We present an entanglement concentration protocol (ECP) for the less-entangled W-state with quantum-dot and microcavity coupled systems. The present protocol uses quantum nondemolition measurement on the spin parity to construct the hybrid parity check gate. Different from other ECPs, the less-entangled W-state with quantum-dot and microcavity coupled systems can be concentrated with the help of some single photons. The most significant advantage is that during the whole ECP, we do not destroy the W-state and only consume some local single photons. The whole protocol can be repeated to obtain a higher success probability. It may be useful in current quantum information processing.
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Original Manuscript: November 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2013
Published: February 21, 2013
Yu-Bo Sheng and Lan Zhou, "Efficient W-state entanglement concentration using quantum-dot and optical microcavities," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 678-686 (2013)