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

Abstract

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.

DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.005529

Cite this paper

@article{Yukawa2013GeneratingSO, title={Generating superposition of up-to three photons for continuous variable quantum information processing.}, author={Mitsuyoshi Yukawa and Kazunori Miyata and Takahiro Mizuta and Hidehiro Yonezawa and Petr Marek and Radim Filip and Akira Furusawa}, journal={Optics express}, year={2013}, volume={21 5}, pages={5529-35} }