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Photonic Hybrid State Entanglement Swapping using Cat State Superpositions. / Parker, R. C.; Joo, J.; Spiller, T. P.

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Parker, RC, Joo, J & Spiller, TP 2020, 'Photonic Hybrid State Entanglement Swapping using Cat State Superpositions', Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2020.0237

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Parker, R. C., Joo, J., & Spiller, T. P. (2020). Photonic Hybrid State Entanglement Swapping using Cat State Superpositions. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2020.0237

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Parker RC, Joo J, Spiller TP. Photonic Hybrid State Entanglement Swapping using Cat State Superpositions. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 2020 Nov 18. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2020.0237

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Parker, R. C. ; Joo, J. ; Spiller, T. P. / Photonic Hybrid State Entanglement Swapping using Cat State Superpositions. In: Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 2020.

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