Single-photon controlled multi-photon polarization unitary gate based on weak cross-Kerr nonlinearities

  • Li Dong
  • Yan-Fang Lin
  • Cen Cui
  • Hai-Kuan Dong
  • Xiao-Ming Xiu
  • Ya-Jun Gao


With the help of weak cross-Kerr nonlinearities, we propose a single-photon controlled multi-photon polarization unitary gate, which can fulfill the task of n single-photon controlled one-photon polarization unitary gates, but only by adopting a nondestructive measurement and an auxiliary coherent state. Moreover, simple linear optical elements and mature existing techniques containing Homodyne measurement and classical feed-forward are applied. So this scheme provides an efficient and feasible approach for optimally fulfilling single-photon controlled multi-photon unitary gate.


Quantum logic gate Multi-photon processing Cross-Kerr nonlinearities 



This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11674037, 11544013, 11305016, 61301133, 11271055), the Natural Science Foundation of Liaoning Province (20170540010), the Program for Liaoning Innovative Talents in University (LR2016001), and the Program of the Educational Office of Liaoning Province of China (Grant No. LQ2017006).


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  1. 1.College of Mathematics and PhysicsBohai UniversityJinzhouChina

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