Optical qubit generation by linear and nonlinear quantum scissors

Adam Miranowicz, Şahin K. Özdemir, Wiesław Leoński, Masato Koashi, Nobuyuki Imoto

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Schemes for preparation of optical qubits represented by any chosen superposition of number states, in particular the vacuum and single-photon states, are studied. The schemes enable truncation of an input light to qubit states via linear or nonlinear processes thus are referred to as the linear or nonlinear quantum scissors. The basic properties of the schemes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
Event13th Polish-Czech-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics - Krzyzowa, Poland
Duration: Sep 9 2002Sep 13 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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