# An Optimal Design for Universal Multiport Interferometers

@article{Clements2016AnOD, title={An Optimal Design for Universal Multiport Interferometers}, author={W. Clements and P. Humphreys and B. J. Metcalf and W. Kolthammer and I. Walmsley}, journal={arXiv: Optics}, year={2016} }

Universal multiport interferometers, which can be programmed to implement any linear transformation between multiple channels, are emerging as a powerful tool for both classical and quantum photonics. These interferometers are typically composed of a regular mesh of beam splitters and phase shifters, allowing for straightforward fabrication using integrated photonic architectures and ready scalability. The current, standard design for universal multiport interferometers is based on work by Reck… Expand

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