Title:Quantum Journal Club: Coherent Ultrafast Measurement of Time-Bin Encoded Photons
Speaker: Xiuying Chang Tsinghua University
Time: 2013-12-26 15:00-2013-12-26 16:00
Venue:FIT 1-222


Time-bin encoding is a robust form of optical quantum information, especially for transmission in optical fibers. To readout the information, the separation of the time bins must be larger than the detector time resolution, typically on the order of nanoseconds for photon counters. In the present work, we demonstrate a technique using a nonlinear interaction between chirped entangled time-bin photons and shaped laser pulses to perform projective measurements on arbitrary time-bin states with picosecond-scale separations. We demonstrate a tomographically complete set of time-bin qubit projective measurements and show the fidelity of operations is sufficiently high to violate the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt-Bell inequality by more than 6 standard deviations.

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