State transfer hamiltonians in photonic lattices

Matthieu Bellec, Georgios M. Nikolopoulos, Stylianos Tzortzakis

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Faithful communication is a necessary precondition for large scale all-optical networking and quantum information processing. Related theoretical investigations in different areas of physics have led to various proposals in which finite discrete lattices are used as channels for short-distance communication tasks. Here, in the framework of femtosecond-laser-written waveguide arrays, we present the first experimental realization of such a channel with judiciously engineered couplings. Various sources of imperfections and defects are identified, which are associated with the engineering procedure and affect the communication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum State Transfer and Network Engineering
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783642399374
ISBN (Print)9783642399367
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Bellec, M., Nikolopoulos, G. M., & Tzortzakis, S. (2014). State transfer hamiltonians in photonic lattices. In Quantum State Transfer and Network Engineering (pp. 223-245). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.