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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 541–548

Performance of a quantum teleportation protocol based on collective spontaneous emission

Richard Wagner, Jr. and James P. Clemens  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 541-548 (2009)

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Recently a conditional quantum teleportation protocol has been proposed by Chen et al. [New J. Phys. 7, 172 (2005)] , which is based on the collective spontaneous emission of a photon from a pair of quantum dots. We formulate a similar protocol for collective emission from a pair of atoms, one of which is entangled with a single mode of an optical cavity. We focus on the performance of the protocol as characterized by the fidelity of the teleported state and the overall success probability. We consider a strategy employing spatially resolved photodetection of the emitted photon in order to distinguish superradiant from subradiant emission on the basis of a single detected photon. We find that fidelity approaches unity as the spacing of the atoms becomes much smaller than the emission wavelength with a success probability of 0.25. The fidelity remains above the classical limit of 2 3 for arbitrary atomic separations with the ultimate limit of performance coming from the spatial resolution of the detectors.

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OCIS Codes
(270.6630) Quantum optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2009
Published: February 26, 2009

Richard Wagner, Jr. and James P. Clemens, "Performance of a quantum teleportation protocol based on collective spontaneous emission," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 541-548 (2009)

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