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Optical simulation of quantum logic

Cerf, N. J. and Adami, C. and Kwiat, P. G. (1998) Optical simulation of quantum logic. Physical Review A, 57 (3). R1477-R1480. ISSN 1050-2947. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:CERpra98a

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Abstract

A constructive method for simulating small-scale quantum circuits by use of linear optical devices is presented. It relies on the representation of several quantum bits by a single photon, and on the implementation of universal quantum gates using simple optical components (beam splitters, phase shifters, etc.). This suggests that the optical realization of small quantum networks with present-day quantum optics technology is a reasonable goal. This technique could be useful for demonstrating basic concepts of simple quantum algorithms or error-correction schemes. The optical analog of a nontrivial three-bit quantum circuit is presented as an illustration.


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Additional Information:©1998 The American Physical Society Received 23 September 1997 This work was supported in part by NSF Grant Nos. PHY 94-12818 and PHY 94-20470, and by a grant from DARPA/ARO through the QUIC (Program No. DAAH04-96-1-3086).
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