On the photonic implementation of universal quantum gates, Bell states preparation circuit and quantum LDPC encoders and decoders based on directional couplers and HNLF

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The Bell states preparation circuit is a basic circuit required in quantum teleportation. We describe how to implement it in all-fiber technology. The basic building blocks for its implementation are directional couplers and highly nonlinear optical fiber (HNLF). Because the quantum information processing is based on delicate superposition states, it is sensitive to quantum errors. In order to enable fault-tolerant quantum computing the use of quantum error correction is unavoidable. We show how to implement in all-fiber technology encoders and decoders for sparsegraph quantum codes, and provide an illustrative example to demonstrate this implementation. We also show that arbitrary set of universal quantum gates can be implemented based on directional couplers and HNLFs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8115-8122
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 12 2010


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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