Optical Qubit Using Linear Elements

  • Matteo G. A. Paris


A conditional scheme to prepare optical superposition of the vacuum and onephoton states using linear elements (beam splitters and phase-shifters) and avalanche photodetectors is suggested.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo G. A. Paris
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Quantum Optics GroupUnità INFMPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica “A. Volta”Università di PaviaPaviaItaly

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