Optomechanical transducers for quantum-information processing

Author(s): K. Stannigel, P. Rabl, A. Sorensen, P. Zoller

Journal: Physical Review A

Volume: 84

Page(s): 042341

Year: 2011

DOI Number: 10.1103/PhysRevA.84.042341

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We discuss the implementation of optical quantum networks where the interface between stationary and photonic qubits is realized by optomechanical transducers [K. Stannigel et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 105 220501 (2010)]. This approach does not rely on the optical properties of the qubit and thereby enables optical quantum communication applications for a wide range of solid-state spin- and charge-based systems. We present an effective description of such networks for many qubits and give a derivation of a state transfer protocol for long-distance quantum communication. We also describe how to mediate local on-chip interactions by means of the optomechanical transducers that can be used for entangling gates. We finally discuss experimental systems for the realization of our proposal.

Note: http://arxiv.org/abs/1106.5394

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