David Branning

Nicholas A Peters2
Paul G Kwiat2
Warren Grice2
Reinhard Erdmann2
I A Walmsley2
2Nicholas A Peters
2Paul G Kwiat
2Warren Grice
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Using correlated photons from parametric down-conversion, we extend the boundaries of experimentally accessible two-qubit Hilbert space. Specifically, we have created and characterized maximally entangled mixed states that lie above the Werner boundary in the linear entropy-tangle plane. In addition, we demonstrate that such states can be efficiently(More)
It is a well-known and remarkable fact that in certain coincidence photon-counting experiments with cw-pumped parametric down-converters, the effects of group-velocity dispersion arising from media interposed between source and detectors are completely canceled, even if the media physically affect only one of the photons of the pair. Recently Perina et al.(More)
We give a detailed account of a recently introduced technique to suppress distinguishing information in the space-time component of the state vector of a pair of photons. The method works by creating interference between two possible ways for each photon to occupy any given space-time mode. Under certain conditions, this technique also allows the(More)
Geometric phase may enable inherently fault-tolerant quantum computation. However, due to potential decoherence effects, it is important to understand how such phases arise for mixed input states. We report the first experiment to measure mixed-state geometric phases in optics, using a Mach-Zehnder interferometer, and polarization mixed states that are(More)
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