Tomographic reconstruction of time-bin-entangled qudits

Samantha J. Nowierski, Neal N. Oza, Prem Kumar, Gregory S. Kanter

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Abstract

We describe an experimental implementation to generate and measure high-dimensional time-bin-entangled qudits. Two-photon time-bin entanglement is generated via spontaneous four-wave mixing in single-mode fiber. Unbalanced Mach-Zehnder interferometers transform selected time bins to polarization entanglement, allowing standard polarization-projective measurements to be used for complete quantum state tomographic reconstruction. Here we generate maximally entangled qubits (d=2), qutrits (d=3), and ququarts (d=4), as well as other phase-modulated nonmaximally entangled qubits and qutrits. We reconstruct and verify all generated states using maximum-likelihood estimation tomography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042328
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume94
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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