Reconfigurable optical implementation of quantum complex networks

Last updated March 28, 2018 by Alessandro Ferraro

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 04:00 PM, Bell Lecture Theatre

Speaker: V. Parigi (LKB, Paris)

Abstract: We propose an experimental procedure for the optical implementation of quantum complex networks [1]. The implementation of collections of systems arranged in a network structure with arbitrary complex topologies is still a non-trivial task in quantum experiments. We devise a mapping between complex networks and non-linear optical processes pumped by optical frequency combs followed by mode-selective detection. We show the deterministic implementation of reconfigurable networks. The platform has the potential to enable the experimental study of, e.g., the dynamics of quantum states in complex networks and topological effects in quantum communication or information protocols over complex entanglement networks.

[1] J. Nokkala,  F. Arzani,  F. Galve, R. Zambrini,  S. Maniscalco,  J. Piilo,  N. Treps,  and V. Parigi,  preprint arXiv: 1708.08726 (2017).


We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

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