Tuesday, June 11, 2013

1306.2299 (Jose Raul Gonzalez Alonso et al.)

Protecting OAM Photons from Decoherence in a Turbulent Atmosphere    [PDF]

Jose Raul Gonzalez Alonso, Todd Brun
One of the most important properties of orbital angular momentum (OAM) of photons is that the Hilbert space required to describe a general quantum state is infinite dimensional. In principle, this could allow for encoding arbitrarily large amounts of quantum information per photon, but in practice, this potential is limited by decoherence and errors. To determine whether photons with OAM are suitable for quantum communication, we numerically simulated their passage through a turbulent atmosphere and the resulting errors. We also proposed an encoding scheme to protect the photons from these errors, and characterized its effectiveness by the channel fidelity.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1306.2299

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