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Entanglement-enhanced communication over a correlated-noise channel Andrzej Dragan Wojciech Wasilewski Czesław Radzewicz Warsaw University Jonathan Ball University of Oxford Konrad Banaszek Nicolaus Copernicus University Toruń, Poland Alex Lvovsky University of Calgary Squeezing eigenmodes in parametric down- conversion National Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Toru ń, Poland

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All that jazz Sender Receiver Mutual information: Channel capacity:

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Depolarization in an optical fibre Photon in a polarization state H V H V 1/2 Independently of the averaged output state has the form: Capacity of coding in the polarization state of a single photon: Random polarization transformation

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Information coding H H V V Sender: Probabilities of measurement outcomes: H&H, V&V H&V, V&H 2/3 1/3 Capacity per photon pair:

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Collective detection Probabilities of measurement outcomes: 2&0, 0&2 1&1 1 1/2 Capacity:

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Entangled states are useful! Probabilities of measurement outcomes: 2&0, 0&2 1&1 1 1 Capacity:

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Proof-of-principle experiment 2&0, 0&2 1&1 1 1 Entangled ensemble: 2&0, 0&2 1&1 1 1/2 Separable ensemble: These are optimal ensembles for separable and entangled inputs (assuming collective detection), which follows from optimizing the Holevo bound. J. Ball, A. Dragan, and K.Banaszek, Phys. Rev. A 69, 042324 (2004)

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Source of polarization-entangled pairs P. G. Kwiat, E. Waks, A. G. White, I. Appelbaum, and P. H. Eberhard, Phys. Rev. A 60, R773 (1999) For a suitable polarization of the pump pulses, the generated two-photon state has the form: With a half-wave plate in one arm it can be transformed into: or

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Experimental setup K. Banaszek, A. Dragan, W. Wasilewski, and C. Radzewicz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 257901 (2004) Triplet events: D1 & D2 D3 & D4 Singlet events: D1 & D3 D2 & D3 D2 & D3 D2 & D4

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Experimental results

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Dealing with collective depolarization 1)Phase encoding in time bins: fixed input polarization, polarization-independent receiver. J. Brendel, N. Gisin, W. Tittel, and H. Zbinden, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 2594 (1999). 2)Decoherence-free subspaces for a train of single photons. J.-C. Boileau, D. Gottesman, R. Laamme, D. Poulin, and R. W. Spekkens, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 017901 (2004).

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General scenario Physical system: arbitrarily many photons N time bins that encompass two orthogonal polarizations How many distinguishable states can we send via the channel? What is the biggest decoherence-free subspace?

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Mathematical model General transformation: where: – the entire quantum state of light across N time bins – element of U(2) describing the transformation of the polarization modes in a single time bin. – unitary representation of in a single time bin We will decompose with and

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Schwinger representation... Ordering Fock states in a single time bin according to the combined number of photons l : Here is (2j+1)-dimensional representation of SU(2). Consequently has the explicit decomposition in the form: Representation of ...

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Decomposition Decomposition into irreducible representations : Integration over removes coherence between subspaces with different total photon number L. Also, no coherence is left between subspaces with different j. tells us: how many orthogonal states can be sent in the subspace j dimensionality of the decoherence-free subsystem Recursion formula for : J. L. Ball and K. Banaszek, quant-ph/0410077; Open Syst. Inf. Dyn. 12, 121 (2005) Biggest decoherence-free subsystems have usually hybrid character!

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Questions Relationship to quantum reference frames for spin systems [S. D. Bartlett, T. Rudolph, and R. W. Spekkens, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 027901 (2003)] Partial correlations? Linear optical implementations? How much entanglement is needed for implementing decoherence-free subsystems? Shared phase reference? Self-referencing schemes? [Z. D. Walton, A. F. Abouraddy, A. V. Sergienko, B. E. A. Saleh, and M. C. Teich, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 087901 (2003)] Other decoherence mechanisms, e.g. polarization mode dispersion?

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Multimode squeezing – Single-mode model: SHG PDC Brutal reality (still simplified): [See for example: M. Matuszewski, W. Wasilewski, M. Trippenbach, and Y. B. Band, Opt. Comm. 221, 337 (2003)]

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Perturbative regime Schmidt decomposition for a symmetric two-photon wave function: C. K. Law, I. A. Walmsley, and J. H. Eberly, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5304 (2000) We can now define eigenmodes which yields: The spectral amplitudes characterize pure squeezing modes The wave function up to the two-photon term: W. P. Grice and I. A. Walmsley, Phys. Rev. A 56, 1627 (1997); T. E. Keller and M. H. Rubin, Phys. Rev A 56, 1534 (1997)

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Decomposition for arbitrary pump As the commutation relations for the output field operators must be preserved, the two integral kernels can be decomposed using the Bloch-Messiah theorem: S. L. Braunstein, quant-ph/9904002; see also R. S. Bennink and R. W. Boyd, Phys. Rev. A 66, 053815 (2002)

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Squeezing modes The Bloch-Messiah theorem allows us to introduce eigenmodes for input and output fields: which evolve according to describe modes that are described by pure squeezed states tell us what modes need to be seeded to retain purity Some properties: For low pump powers, usually a large number of modes becomes squeezed with similar squeezing parameters Any superposition of these modes (with right phases!) will exhibit squeezing The shape of the modes changes with the increasing pump intensity! This and much more in a poster by Wojtek Wasilewski

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The End

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Theory Everything that emerges are Werner states One-dimensional optimization problem for the Holevo bound What about phase encoding?

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Recursion formula Decompostion of the corresponding su(2) algebra: If we subtract one time bin: N bins, L photons N-1 bins, L′ photons... L–L′ photons

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Direct sum The product of two angular momentum algebras has the standard decomposition as: Therefore the algebra for L photons in N time bins can be written as a triple direct sum:

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Decoherence-free subsystems Rearranging the summation order finally yields: Underlined entries with correspond to pure phase encoding (with all the input pulses having identical polarizations) – in most cases we can do better than that!

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