Practical and efficient experimental characterization of multiqubit stabilizer states

Author(s): C. Greganti, M.-C. Röhsner, S. Barz, M. Waegell, P. Walther

Journal: Phys. Rev. A

Volume: 91

Page(s): 022325

Year: 2015

DOI Number: 10.1103/PhysRevA.91.022325

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Vast developments in quantum technology have enabled the preparation of quantum states with more than a dozen entangled qubits. The full characterization of such systems demands distinct constructions depending on their specific type and the purpose of their use. Here we present a method that scales linearly with the number of qubits for characterizing stabilizer states. Our approach allows simultaneous extraction of information about the fidelity, the entanglement, and the nonlocality of the state and thus is of high practical relevance. We demonstrate the efficient applicability of our method by performing an experimental characterization of a photonic four-qubit cluster state and three- and four-qubit Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger states. Our scheme can be directly extended to larger-scale quantum information tasks.


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