements

Yan Xia, Jie Song, Pei-Min Lu, and He-Shan Song  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp. A1-A6 (2010)

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With one pair of photons’ polarization-entangled state as the quantum channel, we present an explicit generalized linear optical protocol for perfectly teleporting an N-photon Greenberger–Horne–Zeilinger (GHZ) polarization-entangled state from a sender to a receiver using only one two-photon polarization-entangled state as the quantum channel. This protocol has the advantage of transmitting much fewer photons and classical information for teleporting the N-photon GHZ polarization-entangled state than others, and the proposed setup involves simple linear optical elements, photon polarization-entangled states, and conventional photon detectors. These make the present protocol more realizable in experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(000.6800) General : Theoretical physics
(270.5565) Quantum optics : Quantum communications
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Entanglement in Photonic Systems

Original Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2009
Published: December 24, 2009

Yan Xia, Jie Song, Pei-Min Lu, and He-Shan Song, "Teleportation of an N-photon Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) polarization-entangled state using linear optical elements," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, A1-A6 (2010)

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