Journal article

Conversion of Gaussian states to non-Gaussian states using photon-number-resolving detectors

D Su, CR Myers, KK Sabapathy

Physical Review A | American Physical Society | Published : 2019

Abstract

Generation of high-fidelity photonic non-Gaussian states is a crucial ingredient for universal quantum computation using continuous-variable platforms, yet it remains a challenge to do this efficiently. We present a general framework for a probabilistic production of multimode non-Gaussian states by measuring a few modes of multimode Gaussian states via photon-number-resolving detectors. We use Gaussian elements consisting of squeezed displaced vacuum states and interferometers, the only non-Gaussian elements consisting of photon-number-resolving detectors. We derive analytic expressions for the output Wigner function, and the probability of generating the states in terms of the mean and the..

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