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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5529–5535

Generating superposition of up-to three photons for continuous variable quantum information processing

Mitsuyoshi Yukawa, Kazunori Miyata, Takahiro Mizuta, Hidehiro Yonezawa, Petr Marek, Radim Filip, and Akira Furusawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5529-5535 (2013)

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We develop an experimental scheme based on a continuous-wave (cw) laser for generating arbitrary superpositions of photon number states. In this experiment, we successfully generate superposition states of zero to three photons, namely advanced versions of superpositions of two and three coherent states. They are fully compatible with developed quantum teleportation and measurement-based quantum operations with cw lasers. Due to achieved high detection efficiency, we observe, without any loss correction, multiple areas of negativity of Wigner function, which confirm strongly nonclassical nature of the generated states.

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OCIS Codes
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5585) Quantum optics : Quantum information and processing

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2013
Published: February 27, 2013

Mitsuyoshi Yukawa, Kazunori Miyata, Takahiro Mizuta, Hidehiro Yonezawa, Petr Marek, Radim Filip, and Akira Furusawa, "Generating superposition of up-to three photons for continuous variable quantum information processing," Opt. Express 21, 5529-5535 (2013)

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