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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3210–3214

Vector vortex implementation of a quantum game

A. R. C. Pinheiro, C. E. R. Souza, D. P. Caetano, J. A. O. Huguenin, A. G. M. Schmidt, and A. Z. Khoury  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 3210-3214 (2013)

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The concept of nonseparability between spin and orbital degrees of freedom of laser modes is applied in the implementation of the quantum prisoners dilemma. The quantum version of the game brings novel features with a richer universe of strategies and is one of the basic examples to illustrate the concepts of game theory. Exploiting the classical paraxial spin–orbit modes, we implemented the most important strategies that can be achieved in the quantum version of the game.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(200.4560) Optics in computing : Optical data processing
(200.4740) Optics in computing : Optical processing
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2013
Published: November 15, 2013

A. R. C. Pinheiro, C. E. R. Souza, D. P. Caetano, J. A. O. Huguenin, A. G. M. Schmidt, and A. Z. Khoury, "Vector vortex implementation of a quantum game," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 3210-3214 (2013)

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