Tuesday, July 30, 2013

1307.7415 (N. A. McMahon et al.)

Optimal architecture for a non-deterministic noiseless linear amplifier    [PDF]

N. A. McMahon, A. P. Lund, T. C. Ralph
Non-deterministic quantum noiseless linear amplifiers are a new technology with interest in both fundamental understanding and new applications. With a noiseless linear amplifier it is possible to perform tasks such as improving the performance of quantum key distribution and purifying lossy channels. Previous designs for noiseless linear amplifiers involving linear optics and photon counting are non-optimal because they have a probability of success lower than the theoretical bound given by the theory of generalised quantum measurement. This paper develops a theoretical model which reaches this limit. We calculate the fidelity and probability of success of this new model for coherent states and Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) entangled states.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.7415

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