Optical quantum computation utilizing weak nonlinearities: A little goes a long way

W. J. Munro*, Kae Nemoto, T. P. Spiller

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We present an approach to optical QIP based on the use of weak nonlinearities and homodyne measurements. We show how this approach provides the fundamental building blocks for highly efficient non-absorbing single photon number resolving detectors, two qubit parity detectors, Bell state measurements and finally near deterministic control-not (CNOT) gates. These are essential QIP devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIQEC, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005

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