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The problem of discriminating among given nonorthogonal quantum states is underlying many of the schemes that have been suggested for quantum communication and quantum computing. However, quantum mechanics puts severe limitations on our ability to determine the state of a quantum system. In particular , nonorthogonal states cannot be discriminated… (More)

- Mark Hillery
- 2000

A quantum key distribution scheme based on the use of squeezed states is presented. The states are squeezed in one of two field quadrature components , and the value of the squeezed component is used to encode a character from an alphabet. The uncertainty relation between quadra-ture components prevents an eavesdropper from determining both with enough… (More)

We present a network consisting of quantum gates that produces two imperfect copies of an arbitrary qubit. The quality of the copies does not depend on the input qubit. We also show that for a restricted class of inputs it is possible to use a very similar network to produce three copies instead of two. For qubits in this class, the copy quality is again… (More)

We review our recent work on the universal (i.e. input state independent) optimal quantum copying (cloning) of qubits. We present unitary transformations which describe the optimal cloning of a qubit, and we present the corresponding quantum logic network. We also present a network for an optimal quantum copying " machine " (transformation) which produces N… (More)

In quantum state filtering one wants to determine whether an unknown quantum state, which is chosen from a known set of states, [|psi(1)>, em leader,|psi(N)>], is either a specific state, say |psi(1)>, or one of the remaining states, [|psi(2)>, em leader,|psi(N)>]. We present the optimal solution to this problem, in terms of generalized measurements, for… (More)

- Lorenzo Campos Venuti, Paolo Zanardi, G. S. Uhrig, John L. Bohn, Stefan Scheel, C. D. Lin +19 others
- 2011

Optimal control of the strong- eld ionization of silver clusters in helium droplets N. X. Truong et al. Determination of structure parameters in strong- eld tunneling ionization theory of molecules

- Mark Hillery
- 1998

We present the universal cloning transformation of states in arbitrary-dimensional Hilbert spaces. This unitary transformation attains the optimal fidelity of cloning as specified by Werner [Phys. Rev. A 58, 1827 (1998)]. With this cloning transformation, pure as well as impure states can be optimally copied, and the quality of the copies does not depend on… (More)

We show that for any Hilbert-space dimension, the optimal 1→2 universal quantum cloner can be constructed from essentially the same quantum circuit, i.e., we find a universal design for universal cloners. In the case of infinite dimensions ͑which includes continuous variable quantum systems͒ the universal cloner reduces to an essentially classical device.… (More)