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Questions tagged [optical-quantum-computing]

For questions about the specific realization of quantum computing that uses photons as qubits. Examples of gates include the Fabry-Perot cavity or linear optical components like beamsplitters. Questions with this tag can ask about both theory and practice, as long as it relates to this specific realization.

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What are the main obstacles to overcome to build silicon-photonic quantum computers?

In superconducting quantum computers, we use mostly superconducting qubits or trapped ions. However, those systems are quite large because their environment either requires near absolute zero ...
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How do we realise photonic gates?

I am interested in photonic computing, and I am curious how the gates work. I once saw a picture of a photonic CNOT gate that used just mirrors and polarizers. I have not been able to find any ...
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Are single photons necessary for this quantum autoencoder implementation?

The following diagram is from Experimental Realization of a Quantum Autoencoder: The Compression of Qutrits via Machine Learning How this setup works: What will be obtained from this set up is the ...
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Why is it important to perform optical quantum computing with ONLY linear components?

The main achievement of the KLM protocol is demonstrating that quantum computing can be done with only linear optical elements, i.e., beam splitters, phase shifters, single-photon sources, and photo-...
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What is an electro-optic switch?

I found an implementation of a CNOT in photonic QC and I just couldn't find any info on a component named "electro-optic switch" What does it do exactly? How does it work? The ...
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Boson Sampling with a single beamsplitter

In Boson Sampling as first proposed by Aaronson and Arkhipov in arxiv.org/abs/1011.3245, the interferometer is made up of phase shifters and beamsplitters. As these gates are universal, drawing the ...
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How to quantify trace distance between two matrices representing two quantum optical networks?

This is my first post here, so I'm sorry if this question could be ill-formulated. I have performed measurements on a 12x12 optical quantum network, so that I have a stochastic matrix $P^{exp}$ where ...
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Timing accuracy for the KLM protocol and how do controlled gates work?

I'm working on an open-source and open-hardware implementation of the KLM protocol, currently I'm working on EDA software that converts OpenQASM code into a manufacturable PCB As part of that, I need ...
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How to perform quantum logic gates on plasmons?

In the link provided researches utilize strong two-plasmon absorption in graphene nanoribbons to create a “square-root-of-swap”, could such a device be utilized to perform other quantum logic gates? ...
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Can we apply only the annihilation operator on Strawberry Fields?

Strawberry Fields allows us to access photonic hardware for continuous variable quantum computing. I was wondering if we can implement just the $\hat{a}$ (annihilation operator) on coherent state $|\...
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Quantum Process Tomography for 2 qubits

I need clarification on a few aspects related to Box 8.5 and Exercise 8.34 from the book Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Nielsen & Chuang . While attempting Exercise 8.34, I ...
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Measurement Base of Fusion Gate

I am reading this article on "Fusion-based quantum computation" and they claim there about Fusion Gate type-2 that it collapses the state to 2 types of eigenstates, and returns 2 results - $...
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What are the most popular QND measurement implementations used in photonic quantum computers?

What components are used in order to perform QND measurement in photonic quantum computers?
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What's the difference between Superconductor, Photonics, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance implementation of the physical QC?

I'm a bit new to Quantum Computing and I wonder why organisations are using different physical architecture. I realise that any physical implementation can be valid as long as it uses the fundamentals ...
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qutip.sesolve and qutip.optimize_pulse_unitary produce different results

I'm currently trying out some things with qutip in the field of optimal control (state-to-state transfer) and have some trouble to reproduce my results from the optimization process with sesolve. My ...
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Diagonal elements of the transition dipole moment

I'm currently doing some work in Quantum Optics and now have a question about the transition dipole moment. We were told in class that the off-diagonal elements of this matrix, namely $\langle n|d|m\...
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