Accession Number:

AD1053727

Title:

Experimental Demonstration of a Quantum Router

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

Center for Quantum Information, IIIS, Tsinghua University Beijing United States

Report Date:

2015-07-22

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The router is a key element for a network. We describe a scheme to realize genuine quantum routing of single-photon pulses based on cascading of conditional quantum gates in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer and report a proof-of-principle experiment for its demonstration using linear optics quantum gates. The polarization of the control photon routes in a coherent way the path of the signal photon while preserving the qubit state of the signal photon represented by its polarization. We demonstrate quantum nature of this router by showing entanglement generated between the initially unentangled control and signal photons, and confirm that the qubit state of the signal photon is well preserved by the router through quantum process tomography.

Subject Categories:

  • Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE