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Title: All possible bipartite positive-operator-value measurements of two-photon polarization states

Abstract

Here we propose an implementation of all possible positive-operator-value measures (POVMs) of two-photon polarization states. POVMs are the most general class of quantum measurements. Our setup requires linear optics, Bell state measurements, and an entangled three-photon ancilla state, which can be prepared separately and in advance (or 'off-line'). As an example we give the detailed settings for a simultaneous measurement of all four Bell states for an arbitrary two-photon polarization state, which is impossible with linear optics alone.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Theory of Condensed Matter Group, Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20974549
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.022333; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BELL THEOREM; PHOTONS; POLARIZATION; QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT; QUANTUM MECHANICS; QUANTUM TELEPORTATION; QUBITS

Citation Formats

Ahnert, S. E., and Payne, M. C.. All possible bipartite positive-operator-value measurements of two-photon polarization states. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.022333.
Ahnert, S. E., & Payne, M. C.. All possible bipartite positive-operator-value measurements of two-photon polarization states. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.022333.
Ahnert, S. E., and Payne, M. C.. Wed . "All possible bipartite positive-operator-value measurements of two-photon polarization states". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.022333.
@article{osti_20974549,
title = {All possible bipartite positive-operator-value measurements of two-photon polarization states},
author = {Ahnert, S. E. and Payne, M. C.},
abstractNote = {Here we propose an implementation of all possible positive-operator-value measures (POVMs) of two-photon polarization states. POVMs are the most general class of quantum measurements. Our setup requires linear optics, Bell state measurements, and an entangled three-photon ancilla state, which can be prepared separately and in advance (or 'off-line'). As an example we give the detailed settings for a simultaneous measurement of all four Bell states for an arbitrary two-photon polarization state, which is impossible with linear optics alone.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.022333},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 2,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}