The quantum knitting machine: a deterministic route for producing large scale entanglement

Speaker:Prof. Netanel Lindner and Prof. David Gershoni *
Organizer:Amit Keren
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow Rosen Auditorium (323)

Photonic cluster states are a resource for quantum computation based solely on single-photon measurements. We use semiconductor quantum dots to deterministically generate long strings of polarization-entangled photons in a cluster state by periodic timed excitation of a precessing matter qubit. In each period, an entangled photon is added to the cluster state formed by the matter qubit and the previously emitted photons. In our prototype device, the qubit is the confined dark exciton, and it produces strings of hundreds of photons in which the entanglement persists over five sequential photons.

The measured process map characterizing the device has a fidelity of 0.81 with that of an ideal device. Further feasible improvements of this device may reduce the resources needed for optical quantum information processing.

Netanel will describe the theoretical proposal and David will describe its experimental implementation.


*Work done in collaboration with Ido Schwartz, Dan Cogan, Emma Schmidgall, Yaroslav Don, Liron Gantz, and Oded Kenneth [Schwartz et al Science 534, 434, (2016) and Briegel H.J, Science 534, 416 (2016)]