Generating arbitrary photon-number entangled states for continuous-variable quantum informatics

Su Yong Lee, Jiyong Park, Hai Woong Lee, Hyunchul Nha

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We propose two experimental schemes that can produce an arbitrary photon-number entangled state (PNES) in a finite dimension. This class of entangled states naturally includes non-Gaussian continuous-variable (CV) states that may provide some practical advantages over the Gaussian counterparts (two-mode squeezed states). We particularly compare the entanglement characteristics of the Gaussian and the non-Gaussian states in view of the degree of entanglement and the Einstein- Podolsky-Rosen correlation, and further discuss their applications to the CV teleportation and the nonlocality test. The experimental imperfection due to the on-off photodetectors with nonideal efficiency is also considered in our analysis to show the feasibility of our schemes within existing technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14221-14233
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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