Demonstration of a Simple Entangling Optical Gate and Its Use in Bell-State Analysis
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We demonstrate a new architecture for an optical entangling gate that is significantly simpler than previous realizations, using partially polarizing beam splitters so that only a single optical mode-matching condition is required. We demonstrate operation of a controlled-Z gate in both continuous-wave and pulsed regimes of operation, fully characterizing it in each case using quantum process tomography. We also demonstrate a fully resolving, nondeterministic optical Bell-state analyzer based on this controlled-Z gate. This new architecture is ideally suited to guided optics implementations of optical gates.
Physical Review Letters
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